Fuzzy comprehensive evaluation of the disaster reduction ability of an ethnic minority accumulation area on an analytic hierarchy process

  • Xiaoxiao Wang
  • Ruiting ShiEmail author
  • Yuting Lu
  • Ying Zhou


In order to promote the construction of disaster prevention and reduction of ethnic minority aggregation areas, in this study the Qijiawan community of the Hui people in Nanjing was taken as an example in order to build an evaluation index system of the disaster reduction ability of ethnic minority aggregation areas. In the research process, data were collected in the form of expert scores, the weights of each index were calculated using an analytic hierarchy process (AHP), and the disaster reduction ability of the ethnic minority gathering areas was quantitatively evaluated using a fuzzy comprehensive evaluation method. Finally, this study shows that the community is weak in disaster risk reduction, and the community needs to be strengthened with the construction of public awareness, engineering defense, emergency rescue, and other aspects.


Analytic hierarchy process Disaster reduction ability Ethnic minority accumulation area Fuzzy comprehensive evaluation 



This paper is supported by the Key Project of Philosophy and Social Science Research in Colleges and Universities in Jiangsu Province: “Research on Organic Renewal in Ethnic Minority Areas and Urban Community Disaster Reduction Ability Construction in Nanjing” (Fund No. 2017ZDIXM170); the fifth phase of the “333 project” in Jiangsu).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaoxiao Wang
    • 1
  • Ruiting Shi
    • 2
    Email author
  • Yuting Lu
    • 3
  • Ying Zhou
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Humanities & ArtsMacau University of Science and TechnologyTaipaChina
  2. 2.School of Library, Information and ArchivesShanghai UniversityShanghaiChina
  3. 3.College of Landscape ArchitectureNanjing Forestry UniversityNanjingChina

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