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Research Article - Journal of Public Health Policy and Planning (2023) Volume 7, Issue 4

Disease intensity with the help of GIS technology in the tribal area of Nashik district, Maharashtra (India)

Kendal's rating co-efficient approach is used to determine the severity of diseases. In a primary health centre, illness-specific morbidity rates are translated into fractions of the sum for particular disease. On the basis of these percentages, all primary health centres are arranged in decreasing order under the heading of each disease individually, and the percentage statistics are then translated into classes, i.e., each primary health centre is assigned a category of each disease (Suryawanshi D. S 2005). Finally, all of a primary health centre’s ranks are added together. The number of diseases prevalent in that primary health centre is separated by the total of grades, and the overall rating co-efficient value is calculated with help of the diseases ranking co-efficient value of primary health centre. For demarcating the disease intensity region disease ranking coefficient values RC1, RC2, RC3…….RCn are grouped into four classes according to quartiles. These classes are high intensity, moderately higher intensity, moderate intensity and low disease intensity.

Author(s): Dnyaneshwar S. Suryawanshi*, Jagdish D. Wetal, Asha M. Kate

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