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  1. Research

    Developing a data-driven spatial approach to assessment of neighbourhood influences on the spatial distribution of myocardial infarction

    There is a growing understanding of the role played by ‘neighbourhood’ in influencing health status. Various neighbourhood characteristics—such as socioeconomic environment, availability of amenities, and soc...

    Wahida Kihal-Talantikite, Christiane Weber, Gaelle Pedrono, Claire Segala, Dominique Arveiler, Clive E. Sabel, Séverine Deguen and Denis Bard

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:22

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  2. Research

    Intersection of neighborhood dynamics and socioeconomic status in small-area walkability: the Heart Healthy Hoods project

    Previous studies found a complex relationship between area-level socioeconomic status (SES) and walkability. These studies did not include neighborhood dynamics. Our aim was to study the association between ar...

    Pedro Gullón, Usama Bilal, Alba Cebrecos, Hannah M. Badland, Iñaki Galán and Manuel Franco

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:21

    Published on: 6 June 2017

  3. Review

    Systematic literature review of reproductive outcome associated with residential proximity to polluted sites

    This study aims to assess the evidence on adverse pregnancy outcome associated with living close to polluted industrial sites, and identify the strengths and weaknesses of published epidemiological studies. A...

    Wahida Kihal-Talantikite, Denis Zmirou-Navier, Cindy Padilla and Séverine Deguen

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:20

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  4. Methodology

    Visualizing statistical significance of disease clusters using cartograms

    Health officials and epidemiological researchers often use maps of disease rates to identify potential disease clusters. Because these maps exaggerate the prominence of low-density districts and hide potential...

    Barry J. Kronenfeld and David W. S. Wong

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:19

    Published on: 15 May 2017

  5. Research

    Contextual influences affecting patterns of overweight and obesity among university students: a 50 universities population-based study in China

    Many studies have examined childhood and adolescent obesity, but few have examined young adults and the effect of their home and current living environments on prevalence rates. The present study explores cont...

    Tingzhong Yang, Lingwei Yu, Ross Barnett, Shuhan Jiang, Sihui Peng, Yafeng Fan and Lu Li

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:18

    Published on: 8 May 2017

  6. Methodology

    Characterisation of the natural environment: quantitative indicators across Europe

    The World Health Organization recognises the importance of natural environments for human health. Evidence for natural environment-health associations comes largely from single countries or regions, with varie...

    Graham Smith, Marta Cirach, Wim Swart, Audrius Dėdelė, Christopher Gidlow, Elise van Kempen, Hanneke Kruize, Regina Gražulevičienė and Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:16

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  7. Methodology

    Optimising spatial accessibility to inform rationalisation of specialist health services

    In an era of budget constraints for healthcare services, strategies for provision of services that improve quality whilst saving costs are highly valued. A proposed means to achieve this is consolidation of se...

    Catherine M. Smith, Hannah Fry, Charlotte Anderson, Helen Maguire and Andrew C. Hayward

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:15

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  8. Research

    Development of a spatial sampling protocol using GIS to measure health disparities in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, a medium-sized African city

    Many cities in developing countries experience an unplanned and rapid growth. Several studies have shown that the irregular urbanization and equipment of cities produce different health risks and uneven exposu...

    Daouda Kassié, Anna Roudot, Nadine Dessay, Jean-Luc Piermay, Gérard Salem and Florence Fournet

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:14

    Published on: 18 April 2017

  9. Research

    The relationship between ethnic composition of the residential environment and self-reported health among Turks and Moroccans in Amsterdam

    Previous studies from the US and UK suggest that neighbourhood ethnic composition is associated with health, positive or negative, depending on the health outcome and ethnic group. We examined the association ...

    Eleonore M. Veldhuizen, Umar Z. Ikram, Sjoerd de Vos and Anton E. Kunst

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:12

    Published on: 12 April 2017

  10. Research

    The role of the built environment in explaining educational inequalities in walking and cycling among adults in the Netherlands

    This study examined whether characteristics of the residential built environment (i.e. population density, level of mixed land use, connectivity, accessibility of facilities, accessibility of green) contribute...

    Daniël C. van Wijk, Joost Oude Groeniger, Frank J. van Lenthe and Carlijn B. M. Kamphuis

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:10

    Published on: 31 March 2017

  11. Methodology

    A modification to geographically weighted regression

    Geographically weighted regression (GWR) is a modelling technique designed to deal with spatial non-stationarity, e.g., the mean values vary by locations. It has been widely used as a visualization tool to exp...

