Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Impact of floating population on the epidemic of tuberculosis: a spatial analysis
Author(s): Zhongwei Jia; Xiaoxin He; Wenjuan Zhao; Yansheng An; Wuchun Cao; Xiaowen Li
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

According to the report issued by the Health Bureau of Beijing that the number of newly registered active pulmonary tuberculosis cases in floating population exceeded half of that in registered permanent residence in 2006. More attention has been paid to the tuberculosis of floating population. Materials and methods: The population data included in the studied was reported by the Beijing Police Bureau in 2004, and the case source from 2004 to 2006 was provided by Beijing Research Institute for TB Control. Two GIS-based methods have been used to detect the hot spots of tuberculosis in 18 districts of Beijing. Results: The distributions of hot spots of tuberculosis in Beijing are significantly associated with that of floating people. Most likely cluster from all population matches with those from floating population, which is stable from 2004 to 2006. Conclusion: The spatial analytical results indicated that the floating population has a drastic influence on the epidemic of tuberculosis in Beijing. The tuberculosis control measures should incorporate the effect of floating population.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 August 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6754, Geoinformatics 2007: Geospatial Information Technology and Applications, 67541J (7 August 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.764882
Show Author Affiliations
Zhongwei Jia, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Xiaoxin He, Beijing Research Institute for TB Control (China)
Wenjuan Zhao, Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology (China)
Yansheng An, Beijing Research Institute for TB Control (China)
Wuchun Cao, Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology (China)
Xiaowen Li, Institute of Remote Sensing Applications (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6754:
Geoinformatics 2007: Geospatial Information Technology and Applications

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top