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  1. There is an expanding literature on different representations of spatial random effects for different types of spatial correlation structure within the conditional autoregressive class of priors for Bayesian s...

    Authors: Aswi Aswi, Susanna Cramb, Earl Duncan and Kerrie Mengersen

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:39

    Content type: Research

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  2. The rapid and often uncontrolled rural–urban migration in Sub-Saharan Africa is transforming urban landscapes expected to provide shelter for more than 50% of Africa’s population by 2030. Consequently, the bur...

    Authors: Stefanos Georganos, Oscar Brousse, Sébastien Dujardin, Catherine Linard, Daniel Casey, Marco Milliones, Benoit Parmentier, Nicole P. M. van Lipzig, Matthias Demuzere, Tais Grippa, Sabine Vanhuysse, Nicholus Mboga, Verónica Andreo, Robert W. Snow and Moritz Lennert

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:38

    Content type: Research

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  3. The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), causing the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, has infected millions of people and caused hundreds of thousands of deaths. While COV...

    Authors: Jeon-Young Kang, Alexander Michels, Fangzheng Lyu, Shaohua Wang, Nelson Agbodo, Vincent L. Freeman and Shaowen Wang

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:36

    Content type: Research

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  4. Context-free outcome measures, such as overall leisure-time physical activity (LTPA), are habitually applied to study the neighborhood built environment correlates of physical activity. This cross sectional st...

    Authors: Anna Kajosaari and Tiina E. Laatikainen

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:35

    Content type: Research

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  5. In low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), household survey data are a main source of information for planning, evaluation, and decision-making. Standard surveys are based on censuses, however, for many LMIC...

    Authors: Dana R. Thomson, Dale A. Rhoda, Andrew J. Tatem and Marcia C. Castro

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:34

    Content type: Review

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  6. Detecting the geographical tendency for the presence of a disease or incident is, particularly at an early stage, a key challenge for preventing severe consequences. Given recent rapid advancements in informat...

    Authors: Kunihiko Takahashi and Hideyasu Shimadzu

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:33

    Content type: Methodology

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  7. As of 13 July 2020, 12.9 million COVID-19 cases have been reported worldwide. Prior studies have demonstrated that local socioeconomic and built environment characteristics may significantly contribute to vira...

    Authors: Christopher Scarpone, Sebastian T. Brinkmann, Tim Große, Daniel Sonnenwald, Martin Fuchs and Blake Byron Walker

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:32

    Content type: Research

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  8. Although previous research has highlighted the association between the built environment and individual health, methodological challenges in assessing the built environment remain. In particular, many research...

    Authors: Katherine N. Bromm, Ian-Marshall Lang, Erica E. Twardzik, Cathy L. Antonakos, Tamara Dubowitz and Natalie Colabianchi

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:31

    Content type: Research

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  9. The potential for a population at a given location to utilize a health service can be estimated using a newly developed measure called the supply-concentric demand accumulation (SCDA) spatial availability inde...

    Authors: Kevin A. Matthews, Anne H. Gaglioti, James B. Holt, Anne G. Wheaton and Janet B. Croft

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:30

    Content type: Methodology

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  10. The adequate allocation of inpatient care resources requires assumptions about the need for health care and how this need will be met. However, in current practice, these assumptions are often based on outdate...

    Authors: J. Bauer, D. Klingelhöfer, W. Maier, L. Schwettmann and D. A. Groneberg

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:29

    Content type: Research

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  11. Women in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) remain at high risk of developing cervical cancer and have limited access to screening programs. The limits include geographical barriers related to road networ...

    Authors: Kathleen Stewart, Moying Li, Zhiyue Xia, Stephen Ayodele Adewole, Olusegun Adeyemo and Clement Adebamowo

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:28

    Content type: Research

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  12. Geographical accessibility to health facilities remains one of the main barriers to access care in rural areas of the developing world. Although methods and tools exist to model geographic accessibility, the l...

    Authors: Felana Angella Ihantamalala, Vincent Herbreteau, Christophe Révillion, Mauricianot Randriamihaja, Jérémy Commins, Tanjona Andréambeloson, Feno H. Rafenoarimalala, Andriamihaja Randrianambinina, Laura F. Cordier, Matthew H. Bonds and Andres Garchitorena

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:27

    Content type: Research

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  13. Geographic masks are techniques used to protect individual privacy in published maps but are highly under-utilized in research. This leads to continual violations of individual privacy, as sensitive health rec...

