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  1. Healthcare accessibility, a key public health issue, includes potential (spatial accessibility) and realized access (healthcare utilization) dimensions. Moreover, the assessment of healthcare service potential...

    Authors: Fei Gao, Clara languille, Khalil karzazi, Mélanie Guhl, Baptiste Boukebous and Séverine Deguen
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:22
  2. Geographical imbalances in the health workforce, particularly the shortage of health care workers in rural areas, is an issue of social and political concern in most countries. Estimating the number of require...

    Authors: Tatsuya Suzuki, Soichi Koike and Masatoshi Matsumoto
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:21
  3. The two-week illness prevalence rate is an important and comparable indicator of health service needs. High-spatial-resolution, age-specific risk mapping of this indicator can provide valuable information for ...

    Authors: Chuchun Wen, Xiaoliang Huang, Lifen Feng, Long Chen, Wei Hu, Yingsi Lai and Yuantao Hao
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:20
  4. Individuals living in low-income neighborhoods have disproportionately high rates of obesity, Type-2 diabetes, and cardiometabolic conditions. Perceived safety in one’s neighborhood may influence stress and ph...

    Authors: Amber L. Pearson, Kimberly A. Clevenger, Teresa H. Horton, Joseph C. Gardiner, Ventra Asana, Benjamin V. Dougherty and Karin A. Pfeiffer
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:19
  5. In India, many cities struggle with extreme levels of air pollution and noise. Delhi, in particular, has the notorious reputation of being one of the most polluted cities in the world. Cyclists constitute a pa...

    Authors: Philippe Apparicio, Jérémy Gelb, Vincent Jarry and Élaine Lesage-Mann
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:18
  6. The urban built environment (BE) has been globally acknowledged as one of the main factors that affects the spread of infectious disease. However, the effect of the street network on coronavirus disease 2019 (...

    Authors: Yepeng Yao, Wenzhong Shi, Anshu Zhang, Zhewei Liu and Shuli Luo
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:17
  7. Accounting for the co-occurrence of multiple environmental influences is a more accurate reflection of population exposure than considering isolated influences, aiding in understanding the complex interactions...

    Authors: Lukas Marek, Matthew Hobbs, Jesse Wiki, Simon Kingham and Malcolm Campbell
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:16
  8. Although neighborhood-level access to food differs by sociodemographic factors, a majority of research on neighborhoods and food access has used a single construct of neighborhood context, such as income or ra...

    Authors: Ke Peng, Daniel A. Rodriguez, Jana A. Hirsch and Penny Gordon-Larsen
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:15
  9. We introduce and study a recently proposed method for privacy-preserving distance computations which has received little attention in the scientific literature so far. The method, which is based on intersectin...

    Authors: Rainer Schnell, Jonas Klingwort and James M. Farrow
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:14
  10. Cancer epidemiology studies require sufficient power to assess spatial relationships between exposures and cancer incidence accurately. However, methods for power calculations of spatial statistics are complic...

    Authors: Ian D. Buller, Derek W. Brown, Timothy A. Myers, Rena R. Jones and Mitchell J. Machiela
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:13
  11. The public health burden caused by overweight, obesity (OO) and type-2 diabetes (T2D) is very significant and continues to rise worldwide. The causation of OO and T2D is complex and highly multifactorial rathe...

    Authors: Maged N. Kamel Boulos and Keumseok Koh
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:12
  12. The prevalence and incidence rate of atrial fibrillation (AF) increase worldwide and AF is a risk factor for more adverse cardiovascular diseases including stroke. Approximately 44% of AF cases cannot be expla...

    Authors: Kirstine Wodschow, Kristine Bihrmann, Mogens Lytken Larsen, Gunnar Gislason and Annette Kjær Ersbøll
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:11
  13. Diabetes is a public health burden that disproportionately affects military veterans and racial minorities. Studies of racial disparities are inherently observational, and thus may require the use of methods s...

