Grouping of the Turkistan Area Regions based on a Complex Evaluation of Demographic Processes, Indices of Health, Medication Provision, and Social-economic Development of the Territory


  • Myrzatay A. Buleshov
  • Zhusip B. Almasov
  • Kayrat O. Akimov
  • Ayzhan M. Buleshova



The research objective was to elaborate methodological approaches to group the Turkistan regions through a complex evaluation of their demographic situation, public health, healthcare system, and social-economic development. The regions were grouped by normalizing a set of indices with various dimensions and vectors. The indices used were budget expenses per capita, unemployment rate, birth rate, death rate, income per capita, availability of pharmacies, provision with medical and pharmaceutical personnel, etc. During the studied period, the Turkistan area regions showed varied normalized values. The differences amounted to 1.2 times by normalized values and up to 2.4 times by complex values, which is due to the various developmentlevels, multi-faceted character and complex spatial hierarchy of the Turkistan area regions. The research showed the normalizing method to be very effective for the regional and municipal statistical service as they have consolidated medical-statistical tables for the whole area and individual regions.