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  1. 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

    Content type: Research

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  2. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research

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  6. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research

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  10. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research

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  15. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research

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  21. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research

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  25. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research

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  27. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research

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  32. Estimates of parameters for disease transmission in large-scale infectious disease outbreaks are often obtained to represent large groups of people, providing an average over a potentially very diverse area. F...

    Authors: Laura F White, Brett Archer and Marcello Pagano

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:35

    Content type: Research

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  33. Environmental disparities may underlie the unequal distribution of health across socioeconomic groups. However, this assertion has not been tested across a range of countries: an important knowledge gap for a ...

    Authors: Elizabeth A Richardson, Jamie Pearce, Helena Tunstall, Richard Mitchell and Niamh K Shortt

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:34

    Content type: Research

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  34. The use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to objectively measure ‘obesogenic’ food environment (foodscape) exposure has become common-place. This increase in usage has coincided with the development of...

    Authors: Thomas Burgoine, Seraphim Alvanides and Amelia A Lake

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:33

    Content type: Research

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  35. Chagas disease is caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, which is transmitted to mammal hosts by triatomine insect vectors. The goal of this study was to model the spatial distribution of triatomine species i...

    Authors: Jaime Hernández, Ignacia Núñez, Antonella Bacigalupo and Pedro E Cattan

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:29

    Content type: Research

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  36. The geographical structure of an epidemic is ultimately a consequence of thedrivers of the epidemic and the population susceptible to the infection. The‘know your epidemic’ concept recognizes this geographical...

    Authors: Diego F Cuadros, Susanne F Awad and Laith J Abu-Raddad

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:28

    Content type: Research

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  37. Public parks can be an important setting for physical activity promotion, but to increase park use and the activity levels of park users, the crucial attributes related to active park use need to be defined. N...

    Authors: Delfien Van Dyck, James F Sallis, Greet Cardon, Benedicte Deforche, Marc A Adams, Carrie Geremia and Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:26

    Content type: Research

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  38. There are many applications for spatial cluster detection and more detection methods have been proposed in recent years. Most cluster detection methods are efficient in detecting circular (or circular-like) cl...

    Authors: Tai-Chi Wang and Ching-Syang Jack Yue

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:25

    Content type: Methodology

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  39. The purpose of this study was to extend the analysis of neighborhood effects on child behavioral outcomes in two ways: (1) by examining the geographic extent of the relationship between child behavior and neig...

    Authors: Margaret O’Brien Caughy, Tammy Leonard, Kurt Beron and James Murdoch

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:24

    Content type: Research

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  40. Literature has identified detrimental health effects from the indiscriminate use of artificial nighttime light. We examined the co-distribution of light at night (LAN) and breast cancer (BC) incidence in Georg...

    Authors: Sarah E Bauer, Sara E Wagner, Jim Burch, Rana Bayakly and John E Vena

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:23

    Content type: Research

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  41. Residential property is reported as the most valuable asset people will own and therefore provides the potential to be used as a socio-economic status (SES) measure. Location is generally recognised as the mos...

    Authors: Neil T Coffee, Tony Lockwood, Graeme Hugo, Catherine Paquet, Natasha J Howard and Mark Daniel

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:22

    Content type: Research

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  42. Fine-scale and longitudinal geospatial analysis of health risks in challenging urban areas is often limited by the lack of other spatial layers even if case data are available. Underlying population counts, re...

    Authors: Andrew Curtis, Jason K Blackburn, Jocelyn M Widmer and J Glenn Morris Jr

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:21

    Content type: Methodology

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  43. Active transport can contribute to physical activity accumulation and improved health in adults. The built environment is an established associate of active transport behaviours; however, assessment of environ...

    Authors: Melody Oliver, Aiden R Doherty, Paul Kelly, Hannah M Badland, Suzanne Mavoa, Janine Shepherd, Jacqueline Kerr, Simon Marshall, Alexander Hamilton and Charlie Foster

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:20

    Content type: Methodology

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  44. In recent years, there have been a growing number of studies on spatial inequalities in health covering a variety of scales, from small areas to metropolitan areas or regions, and for various health outcomes. ...

    Authors: Christina Aschan-Leygonie, Sophie Baudet-Michel, Hélène Mathian and Lena Sanders

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:19

    Content type: Research

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