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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(12), 3190-3204; doi:10.3390/ijerph6123190

Geo-Relationship between Cancer Cases and the Environment by GIS: A Case Study of Trabzon in Turkey

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Department of Geomatics Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, 34469 Maslak, Istanbul, Turkey
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Department of Geomatics Engineering, Karadeniz Technical University, GISLab, 61080, Trabzon, Turkey
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Received: 30 October 2009 / Accepted: 5 December 2009 / Published: 11 December 2009
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Abstract

Cancer is an important health issue in Turkey because it ranks as the second cause of death in the country. Examination of the relationships between the distribution of cancer cases and geo-environmental factors is significant in determining the causes of cancer. In this study, GIS were used to provide data about the distribution of cancer types in Trabzon province, Turkey. To determine the cancer occurrence density, the cancer incidence rates were calculated according to local census data, then a cancer density map was produced, and correlations between cancer types and geographical factors were examined. View Full-Text
Keywords: GIS; cancer; epidemiology; statistical map; cancer map GIS; cancer; epidemiology; statistical map; cancer map
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Yomralioglu, T.; Colak, E.H.; Aydinoglu, A.C. Geo-Relationship between Cancer Cases and the Environment by GIS: A Case Study of Trabzon in Turkey. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6, 3190-3204.

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