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  1. Geographical environments influence people's active mobility behaviors, contributing to their physical and mental health. The use of Virtual Reality (VR) in experimental research can unveil new insights into t...

    Authors: Marzieh Ghanbari, Martin Dijst, Roderick McCall and Camille Perchoux
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2024 23:15
  2. Greenness exposure has been associated with many health benefits, for example through the pathway of providing opportunities for physical activity (PA). Beside the limited body of longitudinal research, most s...

    Authors: Juliette F. E. van Beek, Laurent Malisoux, Olivier Klein, Torsten Bohn, Marion Tharrey, Frank J. Van Lenthe, Mariëlle A. Beenackers, Martin Dijst and Camille Perchoux
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2024 23:14
  3. In the near future, the incidence of mosquito-borne diseases may expand to new sites due to changes in temperature and rainfall patterns caused by climate change. Therefore, there is a need to use recent techn...

    Authors: Fedra Trujillano, Gabriel Jimenez, Edgar Manrique, Najat F. Kahamba, Fredros Okumu, Nombre Apollinaire, Gabriel Carrasco-Escobar, Brian Barrett and Kimberly Fornace
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2024 23:13
  4. Previous research indicates the start of primary school (4-5-year-old) as an essential period for the development of children’s physical activity (PA) patterns, as from this point, the age-related decline of P...

    Authors: T. Remmers, P. Koolwijk, I. Fassaert, J. Nolles, W. de Groot, S. B. Vos, S. I. de Vries, R. Mombarg and D. H. H. Van Kann
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2024 23:12
  5. A growing number of studies have linked the incidence of leptospirosis with the occurrence of flood events. Nevertheless, the interaction between flood and leptospirosis has not been extensively studied to und...

    Authors: Oluwafemi John Ifejube, Sekhar L. Kuriakose, T. S. Anish, Cees van Westen and Justine I. Blanford
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2024 23:11
  6. Obesity, a significant public health concern, disproportionately affects people with lower socioeconomic status (SES). Food environments have been identified as part of the causal chain of this disparity. This...

    Authors: Yasemin Inaç, Suzannah D’Hooghe, Delfien Van Dyck, Sarah Dury, Stefanie Vandevijvere, Benedicte Deforche, Eva M. De Clercq, Nico Van de Weghe and Karin De Ridder
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2024 23:10
  7. Taxi drivers in a Chinese megacity are frequently exposed to traffic-related particulate matter (PM2.5) due to their job nature, busy road traffic, and urban density. A robust method to quantify dynamic populatio...

    Authors: Shuangming Zhao, Yuchen Fan, Pengxiang Zhao, Ali Mansourian and Hung Chak Ho
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2024 23:9
  8. It has been shown that COVID-19 affects people at socioeconomic disadvantage more strongly. Previous studies investigating the association between geographical deprivation and COVID-19 outcomes in Italy report...

    Authors: Sara Mazzilli, Gianluca Paparatto, Antonio Chieti, Anna Maria Nannavecchia, Lucia Bisceglia, Pier Luigi Lopalco, Domenico Martinelli and Lara Tavoschi
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2024 23:8
  9. Current research on public spaces and mental health often focuses on the independent relationship of one or more social mediators, neglecting the nuanced implications and serial mechanisms inherent in the prog...

    Authors: Feifan Gao, Hanbei Cheng, Zhigang Li and Le Yu
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2024 23:7
  10. Assuring that emergency health care (EHC) is accessible is a key objective for health care planners. Conventional accessibility analysis commonly relies on resident population data. However, the allocation of ...

    Authors: Jacob Hassler, Tobias Andersson Granberg, Krisjanis Steins and Vania Ceccato
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2024 23:6
  11. Increasing inequalities in accessibility to primary care has generated medical deserts. Identifying them is key to target the geographic areas where action is needed. An extensive definition of primary care ha...

