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  1. Content type: Research

    The precise trigger of podoconiosis — endemic non-filarial elephantiasis of the lower legs — is unknown. Epidemiological and ecological studies have linked the disease with barefoot exposure to red clay soils ...

    Authors: Yordanos B Molla, Nicola A Wardrop, Jennifer S Le Blond, Peter Baxter, Melanie J Newport, Peter M Atkinson and Gail Davey

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:24

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    Evidence linking outdoor air pollution and incidence of ischemic stroke subtypes and severity is limited. We examined associations between outdoor PM10 and NO2 concentrations modeled at a fine spatial resolution ...

    Authors: Ravi Maheswaran, Tim Pearson, Sean D Beevers, Michael J Campbell and Charles D Wolfe

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:23

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    Natural-focal diseases constitute a serious hazard for human health. Agents and vectors of such diseases belong to natural landscapes. The aim of this study is to identify the diversity and geography of natura...

    Authors: Svetlana M Malkhazova, Varvara A Mironova, Tatiana V Kotova, Natalia V Shartova and Dmitry S Orlov

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:21

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  4. Content type: Research

    Although widely used, area-based deprivation indices remain sensitive to urban–rural differences as such indices are usually standardised around typical urban values. There is, therefore, a need to determine t...

    Authors: Mélanie Bertin, Cécile Chevrier, Fabienne Pelé, Tania Serrano-Chavez, Sylvaine Cordier and Jean-François Viel

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:22

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  5. Content type: Research

    Google Street View provides a valuable and efficient alternative to observe the physical environment compared to on-site fieldwork. However, studies on the use, reliability and validity of Google Street View i...

    Authors: Griet Vanwolleghem, Delfien Van Dyck, Fabian Ducheyne, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij and Greet Cardon

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:19

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  6. Content type: Research

    Despite recommendations for cancer screening for breast and colorectal cancer among the Medicare population, preventive screenings rates are often lower among vulnerable populations such as the small but rapid...

    Authors: Samuel D Towne Jr, Matthew Lee Smith and Marcia G Ory

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:18

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  7. Content type: Research

    Predictive models of malaria vector larval habitat locations may provide a basis for understanding the spatial determinants of malaria transmission.

    Authors: Robert S McCann, Joseph P Messina, David W MacFarlane, M Nabie Bayoh, John M Vulule, John E Gimnig and Edward D Walker

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:17

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  8. Content type: Methodology

    A linear programming (LP) model was proposed to create de-identified data sets that maximally include spatial detail (e.g., geocodes such as ZIP or postal codes, census blocks, and locations on maps) while com...

    Authors: Ho-Won Jung and Khaled El Emam

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:16

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  9. Content type: Methodology

    Just as power, type I error of cluster detection tests (CDTs) should be spatially assessed. Indeed, CDTs’ type I error and power have both a spatial component as CDTs both detect and locate clusters. In the ca...

    Authors: Aline Guttmann, Xinran Li, Jean Gaudart, Yan Gérard, Jacques Demongeot, Jean-Yves Boire and Lemlih Ouchchane

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:15

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  10. Content type: Research

    Spatial heterogeneity in the incidence of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is an important aspect to be considered in planning control actions for the disease. The objective of this study was to predict areas at hi...

    Authors: Andréa S Almeida and Guilherme L Werneck

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:13

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  11. Content type: Research

    Predicting anopheles vectors’ population densities and boundary shifts is crucial in preparing for malaria risks and unanticipated outbreaks. Although shifts in the distribution and boundaries of the major mal...

    Authors: Henri EZ Tonnang, David P Tchouassi, Henry S Juarez, Lilian K Igweta and Rousseau F Djouaka

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:12

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  12. Content type: Research

    There is now a substantial body of research suggesting that social cohesion, a collective characteristic measured by the levels of trust, reciprocity and formation of strong social bonds within communities, is...

