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  1. Smoothing methods have been developed to improve the reliability of risk cancer estimates from sparsely populated geographical entities. Filtering local details of the spatial variation of the risk leads howev...

    Authors: Pierre Goovaerts

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2006 5:7

    Content type: Methodology

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  2. Open Source Web GIS software systems have reached a stage of maturity, sophistication, robustness and stability, and usability and user friendliness rivalling that of commercial, proprietary GIS and Web GIS se...

    Authors: Maged N Kamel Boulos and Kiyoshi Honda

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2006 5:6

    Content type: Editorial

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  3. Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection that is now endemic in most tropical countries. In Thailand, dengue fever/dengue hemorrhagic fever is a leading cause of hospitalization and death among children. A l...

    Authors: Sophie O Vanwambeke, Birgit HB van Benthem, Nardlada Khantikul, Chantal Burghoorn-Maas, Kamolwan Panart, Linda Oskam, Eric F Lambin and Pradya Somboon

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2006 5:5

    Content type: Research

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  4. This paper describes the Spatiotemporal Epidemiological Modeller (STEM) which is an extensible software system and framework for modelling the spatial and temporal progression of multiple diseases affecting mu...

    Authors: Daniel Alexander Ford, James H Kaufman and Iris Eiron

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2006 5:4

    Content type: Methodology

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  5. The use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has great potential for the management of chronic disease and the analysis of clinical and administrative health care data. Asthma is a chronic disease associate...

    Authors: Ronit Peled, Haim Reuveni, Joseph S Pliskin, Itzhak Benenson, Erez Hatna and Asher Tal

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2006 5:3

    Content type: Research

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  6. Evaluation of mine risk education in Afghanistan used population weighted raster maps as an evaluation tool to assess mine education performance, coverage and costs. A stratified last-stage random cluster samp...

    Authors: Neil Andersson and Steven Mitchell

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2006 5:1

    Content type: Methodology

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  7. Tango's maximized excess events test (MEET) has been shown to have very good statistical power in detecting global disease clustering. A nice feature of this test is that it considers a range of spatial scale par...

    Authors: Changhong Song and Martin Kulldorff

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:32

    Content type: Research

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  8. Cancer mortality maps are used by public health officials to identify areas of excess and to guide surveillance and control activities. Quality of decision-making thus relies on an accurate quantification of r...

    Authors: Pierre Goovaerts

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:31

    Content type: Methodology

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  9. Numerous studies have shown that exposure to air pollutants in the area of residence and the socio-economic status of an individual may be related. Therefore, when conducting an epidemiological study on the he...

    Authors: Emilie Stroh, Anna Oudin, Susanna Gustafsson, Petter Pilesjö, Lars Harrie, Ulf Strömberg and Kristina Jakobsson

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:30

    Content type: Research

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  10. This article describes geographic bias in GIS analyses with unrepresentative data owing to missing geocodes, using as an example a spatial analysis of prostate cancer incidence among whites and African America...

    Authors: M Norman Oliver, Kevin A Matthews, Mir Siadaty, Fern R Hauck and Linda W Pickle

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:29

    Content type: Research

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  11. From 2000–2002, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded a study that was designed to improve the information available to program planners about the geographic distribution of CDC-funded HI...

    Authors: Carol L Hanchette, Deborah A Gibbs, Aisha Gilliam, Kieran J Fogarty and Mark Bruhn

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:28

    Content type: Methodology

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  12. This study aimed at identifying factors influencing the development of Human African Trypanosomosis (HAT, or sleeping sickness) in the focus of Bonon, located in the mesophile forest of Côte d'Ivoire. A previo...

    Authors: Fabrice Courtin, Vincent Jamonneau, Emmanuel Oké, Bamoro Coulibaly, Yohan Oswald, Sophie Dupont, Gérard Cuny, Jean-Pierre Doumenge and Philippe Solano

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:27

    Content type: Research

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  13. Many epidemiological studies examining the relationships between adverse health outcomes and exposure to air pollutants use ambient air pollution measurements as a proxy for personal exposure levels. When poll...

    Authors: Eleanor M Setton, Perry W Hystad and C Peter Keller

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:26

    Content type: Methodology

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  14. Income is known to be associated with cerebrovascular disease; however, little is known about the more detailed relationship between cerebrovascular disease and income. We examined the hypothesis that the geog...

