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  1. 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
  2. GPS technology and tracking study designs have gained popularity as a tool to go beyond the limitations of static exposure assessments based on the subject's residence. These dynamic exposure assessment method...

    Authors: Oriol Marquet, Jose Tello-Barsocchini, Daniel Couto-Trigo, Irene Gómez-Varo and Monika Maciejewska
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:3
  3. This article begins by briefly examining the multitude of ways in which climate and climate change affect human health and wellbeing. It then proceeds to present a quick overview of how geospatial data, method...

    Authors: Maged N. Kamel Boulos and John P. Wilson
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:2
  4. The early detection of colorectal cancer (CRC) through regular screening decreases its incidence and mortality rates and improves survival rates. Norway has an extremely high percentage of CRC cases diagnosed ...

    Authors: Dajana Draganic and Knut Reidar Wangen
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2023 22:1
  5. Obesity is a serious public health problem. Existing research has shown a strong association between obesity and an individual’s diet and physical activity. If we extend such an association to the neighborhood...

    Authors: Ryan Zhenqi Zhou, Yingjie Hu, Jill N. Tirabassi, Yue Ma and Zhen Xu
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2022 21:22
  6. The detection of cancer in its early latent stages can improve patients’ chances of recovery and thereby reduce the overall burden of the disease. Our objectives were to investigate factors (geographic accessi...

    Authors: Nirmala Prajapati, Patricia Soler-Michel, Verónica M. Vieira and Cindy M. Padilla
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2022 21:21
  7. Most existing facility assessments collect data on a sample of health facilities. Sampling of health facilities may introduce bias into estimates of effective coverage generated by ecologically linking individ...

    Authors: Emily D. Carter, Abdoulaye Maiga, Mai Do, Glebelho Lazare Sika, Rosine Mosso, Abdul Dosso and Melinda K. Munos
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2022 21:20
  8. There has been an increased focus on active transport, but the measurement of active transport is still difficult and error-prone. Sensor data have been used to predict active transport. While heart rate data ...

    Authors: Santosh Giri, Ruben Brondeel, Tarik El Aarbaoui and Basile Chaix
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2022 21:19
  9. Mapping geographical accessibility to health services is essential to improve access to public health in sub-Saharan Africa. Different methods exist to estimate geographical accessibility, but little is known ...

    Authors: Jérémie Bihin, Florence De Longueville and Catherine Linard
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2022 21:18
  10. Food is not equitably available. Deficiencies and generalizations limit national datasets, food security assessments, and interventions. Additional neighborhood level studies are needed to develop a scalable a...

    Authors: Nicole S. Hutton, George McLeod, Thomas R. Allen, Christopher Davis, Alexandra Garnand, Heather Richter, Prachi P. Chavan, Leslie Hoglund, Jill Comess, Matthew Herman, Brian Martin and Cynthia Romero
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2022 21:17
  11. Accessibility to stroke treatments is a challenge that depends on the place of residence. However, recent advances in medical technology have improved health outcomes. Nevertheless, the geographic heterogeneit...

    Authors: Kazuki Ohashi, Toshiya Osanai, Kensuke Fujiwara, Takumi Tanikawa, Yuji Tani, Soichiro Takamiya, Hirotaka Sato, Yasuhiro Morii, Kyohei Bando and Katsuhiko Ogasawara
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2022 21:16
  12. Climate variability influences the population dynamics of the Aedes aegypti mosquito that transmits the viruses that cause dengue, chikungunya and Zika. In recent years these diseases have grown considerably. Den...

    Authors: Constantino Carreto, Roxana Gutiérrez-Romero and Tania Rodríguez
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2022 21:15
  13. The ability of disaster response, preparedness, and mitigation efforts to assess the loss of physical accessibility to health facilities and to identify impacted populations is key in reducing the humanitarian...

    Authors: Sami Petricola, Marcel Reinmuth, Sven Lautenbach, Charles Hatfield and Alexander Zipf
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2022 21:14
  14. Transgenerational epigenetic risks associated with complex health outcomes, such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), have attracted increasing attention. Transgenerational environmental risk exposures with pote...

    Authors: Rebecca Richards Steed, Amanda V. Bakian, Ken Robert Smith, Neng Wan, Simon Brewer, Richard Medina and James VanDerslice
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2022 21:13
  15. Transport walking has drawn growing interest due to its potential to increase levels of physical activities and reduce reliance on vehicles. While existing studies have compared built environment-health associ...

    Authors: Jingjing Li, Adam Peterson, Amy H. Auchincloss, Jana A. Hirsch, Daniel A. Rodriguez, Steven J. Melly, Kari A. Moore, Ana V. Diez-Roux and Brisa N. Sánchez
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2022 21:12
  16. In public health and epidemiology, spatial scan statistics can be used to identify spatial cluster patterns of health-related outcomes from population-based health survey data. Although it is appropriate to co...

    Authors: Jisu Moon and Inkyung Jung
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2022 21:11
  17. Widespread use of smartphones has enabled the continuous monitoring of people’s movements and physical activity. Linking global positioning systems (GPS) data obtained via smartphone applications to physical a...

