Spatial Distribution of Emerging Diseases in Madurai District: A Geo Medical Study

Authors : C.Vinothini; V.Saravanabavan

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 6 - June

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Health services are essentially social services. It is one of the many services system that has emerged to facilitate of individual as well as social goals .An emerging infectious disease (EID) is an infectious disease whose incidence has increased recently (in the past 20 years), and could increase in the near future.Madurai district in Tamilnadu is selected for the present study. Madurai district is located in the central part of southern Tamilnadu of India. Madurai district is at 9º 30´ and 10 º 50´ of North Latitude and from 77 º 00´ to 78 º 30´ of East longitude. The total geographical area is 384,680 hectares. The total population is about 3038252 as per 2011 census. The main objectives of the study area. To Identify the Emerging disease in Madurai district. b. To analyze the spatial distribution of emerging disease in Madurai district. The data collected were taken using the method of Stratified random sampling based on total number of patients on both age and sex, and a total of 260 samples were drawn in the year2021. For the purpose of this project two important techniques used in the present study are statistical techniques and GIS cartographic interpretation. A Z- score is a statistical measurement of a scores relationship to the mean in a group of score. It is important to identify that certain areas and people which exhibit health disease and these must react to the responses of physical and social environments. The help of Z score matrix, which is derived by using SPSS.10 statistical package.

Keywords : EID, PHC, Z score, Ranking techniques, SPSSGIS


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