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Spatial analysis for accessibility to senior care facility in Daegu
Journal of the Korean Data & Information Science Society 2018;29:1269-77
Published online September 30, 2018
© 2018 Korean Data and Information Science Society.

So Hyun Park1 · Eun Ju Gwak2 · Ye Ji Chun3 · Yongku Kim4

1234Department of Statistics, Kyungpook National University
Correspondence to: Associate professor, Department of Statistics, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Korea. E-mail: kim.1252@knu.ac.kr
Received August 28, 2018; Revised September 11, 2018; Accepted September 12, 2018.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
According to recent National Assembly audits, Daegu and Gyeongbuk are the most alienated areas of elderly and disabled welfare among the nationwide. The proportion of elderly people older than 65 continues to increase and low fertility and aging is getting worse. Thus, welfare for the elderly is emerging as an important social problem, and it is demanded to expand the supply of elderly care facilities. It is also necessary to understand the distribution of existing facilities for the elderly. For this purpose, we consider a spatial analysis to compare the accessibility index of elderly nursing homes in Daegu. We then predict the demand for the elderly people’s nursing care facilities. The results show a significant spatial effect on the regional accessibility.
Keywords : Accessibility, elderly, spatial analysis, welfare facilities.