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Holakouie Naieni K, Hashemi Nazari S, Mahmoodi M, Shekari M, Madani A. The Residential Segregation Indices in Hormozgan Province Using 2006 Iranian Census Data. irje. 2014; 9 (4) :84-96
URL: http://irje.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5169-en.html

1- Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Bandar Abbas Research Health Station, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iranian Epidemiological Association, Tehran, Iran , holakoik@hotmail.com
2- Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology ,School of Public Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health ,Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4- Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, BandarAbbas Faculty of Medicine, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences,
5- Associate Professor, Department of Public Health, School of Public Health, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran
Abstract:   (6389 Views)

Background & Objectives: One of the major questions in epidemiological and social science researches is studying the relationship of the living place with social and health outcomes. In this study, we measured segregation indices for a number of important socioeconomic indices using the 2006 Iranian census data to find out whether residential segregation is correlated with the available differences in the health level in the subgroups of certain variables.

 Methods: Twenty percent of the 2006 national census data was used for measuring segregation indices. Residential segregation indices were measured once for Hormozgan Province among its eleven cities and then for each city among theirs sections. Six segregation indices were measured. We used the common cut points for interpreting the values of dissimilarity index and information theory index.

 Results: According to the dissimilarity and information theory index, the segregation of most of the variables in the province fell within the category of mild segregation. Segregation of the variables in some cities fell within the category of moderate, severe, and even extreme. Conclusion: The results indicated improper distribution of some of these variables in geographic units in some of the cities of Hormozgan Province. This information can help the authorities who are committed to implementing the health equity and social justice.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2014/05/30 | Accepted: 2014/05/30 | Published: 2014/05/30

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