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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. In 2003, the Ethiopian Ministry of Health (MOH) started to implement a national antiretroviral treatment (ART) program. Using data in the monthly HIV/AIDS Updates issued by the MOH, this paper examines the spa...

    Authors: Helmut Kloos, Yibeltal Assefa, Aynalem Adugna, Mesfin Samuel Mulatu and Damen Haile Mariam

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:45

    Content type: Research

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  15. Several malaria risk maps have been developed in recent years, many from the prevalence of infection data collated by the MARA (Mapping Malaria Risk in Africa) project, and using various environmental data set...

    Authors: Marlies H Craig, Brian L Sharp, Musawenkosi LH Mabaso and Immo Kleinschmidt

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:44

    Content type: Research

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  16. Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) is more efficacious than thrombolysis in the management of acute myocardial infarction, but, because of the requirement for prompt treatment, there are practica...

    Authors: Augustine Pereira, Aphrodite Niggebrugge, John Powles, David Kanka and Georgios Lyratzopoulos

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:43

    Content type: Research

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  17. In 2002, West Nile virus (WNV) first appeared in Texas. Surveillance data were retrospectively examined to explore the temporal and spatial characteristics of the Texas equine WNV epidemic in 2002. Using Geogr...

    Authors: Min Lian, Ronald D Warner, James L Alexander and Kenneth R Dixon

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:42

    Content type: Methodology

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  18. There is increasing interest in examining the influence of the built environment on physical activity. High-resolution data in a geographic information system is increasingly being used to measure salient aspe...

    Authors: Lisa N Oliver, Nadine Schuurman and Alexander W Hall

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:41

    Content type: Methodology

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  19. In 2002, major human epidemics of West Nile Virus (WNV) were reported in five cities in the North East region of North America. The present analysis examines the climatic conditions that were conducive to the ...

    Authors: Salaheddine El Adlouni, Claudie Beaulieu, Taha BMJ Ouarda, Pierre L Gosselin and André Saint-Hilaire

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:40

    Content type: Research

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  20. In the context of ecological studies, the Bayesian hierarchical Poisson model is of prime interest when studying the association between environmental exposure and rare diseases. However, adding spatially stru...

    Authors: Aurélien Latouche, Chantal Guihenneuc-Jouyaux, Claire Girard and Denis Hémon

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:39

    Content type: Research

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  21. A measure of general practice level socioeconomic deprivation can be used to explore the association between deprivation and other practice characteristics. An area-based categorisation is commonly chosen as t...

    Authors: Mark Strong, Ravi Maheswaran, Tim Pearson and Paul Fryers

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:38

    Content type: Methodology

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  22. Half of the population of Africa will soon live in towns and cities where it can be protected from malaria by controlling aquatic stages of mosquitoes. Rigorous but affordable and scaleable methods for mapping...

    Authors: Stefan Dongus, Dickson Nyika, Khadija Kannady, Deo Mtasiwa, Hassan Mshinda, Ulrike Fillinger, Axel W Drescher, Marcel Tanner, Marcia C Castro and Gerry F Killeen

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:37

    Content type: Methodology

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  23. Human African Trypanosomiasis is a vector-borne parasitic disease. The geographical distribution of the disease is linked to the spatial distribution of the tsetse fly. As part of a control campaign using trap...

    Authors: Jorge Cano, Miguel Angel Descalzo, Nicolas Ndong-Mabale, Pedro Ndongo-Asumu, Leonardo Bobuakasi, Jesús N Buatiché, Sisinio Nzambo-Ondo, Melchor Ondo-Esono, Agustin Benito and Jesus Roche

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:36

    Content type: Research

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  24. Space-time interaction arises when nearby cases occur at about the same time, and may be attributable to an infectious etiology or from exposures that cause a geographically localized increase in risk. But ava...

    Authors: Geoffrey M Jacquez, Jaymie Meliker and Andy Kaufmann

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:35

    Content type: Methodology

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  25. Malignant neoplasm of the pancreas has become one of the leading causes of death from malignant neoplasm in Japan (the 5th in 2003). Although smoking is believed to be a risk factor, other risk factors remain ...

    Authors: Setsuko Kinoshita, Yukiko Wagatsuma and Masafumi Okada

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:34

    Content type: Research

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  26. Co-morbidity with conditions such as fever, diarrhoea and pneumonia is a common phenomenon in tropical Africa. However, little is known about geographical overlaps in these illnesses. Spatial modelling may imp...

    Authors: Lawrence N Kazembe, Adamson S Muula, Christopher C Appleton and Immo Kleinschmidt

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:33

    Content type: Research

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  27. Our progress towards the goal of eliminating racial health disparities requires methods for assessing the existence, magnitude, and statistical significance of health disparities. In comparing disease rates, w...

