Geographical differences of morbidity and prevalence of the circulatory system diseases among the population of the Sumy region

  • O. H. Kornus
  • A. O. Kornus
  • V. D. Shyshchuk
Keywords: primary morbidity, prevalence of diseases, diseases of the circulatory system, the morbidity rate, Sumy region


Analyzed the level of primary incidence of population and the prevalence of circulatory system diseases among the residents of the Sumy region. It is established that nosologies of this class are leading in the overall structure of disease's prevalence among the inhabitants of the Sumy region, significantly outstripping a respiratory diseases, diseases of digestive system and eating disorders and diseases of other nosological classes. The dynamics of incidence and prevalence of diseases was separately examined during 20052016. Moreover, it was revealed that the situation with the morbidity by nosologies of this group during 2005–2016 has been deteriorating. For example, the primary incidence of population of the Sumy region by diseases of circulatory system increased by 24.9 %, and the prevalence of cardiovascular pathology among inhabitants of the Sumy region for the above indicated period increased by 19.4 %. It is established that in the structure of prevalence of the circulatory system diseases on the first place are hypertensive diseases, which have the highest levels of primary incidence's growth during 2005–2016, which in some regions exceed 100 %. The incidence of population by the ischemic diseases in the Sumy region for the same period increased by 31.5 %, and their prevalence by 18.7 %, the same figures for the cerebrovascular diseases are 25.7 % and 12.0 % respectively. Consequently, the growth of the primary incidence of population by cardiovascular diseases and the increase of prevalence of these nosologies led to an increase of their percentage in the structure of the mortality causes in the region, which exceeds 64 %. In the Sumy region, the mortality rate due to the diseases of the circulatory system in 2016 was 1,060.3 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants (whereas in 2010 this percentage was 1,046.6 cases per 100,000 inhabitants), including among the working-age population – 126.8 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants (only during 2014–2016 the mortality rate of working age population due to cardiovascular pathologies increased by 2.3 %). The benefit of this study is analyses of the geographical patterns of incidence of the population as well as prevalence of the cardiovascular diseases among the inhabitants of the region. With help the cluster analysis, groups of districts that combined administrative units with similar rates of incidence of population, same prevalence of the circulatory system diseases and similar level of provision of the population by medical institutions and specialists of the appropriate profile were identified. The geographical discrepancies between the level of the incidence of population and the level of specialized medical-cardiological care are revealed. It has been established that in many administrative districts of the region there are no cardiologists at all among the specialists providing medical assistance, and cardiac beds (or both) are absent in medical and preventive institutions. Consequently the population is not provided with the proper level of cardiac care. Considering the above, it should be said that in some districts the temporal principle known as the "golden hour", when the patient needs to be delivered to a cardiologist, will not be kept. 

Author Biographies

O. H. Kornus
Sumy State Pedagogical University named after A. S. Makarenko
A. O. Kornus
Sumy State Pedagogical University named after A. S. Makarenko
V. D. Shyshchuk
Sumy State University


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How to Cite
Kornus, O., Kornus, A., & Shyshchuk, V. (2018). Geographical differences of morbidity and prevalence of the circulatory system diseases among the population of the Sumy region. Journal of Geology, Geography and Geoecology, 26(1), 100-112.