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  1. Conducting surveys in low- and middle-income countries is often challenging because many areas lack a complete sampling frame, have outdated census information, or have limited data available for designing and...

    Authors: Robert F. Chew, Safaa Amer, Kasey Jones, Jennifer Unangst, James Cajka, Justine Allpress and Mark Bruhn

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:12

    Content type: Methodology

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  2. Maps of disease rates produced without careful consideration of the underlying population distribution may be unreliable due to the well-known small numbers problem. Smoothing methods such as Kernel Density Es...

    Authors: Warangkana Ruckthongsook, Chetan Tiwari, Joseph R. Oppong and Prathiba Natesan

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:10

    Content type: Methodology

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  3. Dengue fever is a vector-borne infectious disease that is transmitted by contact between vector mosquitoes and susceptible hosts. The literature has addressed the issue on quantifying the effect of individual ...

    Authors: Tzai-Hung Wen, Ching-Shun Hsu and Ming-Che Hu

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:9

    Content type: Research

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  4. Millions of people worldwide are exposed to deadly infectious diseases on a regular basis. Breaking news of the Zika outbreak for instance, made it to the main media titles internationally. Perceiving disease ...

    Authors: Shaheen A. Abdulkareem, Ellen-Wien Augustijn, Yaseen T. Mustafa and Tatiana Filatova

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:8

    Content type: Research

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  5. Undernutrition among children under 5 years of age continues to be a public health challenge in many low- and middle-income countries and can lead to growth stunting. Infectious diseases may also affect child ...

    Authors: Benjamin Amoah, Emanuele Giorgi, Daniel J. Heyes, Stef van Burren and Peter John Diggle

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:7

    Content type: Research

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  6. Internationally, the majority of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests where resuscitation is attempted (OHCAs) occur in private residential locations i.e. at home. The prospect of survival for this patient group is...

    Authors: Siobhán Masterson, Conor Teljeur, John Cullinan, Andrew W. Murphy, Conor Deasy and Akke Vellinga

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:6

    Content type: Research

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  7. The spatial scan statistic is widely used by public health professionals in the detection of spatial clusters in inhomogeneous point process. The most popular version of the spatial scan statistic uses a circu...

    Authors: Fernando L. P. Oliveira, André L. F. Cançado, Gustavo de Souza, Gladston J. P. Moreira and Martin Kulldorff

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:5

    Content type: Methodology

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  8. Aedes-borne diseases as dengue, zika, chikungunya and yellow fever are an emerging problem worldwide, being transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. Lack of up to date information about the distribution...

    Authors: Els Ducheyne, Nhu Nguyen Tran Minh, Nabil Haddad, Ward Bryssinckx, Evans Buliva, Frédéric Simard, Mamunur Rahman Malik, Johannes Charlier, Valérie De Waele, Osama Mahmoud, Muhammad Mukhtar, Ali Bouattour, Abdulhafid Hussain, Guy Hendrickx and David Roiz

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:4

    Content type: Research

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  9. Low physical activity levels and high levels of sedentary time among adolescents call for population wide interventions. Public open spaces can be important locations for adolescents’ physical activity. This s...

    Authors: Linde Van Hecke, Hannah Verhoeven, Peter Clarys, Delfien Van Dyck, Nico Van de Weghe, Tim Baert, Benedicte Deforche and Jelle Van Cauwenberg

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:3

    Content type: Research

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  10. Malaria is highly sensitive to climatic variables and is strongly influenced by the presence of vectors in a region that further contribute to parasite development and sustained disease transmission. Mathemat...

    Authors: Francois M. Moukam Kakmeni, Ritter Y. A. Guimapi, Frank T. Ndjomatchoua, Sansoa A. Pedro, James Mutunga and Henri E. Z. Tonnang

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:2

    Content type: Research

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  11. The World Health Organization refers to stroke, the second most frequent cause of death in the world, in terms of pandemic. Present treatments are only effective within precise time windows. Only 10% of thromb...

