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  1. With the objective of identifying spatial and temporal patterns of enzootic raccoon variant rabies, a spatial scan statistic was utilized to search for significant terrestrial rabies clusters by year in New Yo...

    Authors: Sergio Recuenco, Millicent Eidson, Martin Kulldorff, Glen Johnson and Bryan Cherry

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:14

    Content type: Research

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  2. Spatial cluster detection is an important tool in cancer surveillance to identify areas of elevated risk and to generate hypotheses about cancer etiology. There are many cluster detection methods used in spati...

    Authors: David C Wheeler

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:13

    Content type: Research

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  3. Geocoding methods vary among spatial epidemiology studies. Errors in the geocoding process and differential match rates may reduce study validity. We compared two geocoding methods using 8,157 Washington State...

    Authors: Gina S Lovasi, Jeremy C Weiss, Richard Hoskins, Eric A Whitsel, Kenneth Rice, Craig F Erickson and Bruce M Psaty

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:12

    Content type: Research

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  4. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have been used in a wide variety of applications to integrate data and explore the spatial relationship of geographic features. Traditionally this has referred to features ...

    Authors: Jane L Garb, Sabha Ganai, Ric Skinner, Christopher S Boyd and Richard B Wait

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:11

    Content type: Methodology

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  5. West Nile virus infection in humans in urban areas of the Midwestern United States has exhibited strong spatial clustering during epidemic years. We derived urban landscape classes from the physical and socio-...

    Authors: Marilyn O Ruiz, Edward D Walker, Erik S Foster, Linn D Haramis and Uriel D Kitron

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:10

    Content type: Research

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  6. Recent advances in mobile positioning systems and telecommunications are providing the technology needed for the development of location-aware tele-care applications. This paper introduces CAALYX – Complete Am...

    Authors: Maged N Kamel Boulos, Artur Rocha, Angelo Martins, Manuel Escriche Vicente, Armin Bolz, Robert Feld, Igor Tchoudovski, Martin Braecklein, John Nelson, Gearóid Ó Laighin, Claudio Sdogati, Francesca Cesaroni, Marco Antomarini, Angela Jobes and Mark Kinirons

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:9

    Content type: Editorial

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  7. Reducing the potential for large scale loss of life, large numbers of casualties, and widespread displacement of populations that can result from natural disasters is a difficult challenge for the individuals,...

    Authors: Zine El Abidine El Morjani, Steeve Ebener, John Boos, Eman Abdel Ghaffar and Altaf Musani

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:8

    Content type: Methodology

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  8. Hydropower plants provide more than 78 % of Brazil's electricity generation, but the country's reservoirs are potential new habitats for main vectors of malaria. In a case study in the surroundings of the Mans...

    Authors: Peter Zeilhofer, Emerson Soares dos Santos, Ana LM Ribeiro, Rosina D Miyazaki and Marina Atanaka dos Santos

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:7

    Content type: Research

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  9. The threat posed by the use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) within the United States has grown significantly in recent years, focusing attention on the medical and public health disaster capabilities of t...

    Authors: William C Bell and Cham E Dallas

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:5

    Content type: Research

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  10. Access to varied, healthy and inexpensive foods is an important public health concern that has been widely documented. Consequently, there is an increasing interest in identifying food deserts, that is, social...

    Authors: Philippe Apparicio, Marie-Soleil Cloutier and Richard Shearmur

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:4

    Content type: Research

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  11. The objective of this evaluation was to determine whether reports of dead corvid sightings and submissions of dead corvids for West Nile virus testing were representative of true corvid mortality in British Co...

    Authors: Samara T David, Sunny Mak, Laura MacDougall and Murray Fyfe

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:3

    Content type: Research

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  12. The highlands of Madagascar present an unstable transmission pattern of malaria. The population has no immunity, and the central highlands have been the sites of epidemics with particularly high fatality. The ...

    Authors: Fanjasoa Rakotomanana, Rindra V Randremanana, Léon P Rabarijaona, Jean Bernard Duchemin, Jocelyn Ratovonjato, Frédéric Ariey, Jean Paul Rudant and Isabelle Jeanne

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:2

    Content type: Research

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  13. The assignment of a point-level geocode to subjects' residences is an important data assimilation component of many geographic public health studies. Often, these assignments are made by a method known as auto...

    Authors: Dale L Zimmerman, Xiangming Fang, Soumya Mazumdar and Gerard Rushton

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:1

    Content type: Research

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  14. The present paper deals with the relationship between health indicators and human development in the Arab region. Beyond descriptive analysis showing geographic similarities and disparities inter countries, th...

