Geographical Distribution of Mortality from Diabetes Complications in Yazd

AUTHORS

Rostam Saberifar 1 , Khadijeh Arab-Sheibani 2 , * , Mohammad Afkhami-Ardakani 3

AUTHORS INFORMATION

1 Department of Geographic and Urban Planni ng, Payam-e-Noor University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Psychology, Payam-e-Noor University, Tehran, Iran

3 Yazd Diabetes Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 16 (6)
Published Online: June 03, 2013
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: January 23, 2013
Accepted: February 05, 2013

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Abstract

Background: The purpose of this study is to present a geographical map of mortality rate due to diabetes complications in different areas of Yazd during 2001-2010.

Materials and Methods: In this ecological study, a sample data of mortality due to diabetic complications in Yazd was gathered. Mortality rate calculation and geographical distribution mapping was performed then using this data.

Results: General rate of mortality from diabetic complications is higher in internal and marginal areas than high-income and new-built regions. This pattern is also consistent regardless of patients’ gender.

Conclusion: It seems that the observed pattern is due to inactivity in internal areas, as well as unawareness and lack of access to medical facilities in margins.

Keywords

Diabetes Mortality Complications

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