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  1. Content type: Research

    Patient mobility can be defined as a patient’s movement or utilization of a health care service located in a place or region other than the patient’s place of residence. Mobility provides freedom to patients t...

    Authors: Caglar Koylu, Selman Delil, Diansheng Guo and Rahmi Nurhan Celik

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:32

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  2. Content type: Research

    There is a growing recognition of the health benefits of the natural environment. Whilst domestic gardens account for a significant proportion of greenspace in urban areas, few studies, and no population level...

    Authors: Paul Brindley, Anna Jorgensen and Ravi Maheswaran

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:31

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  3. Content type: Research

    Health data usually has missing or incomplete location information, which impacts the quality of research. Geoimputation methods are used by health professionals to increase the spatial resolution of address i...

    Authors: Naci Dilekli, Amanda E. Janitz, Janis E. Campbell and Kirsten M. de Beurs

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:30

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  4. Content type: Research

    The built environment health promotion has attracted notable attention across a wide spectrum of health-related research over the past decade. However, the results about the contextual effects on health and PA...

    Authors: Tiina E. Laatikainen, Kamyar Hasanzadeh and Marketta Kyttä

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:29

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  5. Content type: Research

    Human mobility is fundamental to understanding global issues in the health and social sciences such as disease spread and displacements from disasters and conflicts. Detailed mobility data across spatial and t...

    Authors: Nick Warren Ruktanonchai, Corrine Warren Ruktanonchai, Jessica Rhona Floyd and Andrew J. Tatem

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:28

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  6. Content type: Research

    Large geographical variations in the intensity of the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa call for geographically targeted resource allocation where burdens are greatest. However, data available for mapping the...

    Authors: Diego F. Cuadros, Benn Sartorius, Chris Hall, Adam Akullian, Till Bärnighausen and Frank Tanser

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:27

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  7. Content type: Methodology

    Health behaviors are shaped by the context in which people live. However, documenting environmental context has remained a challenge. More specifically, direct observation techniques require large investments ...

    Authors: Erica Twardzik, Cathy Antonakos, Ross Baiers, Tamara Dubowitz, Philippa Clarke and Natalie Colabianchi

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:26

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  8. Content type: Editorial

    A PubMed query run in June 2018 using the keyword ‘blockchain’ retrieved 40 indexed papers, a reflection of the growing interest in blockchain among the medical and healthcare research and practice communities...

    Authors: Maged N. Kamel Boulos, James T. Wilson and Kevin A. Clauson

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:25

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  9. Content type: Review

    Children’s independent mobility (CIM) is an important contributor to physical activity and health in children. However, in the last 20 years CIM has significantly decreased. To develop effective intervention ...

    Authors: Isabel Marzi, Yolanda Demetriou and Anne Kerstin Reimers

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:24

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  10. Content type: Methodology

    To assess spatial accessibility measures to on-premise alcohol outlets at census block, census tract, county, and state levels for the United States.

    Authors: Hua Lu, Xingyou Zhang, James B. Holt, Dafna Kanny and Janet B. Croft

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:23

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  11. Content type: Research

    Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) is an infection endemic in Chile and Argentina, caused by Andes hantavirus (ANDV). The rodent Oligoryzomys longicaudatus is suggested as the main reservoir, although several ot...

    Authors: Francisca Astorga, Luis E. Escobar, Daniela Poo-Muñoz, Joaquin Escobar-Dodero, Sylvia Rojas-Hucks, Mario Alvarado-Rybak, Melanie Duclos, Daniel Romero-Alvarez, Blanca E. Molina-Burgos, Alexandra Peñafiel-Ricaurte, Frederick Toro, Francisco T. Peña-Gómez and A. Townsend Peterson

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:22

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  12. Content type: Methodology

    Identifying fine-scale spatial patterns of disease is essential for effective disease control and elimination programmes. In low resource areas without formal addresses, novel strategies are needed to locate ...

    Authors: Kimberly M. Fornace, Henry Surendra, Tommy Rowel Abidin, Ralph Reyes, Maria L. M. Macalinao, Gillian Stresman, Jennifer Luchavez, Riris A. Ahmad, Supargiyono Supargiyono, Fe Espino, Chris J. Drakeley and Jackie Cook

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:21

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  13. Content type: Methodology

    Spatial scan statistics have been used for the identification of geographic clusters of elevated numbers of cases of a condition such as disease outbreaks. These statistics accompanied by the appropriate distr...

