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  1. Content type: Research

    Studies exploring associations between food environments and food purchasing behaviours have been limited by the absence of data on where food purchases occur. Determining where food purchases occur relative t...

    Authors: Lukar E. Thornton, David A. Crawford, Karen E. Lamb and Kylie Ball

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:9

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  2. Content type: Research

    The prevalence of overweight is increasing and the effectiveness of various weight management and exercise programs varied. An augmented reality smartphone game, Pokémon Go, appears to increase activity levels...

    Authors: Fiona Y. Wong

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:8

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:17

  3. Content type: Editorial

    The latest generation of virtual and mixed reality hardware has rekindled interest in virtual reality GIS (VRGIS) and augmented reality GIS (ARGIS) applications in health, and opened up new and exciting opport...

    Authors: Maged N. Kamel Boulos, Zhihan Lu, Paul Guerrero, Charlene Jennett and Anthony Steed

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:7

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  4. Content type: Research

    With the expansion and growth of research on neighbourhood characteristics, there is an increased need for direct observational field audits. Herein, we introduce a novel direct observational audit method and ...

    Authors: Sean J. V. Lafontaine, M. Sawada and Elizabeth Kristjansson

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:6

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  5. Content type: Research

    Large metropolitan areas often exhibit multiple morbidity hotspots. However, the identification of specific health hazards, associated with the observed morbidity patterns, is not always straightforward. In th...

    Authors: Alina Svechkina, Marina Zusman, Natalya Rybnikova and Boris A. Portnov

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:5

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  6. Content type: Methodology

    Advancements in geographic information systems over the past two decades have increased the specificity by which an individual’s neighborhood environment may be spatially defined for physical activity and heal...

    Authors: Lawrence D. Frank, Eric H. Fox, Jared M. Ulmer, James E. Chapman, Suzanne E. Kershaw, James F. Sallis, Terry L. Conway, Ester Cerin, Kelli L. Cain, Marc A. Adams, Graham R. Smith, Erica Hinckson, Suzanne Mavoa, Lars B. Christiansen, Adriano Akira F. Hino, Adalberto A. S. Lopes…

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:4

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  7. Content type: Research

    Despite its impact on female health worldwide, no efforts have been made to depict the global architecture of ovarian cancer research and to understand the trends in the related literature. Hence, it was the o...

    Authors: Dörthe Brüggmann, Katharina Pulch, Doris Klingelhöfer, Celeste Leigh Pearce and David A. Groneberg

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:3

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  8. Content type: Research

    Very little is known about reproductive health service (RHS) availability and adolescents’ use of these services in post-conflict settings. Such information is crucial for targeted community interventions that...

    Authors: Imelda K. Moise, Jaclyn F. Verity and Joseph Kangmennaang

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:2

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  9. Content type: Methodology

    Geographic proximity to health facilities is a known determinant of access to maternal care. Methods of quantifying geographical access to care have largely ignored the impact of precipitation and flooding. Fu...

    Authors: Prestige Tatenda Makanga, Nadine Schuurman, Charfudin Sacoor, Helena Edith Boene, Faustino Vilanculo, Marianne Vidler, Laura Magee, Peter von Dadelszen, Esperança Sevene, Khátia Munguambe and Tabassum Firoz

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:1

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  10. Content type: Methodology

    Ratios of age-adjusted rates between a set of geographic units and the overall area are of interest to the general public and to policy stakeholders. These ratios are correlated due to two reasons—the first be...

    Authors: Li Zhu, Linda W. Pickle and James B. Pearson Jr.

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:44

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  11. Content type: Research

    Cases of dengue fever have increased in areas of Southeast Asia in recent years. Taiwan hit a record-high 42,856 cases in 2015, with the majority in southern Tainan and Kaohsiung Cities. Leveraging spatial sta...

    Authors: Chien-Chou Chen, Yung-Chu Teng, Bo-Cheng Lin, I-Chun Fan and Ta-Chien Chan

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:43

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  12. Content type: Research

    Living longer independently may be facilitated by an attractive and safe residential area, which stimulates physical activity. We studied the association between area characteristics and disabilities and wheth...