    Authors: Abdesslam Boutayeb and Mansour Serghini

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2006 5:61

    Content type: Research

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  15. El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) related climate anomalies have been shown to have an impact on infectious disease outbreaks. The Climate Prediction Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administra...

    Authors: Assaf Anyamba, Jean-Paul Chretien, Jennifer Small, Compton J Tucker and Kenneth J Linthicum

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2006 5:60

    Content type: Research

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  16. This study evaluated geographic distribution of race-specific prostate cancer incidence in Connecticut and Massachusetts. This cross-sectional analysis of census and cancer registry data included records of 29...

    Authors: Laurie M DeChello, David I Gregorio and Holly Samociuk

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2006 5:59

    Content type: Research

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  17. While the use of spatially referenced data for the analysis of epidemiological data is growing, issues associated with selecting the appropriate geographic unit of analysis are also emerging. A particularly pr...

    Authors: Tony H Grubesic and Timothy C Matisziw

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2006 5:58

    Content type: Research

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  18. There are few studies that have investigated uncertainties surrounding the scientific community's knowledge of the geographical distribution of major animal diseases. This is particularly relevant to Rift Vall...

    Authors: Archie CA Clements, Dirk U Pfeiffer and Vincent Martin

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2006 5:57

    Content type: Research

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  19. Widespread availability of geographic information systems software has facilitated the use of disease mapping in academia, government and private sector. Maps that display the address of affected patients are ...

    Authors: John S Brownstein, Christopher A Cassa, Isaac S Kohane and Kenneth D Mandl

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2006 5:56

    Content type: Methodology

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  20. The growing interest in the effects of contextual environments on health outcomes has focused attention on the strengths and weaknesses of alternate contextual unit definitions for use in multilevel analysis. ...

    Authors: Zaria Tatalovich, John P Wilson, Joel E Milam, Michael Jerrett and Rob McConnell

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2006 5:55

    Content type: Research

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  21. Ecologic studies have shown a relationship between alcohol outlet densities, illicit drug use and violence. The present study examined this relationship in the City of Houston, Texas, using a sample of 439 cen...

    Authors: Li Zhu, Dennis M Gorman and Scott Horel

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2006 5:54

    Content type: Research

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  22. Geostatistical techniques that account for spatially varying population sizes and spatial patterns in the filtering of choropleth maps of cancer mortality were recently developed. Their implementation was faci...

    Authors: Pierre Goovaerts

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2006 5:52

    Content type: Methodology

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  23. Cancer control researchers seek to reduce the burden of cancer by studying interventions, their impact in defined populations, and the means by which they can be better used. The first step in cancer control i...

    Authors: Linda Williams Pickle, Martha Szczur, Denise Riedel Lewis and David G Stinchcomb

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2006 5:51

    Content type: Review

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  24. To communicate population-based cancer statistics, cancer researchers have a long tradition of presenting data in a spatial representation, or map. Historically, health data were presented in printed atlases i...

    Authors: B Sue Bell, Richard E Hoskins, Linda Williams Pickle and Daniel Wartenberg

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2006 5:49

    Content type: Review

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  25. Maptaphut Industrial Estate (MIE) was established with a single factory in 1988, increasing to 50 by 1998. This development has resulted in undesirable impacts on the environment and the health of the people i...

    Authors: Somchai Jadsri, Pratap Singhasivanon, Jaranit Kaewkungwal, Rattana Sithiprasasna, Somkiat Siriruttanapruk and Supawadee Konchom

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2006 5:48

    Content type: Research

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  26. Oral rabies vaccination programs have been implemented to control the spread of wildlife rabies in the United States. However, current surveillance systems are inadequate for the efficient management and evalu...

    Authors: Jesse D Blanton, Arie Manangan, Jamie Manangan, Cathleen A Hanlon, Dennis Slate and Charles E Rupprecht

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2006 5:47

    Content type: Methodology

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  27. Geographic regions are often routinely monitored to identify areas with excess cases of disease. Further epidemiological investigations can be targeted to areas with higher disease rates than expected. Surveil...

    Authors: Rhonda J Rosychuk

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2006 5:46

    Content type: Methodology

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  28. Disease maps can serve to display incidence rates geographically, to inform on public health provision about the success or failure of interventions, and to make hypothesis or to provide evidences concerning d...

    Authors: Mohammad Ali, Pierre Goovaerts, Nushrat Nazia, M Zahirul Haq, Mohammad Yunus and Michael Emch

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2006 5:45

    Content type: Methodology

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  29. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can provide valuable insight into patterns of human activity. Online spatial display applications, such as Google Earth, can democratise this information by disseminating i...

