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  1. Methodology

    Using Gini coefficient to determining optimal cluster reporting sizes for spatial scan statistics

    Spatial and space–time scan statistics are widely used in disease surveillance to identify geographical areas of elevated disease risk and for the early detection of disease outbreaks. With a scan statistic, a...

    Junhee Han, Li Zhu, Martin Kulldorff, Scott Hostovich, David G. Stinchcomb, Zaria Tatalovich, Denise Riedel Lewis and Eric J. Feuer

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:27

    Published on: 3 August 2016

  2. Research

    Mapping intra-urban malaria risk using high resolution satellite imagery: a case study of Dar es Salaam

    With more than half of Africa’s population expected to live in urban settlements by 2030, the burden of malaria among urban populations in Africa continues to rise with an increasing number of people at risk o...

    Caroline W. Kabaria, Fabrizio Molteni, Renata Mandike, Frank Chacky, Abdisalan M. Noor, Robert W. Snow and Catherine Linard

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:26

    Published on: 30 July 2016

  3. Methodology

    Utilization of Google enterprise tools to georeference survey data among hard-to-reach groups: strategic application in international settings

    As geospatial data have become increasingly integral to health and human rights research, their collection using formal address designations or paper maps has been complicated by numerous factors, including po...

    Leo Beletsky, Jaime Arredondo, Dan Werb, Alicia Vera, Daniela Abramovitz, Joseph J. Amon, Kimberly C. Brouwer, Steffanie A. Strathdee and Tommi L. Gaines

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:24

    Published on: 28 July 2016

  4. Research

    Health research needs more comprehensive accessibility measures: integrating time and transport modes from open data

    In this paper, we demonstrate why and how both temporality and multimodality should be integrated in health related studies that include accessibility perspective, in this case healthy food accessibility. We p...

    Henrikki Tenkanen, Perttu Saarsalmi, Olle Järv, Maria Salonen and Tuuli Toivonen

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:23

    Published on: 28 July 2016

  5. Research

    Spatial measurement errors in the field of spatial epidemiology

    Spatial epidemiology has been aided by advances in geographic information systems, remote sensing, global positioning systems and the development of new statistical methodologies specifically designed for such...

    Zhijie Zhang, Justin Manjourides, Ted Cohen, Yi Hu and Qingwu Jiang

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:21

    Published on: 1 July 2016

  6. Review

    Emerging technologies to measure neighborhood conditions in public health: implications for interventions and next steps

    Adverse neighborhood conditions play an important role beyond individual characteristics. There is increasing interest in identifying specific characteristics of the social and built environments adversely aff...

    M. Schootman, E. J. Nelson, K. Werner, E. Shacham, M. Elliott, K. Ratnapradipa, M. Lian and A. McVay

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:20

    Published on: 23 June 2016

  7. Research

    Agricultural crop exposure and risk of childhood cancer: new findings from a case–control study in Spain

    Childhood cancer is the main cause of disease-related death in children in Spain. Although little is known about the etiology, environmental factors are potential explanations for a fraction of the cases. Prev...

    Diana Gómez-Barroso, Javier García-Pérez, Gonzalo López-Abente, Ibon Tamayo-Uria, Antonio Morales-Piga, Elena Pardo Romaguera and Rebeca Ramis

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:18

    Published on: 31 May 2016

  8. Research

    Spatial decision on allocating automated external defibrillators (AED) in communities by multi-criterion two-step floating catchment area (MC2SFCA)

    The occurrence of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a critical life-threatening event which frequently warrants early defibrillation with an automated external defibrillator (AED). The optimization of a...

    Bo-Cheng Lin, Chao-Wen Chen, Chien-Chou Chen, Chiao-Ling Kuo, I-chun Fan, Chi-Kung Ho, I-Chuan Liu and Ta-Chien Chan

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:17

    Published on: 25 May 2016

  9. Research

    Children’s GPS-determined versus self-reported transport in leisure time and associations with parental perceptions of the neighborhood environment

    This study aimed to examine both GPS-determined and self-reported walking, cycling and passive transport in leisure time during week- and weekend-days among 10 to 12-year old children. Comparisons between GPS-...

    Griet Vanwolleghem, Jasper Schipperijn, Freja Gheysen, Greet Cardon, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij and Delfien Van Dyck

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:16

    Published on: 5 May 2016

  10. Research

    Dynamic assessment of exposure to air pollution using mobile phone data

    Exposure to air pollution can have major health impacts, such as respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. Traditionally, only the air pollution concentration at the home location is taken into account in healt...

    Bart Dewulf, Tijs Neutens, Wouter Lefebvre, Gerdy Seynaeve, Charlotte Vanpoucke, Carolien Beckx and Nico Van de Weghe

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:14

    Published on: 21 April 2016

  11. Research

    Spatial distribution and cluster analysis of retail drug shop characteristics and antimalarial behaviors as reported by private medicine retailers in western Kenya: informing future interventions

    Efforts to improve malaria case management in sub-Saharan Africa have shifted focus to private antimalarial retailers to increase access to appropriate treatment. Demands to decrease intervention cost while i...

    Andria Rusk, Linda Highfield, J. Michael Wilkerson, Melissa Harrell, Andrew Obala and Benjamin Amick

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:9

    Published on: 19 February 2016

  12. Methodology

    Is the closest facility the one actually used? An assessment of travel time estimation based on mammography facilities

    Characterizing geographic access depends on a broad range of methods available to researchers and the healthcare context to which the method is applied. Globally, travel time is one frequently used measure of ...

    Jennifer Alford-Teaster, Jane M. Lange, Rebecca A. Hubbard, Christoph I. Lee, Jennifer S. Haas, Xun Shi, Heather A. Carlos, Louise Henderson, Deirdre Hill, Anna N. A. Tosteson and Tracy Onega

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:8

    Published on: 18 February 2016

  13. Research

    Performance analysis of multiple Indoor Positioning Systems in a healthcare environment

    The combination of an aging population and nursing staff shortages implies the need for more advanced systems in the healthcare industry. Many key enablers for the optimization of healthcare systems require pr...

    Tom Van Haute, Eli De Poorter, Pieter Crombez, Filip Lemic, Vlado Handziski, Niklas Wirström, Adam Wolisz, Thiemo Voigt and Ingrid Moerman

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:7

    Published on: 3 February 2016

  14. Research

    The effect of concentrating obstetrics services in fewer hospitals on patient access: a simulation

    In Japan, the number of obstetrics facilities has steadily decreased and the selection and concentration of obstetrics facilities is progressing rapidly. Obstetrics services should be concentrated in fewer hos...

    Soichi Koike, Masatoshi Matsumoto, Hiroo Ide, Saori Kashima, Hidenao Atarashi and Hideo Yasunaga

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:4

    Published on: 22 January 2016

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