Mapping Isolation of Risk for Sporadic Conditions: Oral cellulitis in Western Australia

  • Abed Aktam Anjrini University of Western Australia
  • Estie Kruger University of Western Australia
  • Marc Tennant University of Western Australia
Keywords: risk isolation , sporadic conditions , GIS , Poverty-related infections

Abstract

The aim of this study was to apply geographic information system (GIS) models to predict risk of oral cellulitis. A risk isolation model using Western Australian real hospitalisation data for oral cellulitis from 1999 to 2009 (10 years), and socio-economic indicators, age and Indigenous status as risk indicators was developed. The fully integrated database was then computer geo-coded to allow the visualization of the data at three levels (core of the capital city Perth, Greater Metropolitan Perth, and State of Western Australia). Correlation coefficient analysis between the number of cases (over 10 years) and the relative risk location indicator was carried out. The GIS maps derived from application of the developed risk location indicator, demonstrate that the risk categorization paralleled the number of cases over the decade. Correlation coefficient analysis demonstrated moderate positive relationship (R2=0.55) between the number of cases (over 10 years) and the risk location indicator in metropolitan Perth.

Author Biographies

Abed Aktam Anjrini, University of Western Australia

University of Western Australia - School of Human Sciences
35 Stirling Hwy , Nedlands, Western Australia 6009, Australia

Estie Kruger, University of Western Australia

University of Western Australia
School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology
Perth 6009, Western Australia, Australia

Marc Tennant, University of Western Australia

University of Western Australia
School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology
Perth 6009, Western Australia, Australia

Published
2019-11-17
How to Cite
1.
Anjrini A, Kruger E, Tennant M. Mapping Isolation of Risk for Sporadic Conditions: Oral cellulitis in Western Australia. APJHM [Internet]. 17Nov.2019 [cited 12Aug.2020];14(3):5. Available from: https://journal.achsm.org.au/index.php/achsm/article/view/279
Section
Research Articles