    Yin-Yee Leong and Jack C. Yue

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:11

    Published on: 31 March 2017

  12. Research

    Influence of Pokémon Go on physical activity levels of university players: a cross-sectional study

    The prevalence of overweight is increasing and the effectiveness of various weight management and exercise programs varied. An augmented reality smartphone game, Pokémon Go, appears to increase activity levels...

    Fiona Y. Wong

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:8

    Published on: 22 February 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:17

  13. Editorial

    From urban planning and emergency training to Pokémon Go: applications of virtual reality GIS (VRGIS) and augmented reality GIS (ARGIS) in personal, public and environmental health

    The latest generation of virtual and mixed reality hardware has rekindled interest in virtual reality GIS (VRGIS) and augmented reality GIS (ARGIS) applications in health, and opened up new and exciting opport...

    Maged N. Kamel Boulos, Zhihan Lu, Paul Guerrero, Charlene Jennett and Anthony Steed

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:7

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  14. Research

    A direct observation method for auditing large urban centers using stratified sampling, mobile GIS technology and virtual environments

    With the expansion and growth of research on neighbourhood characteristics, there is an increased need for direct observational field audits. Herein, we introduce a novel direct observational audit method and ...

    Sean J. V. Lafontaine, M. Sawada and Elizabeth Kristjansson

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:6

    Published on: 16 February 2017

  15. Methodology

    International comparison of observation-specific spatial buffers: maximizing the ability to estimate physical activity

    Advancements in geographic information systems over the past two decades have increased the specificity by which an individual’s neighborhood environment may be spatially defined for physical activity and heal...

    Lawrence D. Frank, Eric H. Fox, Jared M. Ulmer, James E. Chapman, Suzanne E. Kershaw, James F. Sallis, Terry L. Conway, Ester Cerin, Kelli L. Cain, Marc A. Adams, Graham R. Smith, Erica Hinckson, Suzanne Mavoa, Lars B. Christiansen, Adriano Akira F. Hino, Adalberto A. S. Lopes…

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:4

    Published on: 23 January 2017

  16. Research

    Identifying youth-friendly service practices associated with adolescents’ use of reproductive healthcare services in post-conflict Burundi: a cross-sectional study

    Very little is known about reproductive health service (RHS) availability and adolescents’ use of these services in post-conflict settings. Such information is crucial for targeted community interventions that...

    Imelda K. Moise, Jaclyn F. Verity and Joseph Kangmennaang

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:2

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  17. Research

    Ovarian cancer: density equalizing mapping of the global research architecture

    Despite its impact on female health worldwide, no efforts have been made to depict the global architecture of ovarian cancer research and to understand the trends in the related literature. Hence, it was the o...

    Dörthe Brüggmann, Katharina Pulch, Doris Klingelhöfer, Celeste Leigh Pearce and David A. Groneberg

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:3

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  18. Methodology

    Seasonal variation in geographical access to maternal health services in regions of southern Mozambique

    Geographic proximity to health facilities is a known determinant of access to maternal care. Methods of quantifying geographical access to care have largely ignored the impact of precipitation and flooding. Fu...

    Prestige Tatenda Makanga, Nadine Schuurman, Charfudin Sacoor, Helena Edith Boene, Faustino Vilanculo, Marianne Vidler, Laura Magee, Peter von Dadelszen, Esperança Sevene, Khátia Munguambe and Tabassum Firoz

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:1

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  19. Methodology

    Confidence intervals for rate ratios between geographic units

    Ratios of age-adjusted rates between a set of geographic units and the overall area are of interest to the general public and to policy stakeholders. These ratios are correlated due to two reasons—the first be...

    Li Zhu, Linda W. Pickle and James B. Pearson

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:44

    Published on: 15 December 2016

  20. Research

    Online platform for applying space–time scan statistics for prospectively detecting emerging hot spots of dengue fever

    Cases of dengue fever have increased in areas of Southeast Asia in recent years. Taiwan hit a record-high 42,856 cases in 2015, with the majority in southern Tainan and Kaohsiung Cities. Leveraging spatial sta...

    Chien-Chou Chen, Yung-Chu Teng, Bo-Cheng Lin, I-Chun Fan and Ta-Chien Chan

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:43

    Published on: 25 November 2016

  21. Research

    Residential area characteristics and disabilities among Dutch community-dwelling older adults

    Living longer independently may be facilitated by an attractive and safe residential area, which stimulates physical activity. We studied the association between area characteristics and disabilities and wheth...

    Astrid Etman, Carlijn B. M. Kamphuis, Frank H. Pierik, Alex Burdorf and Frank J. Van Lenthe

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:42

    Published on: 15 November 2016

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