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  1. Buffer analyses have shown that air pollution is associated with an increased incidence of asthma, but little is known about how air pollutants affect health outside a defined buffer. The aim of this study was...

    Authors: Ta-Chien Chan, Mei-Lien Chen, I-Feng Lin, Cheng-Hua Lee, Po-Huang Chiang, Da-Wei Wang and Jen-Hsiang Chuang

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:26

    Content type: Research

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  2. There is conflicting evidence that traffic-related air pollution is a risk factor for allergic conditions. Few studies have investigated this in adults. In adults, a high proportion of asthma, rhinitis and ecz...

    Authors: Anna Lindgren, Emilie Stroh, Ulf Nihlén, Peter Montnémery, Anna Axmon and Kristina Jakobsson

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:25

    Content type: Research

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  3. Health researchers have increasingly adopted the use of geographic information systems (GIS) for analyzing environments in which people live and how those environments affect health. One aspect of this researc...

    Authors: Brian G Frizzelle, Kelly R Evenson, Daniel A Rodriguez and Barbara A Laraia

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:24

    Content type: Methodology

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  4. Different sources are available for the surveillance of Road Traffic injuries (RTI), but studied individually they present several limits. In this paper we present the results of a surveillance integrating hea...

    Authors: Francesco Chini, Sara Farchi, Ivana Ciaramella, Tranquillo Antoniozzi, Paolo Giorgi Rossi, Laura Camilloni, Massimo Valenti and Piero Borgia

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:21

    Content type: Research

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  5. A supervised land cover classification was developed from very high resolution IKONOS satellite data and extensive ground truth sampling of a ca. 10 sq km malaria-endemic lowland in western Kenya. The classifi...

    Authors: FM Mutuku, MN Bayoh, AW Hightower, JM Vulule, JE Gimnig, JM Mueke, FA Amimo and ED Walker

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:19

    Content type: Research

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  6. Climate change has a significant impact on population health. Population vulnerabilities depend on several determinants of different types, including biological, psychological, environmental, social and econom...

    Authors: Eveline Bernier, Pierre Gosselin, Thierry Badard and Yvan Bédard

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:18

    Content type: Methodology

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  7. Pesticide poisoning is a global health issue with the largest impacts in the developing countries where residential and small-scale agricultural areas are often integrated and pesticides sprayed manually. To r...

    Authors: Stefan Leyk, Claudia R Binder and John R Nuckols

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:17

    Content type: Research

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  8. Updated, accurate and comprehensive information on the distribution of human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), also known as sleeping sickness, is critically important to plan and monitor control activities. We d...

    Authors: Giuliano Cecchi, Massimo Paone, José R Franco, Eric M Fèvre, Abdoulaye Diarra, José A Ruiz, Raffaele C Mattioli and Pere P Simarro

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:15

    Content type: Methodology

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  9. Falls are an issue of great public health concern. This study focuses on outdoor falls within an urban community in Hong Kong. Urban environmental hazards are often place-specific and dependent upon the built ...

    Authors: Poh C Lai, Chien T Low, Martin Wong, Wing C Wong and Ming H Chan

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:14

    Content type: Research

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  10. Efforts to tackle the enormous burden of ill-health in low-income countries are hampered by weak health information infrastructures that do not support appropriate planning and resource allocation. For health ...

    Authors: Abdisalan M Noor, Victor A Alegana, Peter W Gething and Robert W Snow

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:13

    Content type: Research

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  11. Chlamydia continues to be the most prevalent disease in the United States. Effective spatial monitoring of chlamydia incidence is important for successful implementation of control and prevention programs. The...

    Authors: Kwame Owusu-Edusei Jr and Chantelle J Owens

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:12

    Content type: Methodology

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  12. Campylobacter infections are the main cause of bacterial gastroenteritis in Denmark. While primarily foodborne, Campylobacter infections are also to some degree acquired through other sources which may include co...

    Authors: Martin Rudbeck Jepsen, Jacob Simonsen and Steen Ethelberg

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:11

    Content type: Research

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  13. Infant mortality is a major public health problem in the State of Michigan and the United States. The primary adverse reproductive outcome underlying infant mortality is low birthweight. Visualizing and explor...