    Authors: David Swanlund, Nadine Schuurman, Paul Zandbergen and Mariana Brussoni

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:26

    Content type: Methodology

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  14. The rapid spread of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic has simultaneous time and space dynamics. This behaviour results from a complex combination of factors, including social ones, which lead to significant differences ...

    Authors: Leonardo Azevedo, Maria João Pereira, Manuel C. Ribeiro and Amílcar Soares

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:25

    Content type: Methodology

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  15. There is a strong spatial correlation between demographics and chronic diseases in urban areas. Thus, most of the public policies aimed at improving prevention plans and optimizing the allocation of resources ...

    Authors: Ricardo Crespo, Claudio Alvarez, Ignacio Hernandez and Christian García

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:24

    Content type: Research

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  16. Some studies have reported that air pollution exposure can have adverse effects on pregnancy outcomes. However, the disparity between urban and rural areas in the risk of preterm birth (PTB) has yet to be eluc...

    Authors: Long Li, Jing Ma, Yang Cheng, Ling Feng, Shaoshuai Wang, Xiao Yun and Shu Tao

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:23

    Content type: Research

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  17. Urban residents from the developing world have increasingly adopted a sedentary lifestyle and spend less time on physical activities (PA). Previous studies on the association between PA facilities and individu...

    Authors: Ye Liu, Xiaoge Wang, Suhong Zhou and Wenjie Wu

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:22

    Content type: Research

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  18. Virtual neighborhood audits have been used to visually assess characteristics of the built environment for health research. Few studies have investigated spatial predictive properties of audit item responses p...

    Authors: Jesse J. Plascak, Mario Schootman, Andrew G. Rundle, Cathleen Xing, Adana A. M. Llanos, Antoinette M. Stroup and Stephen J. Mooney

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:21

    Content type: Research

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  19. The Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh continues to outstrip humanitarian resources and undermine the health and security of over 900,000 people. Spatial, sector-specific information is required to better u...

    Authors: Erica L. Nelson, Daniela Reyes Saade and P. Gregg Greenough

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:20

    Content type: Research

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  20. Natural disasters are known to take their psychological toll immediately, and over the long term, on those living through them. Messages posted on Twitter provide an insight into the state of mind of citizens ...

    Authors: Dhivya Karmegam and Bagavandas Mappillairaju

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:19

    Content type: Research

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  21. Social and physical characteristics of the daily visited neighborhoods have gained an extensive interest in analyzing socio-territorial inequalities in health and healthcare. The objective of the present paper...

    Authors: Médicoulé Traoré, Julie Vallée and Pierre Chauvin

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:18

    Content type: Research

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  22. Unfortunately, the original version of the article [1] contained an error. A typo in the main equation (Eq. 1) has been introduced during the production process. The operator “ = ” in Eq. 1 “log(θik) =  α + ui…” ...

    Authors: Matthew Bozigar, Andrew Lawson, John Pearce, Kathryn King and Erik Svendsen

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:17

    Content type: Publisher Correction

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    The original article was published in International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:9

  23. Distance sampling methods are widely used in ecology to estimate and map the abundance of animal and plant populations from spatial survey data. The key underlying concept in distance sampling is the detection...

    Authors: Luca Nelli, Moussa Guelbeogo, Heather M. Ferguson, Daouda Ouattara, Alfred Tiono, Sagnon N’Fale and Jason Matthiopoulos

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:16

    Content type: Methodology

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  24. The aetiology of most childhood cancers is largely unknown. Spatially varying environmental factors such as traffic-related air pollution, background radiation and agricultural pesticides might contribute to t...

    Authors: Garyfallos Konstantinoudis, Dominic Schuhmacher, Roland A. Ammann, Tamara Diesch, Claudia E. Kuehni and Ben D. Spycher

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:15

    Content type: Research

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  25. Population growth, population ageing, and urbanisation are major global demographic trends that call for an examination of the impact of urban densification on older adults’ health-enhancing behaviours, such a...

