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  1. In leprosy endemic areas, patients are usually spatially clustered and not randomly distributed. Classical statistical techniques fail to address the problem of spatial clustering in the regression model. Baye...

    Authors: Vasna Joshua, Mohan D Gupte and M Bhagavandas

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:40

    Content type: Research

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  2. Chronic exposure to traffic-related air pollution is associated with a variety of health impacts in adults and recent studies show that exposure varies spatially, with some residents in a community more expose...

    Authors: Eleanor M Setton, C Peter Keller, Denise Cloutier-Fisher and Perry W Hystad

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:39

    Content type: Research

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  3. 'Mashup' was originally used to describe the mixing together of musical tracks to create a new piece of music. The term now refers to Web sites or services that weave data from different sources into a new dat...

    Authors: Maged N Kamel Boulos, Matthew Scotch, Kei-Hoi Cheung and David Burden

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:38

    Content type: Editorial

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  4. Health professionals, policy-makers and researchers need to be able to explore potential associations between prevalence rates and quality of care with a range of possible determinants including socio-economic...

    Authors: Gary McLean, Bruce Guthrie, Graham Watt, Mark Gabbay and Catherine A O'Donnell

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:37

    Content type: Research

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  5. The Pennsylvania Cancer Atlas (PA-CA) is an interactive online atlas to help policy-makers, program managers, and epidemiologists with tasks related to cancer prevention and control. The PA-CA includes maps, g...

    Authors: Tanuka Bhowmick, Anthony C Robinson, Adrienne Gruver, Alan M MacEachren and Eugene J Lengerich

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:36

    Content type: Methodology

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  6. Since 1999, the expansion of the West Nile virus (WNV) epizooty has led public health authorities to build and operate surveillance systems in North America. These systems are very useful to collect data, but ...

    Authors: Mondher Bouden, Bernard Moulin and Pierre Gosselin

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:35

    Content type: Research

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  7. Every year, West Africa is afflicted with Meningococcal Meningitis (MCM) disease outbreaks. Although the seasonal and spatial patterns of disease cases have been shown to be linked to climate, the mechanisms r...

    Authors: Pascal Yaka, Benjamin Sultan, Hélène Broutin, Serge Janicot, Solenne Philippon and Nicole Fourquet

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:34

    Content type: Research

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  8. Surveillance of infectious diseases increasingly relies on Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The integration of pathogen fine typing data in dynamic systems and visualization of spatio-temporal clusters ar...

    Authors: Markus Reinhardt, Johannes Elias, Jürgen Albert, Matthias Frosch, Dag Harmsen and Ulrich Vogel

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:33

    Content type: Research

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  9. Mammography is essential for early detection of breast cancer and both reduced morbidity and increased survival among breast cancer victims. Utilization is lower than national guidelines, and evidence of a rec...

    Authors: Lee R Mobley, Tzy-Mey (May) Kuo, David Driscoll, Laurel Clayton and Luc Anselin

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:32

    Content type: Research

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  10. The seasonality of cholera is described in various study areas throughout the world. However, no study examines how temporal cycles of the disease vary around the world or reviews its hypothesized causes. This...

    Authors: Michael Emch, Caryl Feldacker, M Sirajul Islam and Mohammad Ali

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:31

    Content type: Research

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  11. A community health assessment (CHA) is used to identify and address health issues in a given population. Effective CHA requires timely and comprehensive information from a wide variety of sources, such as: soc...

    Authors: Bambang Parmanto, Maria V Paramita, Wayan Sugiantara, Gede Pramana, Matthew Scotch and Donald S Burke

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:30

    Content type: Research

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  12. Effective public health practice relies on the availability of public health data sources and assessment tools to convey information to investigators, practitioners, policy makers, and the general public. Emer...

    Authors: Qian Yi, Richard E Hoskins, Elizabeth A Hillringhouse, Svend S Sorensen, Mark W Oberle, Sherrilynne S Fuller and James C Wallace

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:29

    Content type: Methodology

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  13. The age of initiation of sexual intercourse is an increasingly important issue to study given that sexually active young women are at risk of multiple outcomes including early pregnancies, vesico-vaginal fistu...

    Authors: Olalekan A Uthman

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:27

    Content type: Research

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  14. Individual point data can be analyzed against an entire cohort instead of only sampled controls to accurately picture the geographic distribution of populations at risk for low prevalence diseases. Analyzed as...

    Authors: Karla C Van Meter, Lasse E Christiansen, Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Rahman Azari and Tim E Carpenter

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:26

    Content type: Methodology

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  15. Buruli ulcer (BU) disease, caused by infection with the environmental mycobacterium M. ulcerans, is an emerging infectious disease in many tropical and sub-tropical countries. Although vectors and modes of transm...

