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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Content type: Methodology

    A call has recently been made by the public health and medical communities to understand the neighborhood context of a patient’s life in order to improve education and treatment. To do this, methods are requir...

    Authors: Andrew Curtis, Jacqueline W Curtis, Eric Shook, Steve Smith, Eric Jefferis, Lauren Porter, Laura Schuch, Chaz Felix and Peter R Kerndt

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2015 14:22

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  18. Content type: Research

    Snow’s work on the Broad Street map is widely known as a pioneering example of spatial epidemiology. It lacks, however, two significant attributes required in contemporary analyses of disease incidence: popula...

    Authors: Narushige Shiode, Shino Shiode, Elodie Rod-Thatcher, Sanjay Rana and Peter Vinten-Johansen

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2015 14:21

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in International Journal of Health Geographics 2015 14:34

  19. Content type: Research

    Only very few studies have investigated the geographic distribution of psychological resilience and associated mental health outcomes after natural or man made disasters. Such information is crucial for locati...

    Authors: Oliver Gruebner, Sarah R Lowe, Laura Sampson and Sandro Galea

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2015 14:16

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  20. Content type: Research

    For the past three decades, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been the country reporting the highest number of cases of human African trypanosomiasis (HAT). In 2012, DRC continued to bear the heav...

    Authors: Crispin Lumbala, Pere P. Simarro, Giuliano Cecchi, Massimo Paone, José R. Franco, Victor Kande Betu Ku Mesu, Jacquies Makabuza, Abdoulaye Diarra, Shampa Chansy, Gerardo Priotto, Raffaele C. Mattioli and Jean G. Jannin

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2015 14:20

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  21. Content type: Review

    As the deadline for the millennium development goals approaches, it has become clear that the goals linked to maternal and newborn health are the least likely to be achieved by 2015. It is therefore critical t...

    Authors: Steeve Ebener, Maria Guerra-Arias, James Campbell, Andrew J. Tatem, Allisyn C. Moran, Fiifi Amoako Johnson, Helga Fogstad, Karin Stenberg, Sarah Neal, Patricia Bailey, Reid Porter and Zoe Matthews

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2015 14:19

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  22. Content type: Methodology

    Advances in the development of information and communication technologies have facilitated social interrelationships, but also sexual contacts without appropriate preventive measures. In this paper, we will fo...

    Authors: Felipe Besoain, Antoni Perez-Navarro, Joan A Caylà, Constanza Jacques Aviñó and Patricia García de Olalla

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2015 14:18

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  23. Content type: Research

    Many studies suggest that exposure to natural environments (‘greenspace’) enhances human health and wellbeing. Benefits potentially arise via several mechanisms including stress reduction, opportunity and moti...

    Authors: Benedict W Wheeler, Rebecca Lovell, Sahran L Higgins, Mathew P White, Ian Alcock, Nicholas J Osborne, Kerryn Husk, Clive E Sabel and Michael H Depledge

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2015 14:17

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  24. Content type: Research

    Atmospheric dispersion models (ADMs) may help to assess human exposure to airborne pathogens. However, there is as yet limited quantified evidence that modelled concentrations are indeed associated to observed...

    Authors: Jeroen PG van Leuken, Jan van de Kassteele, Ferd J Sauter, Wim van der Hoek, Dick Heederik, Arie H Havelaar and Arno N Swart

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2015 14:14

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  25. Content type: Research

    In breast cancer, worse disease characteristics are associated with fewer social resources and black race. However, it is unknown whether social gradients have similar impact across race, and whether behaviors...

    Authors: Ann C Klassen, Aaron Pankiewicz, Stephanie Hsieh, Abigail Ward and Frank C Curriero

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2015 14:13

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  26. Content type: Research

    Monitoring spatial disease risk (e.g. identifying risk areas) is of great relevance in public health research, especially in cancer epidemiology. A common strategy uses case-control studies and estimates a spa...

    Authors: Dorothea Lemke, Volkmar Mattauch, Oliver Heidinger, Edzer Pebesma and Hans-Werner Hense

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2015 14:15

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  27. Content type: Research

    According to the social ecological model of health-related behaviors, it is now well accepted that environmental factors influence habitual physical activity. Most previous studies on physical activity determi...

    Authors: Thierry Feuillet, Hélène Charreire, Mehdi Menai, Paul Salze, Chantal Simon, Julien Dugas, Serge Hercberg, Valentina A Andreeva, Christophe Enaux, Christiane Weber and Jean-Michel Oppert

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2015 14:12

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  28. Content type: Methodology

    Deprivation indices are useful measures to analyze health inequalities. There are several methods to construct these indices, however, few studies have used Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Multi-Crite...

    Authors: Pablo Cabrera-Barona, Thomas Murphy, Stefan Kienberger and Thomas Blaschke

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2015 14:11

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  29. Content type: Research

    Models for the spatial distribution of vector species are important tools in the assessment of the risk of establishment and subsequent spread of vector-borne diseases. The aims of this study are to define the...

    Authors: Daniela Cianci, Nienke Hartemink and Adolfo Ibáñez-Justicia

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2015 14:10

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  30. Content type: Research

    This study examined whether objective measures of food, physical activity and built environment exposures, in home and non-home settings, contribute to children’s body weight. Further, comparing GPS and GIS me...

