Study of the spatial variations of Diabetic Mellitus prevalence in Tulkarem city and its Refugee camp and suburbs: Study in Medical Geography

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Dr. Ahmed Ghodieh/supervisor
Dr. Samer Raddad/external examiner
Dr. Ayman Hussen/internal examiner
Dr. Ahmed Ghodieh
Sawsan Mohammed Abdel Fattah “Mohammed Hassan
This study aims to identify the spatial distribution of diabetic patients in the city of Tulkarem, its surroundings, and its refugee camp. Moreover, the study aims to find out their social, economic, health and style food. Data was collected using a self-designed- questionnaire, which includes social and economic questions. Random sample was chosen from families in the city of Tulkarem, Tulkarem camp as well as the Tulkarem city suburbs. The results showed that the geographic distribution of patients was mixed between city and countryside and the camp where the majority of samples concentrated in the. With regard to social characteristics the highest rate of injury was found in male in the age group 46-60 years old. This group was found to be mostly academics. The largest proportion of infection among individuals working and in the service sector were found among those who own housing and dwelling of brick and possess their own transportation with a monthly income within categories of >251 JD per month. For the health aspect, the largest proportion of infection among individuals were found in study samples enrolled in health centers and who are trying to maintain the level of blood sugar within the normal level as well as among those who have had an injury to a family member, as well as the largest proportion of infection among those taking tablets as a treatment for the disease and exercise and moving inside the residence on foot, and the index body have 25-30, mostly nonsmokers were suffering from stress temporary and is often the source of the stress caused by economic reasons and suffer from the presence of complications of the disease and the impact on the performance of their daily business. As for the food side the largest proportion of the disease was among those who ate fruits and vegetables and sugars frequently do not depend for their food heavily on oils and fats, meat and junk food.
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