Health Disparities Analysis Based on Spatial Statistics of Health Data

Authors: Kun Qin*, Wuhan University, Qixin Wang, Wuhan University, Wenjie Guo, Wuhan University
Topics: Medical and Health Geography, Spatial Analysis & Modeling
Keywords: Health disparities; spatial statistical analysis; medical resources; health conditions; spatial distribution
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/3/2019
Start / End Time: 2:35 PM / 4:15 PM
Room: Taylor, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
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It is a key problem to research the health disparities among different countries or regions. The paper takes the countries in the Asia and Europe as the research region. Firstly, the paper researched the methods of spatial statistical analysis of health data, and furtherly analyzed the health disparities among these countries. The paper analyzed the spatial distribution of medical resources and public health services, the spatial distribution of health conditions, the correlation between medical resources and health conditions. And some spatial statistical analysis of health data are carried out, which is based on the spatial statistic methods of box plot, global spatial autocorrelation statistics, local spatial autocorrelation statistics, standard deviation of the error, spatial interaction network analysis. Based on the above analysis, the paper furtherly analyzed the health disparities among these countries. The results show that there are apparent health disparities among these countries, especially it is better that the medical resources and health conditions in middle and east of Europe countries than those in the Southeast Asia countries.

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