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The Distribution And Typological Classification Of Incidence/Mortality Rates And Dynamics Of Tuberculosis In Russia, 2006–2017

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Despite the achieved success in the fight against tuberculosis, the disease remains an immediate problem for a number of countries including Russia. To a large extent, the reasons for the high incidence and mortality of the population are not only medical but also social in nature, which leads to the emergence of geographical patterns in the spread of the disease. The purpose of the study is to identify the spatio-temporal conditions that shape the epidemiological situation of tuberculosis in Russia at both the national and regional levels. Using GIS technologies, an analysis of the current spread of the infection in the Russian Federation was carried out based on data for the period from 2006 through 2017. Typological classification of regions according to the dynamics and magnitude of the incidence rate has been developed. Based on the cartographic analysis that was carried out, regions with the most unfavorable tuberculosis situation in the Russian Federation were identified for a more detailed study at the municipal level.

About the Authors

Svetlana Malkhazova
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Russian Federation


Natalia Shartova
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Russian Federation


Razia Gaida
Human Sciences Research Council; Nelson Mandela University
South Africa

Port Elizabeth

Adlai Davids
Human Sciences Research Council; Nelson Mandela University
South Africa

Port Elizabeth

Vladimir Tikunov
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Russian Federation


Dmitry Orlov
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Russian Federation



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Malkhazova S., Shartova N., Gaida R., Davids A., Tikunov V., Orlov D. The Distribution And Typological Classification Of Incidence/Mortality Rates And Dynamics Of Tuberculosis In Russia, 2006–2017. GEOGRAPHY, ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY. 2021;14(1):241-250.

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