    Authors: Crispin H V Cooper, David L Fone and Alain J F Chiaradia

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:11

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  13. Content type: Editorial

    This article gives a brief overview of the Internet of Things (IoT) for cities, offering examples of IoT-powered 21st century smart cities, including the experience of the Spanish city of Barcelona in implemen...

    Authors: Maged N Kamel Boulos and Najeeb M Al-Shorbaji

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:10

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  14. Content type: Research

    Health and inequalities in health among inhabitants of European cities are of major importance for European public health and there is great interest in how different health care systems in Europe perform in t...

    Authors: Rasmus Hoffmann, Gerard Borsboom, Marc Saez, Marc Mari Dell’Olmo, Bo Burström, Diana Corman, Claudia Costa, Patrick Deboosere, M Felicitas Domínguez-Berjón, Dagmar Dzúrová, Ana Gandarillas, Mercè Gotsens, Katalin Kovács, Johan Mackenbach, Pekka Martikainen, Laia Maynou…

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:8

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  15. Content type: Research

    A residential area supportive for walking may facilitate elderly to live longer independently. However, current evidence on area characteristics potentially important for walking among older persons is mixed. ...

    Authors: Astrid Etman, Carlijn BM Kamphuis, Richard G Prins, Alex Burdorf, Frank H Pierik and Frank J van Lenthe

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:7

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  16. Content type: Methodology

    This study aims to suggest an approach that integrates multilevel models and eigenvector spatial filtering methods and apply it to a case study of self-rated health status in South Korea. In many previous heal...

    Authors: Yoo Min Park and Youngho Kim

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:6

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  17. Content type: Research

    The school journey may make an important contribution to children’s physical activity and provide exposure to food and physical activity environments. Typically, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have been ...

    Authors: Flo Harrison, Thomas Burgoine, Kirsten Corder, Esther MF van Sluijs and Andy Jones

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:5

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  18. Content type: Research

    The emphasis placed on the activities of mobile teams in the detection of gambiense human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) can at times obscure the major role played by fixed health facilities in HAT control and ...

    Authors: Pere P Simarro, Giuliano Cecchi, José R Franco, Massimo Paone, Abdoulaye Diarra, José A Ruiz-Postigo, Raffaele C Mattioli and Jean G Jannin

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:4

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  19. Content type: Research

    Urban sprawl has the potential to influence cancer mortality via direct and indirect effects on obesity, access to health services, physical activity, transportation choices and other correlates of sprawl and ...

    Authors: David Berrigan, Zaria Tatalovich, Linda W Pickle, Reid Ewing and Rachel Ballard-Barbash

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:3

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  20. Content type: Methodology

    The health and survival of women and their new-born babies in low income countries has been a key priority in public health since the 1990s. However, basic planning data, such as numbers of pregnancies and bir...

    Authors: Andrew J Tatem, James Campbell, Maria Guerra-Arias, Luc de Bernis, Allisyn Moran and Zoë Matthews

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:2

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  21. Content type: Research

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neurodegenerative disease with a lifetime risk of developing as 1 in 700. Despite many recent discoveries about the genetics of ALS, the etiology of ...

    Authors: Nathan Torbick, Sarah Hession, Elijah Stommel and Tracie Caller

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2014 13:1

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  22. Content type: Research

    Walkability describes the capacity of the built environment to support walking for various purposes. This paper describes the construction and validation of two objective walkability indexes for Sydney, Austra...

    Authors: Darren J Mayne, Geoffrey G Morgan, Alan Willmore, Nectarios Rose, Bin Jalaludin, Hilary Bambrick and Adrian Bauman

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:61

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  23. Content type: Research

    Variations in ‘slope’ (how steep or flat the ground is) may be good for health. As walking up hills is a physiologically vigorous physical activity and can contribute to weight control, greater neighbourhood s...

