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  1. Content type: Research

    This is the third paper in a 3-paper series evaluating alternative models for rapidly estimating neighborhood populations using limited survey data, augmented with aerial imagery.

    Authors: Roger Hillson, Austin Coates, Joel D. Alejandre, Kathryn H. Jacobsen, Rashid Ansumana, Alfred S. Bockarie, Umaru Bangura, Joseph M. Lamin and David A. Stenger

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2019 18:16

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    Identifying socioeconomic determinants that are associated with access to and availability of exercise facilities is fundamental to supporting physical activity engagement in urban populations, which in turn, ...

    Authors: Luis Cereijo, Pedro Gullón, Alba Cebrecos, Usama Bilal, Jose Antonio Santacruz, Hannah Badland and Manuel Franco

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2019 18:15

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  3. Content type: Research

    Designing healthy, liveable cities is a global priority. Current liveability indices are aggregated at the city-level, do not reflect spatial variation within cities, and are often not aligned to policy or hea...

    Authors: Carl Higgs, Hannah Badland, Koen Simons, Luke D. Knibbs and Billie Giles-Corti

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2019 18:14

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  4. Content type: Research

    The increasing prevalence of obesity is a major public health problem in many countries. Built environment factors are known to be associated with obesity, which is an important risk factor for type 2 diabetes...

    Authors: Maximilian Präger, Christoph Kurz, Julian Böhm, Michael Laxy and Werner Maier

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2019 18:13

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  5. Content type: Methodology

    Environmental exposures are related to the risk of some types of cancer, and children are the most vulnerable group of people. This study seeks to present the methodological approaches used in the papers of ou...

    Authors: Javier García-Pérez, Diana Gómez-Barroso, Ibon Tamayo-Uria and Rebeca Ramis

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2019 18:12

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  6. Content type: Research

    Four wild polio-virus cases were reported in Borno State, Nigeria 2016, 1 year after Nigeria had been removed from the list of polio endemic countries by the World Health Organization. Resulting from Nigeria’s...

    Authors: Jeff Higgins, Usman Adamu, Kehinde Adewara, Adeshina Aladeshawe, Aron Aregay, Inuwa Barau, Andrew Berens, Omotayo Bolu, Nina Dutton, Nnaemeka Iduma, Bryant Jones, Brian Kaplan, Sule Meleh, Melton Musa, Gatei wa Nganda, Vincent Seaman…

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2019 18:11

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  7. Content type: Research

    Neighborhood environments have been regularly associated with the weight status. Although the evidence is mostly limited to adults residing in western urban settings, the weight status of older adults living i...

    Authors: Kenta Okuyama, Takafumi Abe, Tsuyoshi Hamano, Miwako Takeda, Kristina Sundquist, Jan Sundquist and Toru Nabika

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2019 18:10

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  8. Content type: Research

    Tick-borne disease is the result of spillover of pathogens into the human population. Traditionally, literature has focused on characterization of tick-borne disease pathogens and ticks in their sylvatic cycle...

    Authors: W. Tanner Porter, Peter J. Motyka, Julie Wachara, Zachary A. Barrand, Zahraa Hmood, Marya McLaughlin, Kelsey Pemberton and Nathan C. Nieto

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2019 18:9

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  9. Content type: Research

    Little is known about the role of geographic access to inpatient palliative and end of life care (PEoLC) facilities in place of death and how geographic access varies by settlement (urban and rural). This stud...

    Authors: Emeka Chukwusa, Julia Verne, Giovanna Polato, Ros Taylor, Irene J Higginson and Wei Gao

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2019 18:8

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  10. Content type: Editorial

    The moulding together of artificial intelligence (AI) and the geographic/geographic information systems (GIS) dimension creates GeoAI. There is an emerging role for GeoAI in health and healthcare, as location ...

    Authors: Maged N. Kamel Boulos, Guochao Peng and Trang VoPham

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2019 18:7

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  11. Content type: Methodology

    All analyses of spatially aggregated data are vulnerable to the modifiable areal unit problem (MAUP), which describes the sensitivity of analytical results to the arbitrary choice of spatial aggregation unit a...

    Authors: M. Tuson, M. Yap, M. R. Kok, K. Murray, B. Turlach and D. Whyatt

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2019 18:6

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  12. Content type: Research

    Developing countries, such as India, are experiencing rapid urbanization, which may have a major impact on the environment: including worsening air and water quality, noise and the problems of waste disposal. ...

    Authors: Mohan Thanikachalam, Christina H. Fuller, Kevin J. Lane, Jahnavi Sunderarajan, Vijayakumar Harivanzan, Doug Brugge and Sadagopan Thanikachalam

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2019 18:5

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  13. Content type: Research

    Active travel for utilitarian purposes contributes to total physical activity and may help counter the obesity epidemic. However, the evidence linking active travel and individual-level body weight is equivoca...

    Authors: Hui Luan, Dana Ramsay and Daniel Fuller

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2019 18:4

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  14. Content type: Research

    In low and middle-income countries (LMIC), the total and LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels of residents of urban areas are reported to be higher than those of rural areas. This may be due to differences ...