    Authors: Iram Usman and Rhonda J. Rosychuk

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:20

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  14. Content type: Review

    The relationships between food environments and dietary intake have been assessed via a range of methodologically diverse measures of spatial exposure to food outlets, resulting in a largely inconclusive body ...

    Authors: Alexia Bivoltsis, Eleanor Cervigni, Gina Trapp, Matthew Knuiman, Paula Hooper and Gina Leslie Ambrosini

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:19

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  15. Content type: Research

    Air pollutants have been associated with various adverse health effects, including increased rates of hospital admissions and emergency room visits. Although numerous time-series studies and case-crossover stu...

    Authors: Eun-Hye Yoo, Patrick Brown and Youngseob Eum

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:18

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  16. Content type: Methodology

    Identifying elements of one’s environment—observable and unobservable—that contribute to chronic stress including the perception of comfort and discomfort associated with different settings, presents many meth...

    Authors: Benjamin W. Chrisinger and Abby C. King

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:17

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  17. Content type: Research

    The objective evaluation of the physical environmental characteristics (e.g. speed limit, cycling infrastructure) along adolescents’ actual cycling routes remains understudied, although it may provide importan...

    Authors: Hannah Verhoeven, Linde Van Hecke, Delfien Van Dyck, Tim Baert, Nico Van de Weghe, Peter Clarys, Benedicte Deforche and Jelle Van Cauwenberg

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:16

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  18. Content type: Research

    The increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme heat events, which are potentially associated with climate change in the near future, highlights the importance of heat health risk assessment, a signific...

    Authors: Qian Chen, Mingjun Ding, Xuchao Yang, Kejia Hu and Jiaguo Qi

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:15

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  19. Content type: Research

    Commercial geospatial data resources are frequently used to understand healthcare utilisation. Although there is widespread evidence of a digital divide for other digital resources and infra-structure, it is u...

    Authors: Winfred Dotse-Gborgbortsi, Nicola Wardrop, Ademola Adewole, Mair L. H. Thomas and Jim Wright

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:14

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  20. Content type: Research

    Coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) has demonstrated high diagnostic accuracy for detection of coronary artery stenosis, and healthcare providers can detect coronary artery disease in earlier stages...

    Authors: Hideaki Kawaguchi, Soichi Koike, Ryota Sakurai and Kazuhiko Ohe

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:13

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  21. Content type: Methodology

    Conducting surveys in low- and middle-income countries is often challenging because many areas lack a complete sampling frame, have outdated census information, or have limited data available for designing and...

    Authors: Robert F. Chew, Safaa Amer, Kasey Jones, Jennifer Unangst, James Cajka, Justine Allpress and Mark Bruhn

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:12

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  22. Content type: Research

    Advancement in location-aware technologies, and information and communication technology in the past decades has furthered our knowledge of the interaction between human activities and the built environment. A...

    Authors: Xiaolu Zhou and Dongying Li

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:11

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  23. Content type: Methodology

    Maps of disease rates produced without careful consideration of the underlying population distribution may be unreliable due to the well-known small numbers problem. Smoothing methods such as Kernel Density Es...

    Authors: Warangkana Ruckthongsook, Chetan Tiwari, Joseph R. Oppong and Prathiba Natesan

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:10

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  24. Content type: Research

    Dengue fever is a vector-borne infectious disease that is transmitted by contact between vector mosquitoes and susceptible hosts. The literature has addressed the issue on quantifying the effect of individual ...

    Authors: Tzai-Hung Wen, Ching-Shun Hsu and Ming-Che Hu

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:9

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  25. Content type: Research

    Millions of people worldwide are exposed to deadly infectious diseases on a regular basis. Breaking news of the Zika outbreak for instance, made it to the main media titles internationally. Perceiving disease ...

    Authors: Shaheen A. Abdulkareem, Ellen-Wien Augustijn, Yaseen T. Mustafa and Tatiana Filatova

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:8

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  26. Content type: Research

    Undernutrition among children under 5 years of age continues to be a public health challenge in many low- and middle-income countries and can lead to growth stunting. Infectious diseases may also affect child ...

