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REYES-CASTRO, Pablo Alejandro. Intra-Urban Mortality, Population Ageing and Marginalization in Hermosillo, Sonora, 2013-2016. Región y sociedad [online]. 2019, vol.31, e1209. ISSN 2448-4849.

The aim of this study is to analyze the spatial distribution of intra-urban mortality by area of residence and its association with marginalization and population ageing in Hermosillo, Sonora, during 2013-2016. An exploratory spatial analysis of mortality was performed on three main groups of causes of death by the use of death certificates and census information. The study was limited to mortality and excluded the morbidity component analysis. Results show a strong association between the spatial distribution of chronic disease-related mortality and population ageing; as well as the spatial self-segregation of residents from the lowest level of marginalization areas, which have better conditions to prevent any cause of death. The findings show the effects of residential spatial segregation by socioeconomic and demographic conditions on the mortality profile within urban settings.

Keywords : intra-urban mortality; population ageing; urban marginalization.

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