    Authors: Sue C Grady and Helen Enander

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:10

    Content type: Research

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  14. To determine the extent to which neighborhood needs (socioeconomic deprivation and vehicle availability) are associated with two criteria of food environment access: 1) distance to the nearest food store and f...

    Authors: Joseph R Sharkey, Scott Horel, Daikwon Han and John C Huber Jr

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:9

    Content type: Research

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  15. Waste incineration releases into the environment toxic substances having a teratogenic potential, but little epidemiologic evidence is available on this topic. We aimed at examining the relation between exposu...

    Authors: Marco Vinceti, Carlotta Malagoli, Sara Fabbi, Sergio Teggi, Rossella Rodolfi, Livia Garavelli, Gianni Astolfi and Francesca Rivieri

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:8

    Content type: Research

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  16. Ecological niche modeling is a method for estimation of species distributions based on certain ecological parameters. Thus far, empirical determination of significant differences between independently generate...

    Authors: Rebecca S Levine, Krista L Yorita, Matthew C Walsh and Mary G Reynolds

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:7

    Content type: Methodology

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  17. Estimates of disease prevalence for small areas are increasingly required for the allocation of health funds according to local need. Both individual level and geographic risk factors are likely to be relevant...

    Authors: Peter Congdon

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:6

    Content type: Methodology

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  18. Malaria is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Ethiopia, accounting for over five million cases and thousands of deaths annually. The risks of morbidity and mortality associated with malaria are ch...

    Authors: Asnakew K Yeshiwondim, Sucharita Gopal, Afework T Hailemariam, Dereje O Dengela and Hrishikesh P Patel

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:5

    Content type: Research

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  19. The use of GIS in public health is growing, a consequence of a rapidly evolving technology and increasing accessibility to a wider audience. Google Earth™ (GE) is becoming an important mapping infrastructure f...

    Authors: Raoul Kamadjeu

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:4

    Content type: Methodology

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  20. There is great concern within health surveillance, on how to grapple with environmental degradation, rapid urbanization, population mobility and growth. The Internet has emerged as an efficient way to share he...

    Authors: Sheng Gao, Darka Mioc, Xiaolun Yi, Francois Anton, Eddie Oldfield and David J Coleman

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:3

    Content type: Research

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  21. There is growing evidence that air pollution from traffic has adverse long-term effects on chronic respiratory disease in children, but there are few studies and more inconclusive results in adults. We examine...

    Authors: Anna Lindgren, Emilie Stroh, Peter Montnémery, Ulf Nihlén, Kristina Jakobsson and Anna Axmon

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:2

    Content type: Research

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  22. Nephropathia epidemica (NE), an emerging rodent-borne viral disease, has become the most important cause of infectious acute renal failure in Belgium, with sharp increases in incidence occurring for more than ...

    Authors: Jan Clement, Jurgen Vercauteren, Willem W Verstraeten, Geneviève Ducoffre, José M Barrios, Anne-Mieke Vandamme, Piet Maes and Marc Van Ranst

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:1

    Content type: Research

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  23. This study developed a multi-temporal analysis on the relationship between West Nile Virus (WNV) dissemination and environmental variables by using an integrated approach of remote sensing, GIS, and statistica...

    Authors: Hua Liu, Qihao Weng and David Gaines

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:66

    Content type: Methodology

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  24. Nearly 1300 cases of leishmaniasis have been identified in American military personnel deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. The symptoms of this disease can range from a mild, self-limiting cutaneous infection to...

    Authors: David Claborn, Penny Masuoka, Meredith Morrow and Lisa Keep

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:65

    Content type: Research

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  25. Studies on natural hazard mortality are most often hazard-specific (e.g. floods, earthquakes, heat), event specific (e.g. Hurricane Katrina), or lack adequate temporal or geographic coverage. This makes it dif...

    Authors: Kevin A Borden and Susan L Cutter

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:64

    Content type: Research

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  26. Access to health care can be described along four dimensions: geographic accessibility, availability, financial accessibility and acceptability. Geographic accessibility measures how physically accessible reso...

    Authors: Nicolas Ray and Steeve Ebener

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:63

    Content type: Methodology

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  27. Cholera has persisted in Ghana since its introduction in the early 70's. From 1999 to 2005, the Ghana Ministry of Health officially reported a total of 26,924 cases and 620 deaths to the WHO. Etiological studi...

