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Safe A, Entezari M, Ghias M, Mortazavi N. The spatial analysis of the environmental and climatic factors’ effects on skin cancerCase study: Isfahan province. HSR 2015; 11 (1) :170-183
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1- Assistant Professor, Department of Geography Sciences, Isfahan University of physical Geography, Isfahan, Iran
2- PhD, Department of Geography Sciences, Isfahan University of Rural Geography, Isfahan, Iran
3- M.Sc, Department of Geography Sciences, Isfahan University of Medical Geography, Isfahan, Iran
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Background: Geographical Health Research examines the effect of environmental factors on human health examines. The environment where human and nature both is greatly influenced by the climatic conditions. The types of skin cancer world wide as well as Iran are among the most common diseases and According to studies, are influenced by environmental factors. The objective here is to analyze the environmental and climatic factors influencing skin cancer outbreak in Isfahan province.Methods: The climatic and the medical data regarding the cancer disease patent in 11 cities from 2005-2011 are analyzed through frequency analysis, volume zoning distribution, overlapping of the variables and correlation analysis.Findings: A total of 4.104 patients constitute the statistical population where 1.507, that is 36.72% are female and 2.597, 63.28% are male. The frequency analysis of the disease when distinguished by age and gender in the study period indicated over 50 years of age for both the genders and higher rate among men. The distribution of the disease showed the critical core to be central part of Isfahan province.Conclusion: The short statistical period of (7 years), with respect to the correlation analysis was not enough to obtain a high reliability rate as a result. The results obtained from correlation and variables’ overlapping analysis in the geographic data system indicate that the outbreak of skin cancer is rarely related to the climatic (The Average and Absolute maximum Temperate, Minimum relative humidity,Precipitation, Sunshine hours, Wind speed) and topographic variables; hence the origin of this disease must be searched in other factors such as genetic...etc and more researches on the effects of solar radiation and Ultra violet radiation on skin cancer are recommended. etcKey Words: Skin cancer, Environmental Factors, Correlation Analysis, Isfahan Province,
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: education health and promotion
Received: 2020/07/16 | Accepted: 2015/04/15 | Published: 2015/04/15

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