    Authors: Astrid Etman, Carlijn B. M. Kamphuis, Frank H. Pierik, Alex Burdorf and Frank J. Van Lenthe

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:42

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  13. Content type: Research

    The aim was to examine inter-rater and alternate-form reliability of the Microscale Audit of Pedestrian Streetscapes (MAPS) Global tool to assess the physical environment along likely walking routes in Belgium.

    Authors: Griet Vanwolleghem, Ariane Ghekiere, Greet Cardon, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Sara D’Haese, Carrie M. Geremia, Matthieu Lenoir, James F. Sallis, Hannah Verhoeven and Delfien Van Dyck

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:41

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  14. Content type: Research

    Numerous studies have suggested that friendly walking environments positively affect physical activity and health. Creating friendly walking environments in urban areas is a complex and wide-ranging topic, and...

    Authors: Yen-Cheng Chiang and Han-Yu Lei

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:40

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  15. Content type: Research

    The leading cause of cancer death for women worldwide continues to be breast cancer. Early detection through timely mammography has been recognized to increase the probability of survival. While mammography ra...

    Authors: Joseph Gibbons and Melody K. Schiaffino

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:39

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  16. Content type: Research

    The provision of general practitioners (GPs) in Germany still relies mainly on the ratio of inhabitants to GPs at relatively large scales and barely accounts for an increased prevalence of chronic diseases amo...

    Authors: Boris Kauhl, Jürgen Schweikart, Thomas Krafft, Andrea Keste and Marita Moskwyn

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:38

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  17. Content type: Research

    Artemisinin-resistant Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasites are now present across much of mainland Southeast Asia, where ongoing surveys are measuring and mapping their spatial distribution. These efforts requ...

    Authors: Eric P. M. Grist, Jennifer A. Flegg, Georgina Humphreys, Ignacio Suay Mas, Tim J. C. Anderson, Elizabeth A. Ashley, Nicholas P. J. Day, Mehul Dhorda, Arjen M. Dondorp, M. Abul Faiz, Peter W. Gething, Tran T. Hien, Tin M. Hlaing, Mallika Imwong, Jean-Marie Kindermans, Richard J. Maude…

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:37

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  18. Content type: Research

    Reducing the smoking population is still high on the policy agenda, as smoking leads to many preventable diseases, such as lung cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and more. In Austria, data on smoking prevalence...

    Authors: Melanie Tomintz, Bernhard Kosar and Graham Clarke

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:36

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  19. Content type: Methodology

    Healthier urban environments influence the distribution of cardiovascular risk factors. Our aim was to design and implement a multicomponent method based on Geographic Information Systems to characterize and e...

    Authors: Alba Cebrecos, Julia Díez, Pedro Gullón, Usama Bilal, Manuel Franco and Francisco Escobar

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:35

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  20. Content type: Research

    Although introduced nearly 40 years ago, Geographic Information Systems (GISs) have never been used to study Occupational Health information regarding the different types, scale or sources of data. The geograp...

    Authors: Marie Delaunay, Vincent Godard, Mélina Le Barbier, Annabelle Gilg Soit Ilg, Cédric Aubert, Anne Maître, Damien Barbeau and Vincent Bonneterre

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:34

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  21. Content type: Methodology

    Most water access studies involve self-reported measures such as time spent or simple spatial measures such as Euclidean distance from home to source. GPS-based measures of access are often considered actual acce...

    Authors: Amber L. Pearson

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:33

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  22. Content type: Research

    Respiratory infections continue to be a public health threat, particularly to young children in developing countries. Understanding the geographic patterns of diseases and the role of potential risk factors ca...

    Authors: Warren C. Jochem, Abdur Razzaque and Elisabeth Dowling Root

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:32

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  23. Content type: Research

    Micro-environmental factors (specific features within a streetscape), instead of macro-environmental factors (urban planning features), are more feasible to modify in existing neighborhoods and thus more pract...