    Authors: Benjamin Amoah, Emanuele Giorgi, Daniel J. Heyes, Stef van Burren and Peter John Diggle

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:7

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  27. Content type: Research

    Internationally, the majority of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests where resuscitation is attempted (OHCAs) occur in private residential locations i.e. at home. The prospect of survival for this patient group is...

    Authors: Siobhán Masterson, Conor Teljeur, John Cullinan, Andrew W. Murphy, Conor Deasy and Akke Vellinga

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:6

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  28. Content type: Methodology

    The spatial scan statistic is widely used by public health professionals in the detection of spatial clusters in inhomogeneous point process. The most popular version of the spatial scan statistic uses a circu...

    Authors: Fernando L. P. Oliveira, André L. F. Cançado, Gustavo de Souza, Gladston J. P. Moreira and Martin Kulldorff

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:5

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  29. Content type: Research

    Aedes-borne diseases as dengue, zika, chikungunya and yellow fever are an emerging problem worldwide, being transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. Lack of up to date information about the distribution...

    Authors: Els Ducheyne, Nhu Nguyen Tran Minh, Nabil Haddad, Ward Bryssinckx, Evans Buliva, Frédéric Simard, Mamunur Rahman Malik, Johannes Charlier, Valérie De Waele, Osama Mahmoud, Muhammad Mukhtar, Ali Bouattour, Abdulhafid Hussain, Guy Hendrickx and David Roiz

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:4

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  30. Content type: Research

    Low physical activity levels and high levels of sedentary time among adolescents call for population wide interventions. Public open spaces can be important locations for adolescents’ physical activity. This s...

    Authors: Linde Van Hecke, Hannah Verhoeven, Peter Clarys, Delfien Van Dyck, Nico Van de Weghe, Tim Baert, Benedicte Deforche and Jelle Van Cauwenberg

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:3

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  31. Content type: Research

    Malaria is highly sensitive to climatic variables and is strongly influenced by the presence of vectors in a region that further contribute to parasite development and sustained disease transmission. Mathemat...

    Authors: Francois M. Moukam Kakmeni, Ritter Y. A. Guimapi, Frank T. Ndjomatchoua, Sansoa A. Pedro, James Mutunga and Henri E. Z. Tonnang

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:2

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  32. Content type: Research

    The World Health Organization refers to stroke, the second most frequent cause of death in the world, in terms of pandemic. Present treatments are only effective within precise time windows. Only 10% of thromb...

    Authors: J. Freyssenge, F. Renard, A. M. Schott, L. Derex, N. Nighoghossian, K. Tazarourte and C. El Khoury

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:1

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  33. Content type: Methodology

    When analysing spatial data, it is important to account for spatial autocorrelation. In Bayesian statistics, spatial autocorrelation is commonly modelled by the intrinsic conditional autoregressive prior distr...

    Authors: Earl W. Duncan, Nicole M. White and Kerrie Mengersen

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:47

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  34. Content type: Research

    Spatial accessibility indices are increasingly applied when investigating inequalities in health. Although most studies are making mentions of potential errors caused by the edge effect, many acknowledge havin...

    Authors: Fei Gao, Wahida Kihal, Nolwenn Le Meur, Marc Souris and Séverine Deguen

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:46

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  35. Content type: Research

    Although the incidence of legionellosis throughout North America and Europe continues to increase, public health investigations have not been able to identify a common exposure in most cases. Over 80% of cases...

    Authors: Jessie A. Gleason, Kathleen M. Ross and Rebecca D. Greeley

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:45

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  36. Content type: Research

    Health care accessibility is known to differ geographically. With this study we focused on analysing accessibility of general and specialized obstetric units in England and Germany with regard to urbanity, are...

    Authors: Jan Bauer, David A. Groneberg, Werner Maier, Roxanne Manek, Frank Louwen and Dörthe Brüggmann

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:44

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  37. Content type: Research

    The geography of where pregnant mothers live is important for understanding outdoor environmental habitat that may result in adverse birth outcomes. We investigated whether more babies were born small for gest...

    Authors: Charlene C. Nielsen, Carl G. Amrhein and Alvaro R. Osornio-Vargas

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:43

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  38. Content type: Research

    Mathematical models of human mobility have demonstrated a great potential for infectious disease epidemiology in contexts of data scarcity. While the commonly used gravity model involves parameter tuning and i...

