29 十一月ember 2017: Disease mapping is being used as a modern tool for identifying risks and informing public health policy, but researchers at the 手机澳门银河 say the real story of socio-economic disadvantage and disease is often hidden.
手机澳门银河 卫生研究所 (HRI) research shows that often the wrong geographical scale is being used for disease mapping which obscures the statistical associations of risks and health outcomes.
这些发现是人权网的一部分 Impact of scale of aggregation on associations of cardiovascular hospitalization and socio-economic disadvantage 报告 which has been published in the journal PLOS One.
Dr Hanigan said it is globally well known that socio-economic disadvantage is associated with more heart disease problems.
“Being able to peer down at street-level maps of disadvantage can reveal these pockets of very high risk, right in the middle of some of our more affluent suburbs.