    Authors: Tyler Wagner, M Eric Benbow, Travis O Brenden, Jiaguo Qi and R Christian Johnson

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:25

    Content type: Research

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  16. Lyme disease is the commonest vector-borne zoonosis in the temperate world, and an emerging infectious disease in Canada due to expansion of the geographic range of the tick vector Ixodes scapularis. Studies sugg...

    Authors: Nicholas H Ogden, Laurie St-Onge, Ian K Barker, Stéphanie Brazeau, Michel Bigras-Poulin, Dominique F Charron, Charles M Francis, Audrey Heagy, LRobbin Lindsay, Abdel Maarouf, Pascal Michel, François Milord, Christopher J O'Callaghan, Louise Trudel and RAlex Thompson

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:24

    Content type: Research

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  17. Few tools exist to directly measure the microsocial and physical environments of adolescents in circumstances where participatory observation is not practical or ethical. Yet measuring these environments is im...

    Authors: Sarah E Wiehe, Aaron E Carroll, Gilbert C Liu, Kelly L Haberkorn, Shawn C Hoch, Jeffery S Wilson and JDennis Fortenberry

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:22

    Content type: Methodology

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  18. In Austria, over the last 20 years infant mortality declined from 11.2 per 1,000 life births (1985) to 4.7 per 1,000 in1997 but remained rather constant since then. In addition to this time trend we already re...

    Authors: Thomas Waldhoer, Martin Wald and Harald Heinzl

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:21

    Content type: Research

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  19. Relatively few studies have examined the association between air pollution and stroke mortality. Inconsistent and inclusive results from existing studies on air pollution and stroke justify the need to continu...

    Authors: Zhiyong Hu, Johan Liebens and K Ranga Rao

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:20

    Content type: Research

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  20. West Nile virus (WNV) emerged as a threat to public and veterinary health in the Midwest United States in 2001 and continues to cause significant morbidity and mortality annually. To investigate biotic and abi...

    Authors: John P DeGroote, Ramanathan Sugumaran, Sarah M Brend, Brad J Tucker and Lyric C Bartholomay

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:19

    Content type: Research

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  21. Recent advances in GIS technology and remote sensing have provided new opportunities to collect ecologic data on agricultural pesticide exposure. Many pesticide studies have used historical or records-based da...

    Authors: Justine LE Allpress, Ross J Curry, Carol L Hanchette, Michael J Phillips and Timothy C Wilcosky

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:18

    Content type: Methodology

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  22. In West Africa, the Northern Sahelian zone and the coastal areas are densely populated but the Middle Belt in between is in general sparsely settled. Predictions of climate change foresee more frequent drought...

    Authors: Saket Pande, Michiel A Keyzer, Aminou Arouna and Ben GJS Sonneveld

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:17

    Content type: Research

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  23. A growing body of research suggests that the suburbanization of food retailers in North America and the United Kingdom in recent decades has contributed to the emergence of urban 'food deserts', or disadvantag...

    Authors: Kristian Larsen and Jason Gilliland

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:16

    Content type: Research

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  24. Disease maps are used increasingly in the health sciences, with applications ranging from the diagnosis of individual cases to regional and global assessments of public health. However, data on the distributio...

    Authors: Michael C Wimberly, Adam D Baer and Michael J Yabsley

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:15

    Content type: Research

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  25. Early detection of disease outbreaks enables public health officials to implement disease control and prevention measures at the earliest possible time. A time periodic geographical disease surveillance system...

    Authors: Kunihiko Takahashi, Martin Kulldorff, Toshiro Tango and Katherine Yih

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:14

    Content type: Methodology

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  26. This research develops methods for determining the effect of geocoding quality on relationships between environmental exposures and health. The likelihood of detecting an existing relationship – statistical po...

    Authors: Soumya Mazumdar, Gerard Rushton, Brian J Smith, Dale L Zimmerman and Kelley J Donham

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:13

    Content type: Research

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  27. Since its first detection in 2001, West Nile Virus (WNV) poses a significant health risk for residents of Shelby County in Tennessee. This situation forced public health officials to adopt efficient methods fo...

    Authors: Esra Ozdenerol, Elzbieta Bialkowska-Jelinska and Gregory N Taff

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:12

    Content type: Research

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  28. The aim of this study was to determine if remotely sensed data and Digital Elevation Model (DEM) can test relationships between Culex quinquefasciatus and Anopheles gambiae s.l. larval habitats and environmental ...

    Authors: Benjamin G Jacob, Ephantus J Muturi, Erick X Caamano, James T Gunter, Enoch Mpanga, Robert Ayine, Joseph Okelloonen, Jack Pen-Mogi Nyeko, Josephat I Shililu, John I Githure, James L Regens, Robert J Novak and Ibulaimu Kakoma

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:11

    Content type: Research

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  29. Environments conducive to walking may help people avoid sedentary lifestyles and associated diseases. Recent studies developed walkability models combining several built environment characteristics to optimall...

