A SARIMA time series forecasting for dengue cases for reporting to Yangon Region, Myanmar 10.55131/jphd/2024/220114

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Soe Htet Aung
Aye Mon Mon Kyaw
Suparat Phuanukoonnon
Podjanee Jittamala
Ngamphol Soonthornworasiri

Abstract

Dengue fever is a significant public health challenge in Myanmar, which requires accurate monitoring to mitigate its impact. The study aimed to develop a forecasting model for dengue cases in Myanmar's Yangon region using historical data from January 2002 to December 2022, with the objective of enhancing epidemiological surveillance and outbreak management. This retrospective observational study examines dengue cases in Yangon from January 2002 to December 2022, employing Seasonal Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (SARIMA) models for predictive analysis. The most accurate model identified was SARIMA (2,0,1) (1,1,1) 12, with an AIC (Akaike Information Criterion) of 206.19 and MAPE (Mean Absolute Percentage Error) of 1.47%. According to the model, a peak in dengue cases was expected in July 2023, with an estimated 451 cases between January and December that year. Spatial variations in dengue incidence across Yangon's townships emphasize the need for targeted interventions. While the SARIMA model is valuable, it would also be important to consider many other risk factors like climate, migration patterns, virus characteristics, and socioecological factors to improve forecasting accuracy. These findings can aid public health policymakers in preventing and managing dengue outbreaks in Myanmar. However, additional research is needed to incorporate additional risk factors into the model to comprehensively understand dengue epidemiology and improve forecasting accuracy.

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Aung SH, Aye Mon Mon Kyaw, Suparat Phuanukoonnon, Podjanee Jittamala, Ngamphol Soonthornworasiri. A SARIMA time series forecasting for dengue cases for reporting to Yangon Region, Myanmar: 10.55131/jphd/2024/220114. J Public Hlth Dev [Internet]. 2024 Feb. 19 [cited 2024 Apr. 21];22(1):184-96. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/AIHD-MU/article/view/266389
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Soe Htet Aung, Department of Tropical Hygiene, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

Department of Tropical Hygiene, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

Aye Mon Mon Kyaw, Central Epidemiology Unit, Department of Public Health, Yangon Region, Myanmar

Central Epidemiology Unit, Department of Public Health, Yangon Region, Myanmar

Suparat Phuanukoonnon, Department of Social and Environmental Medicine, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

Department of Social and Environmental Medicine, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

Podjanee Jittamala, Department of Tropical Hygiene, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

Department of Tropical Hygiene, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

Ngamphol Soonthornworasiri, Department of Tropical Hygiene, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

Department of Tropical Hygiene, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

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