    Authors: Daikwon Han, Shannon S Carrow, Peter A Rogerson and Frederick E Munschauer

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:25

    Content type: Research

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  15. "Activity space" has been used to examine how people's habitual movements interact with their environment, and can be used to examine accessibility to healthcare opportunities. Traditionally, the standard devi...

    Authors: Jill E Sherman, John Spencer, John S Preisser, Wilbert M Gesler and Thomas A Arcury

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:24

    Content type: Methodology

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  16. This eye-opener article aims at introducing the health GIS community to the emerging online consumer geoinformatics services from Google and Microsoft (MSN), and their potential utility in creating custom onli...

    Authors: Maged N Kamel Boulos

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:22

    Content type: Editorial

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  17. After its first detection in North America in New York in 1999, West Nile virus was detected for the first time in 2002 in the province of Quebec, Canada. This situation forced the Government of Quebec to adop...

    Authors: Pierre Gosselin, Germain Lebel, Sonia Rivest and Monique Douville-Fradet

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:21

    Content type: Methodology

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  18. Population health planning aims to improve the health of the entire population and to reduce health inequities among population groups. Socioeconomic factors are increasingly being recognized as major determin...

    Authors: Agricola Odoi, Ron Wray, Marion Emo, Stephen Birch, Brian Hutchison, John Eyles and Tom Abernathy

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:20

    Content type: Research

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  19. The purpose of this study is to examine the spatial and population (e.g., socio-economic) characteristics of low birthweight using two different cluster estimation techniques. We compared the results of Kulldo...

    Authors: Esra Ozdenerol, Bryan L Williams, Su Young Kang and Melina S Magsumbol

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:19

    Content type: Methodology

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  20. West Nile Virus has quickly become a serious problem in the United States (US). Its extremely rapid diffusion throughout the country argues for a better understanding of its geographic dimensions. Both 2003 an...

    Authors: Daniel A Griffith

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:18

    Content type: Research

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  21. Plasmodium vivax malaria reemerged in the Republic of Korea in 1993, with more than 2,000 cases reported in the northwestern part of the country over the last 10 years. To better assess the risk of malaria transm...

    Authors: Ratana Sithiprasasna, Won Ja Lee, Donald M Ugsang and Kenneth J Linthicum

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:17

    Content type: Research

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  22. Spatial analyses and ecological studies are essential for epidemiology and public health. The present study combining these two methods was performed to identify spatial clusters of selected types of cancer in...

    Authors: Yoshiharu Fukuda, Masahiro Umezaki, Keiko Nakamura and Takehito Takano

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:16

    Content type: Research

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  23. Childhood asthma is a significant public health problem in the United States and evidence is accumulating regarding the contribution from traffic and ambient air pollution. This study is a companion piece of a...

    Authors: Tonny J Oyana and Patrick A Rivers

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:14

    Content type: Research

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  24. Vector-borne diseases are the most dreaded worldwide health problems. Although many campaigns against it have been conducted, Dengue Fever (DF) and Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever (DHF) are still the major health pr...

    Authors: Kanchana Nakhapakorn and Nitin Kumar Tripathi

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:13

    Content type: Research

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  25. Spatial filtering using a geographic information system (GIS) is often used to smooth health and ecological data. Smoothing disease data can help us understand local (neighborhood) geographic variation and eco...

    Authors: Mohammad Ali, Jin-Kyung Park, Vu Dinh Thiem, Do Gia Canh, Michael Emch and John D Clemens

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:12

    Content type: Methodology

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  26. The spatial scan statistic proposed by Kulldorff has been applied to a wide variety of epidemiological studies for cluster detection. This scan statistic, however, uses a circular window to define the potentia...

    Authors: Toshiro Tango and Kunihiko Takahashi

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:11

    Content type: Methodology

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  27. Most analyses of spatial clustering of disease have been based on either residence at the time of diagnosis or current residence. An underlying assumption in these analyses is that residence can be used as a p...

    Authors: Daikwon Han, Peter A Rogerson, Matthew R Bonner, Jing Nie, John E Vena, Paola Muti, Maurizio Trevisan and Jo L Freudenheim

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:9

    Content type: Research

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  28. Interest in the development of statistical methods for disease cluster detection has experienced rapid growth in recent years. Evaluations of statistical power provide important information for the selection o...

    Authors: Robin C Puett, Andrew B Lawson, Allan B Clark, Tim E Aldrich, Dwayne E Porter, Charles E Feigley and James R Hebert

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:8

    Content type: Research

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  29. Studying the contribution of individual countries to leading journals in a given discipline can highlight which countries have the most impact on that discipline, and also give some idea about the geographical...

