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  1. 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

    Content type: Research

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research

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  11. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  12. Healthcare accessibility, a key public health issue, includes potential (spatial accessibility) and realized access (healthcare utilization) dimensions. Moreover, the assessment of healthcare service potential...

    Authors: Fei Gao, Clara languille, Khalil karzazi, Mélanie Guhl, Baptiste Boukebous and Séverine Deguen

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:22

    Content type: Research

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  13. Geographical imbalances in the health workforce, particularly the shortage of health care workers in rural areas, is an issue of social and political concern in most countries. Estimating the number of require...

    Authors: Tatsuya Suzuki, Soichi Koike and Masatoshi Matsumoto

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:21

    Content type: Research

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  14. The two-week illness prevalence rate is an important and comparable indicator of health service needs. High-spatial-resolution, age-specific risk mapping of this indicator can provide valuable information for ...

    Authors: Chuchun Wen, Xiaoliang Huang, Lifen Feng, Long Chen, Wei Hu, Yingsi Lai and Yuantao Hao

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:20

    Content type: Research

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  15. Individuals living in low-income neighborhoods have disproportionately high rates of obesity, Type-2 diabetes, and cardiometabolic conditions. Perceived safety in one’s neighborhood may influence stress and ph...

    Authors: Amber L. Pearson, Kimberly A. Clevenger, Teresa H. Horton, Joseph C. Gardiner, Ventra Asana, Benjamin V. Dougherty and Karin A. Pfeiffer

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:19

    Content type: Research

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  16. In India, many cities struggle with extreme levels of air pollution and noise. Delhi, in particular, has the notorious reputation of being one of the most polluted cities in the world. Cyclists constitute a pa...

    Authors: Philippe Apparicio, Jérémy Gelb, Vincent Jarry and Élaine Lesage-Mann

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:18

    Content type: Research

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  17. The urban built environment (BE) has been globally acknowledged as one of the main factors that affects the spread of infectious disease. However, the effect of the street network on coronavirus disease 2019 (...

    Authors: Yepeng Yao, Wenzhong Shi, Anshu Zhang, Zhewei Liu and Shuli Luo

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:17

    Content type: Research

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  18. Accounting for the co-occurrence of multiple environmental influences is a more accurate reflection of population exposure than considering isolated influences, aiding in understanding the complex interactions...

    Authors: Lukas Marek, Matthew Hobbs, Jesse Wiki, Simon Kingham and Malcolm Campbell

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:16

    Content type: Research

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  19. Although neighborhood-level access to food differs by sociodemographic factors, a majority of research on neighborhoods and food access has used a single construct of neighborhood context, such as income or ra...

    Authors: Ke Peng, Daniel A. Rodriguez, Jana A. Hirsch and Penny Gordon-Larsen

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:15

    Content type: Research

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  20. We introduce and study a recently proposed method for privacy-preserving distance computations which has received little attention in the scientific literature so far. The method, which is based on intersectin...

    Authors: Rainer Schnell, Jonas Klingwort and James M. Farrow

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:14

    Content type: Methodology

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  21. Cancer epidemiology studies require sufficient power to assess spatial relationships between exposures and cancer incidence accurately. However, methods for power calculations of spatial statistics are complic...

    Authors: Ian D. Buller, Derek W. Brown, Timothy A. Myers, Rena R. Jones and Mitchell J. Machiela

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:13

    Content type: Methodology

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  22. The public health burden caused by overweight, obesity (OO) and type-2 diabetes (T2D) is very significant and continues to rise worldwide. The causation of OO and T2D is complex and highly multifactorial rathe...

    Authors: Maged N. Kamel Boulos and Keumseok Koh

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:12

    Content type: Editorial

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  23. The prevalence and incidence rate of atrial fibrillation (AF) increase worldwide and AF is a risk factor for more adverse cardiovascular diseases including stroke. Approximately 44% of AF cases cannot be expla...

    Authors: Kirstine Wodschow, Kristine Bihrmann, Mogens Lytken Larsen, Gunnar Gislason and Annette Kjær Ersbøll

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:11

    Content type: Research

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  24. Diabetes is a public health burden that disproportionately affects military veterans and racial minorities. Studies of racial disparities are inherently observational, and thus may require the use of methods s...

    Authors: Melanie L. Davis, Brian Neelon, Paul J. Nietert, Lane F. Burgette, Kelly J. Hunt, Andrew B. Lawson and Leonard E. Egede

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:10

    Content type: Research

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  25. It is necessary to ensure sufficient healthcare. The use of current, precise and realistic methods to model spatial accessibility to healthcare and thus improved decision-making is helping this process. Genera...