    Authors: Marie Bonal, Cindy Padilla, Guillaume Chevillard and Véronique Lucas-Gabrielli
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2024 23:5
  12. Increasing disability is of global and national concern. Lack of evidence on disability across socioeconomic groups and geographic levels (especially small areas) impeded interventions for these disadvantaged ...

    Authors: Rashmi Rashmi and Sanjay K. Mohanty
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2024 23:4
  13. Geographic access to food may affect dietary choices and health outcomes, but the strength and direction of associations may depend on the operationalization of exposure measures. We aimed to systematically re...

    Authors: Noreen Z. Siddiqui, Lai Wei, Joreintje D. Mackenbach, Maria G. M. Pinho, Marco Helbich, Linda J. Schoonmade and Joline W. J. Beulens
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2024 23:3
  14. The impact of objective and subjective environmental factors on health outcomes has been a topic of significant debate, with a growing body of research acknowledging the role of a physically active lifestyle i...

    Authors: Sanwei He, Shan Yu, Lina Ai, Jingya Dai and Calvin King Lam Chung
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2024 23:2
  15. Early diagnosis, control of blood glucose levels and cardiovascular risk factors, and regular screening are essential to prevent or delay complications of diabetes. However, most adults with diabetes do not me...

    Authors: Jennifer Lord and Agricola Odoi
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2024 23:1
  16. To perform geographic contour analysis of sea and land ambulance rescue times in an archipelago subject to super typhoons; to design point-of-care testing strategies for medical emergencies and weather disaste...

    Authors: Gerald J. Kost, Anna K. Füzéry, Louie Kim R. Caratao, Samantha Tinsay, Amanullah Zadran and Adrian P. Ybañez
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:38
  17. Cancer is a significant health issue globally and it is well known that cancer risk varies geographically. However in many countries there are no small area-level data on cancer risk factors with high resoluti...

    Authors: James Hogg, Jessica Cameron, Susanna Cramb, Peter Baade and Kerrie Mengersen
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:37
  18. Identifying clusters or hotspots from disease maps is critical in research and practice. Hotspots have been shown to have a higher potential for transmission risk and may be the source of infections, making th...

    Authors: Ya-Peng Lee and Tzai-Hung Wen
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:36
  19. As the COVID-19 pandemic became a major global health crisis, many COVID-19 control measures that use individual-level georeferenced data (e.g., the locations of people’s residences and activities) have been u...

    Authors: Mei-Po Kwan, Jianwei Huang and Zihan Kan
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:35
  20. Quantifying spatial access to care—the interplay of accessibility and availability—is vital for healthcare planning and understanding implications of services (mal-)distribution. A plethora of methods aims to ...

    Authors: Barbara Stacherl and Odile Sauzet
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:34
  21. Using human mobility as a proxy for social interaction, previous studies revealed bidirectional associations between COVID-19 incidence and human mobility. For example, while an increase in COVID-19 cases may ...

    Authors: Hoeyun Kwon and Caglar Koylu
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:33
  22. Both incidence and mortality of gastric cancer in Gansu rank first in china, this study aimed to describe the recent prevalence of gastric cancer and explore the social and environmental determinants of gastri...

    Authors: Binjie Huang, Jie Liu, Feifei Ding and Yumin Li
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:32
  23. African trypanosomiasis is a tsetse-borne parasitic infection that affects humans, wildlife, and domesticated animals. Tsetse flies are endemic to much of Sub-Saharan Africa and a spatial and temporal understa...

    Authors: Lani Fox, Brad G. Peter, April N. Frake and Joseph P. Messina
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:31
  24. Correctly identifying spatial disease cluster is a fundamental concern in public health and epidemiology. The spatial scan statistic is widely used for detecting spatial disease clusters in spatial epidemiolog...

    Authors: Jisu Moon, Minseok Kim and Inkyung Jung
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:30
  25. It has been pointed out that eye-level greenery streetscape promotes leisure walking which is known to be a health -positive physical activity. Most previous studies have focused on the total amount of greener...

