Next Article in Journal
Comparison of the Results of Studies of Air Pollution Fungi Using the SAS Super 100, MAS 100, and Air IDEAL
Previous Article in Journal
Evaluation of Fitness and the Balance Levels of Children with a Diagnosis of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: A Pilot Study
Article Menu
Issue 7 (July) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14(7), 812; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14070812

Spatio-Temporal Variation of Longevity Clusters and the Influence of Social Development Level on Lifespan in a Chinese Longevous Area (1982–2010)

1
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning 530021, China
2
Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning 530021, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.
*
Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Peter Congdon
Received: 24 May 2017 / Revised: 2 July 2017 / Accepted: 14 July 2017 / Published: 19 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Global Health)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [5900 KB, uploaded 20 July 2017]   |  

Abstract

The study aims to determine the spatial and temporal variation of a longevous region and explore the correlation between longevity and socioeconomic development. Population data at the township level were obtained from the last four population censuses (1982–2010). Five main lifespan indicators and the Human Development Index (HDI) were calculated. Getis-Ord G*, Gravity modeling, and Pearson’s r between lifespan indicators and HDI were applied. In this study, a stable longevous gathering area was discovered in Hechi during different periods. Under the influence of social and economic development, more longevous areas appeared. However, the effects of genetic and natural environmental factors on longevity were always dominant in this remote and mountainous city. Furthermore, longevity indicators lacked any significant correlation with life expectancy. No significant positive correlation was detected between lifespan indicators and HDI. Thus, we conclude that lifespan indicators can determine the spatial distribution and variation pattern of longevity from multiple dimensions. The geographical scope of longevity in Hechi City is gradually expanding, and significant spatial clustering was detected in southwestern, southern, and eastern parts of Hechi. This study also found that social economic development is likely to have a certain impact on new longevous areas, but their role on extreme longevity is not significant. View Full-Text
Keywords: longevity; spatio-temporal variation; centenarians; social development; gravity modeling longevity; spatio-temporal variation; centenarians; social development; gravity modeling
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Supplementary material

SciFeed

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Qin, J.; Yu, G.; Xia, T.; Li, Y.; Liang, X.; Wei, P.; Long, B.; Lei, M.; Wei, X.; Tang, X.; Zhang, Z. Spatio-Temporal Variation of Longevity Clusters and the Influence of Social Development Level on Lifespan in a Chinese Longevous Area (1982–2010). Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 812.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health EISSN 1660-4601 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top