Assessment of Under-5 Mortality Rates in Istanbul Using the Geographic Information System

Babaoglu U. T., Issever H., Hapcioglu B.

ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.38, no.1, pp.6-11, 2016 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/etd.2016.0044
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.6-11
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Analyzing mortality rates and the reasons for these in Turkey's urban allocations using geographic information systems (GISs) is a new research area. While planning health services, knowing the mortality rates and reasons according to age and residential area are a big source of information for health planners and people who provide health services. The aim of this research is to analyze the deaths of children under the age of 5 years in big cities depending on a socioeconomic range using GIS. Further, this should make it possible to determine geographically risky places.