Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2019, 67, 1255-1267
Published online 2019-10-31

Evaluation of Demographic and Socio-economic Factors of Mortality in the South Moravian Region (Czech Republic)

Dana Hübelová, Alice Kozumplíková

Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic

Received May 27, 2019
Accepted September 6, 2019

The main objectives of the article were: a comparison of the demographic and SE indicators in the South Moravian Region, a study of the development of demographic and SE indicators in the South Moravian Region in the years 2006–2015 and the clustering of similar districts on the basis of demographic and SE indicators as well as mortality and its main causes. The set of aspects affecting the structure of mortality represented 12 demographic factors and 2 socio-economic factors. The results of the composite indicator and the beta convergence indicate that the positive development of the analysed factors was mainly achieved by the Vyškov District and the Brno-Country District, while negative development was observed in the Břeclav District. The cluster analysis was based on four clusters: cluster 1 (Břeclav, Hodonín and Znojmo districts) showed below-average values of the demographic and the socio-economic indicators with a relatively favourable mortality rate based on causes of death; cluster 2 (Blansko and Vyškov districts) was classified as average; cluster 3 (mainly including the Brno-Country District) was seen as the best and cluster 4 (mainly including the Brno-City district) was observed to have negative development.


This work was supported by the Internal Grant Agency of the Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies (Mendel University in Brno) Funding Agency under Grant [No. 2018/013] “Socio-demographic and environmental factors of the development and incidence of non-infectious diseases in the Czech Republic”.


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