    Authors: Kankoé Sallah, Roch Giorgi, Linus Bengtsson, Xin Lu, Erik Wetter, Paul Adrien, Stanislas Rebaudet, Renaud Piarroux and Jean Gaudart

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:42

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  39. Content type: Research

    Tick populations and tick-borne infections have steadily increased since the mid-1990s posing an ever-increasing risk to public health. Yet, modelling tick dynamics remains challenging because of the lack of d...

    Authors: Irene Garcia-Martí, Raúl Zurita-Milla, Arnold J. H. van Vliet and Willem Takken

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:41

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  40. Content type: Research

    Volunteered geographic information (VGI) has strong potential to be increasingly valuable to scientists in collaboration with non-scientists. The abundance of mobile phones and other wireless forms of communic...

    Authors: Shaun A. Langley, Joseph P. Messina and Nathan Moore

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:40

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  41. Content type: Research

    Urban–rural disparities in suicide mortality have received considerable attention. Varying conceptualizations of urbanity may contribute to the conflicting findings. This ecological study on Germany assessed h...

    Authors: M. Helbich, V. Blüml, T. de Jong, P. L. Plener, M.-P. Kwan and N. D. Kapusta

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:39

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  42. Content type: Research

    ‘Place’ matters in understanding prevalence variations and inequalities in child maltreatment risk. However, most studies examining ecological variations in child maltreatment risk fail to take into account th...

    Authors: Enrique Gracia, Antonio López-Quílez, Miriam Marco and Marisol Lila

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:38

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  43. Content type: Research

    Food access is a global issue, and for this reason, a wealth of studies are dedicated to understanding the location of food deserts and the benefits of urban gardens. However, few studies have linked these two...

    Authors: Elizabeth A. Mack, Daoqin Tong and Kevin Credit

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:37

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  44. Content type: Methodology

    The availability of big data in healthcare and the intensive development of data reuse and georeferencing have opened up perspectives for health spatial analysis. However, fine-scale spatial studies of ecologi...

    Authors: A. Ghenassia, J. B. Beuscart, G. Ficheur, F. Occelli, E. Babykina, E. Chazard and M. Genin

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:36

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  45. Content type: Research

    Despite intensive research over several decades, the etiology of multiple sclerosis (MS) remains poorly understood, although environmental factors are supposedly implicated. Our goal was to identify spatial cl...

    Authors: Karima Hammas, Jacqueline Yaouanq, Morgane Lannes, Gilles Edan and Jean-François Viel

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:35

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  46. Content type: Research

    Precise quantification of health service utilisation is important for the estimation of disease burden and allocation of health resources. Current approaches to mapping health facility utilisation rely on spat...

    Authors: Paul O. Ouma, Nathan O. Agutu, Robert W. Snow and Abdisalan M. Noor

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:34

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  47. Content type: Research

    Retail food environments (foodscapes) are a recognised determinant of eating behaviours and may contribute to inequalities in diet. However, findings from studies measuring socioeconomic inequality in the food...

    Authors: Eva R. Maguire, Thomas Burgoine, Tarra L. Penney, Nita G. Forouhi and Pablo Monsivais

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:33

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  48. Content type: Methodology

    The potential spatial access to urban health services is an important issue in health geography, spatial epidemiology and public health. Computing geographical accessibility measures for residential areas (e.g...

    Authors: Philippe Apparicio, Jérémy Gelb, Anne-Sophie Dubé, Simon Kingham, Lise Gauvin and Éric Robitaille

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:32

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  49. Content type: Research

    Dengue is a high incidence arboviral disease in tropical countries around the world. Colombia is an endemic country due to the favourable environmental conditions for vector survival and spread. Dengue surveil...

    Authors: Daniel Adyro Martínez-Bello, Antonio López-Quílez and Alexander Torres Prieto

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:31

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  50. Content type: Research

    The home address is a common spatial proxy for exposure assessment in epidemiological studies but mobility may introduce exposure misclassification. Mobility can be assessed using self-reports or objectively m...

    Authors: Gijs Klous, Lidwien A. M. Smit, Floor Borlée, Roel A. Coutinho, Mirjam E. E. Kretzschmar, Dick J. J. Heederik and Anke Huss

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:30

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