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Proceedings 2017, 1(3), 131; doi:10.3390/IS4SI-2017-04001

An Assessment on the Hidden Ecological Factors of the Incidence of Malaria

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School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Bradford, Bradford BD7 1DP, UK
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Centre for Electronic Warfare, Information and Cyber, Cranfield University, Defense Academy, Shrivenham SN6 8LA, UK
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Faculty of Computer Sciences, University of Sunderland, St Peters Campus, Sunderland SR6 0DD, UK
Presented at the IS4SI 2017 Summit DIGITALISATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY, Gothenburg, Sweden, 12–16 June 2017.
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Published: 9 June 2017
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Abstract

Confounding effects of climatic factors temporally contribute to the prevalence of malaria. In this study, we explore a new framework for assessment and identification of hidden ecological factors to the incidence of malaria. A statistical technique, partial least squares path modeling and exploratory factor analysis, is employed to identify hidden ecological factors. Three hidden factors are identified: Factor I is related to minimum temperature and relative humidity, Factor II is related to maximum temperature and solar radiation and Factor III is related to precipitation and wind speed, respectively. Factor I is identified as the most influential hidden ecological factor of malaria incidence in the study area, as evaluated by communality and Dillon-Goldstein’s indices.
Keywords: malaria incidence; climatic factors; structural equation modeling; partial least square model and hidden factors malaria incidence; climatic factors; structural equation modeling; partial least square model and hidden factors
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Modu, B.; Asyhari, A.T.; Konur, S.; Peng, Y. An Assessment on the Hidden Ecological Factors of the Incidence of Malaria. Proceedings 2017, 1, 131.

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