    Authors: Shohei Nagata, Tomoki Nakaya, Tomoya Hanibuchi, Naoki Nakaya and Atsushi Hozawa
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2022 21:10
  18. Studies investigating associations between natural environments and health outcomes or health behaviors in children and adolescents yielded heterogenous results to date. This may be the result of different geo...

    Authors: Carina Nigg, Claudia Niessner, Alexander Burchartz, Alexander Woll and Jasper Schipperijn
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2022 21:9
  19. Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS), vital tools for supporting public health research, provide a framework to collect, analyze and visualize the interaction between differe...

    Authors: Neda Firouraghi, Behzad Kiani, Hossein Tabatabaei Jafari, Vincent Learnihan, Jose A. Salinas-Perez, Ahmad Raeesi, MaryAnne Furst, Luis Salvador-Carulla and Nasser Bagheri
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2022 21:8
  20. A better understanding of lifestyle behaviours of children < 7 years and the relation with childhood overweight is needed. The aim of our prospective study was to examine how lifestyle patterns in young childr...

    Authors: Rikstje Wiersma, Richard H. Rijnks, Gianni Bocca, H. Marike Boezen, Esther Hartman and Eva Corpeleijn
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2022 21:7
  21. Dating violence (DV) is a public health problem that could have serious repercussions for the health and well-being of a large number of adolescents. Several neighborhood characteristics could influence these ...

    Authors: Paul Rodrigues, Martine Hébert and Mathieu Philibert
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2022 21:6
  22. Behavioral science researchers are increasingly collecting detailed location data such as second-by-second GPS tracking on participants due to increased ease and affordability. While intraindividual variabilit...

    Authors: Karen E. Nielsen, Shannon T. Mejía and Richard Gonzalez
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2022 21:5
  23. Local policymakers require information about public health, housing and well-being at small geographical areas. A municipality can for example use this information to organize targeted activities with the aim ...

    Authors: Markus Viljanen, Lotta Meijerink, Laurens Zwakhals and Jan van de Kassteele
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2022 21:4
  24. Authors: Jean‑Baptiste Roberge, Gisèle Contreras, Lisa Kakinami, Andraea Van Hulst, Mélanie Henderson and Tracie A. Barnett
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2022 21:3

    The original article was published in International Journal of Health Geographics 2022 21:2

  25. The suitability of geospatial services for auditing neighbourhood features relevant to pediatric obesity remains largely unexplored. Our objectives were to (i) establish the measurement properties of a desk-ba...

    Authors: Jean-Baptiste Roberge, Gisèle Contreras, Lisa Kakinami, Andraea Van Hulst, Mélanie Henderson and Tracie A. Barnett
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2022 21:2

    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal of Health Geographics 2022 21:3

  26. This article provides a state-of-the-art summary of location privacy issues and geoprivacy-preserving methods in public health interventions and health research involving disaggregate geographic data about ind...

    Authors: Maged N. Kamel Boulos, Mei-Po Kwan, Khaled El Emam, Ada Lai-Ling Chung, Song Gao and Douglas B. Richardson
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2022 21:1
  27. Since early March 2020, the COVID-19 epidemic across the United Kingdom has led to a range of social distancing policies, which resulted in changes to mobility across different regions. An understanding of how...

    Authors: Harry E. R. Shepherd, Florence S. Atherden, Ho Man Theophilus Chan, Alexandra Loveridge and Andrew J. Tatem
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:46
  28. The presence of considerable spatial variability in incidence intensity suggests that risk factors are unevenly distributed in space and influence the geographical disease incidence distribution and pattern. A...

    Authors: Chih-Chieh Wu, Yun-Hsuan Chu, Sanjay Shete and Chien-Hsiun Chen
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:45
  29. Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women and the second leading cause of cancer death overall. Besides genetic, reproductive, and hormonal factors involved in disease onset and progression, greater...

    Authors: Teresa Urbano, Marco Vinceti, Lauren A. Wise and Tommaso Filippini
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:44
  30. Authors: Fabian Schmidt, Arne Dröge-Rothaar and Andreas Rienow
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:43

    The original article was published in International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:40

  31. Rurality can reflect many aspects of the community, including community characteristics that may be associated with mental health. In this study, we focused on geographical units to address multiple layers of ...

    Authors: Mariko Kanamori, Masamichi Hanazato, Daisuke Takagi, Katsunori Kondo, Toshiyuki Ojima, Airi Amemiya and Naoki Kondo
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:42
  32. Disease mapping aims at identifying geographic patterns in disease. This may provide a better understanding of disease aetiology and risk factors as well as enable targeted prevention and allocation of resourc...

    Authors: Kristine Bihrmann, Gunnar Gislason, Mogens Lytken Larsen and Annette Kjær Ersbøll
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:41
  33. Various applications have been developed worldwide to contain and to combat the coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic. In this context, spatial information is always of great significance. The aim of this...

    Authors: Fabian Schmidt, Arne Dröge-Rothaar and Andreas Rienow
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:40

    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:43

  34. Geographic proximity is often used to link household and health provider data to estimate effective coverage of health interventions. Existing household surveys often provide displaced data on the central poin...

