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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. Content type: Methodology

    Transforming spatial data from one scale to another is a challenge in geographic analysis. As part of a larger, primary study to determine a possible association between travel barriers to pediatric cancer fac...

    Authors: Elaine Hallisey, Eric Tai, Andrew Berens, Grete Wilt, Lucy Peipins, Brian Lewis, Shannon Graham, Barry Flanagan and Natasha Buchanan Lunsford

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:29

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