Spatial and sex differences in AIDS mortality in Chiang Rai, Thailand

Annitra Jongsthapongpanth, Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen

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Abstract

Aggregate mortality data do not tell us if AIDS mortality is uniformly reduced or if there is spatial differentiation. A total of 2432 male and 1864 female deaths (2000-2004) from AIDS in Chiang Rai are used to detect mortality clusters. Both male and female clusters are more or less in the same location implying similar risk factors; however, male clusters remain more prevalent as male patients are likely to be slower in getting treatment. The findings indicate non-random clustering and confirm that although mortality rates are significantly reduced in most areas some sub-districts need attention for follow-up public health efforts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1084-1093
Number of pages10
JournalHealth and Place
Volume16
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • AIDS mortality
  • Clustering
  • Spatial analysis
  • Thailand

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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