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  1. Findings of whether marginalized neighbourhoods have less healthy retail food environments (RFE) are mixed across countries, in part because inconsistent approaches have been used to characterize RFE ‘healthfu...

    Authors: Hui Luan, Leia M. Minaker and Jane Law
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:29
  2. Spatial and space–time scan statistics are widely used in disease surveillance to identify geographical areas of elevated disease risk and for the early detection of disease outbreaks. With a scan statistic, a...

    Authors: Junhee Han, Li Zhu, Martin Kulldorff, Scott Hostovich, David G. Stinchcomb, Zaria Tatalovich, Denise Riedel Lewis and Eric J. Feuer
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:27
  3. With more than half of Africa’s population expected to live in urban settlements by 2030, the burden of malaria among urban populations in Africa continues to rise with an increasing number of people at risk o...

    Authors: Caroline W. Kabaria, Fabrizio Molteni, Renata Mandike, Frank Chacky, Abdisalan M. Noor, Robert W. Snow and Catherine Linard
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:26
  4. Mapping disease rates over a region provides a visual illustration of underlying geographical variation of the disease and can be useful to generate new hypotheses on the disease aetiology. However, methods to...

    Authors: Md. Hamidul Huque, Craig Anderson, Richard Walton and Louise Ryan
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:25
  5. As geospatial data have become increasingly integral to health and human rights research, their collection using formal address designations or paper maps has been complicated by numerous factors, including po...

    Authors: Leo Beletsky, Jaime Arredondo, Dan Werb, Alicia Vera, Daniela Abramovitz, Joseph J. Amon, Kimberly C. Brouwer, Steffanie A. Strathdee and Tommi L. Gaines
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:24
  6. In this paper, we demonstrate why and how both temporality and multimodality should be integrated in health related studies that include accessibility perspective, in this case healthy food accessibility. We p...

    Authors: Henrikki Tenkanen, Perttu Saarsalmi, Olle Järv, Maria Salonen and Tuuli Toivonen
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:23
  7. Long commutes by car are stressful. Most research studying health effects of commuting have summarized cross-sectional data for large regions. This study investigated whether the levels of stress and individua...

    Authors: Kristoffer Mattisson, Kristina Jakobsson, Carita Håkansson and Ellen Cromley
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:22
  8. Spatial epidemiology has been aided by advances in geographic information systems, remote sensing, global positioning systems and the development of new statistical methodologies specifically designed for such...

    Authors: Zhijie Zhang, Justin Manjourides, Ted Cohen, Yi Hu and Qingwu Jiang
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:21
  9. Adverse neighborhood conditions play an important role beyond individual characteristics. There is increasing interest in identifying specific characteristics of the social and built environments adversely aff...

    Authors: M. Schootman, E. J. Nelson, K. Werner, E. Shacham, M. Elliott, K. Ratnapradipa, M. Lian and A. McVay
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:20
  10. The availability of healthy foods in a neighborhood remains a key determinant of diet and diet-related disease in disadvantaged communities. Innovative solutions to the ‘food desert’ problem include the deploy...

    Authors: Richard Casey Sadler
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:19
  11. Childhood cancer is the main cause of disease-related death in children in Spain. Although little is known about the etiology, environmental factors are potential explanations for a fraction of the cases. Prev...

    Authors: Diana Gómez-Barroso, Javier García-Pérez, Gonzalo López-Abente, Ibon Tamayo-Uria, Antonio Morales-Piga, Elena Pardo Romaguera and Rebeca Ramis
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:18
  12. The occurrence of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a critical life-threatening event which frequently warrants early defibrillation with an automated external defibrillator (AED). The optimization of a...

    Authors: Bo-Cheng Lin, Chao-Wen Chen, Chien-Chou Chen, Chiao-Ling Kuo, I-chun Fan, Chi-Kung Ho, I-Chuan Liu and Ta-Chien Chan
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:17
  13. This study aimed to examine both GPS-determined and self-reported walking, cycling and passive transport in leisure time during week- and weekend-days among 10 to 12-year old children. Comparisons between GPS-...

    Authors: Griet Vanwolleghem, Jasper Schipperijn, Freja Gheysen, Greet Cardon, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij and Delfien Van Dyck
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:16
  14. Research surrounding the built environment (BE) and health has resulted in inconsistent findings. Experts have identified the need to examine methodological choices, such as development and testing of BE indic...

    Authors: Julie Strominger, Rebecca Anthopolos and Marie Lynn Miranda
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:15
  15. Exposure to air pollution can have major health impacts, such as respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. Traditionally, only the air pollution concentration at the home location is taken into account in healt...

    Authors: Bart Dewulf, Tijs Neutens, Wouter Lefebvre, Gerdy Seynaeve, Charlotte Vanpoucke, Carolien Beckx and Nico Van de Weghe
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:14
  16. Rapid and accurate diagnosis drives evidence-based care in health. Point-of-care testing (POCT) aids diagnosis by bringing advanced technologies closer to patients. Health small-world networks are constrained ...

    Authors: William J. Ferguson, Karen Kemp and Gerald Kost
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:10
  17. Efforts to improve malaria case management in sub-Saharan Africa have shifted focus to private antimalarial retailers to increase access to appropriate treatment. Demands to decrease intervention cost while i...

    Authors: Andria Rusk, Linda Highfield, J. Michael Wilkerson, Melissa Harrell, Andrew Obala and Benjamin Amick
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:9
  18. Characterizing geographic access depends on a broad range of methods available to researchers and the healthcare context to which the method is applied. Globally, travel time is one frequently used measure of ...

    Authors: Jennifer Alford-Teaster, Jane M. Lange, Rebecca A. Hubbard, Christoph I. Lee, Jennifer S. Haas, Xun Shi, Heather A. Carlos, Louise Henderson, Deirdre Hill, Anna N. A. Tosteson and Tracy Onega
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:8
  19. The combination of an aging population and nursing staff shortages implies the need for more advanced systems in the healthcare industry. Many key enablers for the optimization of healthcare systems require pr...

    Authors: Tom Van Haute, Eli De Poorter, Pieter Crombez, Filip Lemic, Vlado Handziski, Niklas Wirström, Adam Wolisz, Thiemo Voigt and Ingrid Moerman
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:7
  20. Murray Valley encephalitis virus (MVEV) is a clinically important virus in Australia responsible for a number of epidemics over the past century. Since there is no vaccine for MVEV, other preventive health mea...

    Authors: Soon Hoe Ho, Peter Speldewinde and Angus Cook
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:6
  21. Our health depends on where we currently live, as well as on where we have lived in the past and for how long in each place. An individual’s place history is particularly relevant in conditions with long laten...

    Authors: Maged N. Kamel Boulos and Jennifer Le Blond
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:5
  22. In Japan, the number of obstetrics facilities has steadily decreased and the selection and concentration of obstetrics facilities is progressing rapidly. Obstetrics services should be concentrated in fewer hos...

    Authors: Soichi Koike, Masatoshi Matsumoto, Hiroo Ide, Saori Kashima, Hidenao Atarashi and Hideo Yasunaga
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2016 15:4
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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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  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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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