Geographical Distribution of Mortality from Diabetes Complications in Yazd

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

Department of Geographic and Urban Planni ng, Payam-e-Noor University, Tehran, Iran
Department of Psychology, Payam-e-Noor University, Tehran, Iran
Yazd Diabetes Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

how to cite: Saberifar R, Arab-Sheibani K , Afkhami-Ardakani M. Geographical Distribution of Mortality from Diabetes Complications in Yazd. Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2014;16(6): -.

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.

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