Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione     
Nuvolone D., Fresco R., Maio S., Baldacci S., Angino A., Martini F., Borbotti M., Viegi G., Della Maggiore R. Application of geostatistical method for public health risk mapping. In: AGILE 2005 Conference on Geographic Information Science (Estoril, Portugal, 26-28 May 2005). Proceedings, pp. 539 - 548. ISEGI-UNL (ed.). Instituto Superior de Estatistica e Gestao de Informašao -, 2005.
The Information Systems Technology Centre of ISTI-CNR uses GIS technology for the management of epidemiological and environmental data, mainly about air quality topics. This work uses data from epidemiological surveys based on a standardized interviewer-administered questionnaire referring to respiratory symptoms and diseases, life style and personal habits. This study aims to apply geostatistical methods in order to obtain a respiratory health risk map. A variable representing population respiratory health status was created from information about presence/absence of respiratory symptoms/diseases derived from the epidemiological questionnaire. Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis (ESDA) tools assured a deep understanding of spatial and structural properties of dataset. Inverse Distance Weighted interpolation technique was used to create continuous surfaces from sample points. To assess the resulting map population was classified according to it. Classical statistical analyses were performed. Results show that interpolation gives a good representation of the distribution of symptoms/diseases over land.
URL: http://www.agile-online.org/
Subject Spatial Data Analysis
Health Risk Assessment
Disease Mapping
K.4.1 Public Policy Issues

Icona documento 1) Download Document PDF

Icona documento Open access Icona documento Restricted Icona documento Private


Per ulteriori informazioni, contattare: Librarian http://puma.isti.cnr.it

Valid HTML 4.0 Transitional