    Authors: Rosa de Groot, Jody C. Hoenink, Joreintje D. Mackenbach, Nicole R. den Braver, Maria G. M. Pinho, Darshan Brassinga, Femmeke J. Prinsze, Tiffany C. Timmer, Wim L. A. M. de Kort, Johannes Brug, Katja van den Hurk and Jeroen Lakerveld

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2019 18:3

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  15. Content type: Research

    Over a third of the Scottish population do not meet physical activity (PA) recommendations, with a greater proportion of those from disadvantaged areas not meeting recommended levels. There is a great need for...

    Authors: Laura Macdonald

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2019 18:2

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  16. Content type: Review

    A growing number of publications report variation in the distribution of cardiometabolic risk factors (CMRFs) at different geographic scales. A review of these variations may help inform policy and health serv...

    Authors: Renin Toms, Andrew Bonney, Darren J. Mayne, Xiaoqi Feng and Ramya Walsan

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2019 18:1

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  17. Content type: Methodology

    Waterborne diseases are one of the leading causes of mortality in developing countries, and diarrhea alone is responsible for over 1.5 million deaths annually. Such waterborne illnesses most often affect those...

    Authors: Stuart E. Hamilton, John Talbot and Carl Flint

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:44

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  18. Content type: Research

    A growing number of studies observe associations between the amount of green space around a mother’s home and positive birth outcomes; however, the robustness of this association and potential pathways of acti...

    Authors: Leanne Cusack, Hind Sbihi, Andrew Larkin, Angela Chow, Jeffrey R. Brook, Theo Moraes, Piush J. Mandhane, Allan B. Becker, Meghan B. Azad, Padmaja Subbarao, Anita Kozyrskyj, Tim K. Takaro, Malcolm R. Sears, Stuart E. Turvey and Perry Hystad

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:43

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  19. Content type: Methodology

    Detecting the variation of health indicators across similar areas or peer geographies is often useful if the spatial units are socially and economically meaningful, so that there is a degree of homogeneity in ...

    Authors: Ludovico Pinzari, Soumya Mazumdar and Federico Girosi

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:42

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  20. Content type: Research

    The bacteria of the group Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. are the etiological agents of Lyme borreliosis in humans, transmitted by bites of ticks. Improvement of control measures requires a solid framework of the envir...

    Authors: Agustín Estrada-Peña, Sally Cutler, Aleksandar Potkonjak, Muriel Vassier-Tussaut, Wim Van Bortel, Hervé Zeller, Natalia Fernández-Ruiz and Andrei Daniel Mihalca

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:41

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  21. Content type: Research

    Device-collected data from GPS and accelerometers for identifying active travel behaviors have dramatically changed research methods in transportation planning and public health. Automated algorithms have help...

    Authors: Mingyu Kang, Anne V. Moudon, Philip M. Hurvitz and Brian E. Saelens

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:40

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  22. Content type: Research

    India has the largest number of under-five deaths globally, and large variations in under-five mortality persist between states and districts. Relationships between under-five mortality and numerous socioecono...

    Authors: Akansha Singh and Bruno Masquelier

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:39

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  23. Content type: Review

    Zoonotic diseases account for a substantial portion of infectious disease outbreaks and burden on public health programs to maintain surveillance and preventative measures. Taking advantage of new modeling app...

    Authors: Rachel Beard, Elizabeth Wentz and Matthew Scotch

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:38

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  24. Content type: Research

    Lack of accurate data on the distribution of sub-national populations in low- and middle-income countries impairs planning, monitoring, and evaluation of interventions. Novel, low-cost methods to develop unbia...

    Authors: Bradley H. Wagenaar, Orvalho Augusto, Kristjana Ásbjörnsdóttir, Adam Akullian, Nelia Manaca, Falume Chale, Alberto Muanido, Alfredo Covele, Cathy Michel, Sarah Gimbel, Tyler Radford, Blake Girardot and Kenneth Sherr

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:37

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  25. Content type: Research

    The geographical accessibility of health services is an important issue especially in developing countries and even more for those sharing a border as for Haiti and the Dominican Republic. During the last 2 de...

    Authors: Dominique Mathon, Philippe Apparicio and Ugo Lachapelle

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:36

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  26. Content type: Research

    Usutu virus (USUV) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus, reported in many countries of Africa and Europe, with an increasing spatial distribution and host range. Recent outbreaks leading to regional declines of Europea...

    Authors: Yanchao Cheng, Nils Benjamin Tjaden, Anja Jaeschke, Renke Lühken, Ute Ziegler, Stephanie Margarete Thomas and Carl Beierkuhnlein

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:35

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  27. Content type: Research

    HLA genes are the most polymorphic of the human genome and have distinct allelic frequencies in populations of different geographical regions of the world, serving as genetic markers in ancestry studies. In ad...

    Authors: Juliano André Boquett, Marcelo Zagonel-Oliveira, Luis Fernando Jobim, Mariana Jobim, Luiz Gonzaga Jr., Maurício Roberto Veronez, Nelson Jurandi Rosa Fagundes and Lavínia Schüler-Faccini

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:34

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  28. Content type: Methodology

    Two-step floating catchment area (2SFCA) methods that account for multiple transportation modes provide more realistic accessibility representation than single-mode methods. However, the use of the impedance c...

    Authors: Yan Lin, Neng Wan, Sagert Sheets, Xi Gong and Angela Davies

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:33

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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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  49. 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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  50. 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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