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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Prior evidence suggests that longer duration of residence in the southeastern United States is associated with higher prevalence of diabetes and hypertension. We postulated that a similar association would exi...

    Authors: Laura Plantinga, Virginia J Howard, Suzanne Judd, Paul Muntner, Rikki Tanner, Dana Rizk, Daniel T Lackland, David G Warnock, George Howard and William M McClellan
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:17
  12. The development of reliable and culturally sensitive measures of attributes of the built and social environment is necessary for accurate analysis of environmental correlates of physical activity in low-income...

    Authors: Adewale L Oyeyemi, James F Sallis, Benedicte Deforche, Adetoyeje Y Oyeyemi, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij and Delfien Van Dyck
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:16
  13. Early identification of outbreaks remains a key component in continuing to reduce the burden of infectious disease in the United States. Previous studies have applied statistical methods to detect unexpected c...

    Authors: J Steve Kammerer, Nong Shang, Sandy P Althomsons, Maryam B Haddad, Juliana Grant and Thomas R Navin
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:15
  14. Developing countries in South Asia, such as Bangladesh, bear a disproportionate burden of diarrhoeal diseases such as Cholera, Typhoid and Paratyphoid. These seem to be aggravated by a number of social and env...

    Authors: Robert J Corner, Ashraf M Dewan and Masahiro Hashizume
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:13
  15. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed county level metrics for the Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (Tracking Network) to characterize potential population exposure to airb...

    Authors: Ambarish Vaidyanathan, William Fred Dimmick, Scott R Kegler and Judith R Qualters
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:12
  16. The measurement of the Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) value is a standard procedure performed during a typical blood test. In order to formulate a unified standard of establishing reference ESR values, t...

    Authors: Qingsheng Yang, Kevin M Mwenda and Miao Ge
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:11
  17. Dynamics of most of vector-borne diseases are strongly linked to global and local environmental changes. Landscape changes are indicators of human activities or natural processes that are likely to modify the eco...

    Authors: Valérie Soti, Véronique Chevalier, Jonathan Maura, Agnès Bégué, Camille Lelong, Renaud Lancelot, Yaya Thiongane and Annelise Tran
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:10
  18. Geographic variables play an important role in the study of epidemics. The role of one such variable, population density, in the spread of influenza is controversial. Prior studies have tested for such a role ...

    Authors: Siddharth Chandra, Eva Kassens-Noor, Goran Kuljanin and Joshua Vertalka
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:9
  19. Sub Saharan Africa is confronted with a wide range of interlinked health and economic problems that include high levels of mortality and poor service delivery. The objective of the paper is to develop a spatia...

    Authors: Kurt Sartorius and Benn KD Sartorius
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:8
  20. Socioeconomic status gradients in health outcomes are well recognised and may operate in part through the psychological effect of observing disparities in affluence. At an area-level, we explored whether the d...

    Authors: Xin Zhang, Penny A Cook, Paulo J Lisboa, Ian H Jarman and Mark A Bellis
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:5
  21. Estimating the size of forcibly displaced populations is key to documenting their plight and allocating sufficient resources to their assistance, but is often not done, particularly during the acute phase of d...

    Authors: Francesco Checchi, Barclay T Stewart, Jennifer J Palmer and Chris Grundy
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:4
  22. A remote sensing technique was developed which combines a Geographic Information System (GIS); Google Earth, and Microsoft Excel to identify home locations for a random sample of households in rural Haiti. The...

    Authors: Peter J Wampler, Richard R Rediske and Azizur R Molla
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:3
  23. Interest in the role of food environments in shaping food consumption behaviours has grown in recent years. However, commonly used secondary food environment data sources have not yet been fully evaluated for ...

    Authors: Thomas Burgoine and Flo Harrison
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:2
  24. Malaria and anaemia are important health problems among children globally. Iron deficiency anaemia may offer protection against malaria infection and iron supplementation may increase the risk of malaria-relat...

    Authors: Ashley Mariko Aimone, Nandita Perumal and Donald C Cole
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2013 12:1
  25. When measuring neighbourhood effects on health, it is both incorrect to treat individuals as if they were static and tied to their residential neighbourhood and to consider neighbourhoods rigid places whose ge...

    Authors: Julie Vallée and Pierre Chauvin
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2012 11:54
  26. There is increasing perception that countries cannot work in isolation to militate against the threat of pandemic influenza. In the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) of Asia, high socio-economic diversity and fer...