    Authors: Karen Villanueva, Matthew Knuiman, Mohammad Javad Koohsari, Sharyn Hickey, Sarah Foster, Hannah Badland, Andrea Nathan, Fiona Bull and Billie Giles-Corti

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:59

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  24. Content type: Methodology

    Pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods with proximal destinations and services encourage walking and decrease car dependence, thereby contributing to more active and healthier communities. Proximity to key destinat...

    Authors: Hannah Badland, Marcus White, Gus MacAulay, Serryn Eagleson, Suzanne Mavoa, Christopher Pettit and Billie Giles-Corti

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:58

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  25. Content type: Research

    Numerous definitions of neighborhood exist, yet few studies have considered youth’s perceptions of neighborhood boundaries. This study compared youth-identified neighborhood (YIN) boundaries to census-defined ...

    Authors: Alyssa I Robinson and Nicolas M Oreskovic

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:57

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  26. Content type: Research

    Data from surveillance networks help epidemiologists and public health officials detect emerging diseases, conduct outbreak investigations, manage epidemics, and better understand the mechanics of a particular...

    Authors: Geoffrey Fairchild, Philip M Polgreen, Eric Foster, Gerard Rushton and Alberto M Segre

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:56

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  27. Content type: Research

    There is a rising public and political demand for prospective cancer cluster monitoring. But there is little empirical evidence on the performance of established cluster detection tests under conditions of sma...

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

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:54

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  28. Content type: Research

    The majority of maternal deaths, stillbirths, and neonatal deaths are concentrated in a few countries, many of which have weak health systems, poor access to health services, and low coverage of key health int...

    Authors: Wendy Prudhomme O’Meara, Alyssa Platt, Violet Naanyu, Donald Cole and Samson Ndege

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:55

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  29. Content type: Methodology

    Recently, Google Street View (GSV) has been examined as a tool for remotely conducting systematic observation of the built environment. Studies have found it offers benefits over in-person audits, including ef...

    Authors: Jacqueline W Curtis, Andrew Curtis, Jennifer Mapes, Andrea B Szell and Adam Cinderich

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:53

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  30. Content type: Research

    Little research has focused on the spatial distribution of social capital, despite social capital’s rising popularity in health research and policy. This study examines the neighborhood differences in social c...

    Authors: Tijs Neutens, Veerle Vyncke, Dieter De Winter and Sara Willems

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:52

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  31. Content type: Research

    Chikungunya was, from the European perspective, considered to be a travel-related tropical mosquito-borne disease prior to the first European outbreak in Northern Italy in 2007. This was followed by cases of a...

    Authors: Dominik Fischer, Stephanie M Thomas, Jonathan E Suk, Bertrand Sudre, Andrea Hess, Nils B Tjaden, Carl Beierkuhnlein and Jan C Semenza

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:51

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  32. Content type: Research

    Geocoding, the process of converting textual information describing a location into one or more digital geographic representations, is a routine task performed at large organizations and government agencies ac...

    Authors: Daniel W Goldberg, Morven Ballard, James H Boyd, Narelle Mullan, Carol Garfield, Diana Rosman, Anna M Ferrante and James B Semmens

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:50

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  33. Content type: Research

    Plague (Yersinia pestis infection) is a vector-borne disease which caused millions of human deaths in the Middle Ages. The hosts of plague are mostly rodents, and the disease is spread by the fleas that feed on t...

    Authors: Liesbeth I Wilschut, Elisabeth A Addink, Hans Heesterbeek, Lise Heier, Anne Laudisoit, Mike Begon, Stephen Davis, Vladimir M Dubyanskiy, Leonid A Burdelov and Steven M de Jong

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:49

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  34. Content type: Research

    Interruption of vector-borne transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi remains an unrealized objective in many Latin American countries. The task of vector control is complicated by the emergence of vector insects in urb...

