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  1. Research

    Using an audit tool (MAPS Global) to assess the characteristics of the physical environment related to walking for transport in youth: reliability of Belgian data

    The aim was to examine inter-rater and alternate-form reliability of the Microscale Audit of Pedestrian Streetscapes (MAPS) Global tool to assess the physical environment along likely walking routes in Belgium.

    Griet Vanwolleghem, Ariane Ghekiere, Greet Cardon, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Sara D’Haese, Carrie M. Geremia, Matthieu Lenoir, James F. Sallis, Hannah Verhoeven and Delfien Van Dyck

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:41

    Published on: 15 November 2016

  2. Research

    Do the risk factors for type 2 diabetes mellitus vary by location? A spatial analysis of health insurance claims in Northeastern Germany using kernel density estimation and geographically weighted regression

    The provision of general practitioners (GPs) in Germany still relies mainly on the ratio of inhabitants to GPs at relatively large scales and barely accounts for an increased prevalence of chronic diseases amo...

    Boris Kauhl, Jürgen Schweikart, Thomas Krafft, Andrea Keste and Marita Moskwyn

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:38

    Published on: 3 November 2016

  3. Research

    Optimal health and disease management using spatial uncertainty: a geographic characterization of emergent artemisinin-resistant Plasmodium falciparum distributions in Southeast Asia

    Artemisinin-resistant Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasites are now present across much of mainland Southeast Asia, where ongoing surveys are measuring and mapping their spatial distribution. These efforts requ...

    Eric P. M. Grist, Jennifer A. Flegg, Georgina Humphreys, Ignacio Suay Mas, Tim J. C. Anderson, Elizabeth A. Ashley, Nicholas P. J. Day, Mehul Dhorda, Arjen M. Dondorp, M. Abul Faiz, Peter W. Gething, Tran T. Hien, Tin M. Hlaing, Mallika Imwong, Jean-Marie Kindermans, Richard J. Maude…

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:37

    Published on: 24 October 2016

  4. Methodology

    Characterizing physical activity and food urban environments: a GIS-based multicomponent proposal

    Healthier urban environments influence the distribution of cardiovascular risk factors. Our aim was to design and implement a multicomponent method based on Geographic Information Systems to characterize and e...

    Alba Cebrecos, Julia Díez, Pedro Gullón, Usama Bilal, Manuel Franco and Francisco Escobar

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:35

    Published on: 4 October 2016

  5. Research

    Geographic dimensions of a health network dedicated to occupational and work related diseases

    Although introduced nearly 40 years ago, Geographic Information Systems (GISs) have never been used to study Occupational Health information regarding the different types, scale or sources of data. The geograp...

    Marie Delaunay, Vincent Godard, Mélina Le Barbier, Annabelle Gilg Soit Ilg, Cédric Aubert, Anne Maître, Damien Barbeau and Vincent Bonneterre

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:34

    Published on: 27 September 2016

  6. Research

    Effects of health intervention programs and arsenic exposure on child mortality from acute lower respiratory infections in rural Bangladesh

    Respiratory infections continue to be a public health threat, particularly to young children in developing countries. Understanding the geographic patterns of diseases and the role of potential risk factors ca...

    Warren C. Jochem, Abdur Razzaque and Elisabeth Dowling Root

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:32

    Published on: 1 September 2016

  7. Research

    Which environmental factors most strongly influence a street’s appeal for bicycle transport among adults? A conjoint study using manipulated photographs

    Micro-environmental factors (specific features within a streetscape), instead of macro-environmental factors (urban planning features), are more feasible to modify in existing neighborhoods and thus more pract...

    Lieze Mertens, Delfien Van Dyck, Ariane Ghekiere, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Benedicte Deforche, Nico Van de Weghe and Jelle Van Cauwenberg

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:31

    Published on: 1 September 2016

  8. Research

    Do marginalized neighbourhoods have less healthy retail food environments? An analysis using Bayesian spatial latent factor and hurdle models

    Findings of whether marginalized neighbourhoods have less healthy retail food environments (RFE) are mixed across countries, in part because inconsistent approaches have been used to characterize RFE ‘healthfu...

    Hui Luan, Leia M. Minaker and Jane Law

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:29

    Published on: 22 August 2016

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

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