(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Esophageal cancer spatial and correlation analyses : Water pollution, mortality rates, and safe buffer distances in China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ZHANG X. (1) ; ZHUANG D. (1) ; MA X. (2) ; JIANG D. (1) ;
(1) Data Center for Resources and Environmental Sciences; Inst. of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing, CHINE
(2) Inst. of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, CHINE


This study applied spatial analysis to ascertain the relationship between water pollution and esophageal cancer mortality rates nationwide. The AA. employed 2 datasets, including a national investigation of esophageal cancer rates and distribution, and national water quality grades in China's primary rivers and lakes. Esophageal cancer data were grouped based on different water quality grades, which included a scaled buffer distance from rivers and lakes. The results revealed a significant positive correlation between widespread water pollution and esophageal cancer mortality nationwide; and a significant negative correlation between esophageal cancer mortality, and buffer distance from rivers and lakes


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of geographical sciences. Acta geographica sinica / ISSN 1009-637X

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2014, vol. 24, no1 [pp. 46-58]

Bibliographic references : 60 ref.

Collation : 5 fig., 2 tabl.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1007/s11442-014-1072-8

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