    Authors: Lieze Mertens, Delfien Van Dyck, Ariane Ghekiere, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Benedicte Deforche, Nico Van de Weghe and Jelle Van Cauwenberg

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:31

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  24. Content type: Research

    Findings of whether marginalized neighbourhoods have less healthy retail food environments (RFE) are mixed across countries, in part because inconsistent approaches have been used to characterize RFE ‘healthfu...

    Authors: Hui Luan, Leia M. Minaker and Jane Law

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:29

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  25. Content type: Methodology

    Spatial and space–time scan statistics are widely used in disease surveillance to identify geographical areas of elevated disease risk and for the early detection of disease outbreaks. With a scan statistic, a...

    Authors: Junhee Han, Li Zhu, Martin Kulldorff, Scott Hostovich, David G. Stinchcomb, Zaria Tatalovich, Denise Riedel Lewis and Eric J. Feuer

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:27

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  26. Content type: Research

    With more than half of Africa’s population expected to live in urban settlements by 2030, the burden of malaria among urban populations in Africa continues to rise with an increasing number of people at risk o...

    Authors: Caroline W. Kabaria, Fabrizio Molteni, Renata Mandike, Frank Chacky, Abdisalan M. Noor, Robert W. Snow and Catherine Linard

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:26

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  27. Content type: Methodology

    Mapping disease rates over a region provides a visual illustration of underlying geographical variation of the disease and can be useful to generate new hypotheses on the disease aetiology. However, methods to...

    Authors: Md. Hamidul Huque, Craig Anderson, Richard Walton and Louise Ryan

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:25

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  28. Content type: Methodology

    As geospatial data have become increasingly integral to health and human rights research, their collection using formal address designations or paper maps has been complicated by numerous factors, including po...

    Authors: Leo Beletsky, Jaime Arredondo, Dan Werb, Alicia Vera, Daniela Abramovitz, Joseph J. Amon, Kimberly C. Brouwer, Steffanie A. Strathdee and Tommi L. Gaines

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:24

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  29. Content type: Research

    In this paper, we demonstrate why and how both temporality and multimodality should be integrated in health related studies that include accessibility perspective, in this case healthy food accessibility. We p...

    Authors: Henrikki Tenkanen, Perttu Saarsalmi, Olle Järv, Maria Salonen and Tuuli Toivonen

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:23

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  30. Content type: Research

    Long commutes by car are stressful. Most research studying health effects of commuting have summarized cross-sectional data for large regions. This study investigated whether the levels of stress and individua...

    Authors: Kristoffer Mattisson, Kristina Jakobsson, Carita Håkansson and Ellen Cromley

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:22

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  31. Content type: Research

    Spatial epidemiology has been aided by advances in geographic information systems, remote sensing, global positioning systems and the development of new statistical methodologies specifically designed for such...

    Authors: Zhijie Zhang, Justin Manjourides, Ted Cohen, Yi Hu and Qingwu Jiang

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:21

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  32. Content type: Review

    Adverse neighborhood conditions play an important role beyond individual characteristics. There is increasing interest in identifying specific characteristics of the social and built environments adversely aff...

    Authors: M. Schootman, E. J. Nelson, K. Werner, E. Shacham, M. Elliott, K. Ratnapradipa, M. Lian and A. McVay

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:20

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  33. Content type: Research

    The availability of healthy foods in a neighborhood remains a key determinant of diet and diet-related disease in disadvantaged communities. Innovative solutions to the ‘food desert’ problem include the deploy...

    Authors: Richard Casey Sadler

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:19

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  34. Content type: Research

    Childhood cancer is the main cause of disease-related death in children in Spain. Although little is known about the etiology, environmental factors are potential explanations for a fraction of the cases. Prev...