    Authors: Melanie L. Davis, Brian Neelon, Paul J. Nietert, Lane F. Burgette, Kelly J. Hunt, Andrew B. Lawson and Leonard E. Egede
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:10
  14. It is necessary to ensure sufficient healthcare. The use of current, precise and realistic methods to model spatial accessibility to healthcare and thus improved decision-making is helping this process. Genera...

    Authors: Julia Subal, Piret Paal and Jukka M. Krisp
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:9
  15. Reliable surveillance systems are essential for identifying disease outbreaks and allocating resources to ensure universal access to diagnostics and treatment for endemic diseases. Yet, most countries with hig...

    Authors: Elizabeth Hyde, Matthew H. Bonds, Felana A. Ihantamalala, Ann C. Miller, Laura F. Cordier, Benedicte Razafinjato, Herinjaka Andriambolamanana, Marius Randriamanambintsoa, Michele Barry, Jean Claude Andrianirinarison, Mauricette N. Andriamananjara and Andres Garchitorena
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:8
  16. In the past two decades, the built environment emerged as a conceptually important determinant of obesity. As a result, an abundance of studies aiming to link environmental characteristics to weight-related ou...

    Authors: Thao Minh Lam, Ilonca Vaartjes, Diederick E. Grobbee, Derek Karssenberg and Jeroen Lakerveld
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:7
  17. Microscale environmental features are usually evaluated using direct on-street observations. This study assessed inter-rater reliability of the Microscale Audit of Pedestrian Streetscapes, Global version (MAPS...

    Authors: Ana Queralt, Javier Molina-García, Marta Terrón-Pérez, Ester Cerin, Anthony Barnett, Anna Timperio, Jenny Veitch, Rodrigo Reis, Alexandre Augusto Paula Silva, Ariane Ghekiere, Delfien Van Dyck, Terry L. Conway, Kelli L. Cain, Carrie M. Geremia and James F. Sallis
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:6
  18. The health burden in developing world informal settlements often coincides with a lack of spatial data that could be used to guide intervention strategies. Spatial video (SV) has proven to be a useful tool to ...

    Authors: Jayakrishnan Ajayakumar, Andrew J. Curtis, Vanessa Rouzier, Jean William Pape, Sandra Bempah, Meer Taifur Alam, Md. Mahbubul Alam, Mohammed H. Rashid, Afsar Ali and John Glenn Morris
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:5
  19. Physical inactivity and unhealthy diet are key behavioral determinants underlying obesity. The neighborhood environment represents an important arena for modifying these behaviors, and hence reliable and valid...

    Authors: Oddbjørn Klomsten Andersen, Siobhan A. O’Halloran, Elin Kolle, Nanna Lien, Jeroen Lakerveld, Onyebuchi A. Arah and Mekdes K. Gebremariam
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:4
  20. Like many scientific fields, epidemiology is addressing issues of research reproducibility. Spatial epidemiology, which often uses the inherently identifiable variable of participant address, must balance repr...

    Authors: Kelly Broen, Rob Trangucci and Jon Zelner
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:3
  21. Numerous studies have examined the association between safety and primary school-aged children’s forms of active mobility. However, variations in studies’ measurement methods and the elements addressed have co...

    Authors: Roula Zougheibe, Jianhong (Cecilia) Xia, Ashraf Dewan, Ori Gudes and Richard Norman
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:2
  22. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Yohan Fayet, Delphine Praud, Béatrice Fervers, Isabelle Ray-Coquard, Jean-Yves Blay, Françoise Ducimetiere, Guy Fagherazzi and Elodie Faure
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:1

    The original article was published in International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:46

  23. Sunburn is the strongest risk factor for melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. Adolescent sunburns are related to higher risk of developing melanoma later in life. Little is known about the association of su...

    Authors: Calvin P. Tribby, Anne K. Julian, April Y. Oh, Frank M. Perna and David Berrigan
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:59
  24. Increased Attalea butyracea palm propagation, notable for its role as key habitat for the primary Chagas disease vector in Panama, has been linked to landscape disturbance in single-palm observations in this regi...