    Authors: Shusuke Sakamoto, Mana Kogure, Tomoya Hanibuchi, Naoki Nakaya, Atsushi Hozawa and Tomoki Nakaya
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:29
  26. Mosquitoes and the diseases they transmit pose a significant public health threat worldwide, causing more fatalities than any other animal. To effectively combat this issue, there is a need for increased publi...

    Authors: Johnny A. Uelmen Jr., Andrew Clark, John Palmer, Jared Kohler, Landon C. Van Dyke, Russanne Low, Connor D. Mapes and Ryan M. Carney
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:28
  27. Short-term environmental exposures, including green space, air pollution, and noise, have been suggested to affect health. However, the evidence is limited to aggregated exposure estimates which do not allow t...

    Authors: Yuliang Lan and Marco Helbich
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:27
  28. Childrens’ outdoor active play is an important part of their development. Play behaviour can be predicted by a variety of physical and social environmental features. Some of these features are difficult to mea...

    Authors: Randy Boyes, William Pickett, Ian Janssen, David Swanlund, Nadine Schuurman, Louise Masse, Christina Han and Mariana Brussoni
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:26
  29. In response to citizens’ concerns about elevated cancer incidence in their locales, US CDC proposed publishing cancer incidence at sub-county scales. At these scales, confidence in patients’ residential geoloc...

    Authors: Christian A. Klaus, Kevin A. Henry and Dora Il’yasova
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:25
  30. Communities in the United States (US) exist on a continuum of urbanicity, which may inform how individuals interact with their food environment, and thus modify the relationship between food access and dietary...

    Authors: Yasemin Algur, Pasquale E. Rummo, Tara P. McAlexander, S. Shanika A. De Silva, Gina S. Lovasi, Suzanne E. Judd, Victoria Ryan, Gargya Malla, Alain K. Koyama, David C. Lee, Lorna E. Thorpe and Leslie A. McClure
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:24
  31. Precise geographical targeting is well recognised as an indispensable intervention strategy for achieving many Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is more cogent for health-related goals such as the red...

    Authors: Eleojo Oluwaseun Abubakar and Niall Cunningham
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:23
  32. The exponential growth of location-based social media (LBSM) data has ushered in novel prospects for investigating the urban food environment in health geography research. However, previous studies have primar...

    Authors: Jue Wang, Gyoorie Kim and Kevin Chen-Chuan Chang
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:22
  33. The aim of the study is to explore the diversity in recreational walking motives across groups with different sociodemographic characteristics, and to use a dynamic and person-centered approach to geographical...

    Authors: Lars Breum Christiansen, Trine Top Klein-Wengel, Sofie Koch, Jens Høyer-Kruse and Jasper Schipperijn
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:21
  34. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is increasing in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Overweight/obesity and tobacco use are modifiable CVD risk factors, however literature about the spatiotemporal dynamics of these risk fa...

    Authors: Barbara Chebet Keino and Margaret Carrel
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:20
  35. The city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is experiencing an epidemic of firearm injuries which has resulted in high burdens of morbidity and mortality. Despite this, little scientific literature exists on the topic....

    Authors: Athanasios Burlotos, Tayana Jean Pierre, Walter Johnson, Seth Wiafe and Michelle Joseph
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:19
  36. Some studies have established associations between the prevalence of new-onset asthma and asthma exacerbation and socioeconomic and environmental determinants. However, research remains limited concerning the ...

    Authors: Aynaz Lotfata, Mohammad Moosazadeh, Marco Helbich and Benyamin Hoseini
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:18
  37. Seasonal floods pose a commonly-recognised barrier to women’s access to maternal services, resulting in increased morbidity and mortality. Despite their importance, previous GIS models of healthcare access hav...

    Authors: Elizabeth Jade Mroz, Thomas Willis, Chris Thomas, Craig Janes, Douglas Singini, Mwimanenwa Njungu and Mark Smith
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:17
  38. The availability of physical activity (PA) facilities in neighborhoods is hypothesized to influence cardiovascular disease (CVD), but evidence from individual-level long-term cohort studies is limited. We aime...