    Authors: Thomas Burgoine, Andy P Jones, Rebecca J Namenek Brouwer and Sara E Benjamin Neelon

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2015 14:8

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  31. Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

    The editor of International Journal of Health Geographics would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 13 (2014).

    Authors: Maged N Kamel Boulos

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2015 14:6

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  32. Content type: Research

    Instead of traditional statistical models for large spatial areas and weekly or monthly temporal units, what public health workers urgently need is a timely risk prediction method for small areas. This risk pr...

    Authors: Ta-Chien Chan, Tsuey-Hwa Hu and Jing-Shiang Hwang

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2015 14:9

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  33. Content type: Research

    Visual analytics aims to connect the processing power of information technologies and the user’s ability of logical thinking and reasoning through the complex visual interaction. Moreover, the most of the data...

    Authors: Lukáš Marek, Pavel Tuček and Vít Pászto

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2015 14:7

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  34. Content type: Editorial

    This paper provides a brief overview of, and elaborates on, some of the presentations, discussions and conclusions from Day 4 of the ‘WHO EURO 2014 International Healthy Cities Conference: Health and the City ...

    Authors: Maged N Kamel Boulos, Agis D Tsouros and Arto Holopainen

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2015 14:3

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  35. Content type: Methodology

    The range of influence refers to the average distance between locations at which the observed outcome is no longer correlated. In many studies, missing data occur and a popular tool for handling missing data i...

    Authors: Kristine Bihrmann and Annette K Ersbøll

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2015 14:1

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  36. Content type: Methodology

    A lack of physical activity and overconsumption of energy dense food is associated with overweight and obesity. The neighbourhood environment may stimulate or hinder the development and/or maintenance of a hea...

    Authors: John R Bethlehem, Joreintje D Mackenbach, Maher Ben-Rebah, Sofie Compernolle, Ketevan Glonti, Helga Bárdos, Harry R Rutter, Hélène Charreire, Jean-Michel Oppert, Johannes Brug and Jeroen Lakerveld

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:52

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  37. Content type: Research

    Measuring mobility is critical for understanding neighborhood influences on older adults’ health and functioning. Global Positioning Systems (GPS) may represent an important opportunity to measure, describe, a...

    Authors: Jana A Hirsch, Meghan Winters, Philippa Clarke and Heather McKay

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:51

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  38. Content type: Review

    The global spread and the increased frequency and magnitude of epidemic dengue in the last 50 years underscore the urgent need for effective tools for surveillance, prevention, and control. This review aims at...

    Authors: Valérie R Louis, Revati Phalkey, Olaf Horstick, Pitcha Ratanawong, Annelies Wilder-Smith, Yesim Tozan and Peter Dambach

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:50

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  39. Content type: Methodology

    Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have become an important tool in monitoring and improving health services, particularly at local levels. However, GIS data are often unavailable in rural settings and villa...

    Authors: Fabien Munyaneza, Lisa R Hirschhorn, Cheryl L Amoroso, Laetitia Nyirazinyoye, Ermyas Birru, Jean Claude Mugunga, Rachel M Murekatete and Joseph Ntaganira

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:49

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  40. Content type: Research

    The role that environmental factors, such as neighborhood socioeconomics, food, and physical environment, play in the risk of obesity and chronic diseases is not well quantified. Understanding how spatial dist...

    Authors: Barbara A Laraia, Samuel D Blanchard, Andrew J Karter, Jessica C Jones-Smith, Margaret Warton, Ellen Kersten, Michael Jerrett, Howard H Moffet, Nancy Adler, Dean Schillinger and Maggi Kelly

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:48

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  41. Content type: Research

    Spatial analysis is increasingly important for identifying modifiable geographic risk factors for disease. However, spatial health data from surveys are often incomplete, ranging from missing data for only a f...

    Authors: Jannah Baker, Nicole White and Kerrie Mengersen

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:47

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  42. Content type: Research

    Predicting the spatial distribution of pathogens with an environmental stage is challenging because of the difficulty to detect them in environmental samples. Among these pathogens, the parasite Toxoplasma gondii

    Authors: Cécile Gotteland, Brent M McFerrin, Xiaopeng Zhao, Emmanuelle Gilot-Fromont and Maud Lélu

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:45

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  43. Content type: Research

    The mode of transmission of the emerging neglected disease Buruli ulcer is unknown. Several potential transmission pathways have been proposed, such as amoebae, or transmission through food webs. Several lines...

    Authors: Kevin Carolan, Solange Meyin À Ebong, Andres Garchitorena, Jordi Landier, Daniel Sanhueza, Gaëtan Texier, Laurent Marsollier, Philipe Le Gall, Jean-François Guégan and Danny Lo Seen

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:44

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  44. Content type: Research

    The World Health Organization recommends strategies to improve urban design, public transportation, and recreation facilities to facilitate physical activity for non-communicable disease prevention for an incr...

    Authors: Marc A Adams, Lawrence D Frank, Jasper Schipperijn, Graham Smith, James Chapman, Lars B Christiansen, Neil Coffee, Deborah Salvo, Lorinne du Toit, Jan Dygrýn, Adriano Akira Ferreira Hino, Poh-chin Lai, Suzanne Mavoa, José David Pinzón, Nico Van de Weghe, Ester Cerin…

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:43

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