DOI Prefix : 10.9780 | Journal DOI : 10.9780/22307850
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Volume : III, Issue : VIII, September - 2013

Spatio - Temporal Distribution Of Cancer Mortality In Marathwada Region ( M.s., India)

Lokhande T. N. And Kale V. P.

DOI : 10.9780/22307850, Published By : Laxmi Book Publication

Abstract :

Cancer is one of the most important causes of death in the world and also in India. Excluding a few diseases like AIDS, most of the major killers of the world as well as India are on the decline. Cancer is, however, on the rise. India is now the highest Cancer burden country in the world. The data regarding Cancer has been collected from vital statistics published by government of Maharashtra. The present study attempts to evaluate the Spatio-temporal analysis of cancer mortality in Marathwada region of Maharashtra state. The objective of this research paper is to study the distributional pattern both spatially and temporally, The researcher proposes to analyze the available data at various stages is being calculated using various statistical methods. The distributional pattern of Cancer is to be investigated at district level. The data collected for 35 years period has been analyzed by Choropleth methods, Standard Mortality Rate (S. M. R.)and simple ranking technique is used for understanding comparison and distributional pattern. A class interval for distribution is decided by percentile method. The study reveals that various physical and cultural factors of the environment associated with the occurrence of the Cancer in the study region. Moreover, various factors such as smoking and chewing of tobacco and betel pan, consumption of alcohol, malnutrition, poor post natal care and poor maternity services, poor genital hygiene, early consummation of marriage, multiple pregnancies, and contact with multiple sexual partners, dietary factors, life styles, occupational exposure, vitamin deficiency, water and air pollution, sunlight, radiation, pesticides and medications. Lack of application of screening techniques, adequate treatment facilities and lack of public awareness about cancer are some of the causes responsible for cancer mortality in the study region.

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Lokhande T. N. And Kale V. P., (2013). Spatio - Temporal Distribution Of Cancer Mortality In Marathwada Region ( M.s., India). Indian Streams Research Journal, Vol. III, Issue. VIII, DOI : 10.9780/22307850,

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