    Authors: Yulin Huang, Huimin Zhao, Qiuju Deng, Yue Qi, Jiayi Sun, Miao Wang, Jie Chang, Piaopiao Hu, Yuwei Su, Ying Long and Jing Liu
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:16
  39. Overcrowding in densely populated urban areas is increasingly becoming an issue for mental health disorders. Yet, only few studies have examined the association between overcrowding in cities and physiological...

    Authors: Zhaoxi Zhang, Kristýna Měchurová, Bernd Resch, Prince Amegbor and Clive E. Sabel
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:15
  40. National prevalence could mask subnational heterogeneity in disease occurrence, and disease mapping is an important tool to illustrate the spatial pattern of disease. However, there is limited information on t...

    Authors: Maria Safura Mohamad, Khairul Nizam Abdul Maulud and Christel Faes
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:14
  41. Non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) implemented in one place can affect neighboring regions by influencing people’s behavior. However, existing epidemic models for NPIs evaluation rarely consider such spat...

    Authors: Keli Wang, Xiaoyi Han, Lei Dong, Xiao-Jian Chen, Gezhi Xiu, Mei-po Kwan and Yu Liu
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:13
  42. Although the presence of intermediate snails is a necessary condition for local schistosomiasis transmission to occur, using them as surveillance targets in areas approaching elimination is challenging because...

    Authors: Elise N. Grover, William B. Allshouse, Andrea J. Lund, Yang Liu, Sara H. Paull, Katherine A. James, James L. Crooks and Elizabeth J. Carlton
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:12
  43. The negative effect of air pollution on human health is widely reported in recent literature. It typically involves urbanized areas where the population is concentrated and where most primary air pollutants a...

    Authors: Lorenza Gilardi, Mattia Marconcini, Annekatrin Metz-Marconcini, Thomas Esch and Thilo Erbertseder
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:11
  44. COVID-19 has been characterised by its global and rapid spread, with high infection, hospitalisation, and mortality rates worldwide. However, the course of the pandemic showed differences in chronology and int...

    Authors: Francesca Fortunato, Roberto Lillini, Domenico Martinelli, Giuseppina Iannelli, Leonardo Ascatigno, Georgia Casanova, Pier Luigi Lopalco and Rosa Prato
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:10
  45. COVID-19 caused the largest pandemic of the twenty-first century forcing the adoption of containment policies all over the world. Many studies on COVID-19 health determinants have been conducted, mainly using ...

    Authors: André Alves, Nuno Marques da Costa, Paulo Morgado and Eduarda Marques da Costa
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:8
  46. Prehospital delay in reaching a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) facility is a major problem preventing early coronary reperfusion in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The aim o...

    Authors: Keisuke Oyatani, Masayuki Koyama, Nobuaki Himuro, Tetsuji Miura and Hirofumi Ohnishi
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:7
  47. Estimating accessibility gaps to essential health interventions helps to allocate and prioritize health resources. Access to blood transfusion represents an important emergency health requirement. Here, we dev...

    Authors: Eda Mumo, Nathan O. Agutu, Angela K. Moturi, Anitah Cherono, Samuel K. Muchiri, Robert W. Snow and Victor A. Alegana
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:6
  48. Urban travel exposes people to a range of environmental qualities with significant health and wellbeing impacts. Nevertheless, the understanding of travel-related environmental exposure has remained limited. H...

    Authors: Elias Willberg, Age Poom, Joose Helle and Tuuli Toivonen
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:5
  49. Self-Organizing Maps (SOM) are an unsupervised learning clustering and dimensionality reduction algorithm capable of mapping an initial complex high-dimensional data set into a low-dimensional domain, such as ...

    Authors: Igor Duarte, Manuel C. Ribeiro, Maria João Pereira, Pedro Pinto Leite, André Peralta-Santos and Leonardo Azevedo
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:4

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