    Authors: Ester Cerin, Anthony Barnett, Casper J. P. Zhang, Poh-chin Lai, Cindy H. P. Sit and Ruby S. Y. Lee

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:14

    Content type: Research

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  26. Understanding the genetic structure of natural populations provides insight into the demographic and adaptive processes that have affected those populations. Such information, particularly when integrated with...

    Authors: Yao Li, Amol C. Shetty, Chanthap Lon, Michele Spring, David L. Saunders, Mark M. Fukuda, Tran Tinh Hien, Sasithon Pukrittayakamee, Rick M. Fairhurst, Arjen M. Dondorp, Christopher V. Plowe, Timothy D. O’Connor, Shannon Takala-Harrison and Kathleen Stewart

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:13

    Content type: Research

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  27. Inaccurately modelled environmental exposures may have important implications for evidence-based policy targeting health promoting or hazardous facilities. Travel routes modelled using GIS generally use shorte...

    Authors: Amy Mizen, Richard Fry and Sarah Rodgers

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:12

    Content type: Research

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  28. Obesity rates are recognized to be at epidemic levels throughout much of the world, posing significant threats to both the health and financial security of many nations. The causes of obesity can vary but are ...

    Authors: Taylor M. Oshan, Jordan P. Smith and A. Stewart Fotheringham

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:11

    Content type: Research

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  29. Household surveys are the main source of demographic, health and socio-economic data in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). To conduct such a survey, census population information mapped into enumeration...

    Authors: Sarchil Hama Qader, Veronique Lefebvre, Andrew J. Tatem, Utz Pape, Warren Jochem, Kristen Himelein, Amy Ninneman, Philip Wolburg, Gonzalo Nunez-Chaim, Linus Bengtsson and Tomas Bird

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:10

    Content type: Research

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  30. Ecologic health studies often rely on outcomes from health service utilization data that are limited by relatively coarse spatial resolutions and missing geographic information, particularly neighborhood level...

    Authors: Matthew Bozigar, Andrew Lawson, John Pearce, Kathryn King and Erik Svendsen

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:9

    Content type: Research

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    The Publisher Correction to this article has been published in International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:17

  31. In December 2019, a new virus (initially called ‘Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV’ and later renamed to SARS-CoV-2) causing severe acute respiratory syndrome (coronavirus disease COVID-19) emerged in Wuhan, Hubei P...

    Authors: Maged N. Kamel Boulos and Estella M. Geraghty

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:8

    Content type: Editorial

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  32. Life expectancy at birth (LEB), one of the main indicators of human longevity, has often been used to characterise the health status of a population. Understanding its relationships with the deprivation is key...

    Authors: Olatunji Johnson, Peter Diggle and Emanuele Giorgi

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:6

    Content type: Methodology

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  33. The ability to produce timely and accurate estimation of dengue cases can significantly impact disease control programs. A key challenge for dengue control in Thailand is the systematic delay in reporting at d...

    Authors: Chawarat Rotejanaprasert, Nattwut Ekapirat, Darin Areechokchai and Richard J. Maude

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:4

    Content type: Research

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  34. Vector-borne disease places a high health and economic burden in the American tropics. Comprehensive vector control programs remain the primary method of containing local outbreaks. With limited resources, man...

    Authors: Catherine A. Lippi, Liang Mao, Anna M. Stewart-Ibarra, Naveed Heydari, Efraín Beltrán Ayala, Nathan D. Burkett-Cadena, Jason K. Blackburn and Sadie J. Ryan

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:3

    Content type: Research

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  35. Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data are an important source of maternal, newborn, and child health as well as nutrition information for low- and middle-income countries. However, DHSs are often unavailabl...

    Authors: Emily Wilson, Elizabeth Hazel, Lois Park, Emily Carter, Lawrence H. Moulton, Rebecca Heidkamp and Jamie Perin

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:2

    Content type: Methodology

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  36. Travel time to care is known to influence uptake of health services. Generally, pregnant women who take longer to transit to health facilities are the least likely to deliver in facilities. It is not clear if ...

    Authors: Liberty Makacha, Prestige Tatenda Makanga, Yolisa Prudence Dube, Jeffrey Bone, Khátia Munguambe, Geetanjali Katageri, Sumedha Sharma, Marianne Vidler, Esperança Sevene, Umesh Ramadurg, Umesh Charantimath, Amit Revankar and Peter von Dadelszen

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:1

    Content type: Research

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  37. Worldwide, interest in research on methods to define access to healthy food at the local level has grown, given its central connection to carrying out a healthy lifestyle. Within this research domain, papers h...