    Authors: J. Freyssenge, F. Renard, A. M. Schott, L. Derex, N. Nighoghossian, K. Tazarourte and C. El Khoury

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2018 17:1

    Content type: Research

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  12. When analysing spatial data, it is important to account for spatial autocorrelation. In Bayesian statistics, spatial autocorrelation is commonly modelled by the intrinsic conditional autoregressive prior distr...

    Authors: Earl W. Duncan, Nicole M. White and Kerrie Mengersen

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:47

    Content type: Methodology

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  13. Spatial accessibility indices are increasingly applied when investigating inequalities in health. Although most studies are making mentions of potential errors caused by the edge effect, many acknowledge havin...

    Authors: Fei Gao, Wahida Kihal, Nolwenn Le Meur, Marc Souris and Séverine Deguen

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:46

    Content type: Research

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  14. Although the incidence of legionellosis throughout North America and Europe continues to increase, public health investigations have not been able to identify a common exposure in most cases. Over 80% of cases...

    Authors: Jessie A. Gleason, Kathleen M. Ross and Rebecca D. Greeley

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:45

    Content type: Research

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  15. Health care accessibility is known to differ geographically. With this study we focused on analysing accessibility of general and specialized obstetric units in England and Germany with regard to urbanity, are...

    Authors: Jan Bauer, David A. Groneberg, Werner Maier, Roxanne Manek, Frank Louwen and Dörthe Brüggmann

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:44

    Content type: Research

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  16. The geography of where pregnant mothers live is important for understanding outdoor environmental habitat that may result in adverse birth outcomes. We investigated whether more babies were born small for gest...

    Authors: Charlene C. Nielsen, Carl G. Amrhein and Alvaro R. Osornio-Vargas

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:43

    Content type: Research

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  17. Mathematical models of human mobility have demonstrated a great potential for infectious disease epidemiology in contexts of data scarcity. While the commonly used gravity model involves parameter tuning and i...

    Authors: Kankoé Sallah, Roch Giorgi, Linus Bengtsson, Xin Lu, Erik Wetter, Paul Adrien, Stanislas Rebaudet, Renaud Piarroux and Jean Gaudart

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:42

    Content type: Research

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  18. Tick populations and tick-borne infections have steadily increased since the mid-1990s posing an ever-increasing risk to public health. Yet, modelling tick dynamics remains challenging because of the lack of d...

    Authors: Irene Garcia-Martí, Raúl Zurita-Milla, Arnold J. H. van Vliet and Willem Takken

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:41

    Content type: Research

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  19. Volunteered geographic information (VGI) has strong potential to be increasingly valuable to scientists in collaboration with non-scientists. The abundance of mobile phones and other wireless forms of communic...

    Authors: Shaun A. Langley, Joseph P. Messina and Nathan Moore

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:40

    Content type: Research

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  20. Urban–rural disparities in suicide mortality have received considerable attention. Varying conceptualizations of urbanity may contribute to the conflicting findings. This ecological study on Germany assessed h...

    Authors: M. Helbich, V. Blüml, T. de Jong, P. L. Plener, M.-P. Kwan and N. D. Kapusta

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:39

    Content type: Research

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  21. ‘Place’ matters in understanding prevalence variations and inequalities in child maltreatment risk. However, most studies examining ecological variations in child maltreatment risk fail to take into account th...

    Authors: Enrique Gracia, Antonio López-Quílez, Miriam Marco and Marisol Lila

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:38

    Content type: Research

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  22. Food access is a global issue, and for this reason, a wealth of studies are dedicated to understanding the location of food deserts and the benefits of urban gardens. However, few studies have linked these two...

    Authors: Elizabeth A. Mack, Daoqin Tong and Kevin Credit

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:37

    Content type: Research

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  23. The availability of big data in healthcare and the intensive development of data reuse and georeferencing have opened up perspectives for health spatial analysis. However, fine-scale spatial studies of ecologi...