    Authors: Frank B Osei and Alfred A Duker

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:62

    Content type: Research

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  28. The process of geocoding produces output coordinates of varying degrees of quality. Previous studies have revealed that simply excluding records with low-quality geocodes from analysis can introduce significan...

    Authors: Daniel W Goldberg, John P Wilson, Craig A Knoblock, Beate Ritz and Myles G Cockburn

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:60

    Content type: Methodology

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  29. An increasing number of studies suggest that characteristics of context, or the attributes of the places within which we live, work and socialize, are associated with variations in health-related behaviours an...

    Authors: Daniel Rainham, Daniel Krewski, Ian McDowell, Mike Sawada and Brian Liekens

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:59

    Content type: Methodology

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  30. A method that assesses bacterial spatial dissemination was explored. It measures microbial genotypes (defined by electrophoretic patterns or EP), host, location (farm), interfarm Euclidean distance, and time. ...

    Authors: Ariel L Rivas, Kevin L Anderson, Roberta Lyman, Stephen D Smith and Steven J Schwager

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:58

    Content type: Methodology

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  31. Kulldorff's spatial scan statistic and its software implementation – SaTScan – are widely used for detecting and evaluating geographic clusters. However, two issues make using the method and interpreting its r...

    Authors: Jin Chen, Robert E Roth, Adam T Naito, Eugene J Lengerich and Alan M MacEachren

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:57

    Content type: Methodology

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  32. Rural-urban disparities in health and healthcare are often attributed to differences in geographic access to care and health seeking behavior. Less is known about the differences between rural locations in hea...

    Authors: Robert B Penfold, Deena J Chisolm, Benedict C Nwomeh and Kelly J Kelleher

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:56

    Content type: Research

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  33. Malaria constitutes a major cause of morbidity in the Brazilian Amazon where an estimated 6 million people are considered at high risk of transmission. Indigenous peoples in the Amazon are particularly vulnera...

    Authors: Reinaldo Souza-Santos, Maurício VG de Oliveira, Ana Lúcia Escobar, Ricardo Ventura Santos and Carlos EA Coimbra Jr

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:55

    Content type: Research

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  34. Plague is a rapidly progressing, serious illness in humans that is likely to be fatal if not treated. It remains a public health threat, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. In spite of plague's highly focal natu...

    Authors: Simon B Neerinckx, Andrew T Peterson, Hubert Gulinck, Jozef Deckers and Herwig Leirs

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:54

    Content type: Research

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  35. Reliable access to basic services can improve a community's resilience to HIV/AIDS. Accordingly, work is being done to upgrade the physical infrastructure in affected areas, often employing a strategy of decen...

    Authors: Bas Vanmeulebrouk, Ulrike Rivett, Adam Ricketts and Melissa Loudon

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:53

    Content type: Research

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  36. Climate may exert a strong influence on health, in particular on vector-borne infectious diseases whose vectors are intrinsically dependent on their environment. Although critical, linking climate variability ...

    Authors: Michael A Johansson and Gregory E Glass

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:52

    Content type: Methodology

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  37. The creation of successful health policy and location of resources increasingly relies on evidence-based decision-making. The development of intuitive, accessible tools to analyse, display and disseminate spat...

    Authors: Nadine Schuurman, Margo Leight and Myriam Berube

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:49

    Content type: Research

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  38. Historical, social and economic reasons can lead to major differences in the allocation of health system resources and research funding. These differences might endanger the progress in diagnostic and therapeu...

    Authors: Beatrix Groneberg-Kloft, Carolin Kreiter, Tobias Welte, Axel Fischer, David Quarcoo and Cristian Scutaru

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:48

    Content type: Research

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  39. The reasons for elevated breast cancer rates in the upper Cape Cod area of Massachusetts remain unknown despite several epidemiological studies that investigated possible environmental risk factors. Data from ...

    Authors: Verónica M Vieira, Thomas F Webster, Janice M Weinberg and Ann Aschengrau

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:46

    Content type: Research

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  40. Knowledge of the geographical locations of individuals is fundamental to the practice of spatial epidemiology. One approach to preserving the privacy of individual-level addresses in a data set is to de-identi...

    Authors: Christopher A Cassa, Shannon C Wieland and Kenneth D Mandl

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:45

    Content type: Research

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