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COVID-19 point-of-care-test sites in Victoria (24th July 2020): Average travel time and population catchment for each site

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posted on 10.08.2021, 01:35 by Ali LakhaniAli Lakhani, Dennis WollersheimDennis Wollersheim
The data underpins a study which aimed to investigate the impact of remoteness on the travel time and population catchment for all COVID-19 point-of-care-test sites within Victoria during Stage 4 restrictions during July 2020.

There are two files 'mesh_block_summary' and 'testing_site_summary'.

In relation to 'mesh_block_summary', please consider the points below.

- The data provides the average travel time (in minutes) and distance (in metres) to the closest point-of-care-test site for each mesh block.

MB_CODE16: Mesh block identifier
Duration: Distance in metres
Distance: Travel time in minutes
MB_Category_Name_2016: Mesh block category
Dwelling: Number of dwellings
Person: Number of people

In relation to 'testing_site_summary', please consider the points below.

- The data provides the average travel time (in minutes) and distance (in metres) for mesh blocks which were closest (based on travel time) to each test site.

Site_Name: Name of point-of-care-test site
Facility: Type of site
Website: Site website
COVID_Lat: Latitude coordinate
COVID_Long: Longitude coordinate
Dwelling: Number of dwellings within mesh blocks which were closest (based on travel time) to each test site.
Population: Number of people within mesh blocks which were closest (based on travel time) to each test site.
Mean_distance: Average distance (in metres) for closest mesh blocks
Mean_duration: Average travel time (in minutes) for closest mesh blocks
N_mesh_blocks: Number of mesh blocks which are closest
Mean_catchment_IRSD: Mean 'Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage' for closest mesh blocks

The methodology to derive the data above has been detailed within the forthcoming reference below:

Lakhani, A., Wollersheim, D. (2021) COVID-19 point-of-care-test sites in Victoria approaching Stage 4 restrictions: Evaluating the relationship between remoteness, and travel time and population serviced. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.

Funding

La Trobe University Start-Up Funds

History

First created date

19/07/2021

School

  • School of Psychology and Public Health

Publication Date

10/08/2021

Rights Statement

The Authors reserves all moral rights over the deposited material and must be credited if any re-use occurs.