Spatial analysis of perinatal mortality rates with geographic information systems in Kocaeli, Turkey.


OBJECTIVES To determine the spatial patterns of perinatal mortality in Kocaeli, Turkey using geographic information systems (GIS); to examine whether regional differences exist for the period selected; and whether these differences are linked to regional risk factors. STUDY DESIGN Ecological research. METHODS Data were obtained from the linked birth… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.puhe.2012.12.009