    Authors: A. Ghenassia, J. B. Beuscart, G. Ficheur, F. Occelli, E. Babykina, E. Chazard and M. Genin

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:36

    Content type: Methodology

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  24. Despite intensive research over several decades, the etiology of multiple sclerosis (MS) remains poorly understood, although environmental factors are supposedly implicated. Our goal was to identify spatial cl...

    Authors: Karima Hammas, Jacqueline Yaouanq, Morgane Lannes, Gilles Edan and Jean-François Viel

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:35

    Content type: Research

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  25. Precise quantification of health service utilisation is important for the estimation of disease burden and allocation of health resources. Current approaches to mapping health facility utilisation rely on spat...

    Authors: Paul O. Ouma, Nathan O. Agutu, Robert W. Snow and Abdisalan M. Noor

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:34

    Content type: Research

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  26. Retail food environments (foodscapes) are a recognised determinant of eating behaviours and may contribute to inequalities in diet. However, findings from studies measuring socioeconomic inequality in the food...

    Authors: Eva R. Maguire, Thomas Burgoine, Tarra L. Penney, Nita G. Forouhi and Pablo Monsivais

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:33

    Content type: Research

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  27. The potential spatial access to urban health services is an important issue in health geography, spatial epidemiology and public health. Computing geographical accessibility measures for residential areas (e.g...

    Authors: Philippe Apparicio, Jérémy Gelb, Anne-Sophie Dubé, Simon Kingham, Lise Gauvin and Éric Robitaille

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:32

    Content type: Methodology

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  28. Dengue is a high incidence arboviral disease in tropical countries around the world. Colombia is an endemic country due to the favourable environmental conditions for vector survival and spread. Dengue surveil...

    Authors: Daniel Adyro Martínez-Bello, Antonio López-Quílez and Alexander Torres Prieto

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:31

    Content type: Research

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  29. The home address is a common spatial proxy for exposure assessment in epidemiological studies but mobility may introduce exposure misclassification. Mobility can be assessed using self-reports or objectively m...

    Authors: Gijs Klous, Lidwien A. M. Smit, Floor Borlée, Roel A. Coutinho, Mirjam E. E. Kretzschmar, Dick J. J. Heederik and Anke Huss

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:30

    Content type: Research

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  30. Transforming spatial data from one scale to another is a challenge in geographic analysis. As part of a larger, primary study to determine a possible association between travel barriers to pediatric cancer fac...

    Authors: Elaine Hallisey, Eric Tai, Andrew Berens, Grete Wilt, Lucy Peipins, Brian Lewis, Shannon Graham, Barry Flanagan and Natasha Buchanan Lunsford

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:29

    Content type: Methodology

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  31. An online version of the Microscale Audit of Pedestrian Streetscapes (Abbreviated) tool was adapted to virtually audit built environment features supportive of physical activity. The current study assessed int...

    Authors: Christine B. Phillips, Jessa K. Engelberg, Carrie M. Geremia, Wenfei Zhu, Jonathan M. Kurka, Kelli L. Cain, James F. Sallis, Terry L. Conway and Marc A. Adams

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:27

    Content type: Research

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  32. Dust events have long been recognized to be associated with a higher mortality risk. However, no study has investigated how prolonged dust events affect the spatial variability of mortality across districts in...

    Authors: Man Sing Wong, Hung Chak Ho, Lin Yang, Wenzhong Shi, Jinxin Yang and Ta-Chien Chan

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:26

    Content type: Research

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  33. Household survey data are collected by governments, international organizations, and companies to prioritize policies and allocate billions of dollars. Surveys are typically selected from recent census data; h...

    Authors: Dana R. Thomson, Forrest R. Stevens, Nick W. Ruktanonchai, Andrew J. Tatem and Marcia C. Castro

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:25

    Content type: Methodology

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  34. Collective efficacy has been associated with many health benefits at the neighborhood level. Therefore, understanding why some communities have greater collective efficacy than others is important from a publi...

    Authors: Madeleine Steinmetz-Wood, Rania Wasfi, George Parker, Lisa Bornstein, Jean Caron and Yan Kestens

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:24

    Content type: Research

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  35. Local policy makers increasingly need information on health-related indicators at smaller geographic levels like districts or neighbourhoods. Although more large data sources have become available, direct esti...