    Authors: Julia Subal, Piret Paal and Jukka M. Krisp

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:9

    Content type: Methodology

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  26. Reliable surveillance systems are essential for identifying disease outbreaks and allocating resources to ensure universal access to diagnostics and treatment for endemic diseases. Yet, most countries with hig...

    Authors: Elizabeth Hyde, Matthew H. Bonds, Felana A. Ihantamalala, Ann C. Miller, Laura F. Cordier, Benedicte Razafinjato, Herinjaka Andriambolamanana, Marius Randriamanambintsoa, Michele Barry, Jean Claude Andrianirinarison, Mauricette N. Andriamananjara and Andres Garchitorena

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:8

    Content type: Research

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  27. In the past two decades, the built environment emerged as a conceptually important determinant of obesity. As a result, an abundance of studies aiming to link environmental characteristics to weight-related ou...

    Authors: Thao Minh Lam, Ilonca Vaartjes, Diederick E. Grobbee, Derek Karssenberg and Jeroen Lakerveld

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:7

    Content type: Review

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  28. Microscale environmental features are usually evaluated using direct on-street observations. This study assessed inter-rater reliability of the Microscale Audit of Pedestrian Streetscapes, Global version (MAPS...

    Authors: Ana Queralt, Javier Molina-García, Marta Terrón-Pérez, Ester Cerin, Anthony Barnett, Anna Timperio, Jenny Veitch, Rodrigo Reis, Alexandre Augusto Paula Silva, Ariane Ghekiere, Delfien Van Dyck, Terry L. Conway, Kelli L. Cain, Carrie M. Geremia and James F. Sallis

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:6

    Content type: Research

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  29. The health burden in developing world informal settlements often coincides with a lack of spatial data that could be used to guide intervention strategies. Spatial video (SV) has proven to be a useful tool to ...

    Authors: Jayakrishnan Ajayakumar, Andrew J. Curtis, Vanessa Rouzier, Jean William Pape, Sandra Bempah, Meer Taifur Alam, Md. Mahbubul Alam, Mohammed H. Rashid, Afsar Ali and John Glenn Morris

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:5

    Content type: Research

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  30. Physical inactivity and unhealthy diet are key behavioral determinants underlying obesity. The neighborhood environment represents an important arena for modifying these behaviors, and hence reliable and valid...

    Authors: Oddbjørn Klomsten Andersen, Siobhan A. O’Halloran, Elin Kolle, Nanna Lien, Jeroen Lakerveld, Onyebuchi A. Arah and Mekdes K. Gebremariam

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:4

    Content type: Methodology

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  31. Like many scientific fields, epidemiology is addressing issues of research reproducibility. Spatial epidemiology, which often uses the inherently identifiable variable of participant address, must balance repr...

    Authors: Kelly Broen, Rob Trangucci and Jon Zelner

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:3

    Content type: Research

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  32. Numerous studies have examined the association between safety and primary school-aged children’s forms of active mobility. However, variations in studies’ measurement methods and the elements addressed have co...

    Authors: Roula Zougheibe, Jianhong (Cecilia) Xia, Ashraf Dewan, Ori Gudes and Richard Norman

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:2

    Content type: Review

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  33. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Yohan Fayet, Delphine Praud, Béatrice Fervers, Isabelle Ray-Coquard, Jean-Yves Blay, Françoise Ducimetiere, Guy Fagherazzi and Elodie Faure

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:1

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:46

  34. Sunburn is the strongest risk factor for melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. Adolescent sunburns are related to higher risk of developing melanoma later in life. Little is known about the association of su...

    Authors: Calvin P. Tribby, Anne K. Julian, April Y. Oh, Frank M. Perna and David Berrigan

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:59

    Content type: Research

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  35. Increased Attalea butyracea palm propagation, notable for its role as key habitat for the primary Chagas disease vector in Panama, has been linked to landscape disturbance in single-palm observations in this regi...

    Authors: Caitlin E. Mertzlufft, Marguerite Madden, Nicole L. Gottdenker, Julie Velásquez Runk, Azael Saldaña, Susan Tanner, José E. Calzada and Xiaobai Yao

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:58

    Content type: Research

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  36. Understanding the geographic distribution of hidden population, such as men who have sex with men (MSM), sex workers, or injecting drug users, are of great importance for the adequate deployment of interventio...

