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Article: Socio-demographic and geographic indicators and distribution of tuberculosis in Hong Kong: A spatial analysis

TitleSocio-demographic and geographic indicators and distribution of tuberculosis in Hong Kong: A spatial analysis
Authors
KeywordsGeographical information system
Socio-demographic and geographic indicators
Tuberculosis
Issue Date2005
PublisherInternational Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.theunion.org/about-the-journal/about-the-journal.html
Citation
International Journal Of Tuberculosis And Lung Disease, 2005, v. 9 n. 12, p. 1320-1326 How to Cite?
AbstractOBJECTIVE: To determine the socio-demographic and geographic indicators responsible for the distribution and transmission of tuberculosis (TB) in Hong Kong using geographical information system (GIS) technology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients with bacteriologically proven TB over a period of 3 years (May 1999-April 2002) residing within Hong Kong Island were studied. Molecular characterisation of their sputum isolates by IS6110-based restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) technique was performed. Socio-demographic data were derived from the 2001 Hong Kong population census. Geographic coordinates of patients' addresses were linked to the GIS; large street block groups (LSBGs) were the units of analysis. RESULTS: Of 2387 patients with bacteriologically confirmed TB, 2332 had valid addresses distributed in 430 LSBGs in Hong Kong Island. Of the five socio-demographic indicators studied, significant correlations were found between the rate of TB in an LSBG and low educational attainment, elderly population and low-income household, but not population density or unemployment. The five socio-demographic indicators were not different between LSBG with clustered cases and those with unique cases. CONCLUSION: Low educational attainment, old age and poverty were significant determinants of the rate of TB in different parts of Hong Kong, while none of the socio-demographic indicators was related to disease transmission. © 2005 The Union.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/89871
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2014 Impact Factor: 2.315
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.527
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dc.contributor.authorChanYeung, Men_HK
dc.contributor.authorYeh, AGOen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTam, CMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorKam, KMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLeung, CCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYew, WWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, CWen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T10:02:50Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T10:02:50Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_HK
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Tuberculosis And Lung Disease, 2005, v. 9 n. 12, p. 1320-1326en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1027-3719en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/89871-
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To determine the socio-demographic and geographic indicators responsible for the distribution and transmission of tuberculosis (TB) in Hong Kong using geographical information system (GIS) technology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients with bacteriologically proven TB over a period of 3 years (May 1999-April 2002) residing within Hong Kong Island were studied. Molecular characterisation of their sputum isolates by IS6110-based restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) technique was performed. Socio-demographic data were derived from the 2001 Hong Kong population census. Geographic coordinates of patients' addresses were linked to the GIS; large street block groups (LSBGs) were the units of analysis. RESULTS: Of 2387 patients with bacteriologically confirmed TB, 2332 had valid addresses distributed in 430 LSBGs in Hong Kong Island. Of the five socio-demographic indicators studied, significant correlations were found between the rate of TB in an LSBG and low educational attainment, elderly population and low-income household, but not population density or unemployment. The five socio-demographic indicators were not different between LSBG with clustered cases and those with unique cases. CONCLUSION: Low educational attainment, old age and poverty were significant determinants of the rate of TB in different parts of Hong Kong, while none of the socio-demographic indicators was related to disease transmission. © 2005 The Union.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherInternational Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.theunion.org/about-the-journal/about-the-journal.htmlen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseaseen_HK
dc.subjectGeographical information systemen_HK
dc.subjectSocio-demographic and geographic indicatorsen_HK
dc.subjectTuberculosisen_HK
dc.titleSocio-demographic and geographic indicators and distribution of tuberculosis in Hong Kong: A spatial analysisen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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