    Authors: Emily D. Carter and Melinda K. Munos
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:38
  35. Geographic information systems (GIS) are often used to examine the association between both physical activity and nutrition environments, and children’s health. It is often assumed that geospatial datasets are...

    Authors: Jesse Whitehead, Melody Smith, Yvonne Anderson, Yijun Zhang, Stephanie Wu, Shreya Maharaj and Niamh Donnellan
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:37
  36. There is consensus that planning professionals need clearer guidance on the features that are likely to produce optimal community-wide health benefits. However, much of this evidence resides in academic litera...

    Authors: Paula Hooper, Claire Boulange, Gustavo Arciniegas, Sarah Foster, Julian Bolleter and Chris Pettit
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:36
  37. Urban parks are critical environmental resources in which adolescents engage in physical activity (PA). Evidence on the associations between park environmental characteristics and park-based PA in adolescents ...

    Authors: Ru Zhang, Chun-Qing Zhang, Poh Chin Lai, Wei Cheng, Benjamin Schüz and Mei-Po Kwan
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:35
  38. Obesity remains one of the most challenging public health issues of our modern time. Despite the face validity of claims for influence, studies on the causes of obesity have reported the influence of the food ...

    Authors: Windi Lameck Marwa, Duncan Radley, Samantha Davis, James McKenna and Claire Griffiths
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:34
  39. This paper deals with the location of emergency medical stations where ambulances waiting to be dispatched are parked. The literature reports a lot of mathematical programming models used to optimize station l...

    Authors: Ľudmila Jánošíková, Peter Jankovič, Marek Kvet and Frederika Zajacová
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:32
  40. Rapid accessibility of (intensive) medical care can make the difference between life and death. Initial care in case of strokes is highly dependent on the location of the patient and the traffic situation for ...

    Authors: S. Rauch, H. Taubenböck, C. Knopp and J. Rauh
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:31
  41. Disparities in invasive cervical cancer (ICC) incidence exist globally, particularly in HIV positive women who are at elevated risk compared to HIV negative women. We aimed to determine the spatial, temporal, ...

    Authors: Dhokotera Tafadzwa, Riou Julien, Bartels Lina, Rohner Eliane, Chammartin Frederique, Johnson Leigh, Singh Elvira, Olago Victor, Sengayi-Muchengeti Mazvita, Egger Matthias, Bohlius Julia and Konstantinoudis Garyfallos
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:30
  42. The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting nations globally, but with an impact exhibiting significant spatial and temporal variation at the sub-national level. Identifying and disentangling the drivers of resulting h...

    Authors: Simon Dellicour, Catherine Linard, Nina Van Goethem, Daniele Da Re, Jean Artois, Jérémie Bihin, Pierre Schaus, François Massonnet, Herman Van Oyen, Sophie O. Vanwambeke, Niko Speybroeck and Marius Gilbert
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:29
  43. Despite global intervention efforts, malaria remains a major public health concern in many parts of the world. Understanding geographic variation in malaria patterns and their environmental determinants can su...

    Authors: Andrea McMahon, Abere Mihretie, Adem Agmas Ahmed, Mastewal Lake, Worku Awoke and Michael Charles Wimberly
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:28
  44. Social instability and logistical factors like the displacement of vulnerable populations, the difficulty of accessing these populations, and the lack of geographic information for hard-to-reach areas continue...

    Authors: Amalia Mendes, Tess Palmer, Andrew Berens, Julie Espey, Rhiannan Price, Apoorva Mallya, Sidney Brown, Maureen Martinez, Noha Farag and Brian Kaplan
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:27
  45. Independent mobility (IM) provides young people with many opportunities to increase their autonomy and physical activity (PA). This study aimed to analyse whether the parent’s PA, active commuting to work and ...

    Authors: F. Rodríguez-Rodríguez, P. Gálvez-Fernández, F. J. Huertas-Delgado, M. J. Aranda-Balboa, R. G. Saucedo-Araujo and M. Herrador-Colmenero
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:26
  46. A common approach for measuring place-based exposure is to use geographically-defined administrative boundaries and to link neighborhood characteristics at this level. This approach, however, may not be feasib...

    Authors: Erica Felker-Kantor, Caluz Polanco, Martha Perez, Yeycy Donastorg, Katherine Andrinopoulos, Carl Kendall, Deanna Kerrigan and Katherine P. Theall
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:25
  47. Studies on the association between surrounding greenspace and being overweight in childhood show inconsistent results, possibly because they differ widely in their definition and measurement of surrounding gre...

    Authors: Yusheng Zhou, Thomas von Lengerke and Maren Dreier
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:24
  48. Heatstroke is becoming an increasingly serious threat to outdoor activities, especially, at the time of large events organized during summer, including the Olympic Games or various types of happenings in amuse...

    Authors: Yan Wu, Tianqi Xia, Adam Jatowt, Haoran Zhang, Xiao Feng, Ryosuke Shibasaki and Kyoung-Sook Kim
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:23

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