    Authors: Maged N Kamel Boulos

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:7

    Content type: Research

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  30. Sub-national figures providing information about the wealth of the population are useful in defining the spatial distribution of both economic activity and poverty within any given country. Furthermore, since ...

    Authors: Steeve Ebener, Christopher Murray, Ajay Tandon and Christopher C Elvidge

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:5

    Content type: Methodology

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  31. The rates of Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in England have been rising steadily since the mid 1990s, making them a major public health concern. In 2003, 672,718 people were diagnosed with an STD in Engl...

    Authors: Maged NKamel Boulos, Chris Russell and Michael Smith

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:4

    Content type: Editorial

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  32. There has long been a recognition that place matters in health, from recognition of clusters of yellow fever and cholera in the 1800s to modern day analyses of regional and neighborhood effects on cancer patte...

    Authors: Linda Williams Pickle, Lance A Waller and Andrew B Lawson

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:3

    Content type: Review

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  33. EB-GIS4HEALTH UK aims at building a UK-oriented foundation evidence base and modular conceptual models for GIS applications and programmes in health and healthcare to improve the currently poor GIS state of af...

    Authors: Maged N Kamel Boulos

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:2

    Content type: Research

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  34. Spatial variation in patterns of disease outcomes is often explored with techniques such as cluster detection analysis. In other types of investigations, geographically varying individual or community level ch...

    Authors: Ann Carroll Klassen, Martin Kulldorff and Frank Curriero

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:1

    Content type: Research

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  35. The use of spatially referenced data in cancer studies is gaining in prominence, fueled by the development and availability of spatial analytic tools and the broadening recognition of the linkages between geog...

    Authors: Francis P Boscoe, Mary H Ward and Peggy Reynolds

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2004 3:28

    Content type: Review

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  36. There is evidence of a contribution of early life socioeconomic exposures to the risk of chronic diseases in adulthood. However, extant studies investigating the impact of the neighborhood social environment o...

    Authors: Kathryn M Rose, Joy L Wood, Sarah Knowles, Ricardo A Pollitt, Eric A Whitsel, Ana V Diez Roux, DongKeun Yoon and Gerardo Heiss

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2004 3:27

    Content type: Methodology

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  37. Recent years have seen an expansion in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in environmental health research. In this field GIS can be used to detect disease clustering, to analyze access to hospita...

    Authors: Gillian A AvRuskin, Geoffrey M Jacquez, Jaymie R Meliker, Melissa J Slotnick, Andrew M Kaufmann and Jerome O Nriagu

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2004 3:26

    Content type: Research

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  38. Accidental poisoning is one of the leading causes of injury in the United States, second only to motor vehicle accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rates of accidental po...

    Authors: Ella T Nkhoma, Chiehwen Ed Hsu, Victoria I Hunt and Ann Marie Harris

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2004 3:25

    Content type: Research

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  39. Asthma is a common disease and appears to be increasing in prevalence. There is evidence linking air pollution, including that from road-traffic, with asthma. Road traffic is also on the increase. Routine surv...

    Authors: Elspeth C Ferguson, Ravi Maheswaran and Mark Daly

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2004 3:24

    Content type: Review

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  40. Currently in the U.S. it is recommended that tuberculosis screening and treatment programs be targeted at high-risk populations. While a strategy of targeted testing and treatment of persons most likely to dev...

    Authors: Patrick K Moonan, Manuel Bayona, Teresa N Quitugua, Joseph Oppong, Denise Dunbar, Kenneth C Jost Jr, Gerry Burgess, Karan P Singh and Stephen E Weis

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2004 3:23

    Content type: Research

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  41. This paper explores the geographical accessibility of health services in urban and rural areas of the South West of England, comparing two measures of geographical access and characterising the areas most remo...

    Authors: Hannah Jordan, Paul Roderick, David Martin and Sarah Barnett

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2004 3:21

    Content type: Research

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  42. Household-level geographic information systems (GIS) database are usually constructed using the geographic positioning system (GPS). In some research settings, GPS receivers may fail to capture accurate readin...

    Authors: Mohammad Ali, Shahid Rasool, Jin-Kyung Park, Shamoon Saeed, Rion Leon Ochiai, Qamaruddin Nizami, Camilo J Acosta and Zulfiqar Bhutta

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2004 3:20

    Content type: Methodology

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