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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. Content type: Review

    Health geographics is a fast-developing research area. Subjects broached in scientific literature are most varied, ranging from vectorial diseases to access to healthcare, with a recent revival of themes such ...

    Authors: Sandra Pérez, Vincent Laperrière, Marion Borderon, Cindy Padilla, Gilles Maignant and Sébastien Oliveau

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:3

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  29. Content type: Research

    In the context of implementing the National Stroke Plan in France, a spatial approach was used to measure inequalities in this disease. Using the national PMSI-MCO databases, we analyzed the in-hospital preval...

    Authors: Adrien Roussot, Jonathan Cottenet, Maryse Gadreau, Maurice Giroud, Yannick Béjot and Catherine Quantin

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:2

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  30. Content type: Research

    Obesity and other adverse health outcomes are influenced by individual- and neighbourhood-scale risk factors, including the food environment. At the small-area scale, past research has analysed spatial pattern...

    Authors: Hui Luan, Jane Law and Matthew Quick

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2015 14:37

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  31. Content type: Research

    Second hand smoke (SHS) exposure is a severe public health problem, especially in low and middle countries, but no studies have examined both individual and city-level variables influencing exposure.

    Authors: Tingzhong Yang, Shuhang Jiang, Ross Barnett, Sihui Peng and Lingwei Yu

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2015 14:36

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  32. Content type: Research

    Built environment studies provide broad evidence that urban characteristics influence physical activity (PA). However, findings are still difficult to compare, due to inconsistent measures assessing urban poi...

    Authors: Christoph Buck, Thomas Kneib, Tobias Tkaczick, Kenn Konstabel and Iris Pigeot

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2015 14:35

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  33. Content type: Methodology

    Obtaining a random household sample can be expensive and challenging. In a dispersed community of semi-nomadic households in rural Tanzania, this study aimed to test an alternative method utilizing freely avai...

    Authors: Amber L. Pearson, Amanda Rzotkiewicz and Adam Zwickle

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2015 14:33

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  34. Content type: Research

    Understanding how patients move through outpatient clinics is important for optimizing clinic processes. This study compares the costs, benefits, and challenges of two clinically important methods for measuri...

    Authors: Sharif Vakili, Ravi Pandit, Eric L. Singman, Jeffrey Appelbaum and Michael V. Boland

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2015 14:32

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  35. Content type: Research

    Late stage of cancer at diagnosis is an important predictor of cancer mortality. In many areas worldwide, cancer registry systems, available data and mapping technologies can provide information about late sta...

    Authors: Zaria Tatalovich, Li Zhu, Alicia Rolin, Denise R. Lewis, Linda C. Harlan and Deborah M. Winn

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2015 14:31

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  36. Content type: Methodology

    Spatial scan statistics are widely used for spatial cluster detection, and several parametric models exist. For continuous data, a normal-based scan statistic can be used. However, the performance of the model...

    Authors: Inkyung Jung and Ho Jin Cho

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2015 14:30

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  37. Content type: Methodology

    Although it is widely acknowledged that areas of conflict are associated with a high health burden, from a geospatial perspective it is difficult to establish these patterns at fine scales because of a lack of...

    Authors: Andrew Curtis, Xinyue Ye, Kevin Hachey, Margaret Bourdeaux and Alison Norris

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2015 14:29

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  38. Content type: Research

    Aging in place is the crucial object of long-term care policy worldwide. Approximately 15.6–19.4 % of people aged 15 or above live with a disability, and 15.3 % of them have moderate or severe disabilities. Th...

    Authors: Shyang-Woei Lin, Chia-Feng Yen, Tzu-Ying Chiu, Wen-Chou Chi and Tsan-Hon Liou

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2015 14:28

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  39. Content type: Research

    Type 2 diabetes is a major health concern all over the world. The prevention of diabetes is important but so is well-balanced diabetes care. Diabetes care can be influenced by individual and neighborhood socio...

    Authors: Maija Toivakka, Tiina Laatikainen, Timo Kumpula and Markku Tykkyläinen

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2015 14:27

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  40. Content type: Methodology

    The utility of patient attributes associated with the spatiotemporal analysis of medical records lies not just in their values but also the strength of association between them. Estimating the extent to which ...

    Authors: Christian A. Klaus, Luis E. Carrasco, Daniel W. Goldberg, Kevin A. Henry and Recinda L. Sherman

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2015 14:26

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  41. Content type: Methodology

    Obesity and diabetes are global public health concerns. Studies indicate a relationship between socioeconomic, demographic and environmental variables and the spatial patterns of diet-related chronic disease. ...

    Authors: Abby Flynt and Madeleine I. G. Daepp

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2015 14:25

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  42. Content type: Research

    The prevalence of citizens diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has risen dramatically over the past decades in many countries, however, with large variations. Countries such as Denma...

    Authors: Kathrine Bang Madsen, Annette Kjær Ersbøll, Jørn Olsen, Erik Parner and Carsten Obel

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2015 14:24

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  43. Content type: Research

    The study describes the estimation of the spatial distribution of questing nymphal tick densities by investigating Ixodes ricinus in Southwest Germany as an example. The production of high-resolution maps of ques...

    Authors: Denise Boehnke, Katharina Brugger, Miriam Pfäffle, Patrick Sebastian, Stefan Norra, Trevor Petney, Rainer Oehme, Nina Littwin, Karin Lebl, Johannes Raith, Melanie Walter, Reiner Gebhardt and Franz Rubel

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2015 14:23

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