    Authors: Diana Gómez-Barroso, Javier García-Pérez, Gonzalo López-Abente, Ibon Tamayo-Uria, Antonio Morales-Piga, Elena Pardo Romaguera and Rebeca Ramis

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:18

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  35. Content type: Research

    The occurrence of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a critical life-threatening event which frequently warrants early defibrillation with an automated external defibrillator (AED). The optimization of a...

    Authors: Bo-Cheng Lin, Chao-Wen Chen, Chien-Chou Chen, Chiao-Ling Kuo, I-chun Fan, Chi-Kung Ho, I-Chuan Liu and Ta-Chien Chan

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:17

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  36. Content type: Research

    This study aimed to examine both GPS-determined and self-reported walking, cycling and passive transport in leisure time during week- and weekend-days among 10 to 12-year old children. Comparisons between GPS-...

    Authors: Griet Vanwolleghem, Jasper Schipperijn, Freja Gheysen, Greet Cardon, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij and Delfien Van Dyck

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:16

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  37. Content type: Research

    Research surrounding the built environment (BE) and health has resulted in inconsistent findings. Experts have identified the need to examine methodological choices, such as development and testing of BE indic...

    Authors: Julie Strominger, Rebecca Anthopolos and Marie Lynn Miranda

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:15

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  38. Content type: Research

    Exposure to air pollution can have major health impacts, such as respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. Traditionally, only the air pollution concentration at the home location is taken into account in healt...

    Authors: Bart Dewulf, Tijs Neutens, Wouter Lefebvre, Gerdy Seynaeve, Charlotte Vanpoucke, Carolien Beckx and Nico Van de Weghe

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:14

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  39. Content type: Research

    Rapid and accurate diagnosis drives evidence-based care in health. Point-of-care testing (POCT) aids diagnosis by bringing advanced technologies closer to patients. Health small-world networks are constrained ...

    Authors: William J. Ferguson, Karen Kemp and Gerald Kost

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:10

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  40. Content type: Research

    Efforts to improve malaria case management in sub-Saharan Africa have shifted focus to private antimalarial retailers to increase access to appropriate treatment. Demands to decrease intervention cost while i...

    Authors: Andria Rusk, Linda Highfield, J. Michael Wilkerson, Melissa Harrell, Andrew Obala and Benjamin Amick

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:9

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  41. Content type: Methodology

    Characterizing geographic access depends on a broad range of methods available to researchers and the healthcare context to which the method is applied. Globally, travel time is one frequently used measure of ...

    Authors: Jennifer Alford-Teaster, Jane M. Lange, Rebecca A. Hubbard, Christoph I. Lee, Jennifer S. Haas, Xun Shi, Heather A. Carlos, Louise Henderson, Deirdre Hill, Anna N. A. Tosteson and Tracy Onega

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:8

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  42. Content type: Research

    The combination of an aging population and nursing staff shortages implies the need for more advanced systems in the healthcare industry. Many key enablers for the optimization of healthcare systems require pr...

    Authors: Tom Van Haute, Eli De Poorter, Pieter Crombez, Filip Lemic, Vlado Handziski, Niklas Wirström, Adam Wolisz, Thiemo Voigt and Ingrid Moerman

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:7

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  43. Content type: Research

    Murray Valley encephalitis virus (MVEV) is a clinically important virus in Australia responsible for a number of epidemics over the past century. Since there is no vaccine for MVEV, other preventive health mea...

    Authors: Soon Hoe Ho, Peter Speldewinde and Angus Cook

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:6

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  44. Content type: Editorial

    Our health depends on where we currently live, as well as on where we have lived in the past and for how long in each place. An individual’s place history is particularly relevant in conditions with long laten...

    Authors: Maged N. Kamel Boulos and Jennifer Le Blond

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:5

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  45. Content type: Research

    In Japan, the number of obstetrics facilities has steadily decreased and the selection and concentration of obstetrics facilities is progressing rapidly. Obstetrics services should be concentrated in fewer hos...

    Authors: Soichi Koike, Masatoshi Matsumoto, Hiroo Ide, Saori Kashima, Hidenao Atarashi and Hideo Yasunaga

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:4

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