Spatial Pattern Detection of Tuberculosis: A Case Study of Si Sa Ket Province, Thailand
AbstractThis retrospective population-based study was conducted to analyze spatial patterns of tuberculosis (TB) incidence in Si Sa Ket province, Thailand. TB notification data from 2004 to 2008 collected from TB clinics throughout the province was used along with population data to reveal a descriptive epidemiology of TB incidences. Global clustering patterns of the occurrence were assessed by using global spatial autocorrelation techniques. Additionally, local spatial pattern detection was performed by using local spatial autocorrelation and spatial scan statistic methods. The findings indicated clusters of the disease occurred in the study area. More specifically, significantly high-rate clusters were mostly detected in Mueang Si Sa Ket and Khukhan districts, which are located in the northwestern part of the province, while significantly low-rate clusters were persistent in Kantharalak and Benchalak districts, which are located at the southeastern area. View Full-Text
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Hassarangsee, S.; Tripathi, N.K.; Souris, M. Spatial Pattern Detection of Tuberculosis: A Case Study of Si Sa Ket Province, Thailand. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12, 16005-16018.
Hassarangsee S, Tripathi NK, Souris M. Spatial Pattern Detection of Tuberculosis: A Case Study of Si Sa Ket Province, Thailand. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2015; 12(12):16005-16018.Chicago/Turabian Style
Hassarangsee, Siriwan; Tripathi, Nitin K.; Souris, Marc. 2015. "Spatial Pattern Detection of Tuberculosis: A Case Study of Si Sa Ket Province, Thailand." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 12, no. 12: 16005-16018.