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

    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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  18. 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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  19. Content type: Research

    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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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