OBJECTIVES: to evaluate time and spatial distribution of hospitalization due to neurological diseases in the province of Pavia (Lombardy Region, Northern Italy).
DESIGN: ecological study.
SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: the study was performed on aggregate data of people residing in the province of Pavia in the period 2005-2014.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: hospital discharge records of neurological diseases and raw and standardized hospitalization rates.
RESULTS: hospitalization due to neurological diseases in the Province of Pavia showed a slight decreasing trend in time. For the year 2014, the spatial analysis of hospitalizations highlights excesses of risk in the Lomellina district, both in males and in females.
CONCLUSION: spatial analysis confirms previous results on specific neurological diseases and suggests more detailed analysis on hospitalization excesses in Lomellina area.
|Translated title of the contribution||Epidemiological analysis on the hospitalization from neurological diseases in the Province of Pavia (Lombardy Region, Northern Italy)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Epidemiologia e prevenzione|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 28 2019|