    Authors: Caitlin E. Mertzlufft, Marguerite Madden, Nicole L. Gottdenker, Julie Velásquez Runk, Azael Saldaña, Susan Tanner, José E. Calzada and Xiaobai Yao
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:58
  25. Understanding the geographic distribution of hidden population, such as men who have sex with men (MSM), sex workers, or injecting drug users, are of great importance for the adequate deployment of interventio...

    Authors: Chuchu Liu, Ziqiang Cao and Xin Lu
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:57
  26. Population-representative household survey methods require up-to-date sampling frames and sample designs that minimize time and cost of fieldwork especially in low- and middle-income countries. Traditional met...

    Authors: Ann C. Miller, Peter Rohloff, Alexandre Blake, Eloin Dhaenens, Leah Shaw, Eva Tuiz, Francesco Grandesso, Carlos Mendoza Montano and Dana R. Thomson
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:56
  27. The global financial crisis emerging in 2008 struck Greece especially hard, whereas Scandinavian countries were less affected. This has created a unique opportunity to study the long-term effect of community s...

    Authors: Jenny Koppner, Marios Chatziarzenis, Tomas Faresjö, Elvar Theodorsson, Annika Thorsell, Staffan Nilsson, Ole Olsen and Åshild Faresjö
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:55
  28. Most epidemiological risk indicators strongly depend on the age composition of populations, which makes the direct comparison of raw (unstandardized) indicators misleading because of the different age structur...

    Authors: Jordi Perez-Panades, Paloma Botella-Rocamora and Miguel Angel Martinez-Beneito
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:54
  29. Although socio-environmental factors which may affect dementia have widely been studied, the mortality of dementia and socio-environmental relationships among older adults have seldom been discussed.

    Authors: Hung Chak Ho, Kenneth N. K. Fong, Ta-Chien Chan and Yuan Shi
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:53
  30. Access as a primary indicator of Emergency Medical Service (EMS) efficiency has been widely studied over the last few decades. Most previous studies considered one-way trips, either getting ambulances to patie...

    Authors: Weicong Luo, Jing Yao, Richard Mitchell and Xiaoxiang Zhang
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:52
  31. Sarcopenia, resulting from loss of muscle mass and function, is highly prevalent in the ageing societies and is associated with risk of falls, frailty, loss of independence, and mortality. It is important to i...

    Authors: Kenta Okuyama, Takafumi Abe, Shozo Yano, Kristina Sundquist and Toru Nabika
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:51
  32. Noise annoyance is considered to be the most widespread and recognized health effect of environmental noise. Previous research is mostly based on the static study of residential environmental noise, but few st...

    Authors: Xue Zhang, Suhong Zhou, Mei-Po Kwan, Lingling Su and Junwen Lu
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:50
  33. Environmental exposures are increasingly investigated as possible drivers of health behaviours and disease outcomes. So-called exposome studies that aim to identify and better understand the effects of exposur...

    Authors: Jeroen Lakerveld, Alfred Wagtendonk, Ilonca Vaartjes and Derek Karssenberg
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:49
  34. Geriatric depression is a growing public health issue worldwide. This study aims at identifying the relevant neighbourhood attributes, separate from the individual-level characteristics, that are related to th...

    Authors: Winnie W. Y. Lam, Becky P. Y. Loo and Rathi Mahendran
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:48
  35. A supportive environment is a key factor in addressing the issue of health among older adults. There is already sufficient evidence that objective and self-reported measures of the neighborhood environment sho...

    Authors: Manuela Peters, Saskia Muellmann, Lara Christianson, Imke Stalling, Karin Bammann, Carina Drell and Sarah Forberger
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:47
  36. Spatial inequalities in health result from different exposures to health risk factors according to the features of geographical contexts, in terms of physical environment, social deprivation, and health care a...

    Authors: Yohan Fayet, Delphine Praud, Béatrice Fervers, Isabelle Ray-Coquard, Jean-Yves Blay, Françoise Ducimetiere, Guy Fagherazzi and Elodie Faure
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:46

    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:1

  37. The impact of diet diversity—defined as the number of different foods or food groups consumed over a given reference period—on child nutrition outcomes strongly interacts with agro-ecological, institutional, a...