    Authors: Richard C. Sadler, Ashley N. Sanders-Jackson, Josh Introne and Robyn Adams

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2019 18:31

    Content type: Methodology

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  38. The utility of being able to spatially analyze health care data in near-real time is a growing need. However, this potential is often limited by the level of in-house geospatial expertise. One solution is to f...

    Authors: Jayakrishnan Ajayakumar, Andrew J. Curtis and Jacqueline Curtis

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2019 18:30

    Content type: Research

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  39. Considerable number of indoor navigation systems has been proposed to augment people with visual impairments (VI) about their surroundings. These systems leverage several technologies, such as computer-vision,...

    Authors: Jayakanth Kunhoth, AbdelGhani Karkar, Somaya Al-Maadeed and Asma Al-Attiyah

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2019 18:29

    Content type: Research

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  40. Although a preponderance of research indicates that increased income inequality negatively impacts population health, several international studies found that a greater income inequality was associated with be...

    Authors: Steven A. Cohen, Mary L. Greaney and Ann C. Klassen

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2019 18:28

    Content type: Research

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  41. Spatial weight matrices play a key role in econometrics to capture spatial effects. However, these constructs are prone to clustering and can be challenging to analyse in common statistical packages such as ST...

    Authors: Sung Wook Kim, Felix Achana and Stavros Petrou

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2019 18:27

    Content type: Methodology

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  42. GIS (Geographic Information Systems) based behavior maps are useful for visualizing and analyzing how children utilize their play spaces. However, a GIS needs accurate locational information to ensure that obs...

    Authors: Ajoke R. Onojeghuo, Candace I. J. Nykiforuk, Ana Paula Belon and Jane Hewes

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2019 18:26

    Content type: Methodology

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  43. Decision making in the health area usually involves several factors, options and data. In addition, it should take into account technological, social and spatial aspects, among others. Decision making methodol...

    Authors: Luciana Moura Mendes de Lima, Laísa Ribeiro de Sá, Ana Flávia Uzeda dos Santos Macambira, Jordana de Almeida Nogueira, Rodrigo Pinheiro de Toledo Vianna and Ronei Marcos de Moraes

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2019 18:25

    Content type: Research

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  44. Identifying and intervening on health disparities requires representative community public health data. For cities with high vacancy and transient populations, traditional methods of population estimation for ...

    Authors: Mieka Smart, Richard Sadler, Alan Harris, Zachary Buchalski, Amber Pearson and C. Debra Furr-Holden

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2019 18:24

    Content type: Methodology

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  45. With the increase in unprecedented and unpredictable disease outbreaks due to human-driven environmental changes in recent years, we need new analytical tools to map and predict the spatial distribution of eme...

    Authors: Soushieta Jagadesh, Marine Combe, Pierre Couppié, Paul Le Turnier, Loïc Epelboin, Mathieu Nacher and Rodolphe Elie Gozlan

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2019 18:23

    Content type: Research

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  46. Getting a random household sample during a survey can be expensive and very difficult especially in urban area and non-specialist. This study aimed to test an alternative method using freely available aerial i...

    Authors: Ronald R. B. Ngom Vougat, Steven Chouto, Sylvain Aoudou Doua, Rebecca Garabed, André Zoli Pagnah and Bernard Gonne

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2019 18:22

    Content type: Methodology

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  47. It is well known that the burden caused by cancer can vary geographically, which may relate to differences in health, economics or lifestyle. However, to date, there was no comprehensive picture of how the can...

    Authors: Earl W. Duncan, Susanna M. Cramb, Joanne F. Aitken, Kerrie L. Mengersen and Peter D. Baade

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2019 18:21

    Content type: Methodology

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  48. Road traffic noise increases the risk of mortality from ischemic heart disease (IHD). Because noise is highly localized, high resolution maps of exposures and health outcomes are key to urban planning interven...

    Authors: Ivan C. Hanigan, Timothy B. Chaston, Ben Hinze, Martine Dennekamp, Bin Jalaludin, Yohannes Kinfu and Geoffrey G. Morgan

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2019 18:20

    Content type: Methodology

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