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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Content type: Research

    An online version of the Microscale Audit of Pedestrian Streetscapes (Abbreviated) tool was adapted to virtually audit built environment features supportive of physical activity. The current study assessed int...

    Authors: Christine B. Phillips, Jessa K. Engelberg, Carrie M. Geremia, Wenfei Zhu, Jonathan M. Kurka, Kelli L. Cain, James F. Sallis, Terry L. Conway and Marc A. Adams

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:27

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  20. Content type: Research

    Dust events have long been recognized to be associated with a higher mortality risk. However, no study has investigated how prolonged dust events affect the spatial variability of mortality across districts in...

    Authors: Man Sing Wong, Hung Chak Ho, Lin Yang, Wenzhong Shi, Jinxin Yang and Ta-Chien Chan

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:26

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  21. Content type: Methodology

    Household survey data are collected by governments, international organizations, and companies to prioritize policies and allocate billions of dollars. Surveys are typically selected from recent census data; h...

    Authors: Dana R. Thomson, Forrest R. Stevens, Nick W. Ruktanonchai, Andrew J. Tatem and Marcia C. Castro

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:25

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  22. Content type: Research

    Collective efficacy has been associated with many health benefits at the neighborhood level. Therefore, understanding why some communities have greater collective efficacy than others is important from a publi...

    Authors: Madeleine Steinmetz-Wood, Rania Wasfi, George Parker, Lisa Bornstein, Jean Caron and Yan Kestens

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:24

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  23. Content type: Research

    Local policy makers increasingly need information on health-related indicators at smaller geographic levels like districts or neighbourhoods. Although more large data sources have become available, direct esti...

    Authors: Jan van de Kassteele, Laurens Zwakhals, Oscar Breugelmans, Caroline Ameling and Carolien van den Brink

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:23

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  24. Content type: Research

    There is a growing understanding of the role played by ‘neighbourhood’ in influencing health status. Various neighbourhood characteristics—such as socioeconomic environment, availability of amenities, and soc...

    Authors: Wahida Kihal-Talantikite, Christiane Weber, Gaelle Pedrono, Claire Segala, Dominique Arveiler, Clive E. Sabel, Séverine Deguen and Denis Bard

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:22

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