    Authors: Remco Oostendorp, Lia van Wesenbeeck, Ben Sonneveld and Precious Zikhali
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:45
  38. This study examines the impact of climate, socio-economic and demographic factors on the incidence of dengue in regions of the United States and Mexico. We select factors shown to predict dengue at a local lev...

    Authors: Matthew J. Watts, Panagiota Kotsila, P. Graham Mortyn, Victor Sarto i Monteys and Cesira Urzi Brancati
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:44
  39. Cancer atlases often provide estimates of cancer incidence, mortality or survival across small areas of a region or country. A recent example of a cancer atlas is the Australian cancer atlas (ACA), that provid...

    Authors: Farzana Jahan, Earl W. Duncan, Susana M. Cramb, Peter D. Baade and Kerrie L. Mengersen
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:42
  40. Geospatial approaches are increasingly used to produce fine spatial scale estimates of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) indicators in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This stud...

    Authors: Leonardo Z. Ferreira, Cauane Blumenberg, C. Edson Utazi, Kristine Nilsen, Fernando P. Hartwig, Andrew J. Tatem and Aluisio J. D. Barros
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:41
  41. In disease mapping, fine-resolution spatial health data are routinely aggregated for various reasons, for example to protect privacy. Usually, such aggregation occurs only once, resulting in ‘single-aggregatio...

    Authors: Matthew Tuson, Matthew Yap, Mei Ruu Kok, Bryan Boruff, Kevin Murray, Alistair Vickery, Berwin A. Turlach and David Whyatt
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:40
  42. There is an expanding literature on different representations of spatial random effects for different types of spatial correlation structure within the conditional autoregressive class of priors for Bayesian s...

    Authors: Aswi Aswi, Susanna Cramb, Earl Duncan and Kerrie Mengersen
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:39
  43. The rapid and often uncontrolled rural–urban migration in Sub-Saharan Africa is transforming urban landscapes expected to provide shelter for more than 50% of Africa’s population by 2030. Consequently, the bur...

    Authors: Stefanos Georganos, Oscar Brousse, Sébastien Dujardin, Catherine Linard, Daniel Casey, Marco Milliones, Benoit Parmentier, Nicole P. M. van Lipzig, Matthias Demuzere, Tais Grippa, Sabine Vanhuysse, Nicholus Mboga, Verónica Andreo, Robert W. Snow and Moritz Lennert
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:38
  44. The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), causing the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, has infected millions of people and caused hundreds of thousands of deaths. While COV...

    Authors: Jeon-Young Kang, Alexander Michels, Fangzheng Lyu, Shaohua Wang, Nelson Agbodo, Vincent L. Freeman and Shaowen Wang
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:36
  45. Context-free outcome measures, such as overall leisure-time physical activity (LTPA), are habitually applied to study the neighborhood built environment correlates of physical activity. This cross sectional st...

    Authors: Anna Kajosaari and Tiina E. Laatikainen
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:35
  46. In low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), household survey data are a main source of information for planning, evaluation, and decision-making. Standard surveys are based on censuses, however, for many LMIC...

    Authors: Dana R. Thomson, Dale A. Rhoda, Andrew J. Tatem and Marcia C. Castro
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:34
  47. Detecting the geographical tendency for the presence of a disease or incident is, particularly at an early stage, a key challenge for preventing severe consequences. Given recent rapid advancements in informat...

    Authors: Kunihiko Takahashi and Hideyasu Shimadzu
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:33
  48. As of 13 July 2020, 12.9 million COVID-19 cases have been reported worldwide. Prior studies have demonstrated that local socioeconomic and built environment characteristics may significantly contribute to vira...

    Authors: Christopher Scarpone, Sebastian T. Brinkmann, Tim Große, Daniel Sonnenwald, Martin Fuchs and Blake Byron Walker
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:32

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