    Authors: Chuchu Liu, Ziqiang Cao and Xin Lu

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:57

    Content type: Research

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  37. Population-representative household survey methods require up-to-date sampling frames and sample designs that minimize time and cost of fieldwork especially in low- and middle-income countries. Traditional met...

    Authors: Ann C. Miller, Peter Rohloff, Alexandre Blake, Eloin Dhaenens, Leah Shaw, Eva Tuiz, Francesco Grandesso, Carlos Mendoza Montano and Dana R. Thomson

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:56

    Content type: Methodology

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  38. The global financial crisis emerging in 2008 struck Greece especially hard, whereas Scandinavian countries were less affected. This has created a unique opportunity to study the long-term effect of community s...

    Authors: Jenny Koppner, Marios Chatziarzenis, Tomas Faresjö, Elvar Theodorsson, Annika Thorsell, Staffan Nilsson, Ole Olsen and Åshild Faresjö

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:55

    Content type: Research

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  39. Most epidemiological risk indicators strongly depend on the age composition of populations, which makes the direct comparison of raw (unstandardized) indicators misleading because of the different age structur...

    Authors: Jordi Perez-Panades, Paloma Botella-Rocamora and Miguel Angel Martinez-Beneito

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:54

    Content type: Research

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  40. Although socio-environmental factors which may affect dementia have widely been studied, the mortality of dementia and socio-environmental relationships among older adults have seldom been discussed.

    Authors: Hung Chak Ho, Kenneth N. K. Fong, Ta-Chien Chan and Yuan Shi

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:53

    Content type: Research

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  41. Access as a primary indicator of Emergency Medical Service (EMS) efficiency has been widely studied over the last few decades. Most previous studies considered one-way trips, either getting ambulances to patie...

    Authors: Weicong Luo, Jing Yao, Richard Mitchell and Xiaoxiang Zhang

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:52

    Content type: Research

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  42. Sarcopenia, resulting from loss of muscle mass and function, is highly prevalent in the ageing societies and is associated with risk of falls, frailty, loss of independence, and mortality. It is important to i...

    Authors: Kenta Okuyama, Takafumi Abe, Shozo Yano, Kristina Sundquist and Toru Nabika

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:51

    Content type: Research

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  43. Noise annoyance is considered to be the most widespread and recognized health effect of environmental noise. Previous research is mostly based on the static study of residential environmental noise, but few st...

    Authors: Xue Zhang, Suhong Zhou, Mei-Po Kwan, Lingling Su and Junwen Lu

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:50

    Content type: Research

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  44. Environmental exposures are increasingly investigated as possible drivers of health behaviours and disease outcomes. So-called exposome studies that aim to identify and better understand the effects of exposur...

    Authors: Jeroen Lakerveld, Alfred Wagtendonk, Ilonca Vaartjes and Derek Karssenberg

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:49

    Content type: Research

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  45. Geriatric depression is a growing public health issue worldwide. This study aims at identifying the relevant neighbourhood attributes, separate from the individual-level characteristics, that are related to th...

    Authors: Winnie W. Y. Lam, Becky P. Y. Loo and Rathi Mahendran

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:48

    Content type: Research

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  46. A supportive environment is a key factor in addressing the issue of health among older adults. There is already sufficient evidence that objective and self-reported measures of the neighborhood environment sho...

    Authors: Manuela Peters, Saskia Muellmann, Lara Christianson, Imke Stalling, Karin Bammann, Carina Drell and Sarah Forberger

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:47

    Content type: Review

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  47. Spatial inequalities in health result from different exposures to health risk factors according to the features of geographical contexts, in terms of physical environment, social deprivation, and health care a...

    Authors: Yohan Fayet, Delphine Praud, Béatrice Fervers, Isabelle Ray-Coquard, Jean-Yves Blay, Françoise Ducimetiere, Guy Fagherazzi and Elodie Faure

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:46

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:1

  48. The impact of diet diversity—defined as the number of different foods or food groups consumed over a given reference period—on child nutrition outcomes strongly interacts with agro-ecological, institutional, a...

    Authors: Remco Oostendorp, Lia van Wesenbeeck, Ben Sonneveld and Precious Zikhali

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:45

    Content type: Research

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  49. This study examines the impact of climate, socio-economic and demographic factors on the incidence of dengue in regions of the United States and Mexico. We select factors shown to predict dengue at a local lev...

    Authors: Matthew J. Watts, Panagiota Kotsila, P. Graham Mortyn, Victor Sarto i Monteys and Cesira Urzi Brancati

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:44

    Content type: Research

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