The evaluation of spatial risk factors for leptospirosis outbreak using GIS application / Ahmad Afiq Hassan and Khairul Nizam Tahar

Hassan, Ahmad Afiq and Tahar, Khairul Nizam (2014) The evaluation of spatial risk factors for leptospirosis outbreak using GIS application / Ahmad Afiq Hassan and Khairul Nizam Tahar. Built Environment Journal (BEJ), 11 (2). pp. 63-75. ISSN 1675-5022

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The objective of this research is to determine the factor that increase incidence of leptospirosis in Petaling district based on leptospirosis risk map (LRM). Data involves in the research is leptospirosis cases data from Selangor State Health Department The factors used to determine leptospirosis risk area namely land use, population and temperature data. The determination of leptospirosis incidence is made by produce leptospirosis distribution map (LDM). The LDM is produce using overlay method which is intersecting method. The identification of factors that increase the leptospirosis incidence is made by produce a Leptospirosis risk map (LRM). A LRM is produce using Getis-Ord G/* technique. The determination of risk area is based on several factors including land use and population factors. The used of GIS application to evaluate the health problem is one of the suitable methods compared with conventional method that made analysis based on the graphs and tables only. GIS has advantage such as can facilitate a disease data that can be accessed quickly even in large numbers, providing a dynamic system analysis and has a good technique to display, monitors and manage disease outbreak well.


Item Type: Article
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Hassan, Ahmad
Tahar, Khairul NizamUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > Geographic information systems > Malaysia
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Multivariate analysis. Cluster analysis. Longitudinal method > Regression analysis. Correlation analysis. Spatial analysis (Statistics)
R Medicine > RC Internal Medicine > Chronic diseases > Leptospirosis
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying
Journal or Publication Title: Built Environment Journal (BEJ)
Journal: UiTM Journal > Built Environment Journal (BEJ)
ISSN: 1675-5022
Volume: 11
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 63-75
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Item ID: 13622
Uncontrolled Keywords: Leptospirosis; Geographic Information System (GIS); Risk Mapping; Spatial Modeling


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