    Authors: Gina S Lovasi, Anne V Moudon, Amber L Pearson, Philip M Hurvitz, Eric B Larson, David S Siscovick, Ethan M Berke, Thomas Lumley and Bruce M Psaty

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:10

    Content type: Research

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  30. Although malaria disappeared from southern France more than 60 years ago, suspicions of recent autochthonous transmission in the French Mediterranean coast support the idea that the area could still be subject...

    Authors: Annelise Tran, Nicolas Ponçon, Céline Toty, Catherine Linard, Hélène Guis, Jean-Baptiste Ferré, Danny Lo Seen, François Roger, Stéphane de la Rocque, Didier Fontenille and Thierry Baldet

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:9

    Content type: Research

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  31. Disease data sharing is important for the collaborative preparation, response, and recovery stages of disease control. Disease phenomena are strongly associated with spatial and temporal factors. Web-based Geo...

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

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:8

    Content type: Research

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  32. Over the past two decades, geographical accessibility of urban resources for population living in residential areas has received an increased focus in urban health studies. Operationalising and computing geogr...

    Authors: Philippe Apparicio, Mohamed Abdelmajid, Mylène Riva and Richard Shearmur

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:7

    Content type: Methodology

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  33. While access and utilization form core components in assessing the effectiveness of a health service, the concept of coverage is often neglected. In this study we propose to develop a GIS-based methodological ...

    Authors: Tak Ting P Pang and Shui Shan Lee

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:5

    Content type: Methodology

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  34. To date, few epidemiologic studies have examined the relationship between environmental PCDD/F exposure and breast cancer in human populations. Dioxin emissions from municipal solid waste incinerators (MSWIs) ...

    Authors: Jean-François Viel, Marie-Caroline Clément, Mathieu Hägi, Sébastien Grandjean, Bruno Challier and Arlette Danzon

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:4

    Content type: Research

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  35. To reduce the number of non-geocoded cases researchers and organizations sometimes include cases geocoded to postal code centroids along with cases geocoded with the greater precision of a full street address....

    Authors: Kevin A Henry and Francis P Boscoe

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:3

    Content type: Methodology

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  36. The European Pollutant Emission Register in Spain (EPER-Spain) is a public inventory of pollutant industries created by decision of the European Union. The location of these industries is geocoded and the firs...

    Authors: Javier García-Pérez, Elena Boldo, Rebeca Ramis, Enrique Vidal, Nuria Aragonés, Beatriz Pérez-Gómez, Marina Pollán and Gonzalo López-Abente

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:1

    Content type: Research

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  37. The majority of U.S. disease surveillance systems contain incomplete information regarding socioeconomic status (SES) indicators like household or family income and educational attainment in case reports, whic...

    Authors: Muhammad Younus, Edward Hartwick, Azfar A Siddiqi, Melinda Wilkins, Herbert D Davies, Mohammad Rahbar, Julie Funk and Mahdi Saeed

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:56

    Content type: Research

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  38. Non-vector-borne zoonoses such as Puumala hantavirus (PUUV) can be transmitted directly, by physical contact between infected and susceptible hosts, or indirectly, with the environment as an intermediate. The ...

    Authors: Catherine Linard, Katrien Tersago, Herwig Leirs and Eric F Lambin

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:55

    Content type: Research

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  39. The Conditional Autoregressive (CAR) model is widely used in many small-area ecological studies to analyse outcomes measured at an areal level. There has been little evaluation of the influence of different ne...

    Authors: Arul Earnest, Geoff Morgan, Kerrie Mengersen, Louise Ryan, Richard Summerhayes and John Beard

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:54

    Content type: Methodology

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  40. Organizations that collect substantial data for decision-making purposes are often characterized as being 'data rich' but 'information poor'. Maps and mapping tools can be very useful for research transfer in ...

    Authors: S Michelle Driedger, Anita Kothari, Jason Morrison, Michael Sawada, Eric J Crighton and Ian D Graham

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:53

    Content type: Research

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  41. The aim was to assess the relationships between social and material deprivation and the use of tobacco, excessive alcohol and psychotropic drugs by both sexes and in various age groups. Greater knowledge conce...

    Authors: Michèle Baumann, Elisabeth Spitz, Francis Guillemin, Jean-François Ravaud, Marie Choquet, Bruno Falissard and Nearkasen Chau

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:50

    Content type: Research

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  42. This study uses geographic information systems (GIS) as a tool to evaluate and visualize the general accessibility of areas within the province of Alberta (Canada) to cardiac catheterization facilities. Curren...

    Authors: Alka B Patel, Nigel M Waters and William A Ghali

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:47

    Content type: Research

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