    Authors: Andrew J Curtis, Jacqueline W Mills and Michael Leitner

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2006 5:44

    Content type: Methodology

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  30. Cost containment typically involves rationalizing healthcare service delivery through centralization of services to achieve economies of scale. Hospitals are frequently the chosen site of cost containment and ...

    Authors: Nadine Schuurman, Robert S Fiedler, Stefan CW Grzybowski and Darrin Grund

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2006 5:43

    Content type: Research

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  31. Community hospital placement is dictated by a diverse set of geographical factors and historical contingency. In the summer of 2004, a multi-organizational committee headed by the State of Michigan's Departmen...

    Authors: Joseph P Messina, Ashton M Shortridge, Richard E Groop, Pariwate Varnakovida and Mark J Finn

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2006 5:42

    Content type: Research

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  32. Current malaria control initiatives aim at reducing malaria burden by half by the year 2010. Effective control requires evidence-based utilisation of resources. Characterizing spatial patterns of risk, through...

    Authors: Lawrence N Kazembe, Immo Kleinschmidt, Timothy H Holtz and Brian L Sharp

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2006 5:41

    Content type: Research

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  33. An increasing number of studies use GIS estimates of car travel times to health services, without presenting any evidence that the estimates are representative of real travel times. This investigation compared...

    Authors: Robin Haynes, Andrew P Jones, Violet Sauerzapf and Hongxin Zhao

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2006 5:40

    Content type: Research

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  34. A Community health assessment (CHA) involves the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in conjunction with other software to analyze health and population data and perform numerical-spatial problem solvi...

    Authors: Matthew Scotch, Bambang Parmanto, Cynthia S Gadd and Ravi K Sharma

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2006 5:39

    Content type: Research

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  35. To explain the possible effects of exposure to weather conditions on population health outcomes, weather data need to be calculated at a level in space and time that is appropriate for the health data. There a...

    Authors: Ivan Hanigan, Gillian Hall and Keith BG Dear

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2006 5:38

    Content type: Methodology

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  36. Geographical information systems (GIS) have been used mainly in understanding infectious diseases and environmental threats in health research. Here, GIS was used to examine patterns of functional disability a...

    Authors: Margaret P Moss, Matthew C Schell and R Turner Goins

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2006 5:37

    Content type: Research

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  37. West Nile virus (WNV) poses a significant health risk for residents of Mississippi. Physicians and state health officials are interested in new and efficient methods for monitoring disease spread and predictin...

    Authors: William H Cooke III, Katarzyna Grala and Robert C Wallis

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2006 5:36

    Content type: Research

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  38. Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading clinical manifestation of HIV infection and caseloads continue to increase in high HIV prevalence settings. TB treatment is prolonged and treatment interruption has serious ind...

    Authors: Barry Dwolatzky, Estelle Trengove, Helen Struthers, James A McIntyre and Neil A Martinson

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2006 5:34

    Content type: Methodology

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  39. The World Health Organization has declared tuberculosis a global emergency in 1993. It has been estimated that one third of the world population is infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of...

    Authors: Neeraj Tiwari, CMS Adhikari, Ajoy Tewari and Vineeta Kandpal

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2006 5:33

    Content type: Research

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  40. Methods for analyzing space-time variation in risk in case-control studies typically ignore residential mobility. We develop an approach for analyzing case-control data for mobile individuals and apply it to s...

    Authors: Geoffrey M Jacquez, Jaymie R Meliker, Gillian A AvRuskin, Pierre Goovaerts, Andy Kaufmann, Mark L Wilson and Jerome Nriagu

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2006 5:32

    Content type: Methodology

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  41. To determine patterns of childhood lead exposure in a community living near a lead and zinc smelter in North Lake Macquarie, Australia between 1991 and 2002.

    Authors: Alan Willmore, Tim Sladden, Lucy Bates and Craig B Dalton

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2006 5:30

    Content type: Research

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  42. Geographic patterns of cancer death rates in the U.S. have customarily been presented by county or aggregated into state economic or health service areas. Herein, we present the geographic patterns of cancer d...

    Authors: Yongping Hao, Elizabeth M Ward, Ahmedin Jemal, Linda W Pickle and Michael J Thun

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2006 5:28

    Content type: Methodology

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  43. In this paper we analyse the Plasmodium sp. prevalence in three villages with different isolation status on the island of Bioko (Equatorial Guinea) where malaria is a hyper-endemic disease. We also describe the g...

    Authors: Ana Guerra-Neira, José M Rubio, Jesús Roche Royo, Jorge Cano Ortega, Antonio Sarrión Auñón, Pedro Berzosa Diaz and Agustín Benito LLanes

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2006 5:27

    Content type: Research

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