    Authors: Stephen Delgado, Kacey C Ernst, María Luz Hancco Pumahuanca, Stephen R Yool, Andrew C Comrie, Charles R Sterling, Robert H Gilman, César Náquira and Michael Z Levy

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:48

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  35. Content type: Methodology

    Conventional power studies possess limited ability to assess the performance of cluster detection tests. In particular, they cannot evaluate the accuracy of the cluster location, which is essential in such ass...

    Authors: Aline Guttmann, Lemlih Ouchchane, Xinran Li, Isabelle Perthus, Jean Gaudart, Jacques Demongeot and Jean-Yves Boire

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:47

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  36. Content type: Research

    Late antenatal care and smoking during pregnancy are two important factors that are amenable to intervention. Despite the adverse health impacts of smoking during pregnancy and the health benefits of early fir...

    Authors: Shanley Chong, Michael Nelson, Roy Byun, Liz Harris, John Eastwood and Bin Jalaludin

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:46

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  37. Content type: Research

    The expansion of urban slums is a key challenge for public and social policy in the 21st century. The heterogeneous and dynamic nature of slum communities limits the use of rigid slum definitions. A systematic an...

    Authors: Kathryn P Hacker, Karen C Seto, Federico Costa, Jason Corburn, Mitermayer G Reis, Albert I Ko and Maria A Diuk-Wasser

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:45

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  38. Content type: Research

    Road traffic and related noise is a major source of annoyance and impairment to health in urban areas. Many areas exposed to road traffic noise are also exposed to rail and air traffic noise. The resulting ann...

    Authors: Julie Méline, Andraea Van Hulst, Frédérique Thomas, Noëlla Karusisi and Basile Chaix

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:44

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  39. Content type: Methodology

    Modelling the environmental niche and spatial distribution of pathogen-transmitting arthropods involves various quality and methodological concerns related to using climate data to capture the environmental ni...

    Authors: Agustín Estrada-Peña, Adrián Estrada-Sánchez, David Estrada-Sánchez and José de la Fuente

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:43

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  40. Content type: Research

    Exposure to cyanide from cassava foods is present in communities where ataxic polyneuropathy is endemic. Ataxic polyneuropathy is endemic in coastal parts of southwest and southeast Nigeria, and coastal Newala...

    Authors: Olusegun Steven Ayodele Oluwole and Adeyinka Oludiran

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:41

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  41. Content type: Methodology

    Place and health researchers are increasingly interested in integrating individuals’ mobility and the experience they have with multiple settings in their studies. In practice, however, few tools exist which a...

    Authors: Martine Shareck, Yan Kestens and Lise Gauvin

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:40

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  42. Content type: Research

    There is accumulating evidence that circadian disruption, mediated by alterations in melatonin levels, may play an etiologic role in a wide variety of diseases. The degree to which light-at-night (LAN) and oth...

    Authors: Susan Hurley, David O Nelson, Erika Garcia, Robert Gunier, Andrew Hertz and Peggy Reynolds

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:39

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  43. Content type: Research

    Area-level socioeconomic deprivation has been shown to exert an independent effect on both individual and population health outcomes and health-related behaviours. Evidence also suggests that health and econom...

    Authors: Amber L Pearson, Philippe Apparicio and Mylène Riva

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:38

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  44. Content type: Research

    The physical environment may play a crucial role in promoting older adults’ walking for transportation. However, previous studies on relationships between the physical environment and older adults’ physical ac...

    Authors: Jelle Van Cauwenberg, Peter Clarys, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Veerle Van Holle, Dominique Verté, Nico De Witte, Liesbeth De Donder, Tine Buffel, Sarah Dury and Benedicte Deforche

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:37

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  45. Content type: Research

    As a result of changes in climatic conditions and greater resistance to insecticides, many regions across the globe, including Colombia, have been facing a resurgence of vector-borne diseases, and dengue fever...

    Authors: Michael Hagenlocher, Eric Delmelle, Irene Casas and Stefan Kienberger

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:36

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