    Authors: Jan van de Kassteele, Laurens Zwakhals, Oscar Breugelmans, Caroline Ameling and Carolien van den Brink

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:23

    Content type: Research

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  36. There is a growing understanding of the role played by ‘neighbourhood’ in influencing health status. Various neighbourhood characteristics—such as socioeconomic environment, availability of amenities, and soc...

    Authors: Wahida Kihal-Talantikite, Christiane Weber, Gaelle Pedrono, Claire Segala, Dominique Arveiler, Clive E. Sabel, Séverine Deguen and Denis Bard

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:22

    Content type: Research

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  37. Previous studies found a complex relationship between area-level socioeconomic status (SES) and walkability. These studies did not include neighborhood dynamics. Our aim was to study the association between ar...

    Authors: Pedro Gullón, Usama Bilal, Alba Cebrecos, Hannah M. Badland, Iñaki Galán and Manuel Franco

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:21

    Content type: Research

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  38. This study aims to assess the evidence on adverse pregnancy outcome associated with living close to polluted industrial sites, and identify the strengths and weaknesses of published epidemiological studies. A...

    Authors: Wahida Kihal-Talantikite, Denis Zmirou-Navier, Cindy Padilla and Séverine Deguen

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:20

    Content type: Review

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  39. Many studies have examined childhood and adolescent obesity, but few have examined young adults and the effect of their home and current living environments on prevalence rates. The present study explores cont...

    Authors: Tingzhong Yang, Lingwei Yu, Ross Barnett, Shuhan Jiang, Sihui Peng, Yafeng Fan and Lu Li

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:18

    Content type: Research

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  40. The World Health Organization recognises the importance of natural environments for human health. Evidence for natural environment-health associations comes largely from single countries or regions, with varie...

    Authors: Graham Smith, Marta Cirach, Wim Swart, Audrius Dėdelė, Christopher Gidlow, Elise van Kempen, Hanneke Kruize, Regina Gražulevičienė and Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:16

    Content type: Methodology

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  41. In an era of budget constraints for healthcare services, strategies for provision of services that improve quality whilst saving costs are highly valued. A proposed means to achieve this is consolidation of se...

    Authors: Catherine M. Smith, Hannah Fry, Charlotte Anderson, Helen Maguire and Andrew C. Hayward

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:15

    Content type: Methodology

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  42. Many cities in developing countries experience an unplanned and rapid growth. Several studies have shown that the irregular urbanization and equipment of cities produce different health risks and uneven exposu...

    Authors: Daouda Kassié, Anna Roudot, Nadine Dessay, Jean-Luc Piermay, Gérard Salem and Florence Fournet

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:14

    Content type: Research

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  43. Modelling travel time to services has become a common public health tool for planning service provision but the usefulness of these analyses is constrained by the availability of accurate input data and limita...

    Authors: Rohan Fisher and Jonatan Lassa

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:13

    Content type: Methodology

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  44. Previous studies from the US and UK suggest that neighbourhood ethnic composition is associated with health, positive or negative, depending on the health outcome and ethnic group. We examined the association ...

    Authors: Eleonore M. Veldhuizen, Umar Z. Ikram, Sjoerd de Vos and Anton E. Kunst

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:12

    Content type: Research

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  45. Geographically weighted regression (GWR) is a modelling technique designed to deal with spatial non-stationarity, e.g., the mean values vary by locations. It has been widely used as a visualization tool to exp...

    Authors: Yin-Yee Leong and Jack C. Yue

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:11

    Content type: Methodology

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  46. This study examined whether characteristics of the residential built environment (i.e. population density, level of mixed land use, connectivity, accessibility of facilities, accessibility of green) contribute...

    Authors: Daniël C. van Wijk, Joost Oude Groeniger, Frank J. van Lenthe and Carlijn B. M. Kamphuis

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:10

    Content type: Research

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  47. 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

    Content type: Research

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