    Authors: Pierre Goovaerts, Jaymie R Meliker and Geoffrey M Jacquez

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:32

    Content type: Methodology

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  28. Although economic reforms have brought significant benefits, including improved health care to many Chinese people, accessibility to improved care has not been distributed evenly throughout Chinese society. Al...

    Authors: Mohammad Ali, Yang Jin, Deok Ryun Kim, Zhou Bao De, Jin Kyung Park, Rion Leon Ochiai, Baiqing Dong, John D Clemens and Camilo J Acosta

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:31

    Content type: Research

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  29. The statistics of disease clustering is one of the most important tools for epidemiologists to detect and monitor public health disease patterns. Nowadays, tuberculosis (TB) – an infectious disease caused by the

    Authors: Carla Nunes

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:30

    Content type: Research

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  30. Meningococcal meningitis (MM) represents an important public health problem especially in the "meningitis belt" in Africa. Although seasonality of epidemics is well known with outbreaks usually starting in the...

    Authors: Hélène Broutin, Solenne Philippon, Guillaume Constantin de Magny, Marie-Françoise Courel, Benjamin Sultan and Jean-François Guégan

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:29

    Content type: Research

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  31. Recent adaptations of the spatial scan approach to detecting disease clusters have addressed the problem of finding clusters that occur in non-compact and non-circular shapes – such as along roads or river net...

    Authors: Nikolaos Yiannakoulias, Rhonda J Rosychuk and John Hodgson

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:28

    Content type: Methodology

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  32. Identification of socioeconomic and health inequalities at the local scale is facilitated by using relevant small geographical sectors. Although these places are routinely defined according to administrative b...

    Authors: Alexandre Lebel, Robert Pampalon and Paul Y Villeneuve

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:27

    Content type: Methodology

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  33. This research concerns Araucanía, often called the Ninth Region, the poorest region of Chile where inequalities are most extreme. Araucanía hasn't enjoyed the economic success Chile achieved when the country retu...

    Authors: Flavio Rojas

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:26

    Content type: Research

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  34. Vehicle traffic is the major source of noise in urban environments, which in turn has multiple impacts on health. In this paper we investigate the spatial distribution of community noise exposures and annoyanc...

    Authors: Edmund Yet Wah Seto, Ashley Holt, Tom Rivard and Rajiv Bhatia

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:24

    Content type: Research

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  35. Infant immunisation is an effective public health intervention to reduce the morbidity and mortality of vaccine preventable diseases. However, some developing countries fail to achieve desirable vaccination co...

    Authors: Taufiq Mashal, Keiko Nakamura, Masashi Kizuki, Kaoruko Seino and Takehito Takano

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:23

    Content type: Research

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  36. The motivation for this paper is to inform the selection of future policy directions for tackling HIV/AIDS in Russia. The Russian Federation has more people living with HIV/AIDS than any other country in Europ...

    Authors: Dominique Moran and Jacob A Jordaan

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:22

    Content type: Research

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  37. We examined algorithms for malaria mapping using the impact of reflectance calibration uncertainties on the accuracies of three vegetation indices (VI)'s derived from QuickBird data in three rice agro-village ...

    Authors: Benjamin G Jacob, Ephantus J Muturi, Joseph M Mwangangi, Jose Funes, Erick X Caamano, Simon Muriu, Josephat Shililu, John Githure and Robert J Novak

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:21

    Content type: Research

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  38. The aims of this study were to determine if observed geographic variations in colorectal cancer incidence are simply random or are statistically significant deviations from randomness, whether statistically si...

    Authors: Laurie M DeChello and T Joseph Sheehan

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:20

    Content type: Research

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  39. This study is part of several ongoing projects concerning epidemiological research into the effects on health of exposure to air pollutants in the region of Scania, southern Sweden. The aim is to investigate t...

    Authors: Emilie Stroh, Lars Harrie and Susanna Gustafsson

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:19

    Content type: Methodology

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  40. Levels of byproducts that result from the disinfection of drinking water vary within a water distribution system. This prompted us to question whether the risk for rectal cancer also varies, depending upon one...

    Authors: Gerald E Bove Jr, Peter A Rogerson and John E Vena

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:18

    Content type: Research

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  41. Over the past several decades researchers have produced substantial evidence of a social gradient in a variety of health outcomes, rising from systematic differences in income, education, employment conditions...

    Authors: Nathaniel Bell, Nadine Schuurman and Michael V Hayes

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:17

    Content type: Research

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  42. Vector-borne and zoonotic diseases generally display clear spatial patterns due to different space-dependent factors. Land cover and land use influence disease transmission by controlling both the spatial dist...

    Authors: Catherine Linard, Pénélope Lamarque, Paul Heyman, Geneviève Ducoffre, Victor Luyasu, Katrien Tersago, Sophie O Vanwambeke and Eric F Lambin

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:15

    Content type: Research

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