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  1. 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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  2. 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

  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. Content type: Research

    A youths’ neighborhood can play an important role in their physical, health, and emotional development. The prevalence of health risk behavior (HRB) in Czech youth such as smoking, drug and alcohol use is the ...

    Authors: Jana Spilkova, Dagmar Dzúrova and Michal Pitonak

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:41

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  30. Content type: Methodology

    Identification of active or sedentary modes of transport is of relevance for studies assessing physical activity or addressing exposure assessment. We assessed in a proof-of-principle study if speed as logged ...

    Authors: Anke Huss, Johan Beekhuizen, Hans Kromhout and Roel Vermeulen

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:40

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  31. Content type: Research

    Utilization of spatial statistics and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies remain underrepresented in the community-engagement literature, despite its potential role in informing community outreac...

    Authors: Corrine W Ruktanonchai, Deepa K Pindolia, Catherine W Striley, Folakemi T Odedina and Linda B Cottler

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:39

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  32. Content type: Research

    Environmental exposure assessments often require a study participant’s residential location, but the positional accuracy of geocoding varies by method and the rural status of an address. We evaluated geocoding...

    Authors: Rena R Jones, Curt T DellaValle, Abigail R Flory, Alex Nordan, Jane A Hoppin, Jonathan N Hofmann, Honglei Chen, James Giglierano, Charles F Lynch, Laura E Beane Freeman, Gerard Rushton and Mary H Ward

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:37

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  33. Content type: Methodology

    To develop a method to use survey data to establish catchment areas of primary care or Primary Care Service Areas. Primary Care Service Areas are small areas, the majority of patients resident in which obtain ...

    Authors: Soumya Mazumdar, Xiaoqi Feng, Paul Konings, Ian McRae and Federico Girosi

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:38

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  34. Content type: Research

    Multilevel and spatial models are being increasingly used to obtain substantive information on area-level inequalities in cancer survival. Multilevel models assume independent geographical areas, whereas spati...

    Authors: Paramita Dasgupta, Susanna M Cramb, Joanne F Aitken, Gavin Turrell and Peter D Baade

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:36

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  35. Content type: Research

    Malaria is a mosquito-borne parasitic disease that causes severe mortality and morbidity, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. As the vectors predominantly bite between dusk and dawn, risk of infection is deter...

    Authors: Lutz Ehlkes, Anne Caroline Krefis, Benno Kreuels, Ralf Krumkamp, Ohene Adjei, Matilda Ayim-Akonor, Robin Kobbe, Andreas Hahn, Christof Vinnemeier, Wibke Loag, Udo Schickhoff and Jürgen May

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:35

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  36. Content type: Research

    Tanapox virus is a zoonotic infection that causes mild febrile illness and one to several nodular skin lesions. The disease is endemic in parts of Africa. The principal reservoir for the virus that causes Tana...

    Authors: Benjamin P Monroe, Yoshinori J Nakazawa, Mary G Reynolds and Darin S Carroll

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:34

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  37. Content type: Research

    The residential care system is rapidly developing and plays an increasingly important role in care for the elderly in Beijing. A noticeable disparity in the accessibility to existing residential care facilitie...

    Authors: Zhuolin Tao, Yang Cheng, Teqi Dai and Mark W Rosenberg

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:33

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  38. Content type: Research

    DED rate maps from diverse regions may allow us to understand world-wide spreading pattern of the disease. Only few studies compared the prevalence of DED between geographical regions in non-spatial context. T...

    Authors: Sun-Bi Um, Na Hyun Kim, Hyung Keun Lee, Jong Suk Song and Hyeon Chang Kim

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:31

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  39. Content type: Research

    Mercury is a metal with widespread distribution in aquatic ecosystems and significant neurodevelopmental toxicity in humans. Fish biomonitoring for total mercury has been conducted in South Carolina (SC) since...

    Authors: James B Burch, Sara Wagner Robb, Robin Puett, Bo Cai, Rebecca Wilkerson, Wilfried Karmaus, John Vena and Erik Svendsen

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:30

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  40. Content type: Research

    Previous studies testing the association between the built environment and walking behavior have been largely cross-sectional and have yielded mixed results. This study reports on a natural experiment in which...

    Authors: Guibo Sun, Nicolas M Oreskovic and Hui Lin

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:28

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  41. Content type: Research

    There is a growing international literature assessing inequalities in health and mortality by area based measures. However, there are few works comparing measures available to inform research design. The analy...

    Authors: Kevin Ralston, Ruth Dundas and Alastair H Leyland

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:27

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  42. Content type: Research

    West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne pathogen of global public health importance. Transmission of WNV is determined by abiotic and biotic factors. The objective of this study was to examine environmental ...

    Authors: Annelise Tran, Bertrand Sudre, Shlomit Paz, Massimiliano Rossi, Annie Desbrosse, Véronique Chevalier and Jan C Semenza

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:26

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  43. Content type: Research

    Access to skilled attendance at childbirth is crucial to reduce maternal and newborn mortality. Several different measures of geographic access are used concurrently in public health research, with the assumpt...

    Authors: Robin C Nesbitt, Sabine Gabrysch, Alexandra Laub, Seyi Soremekun, Alexander Manu, Betty R Kirkwood, Seeba Amenga-Etego, Kenneth Wiru, Bernhard Höfle and Chris Grundy

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:25

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