Title

Epidemiology of prostate cancer in the rostov region. Spatio-temporal statistics

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1-2016

Journal

Onkourologiya

Volume

12

Issue

4

DOI

10.17650/1726-9776-2016-12-4-52-59

Keywords

Environmental-dependent pathology; Epidemiology; Geoinformation technologies; Medical-ecological safety; Prostate cancer; Spatial distribution

Abstract

Background. The article presents the analysis of morbidity from prostate cancer (PC) with consideration of regional differences in the level of the health and environmental safety. Materials and methods. Analysis was conducted of the level of incidence of PC in the Rostov region for the period 2001 to 2014. Model of conditionality of distribution of oncological diseases as ecology dependent pathologies is based on software ArcGIS 10. The constructed model has provided a number of results, significantly expanding the scope and use of medical and environmental monitoring. Results. It has been shown that in the regions and cities of the Rostov region with a low level of medical-ecological safety observed a statistically significant increase in the incidence of PC. On the example of the Rostov region it has been shown that the level of cancer is an indicator of health and environmental safety of the area. Conclusions. The results can serve as a basis for the directional analysis of factors causing increase risk of cancer and development on these basis strategies for monitoring and prevention of cancer diseases in the Rostov region.

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