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Title: Statistical analysis of causes of death (2005-2010) in villages of Simav Plain, Turkey, with high arsenic levels in drinking water supplie
Authors: Gündüz, Orhan
Bakar, Coşkun
Şimşek, Celalettin
Baba, Alper
Elçi, Alper
Gürleyük, Hakan
Mutlu, Merdiye
Çakır, Ayşe
Keywords: Simav
Public health
Verbal autopsy
Drinking water
Issue Date: Jan-2015
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Source: Gündüz, O., Bakar, C., Şimşek, C., Baba, A., Elçi, A., Gürleyük, H., Mutlu, M., and Çakır, A. (2015). Statistical analysis of causes of death (2005-2010) in villages of Simav Plain, Turkey, with high arsenic levels in drinking water supplie. Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health, 70(1), 35-46. doi:10.1080/19338244.2013.872076
Abstract: The purpose of this research was to compare the causes of death in 5 villages situated in Simav Plain, Turkey, during 2005-2010 where different arsenic levels were detected in drinking water supplies. Since groundwater in Simav Plain had arsenic concentrations that ranged between 7.1 and 833.9 ppb, a two-phase research was formulated. In the first phase, public health surveys were conducted with 1,003 villagers to determine the distribution of diseases. In the second phase, verbal autopsy surveys and official death records were used to investigate the causes of death. In total, 402 death cases were found in the study area where cardiovascular system diseases (44%) and cancers (15.2%) were major causes. Cancers of lung (44.3%), prostate (9.8%), colon (9.8%), and stomach (8.2%) were comparably higher in villages with high arsenic levels in drinking water supplies. Furthermore, the majority of cases of liver, bladder, and stomach cancers were observed in villages with high arsenic levels. © 2015 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
ISSN: 1933-8244
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