    Authors: Piya Hanvoravongchai, Irwin Chavez, James W Rudge, Sok Touch, Weerasak Putthasri, PhamNgoc Chau, Bounlay Phommasack, Pratap Singhasivanon and Richard Coker
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2012 11:53
  27. Thematic maps allow a more rapid and immediate reading of the geographical differences in the distribution of data referred to a specific territory. The aim of this study was to show, for the first time, the a...

    Authors: Massimo Cartabia, Rita Campi, Antonio Clavenna, Angela Bortolotti, Ida Fortino, Luca Merlino and Maurizio Bonati
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2012 11:52
  28. In Brazil, schistosomiasis mansoni infection is an endemic disease that mainly affects the country’s rural populations who carry out domestic and social activities in rivers and water accumulations that provid...

    Authors: ElainneChristinedeSouza Gomes, Onicio Batista Leal-Neto, Jones Albuquerque, HernandePereira da Silva and Constança Simões Barbosa
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2012 11:51
  29. The two step floating catchment area (2SFCA) method has emerged in the last decade as a key measure of spatial accessibility, particularly in its application to primary health care access. Many recent ‘improve...

    Authors: Matthew R McGrail
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2012 11:50
  30. Decentralised health services form a key part of chronic care strategies in resource-limited settings by reducing the distance between patient and clinic and thereby the time and costs involved in travelling. ...

    Authors: Rein MGJ Houben, Thomas P Van Boeckel, Venance Mwinuka, Peter Mzumara, Keith Branson, Catherine Linard, Frank Chimbwandira, Neil French, Judith R Glynn and Amelia C Crampin
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2012 11:49
  31. Only a small amount of research has focused on the relationship between socio-economic status (SES) and geographic access to prescription medications at community pharmacies in North America and Europe. To exa...

    Authors: Philippe Amstislavski, Ariel Matthews, Sarah Sheffield, Andrew R Maroko and Jeremy Weedon
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2012 11:48
  32. Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEEV) is an alphavirus with high pathogenicity in both humans and horses. Florida continues to have the highest occurrence of human cases in the USA, with four fatalities rec...

    Authors: Patrick T Vander Kelen, Joni A Downs, Lillian M Stark, Rebecca W Loraamm, James H Anderson and Thomas R Unnasch
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2012 11:47
  33. A growing corpus of research focuses on assessing the quality of the local built environment and also examining the relationship between the built environment and health outcomes and indicators in communities....

    Authors: Gretchen L Kroeger, Lynne Messer, Sharon E Edwards and Marie Lynn Miranda
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2012 11:46
  34. Socioeconomic factors play a complex role in determining the risk of campylobacteriosis. Understanding the spatial interplay between these factors and disease risk can guide disease control programs. Historica...

    Authors: Jennifer Weisent, Barton Rohrbach, John R Dunn and Agricola Odoi
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2012 11:45
  35. Idiopathic autism, suspected to be caused by exposure of genetically susceptible individuals to unknown environmental triggers, has increased dramatically in the past 25 years. The objectives of our study were...

    Authors: Sophie St-Hilaire, Victor O Ezike, Henrik Stryhn and Michael A Thomas
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2012 11:44
  36. Doing regular physical activity has positive effects on health. Several environmental factors are identified as important correlates of physical activity. However, there seems to be a difference between percei...

    Authors: Bart Dewulf, Tijs Neutens, Delfien Van Dyck, Ilse de Bourdeaudhuij and Nico Van de Weghe
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2012 11:43
  37. Evaluating geographic access to health services often requires determining the patient travel time to a specified service. For urgent care, many research studies have modeled patient pre-hospital time by groun...

    Authors: Alka B Patel, Nigel M Waters, Ian E Blanchard, Christopher J Doig and William A Ghali
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2012 11:42
  38. The R project includes a large variety of packages designed for spatial statistics. Google dynamic maps provide web based access to global maps and satellite imagery. We describe a method for displaying direct...

    Authors: Richard Newton, Andrew Deonarine and Lorenz Wernisch
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2012 11:41
  39. Primary health care is essential in improving and maintaining the health of populations. It has the potential to accelerate achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and fulfill the “Health for All” doct...

    Authors: Ulises Huerta Munoz and Carina Källestål
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2012 11:40
  40. Because their distribution usually depends on the presence of more than one species, modelling zoonotic diseases in humans differs from modelling individual species distribution even though the data are simila...

    Authors: Caroline B Zeimes, Gert E Olsson, Clas Ahlm and Sophie O Vanwambeke
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2012 11:39
  41. Socioeconomic factors are increasingly recognised as related to health inequalities in Germany and are also identified as important contributing factors for an increased risk of acquiring infections. The aim o...

    Authors: Hendrik Wilking, Michael Höhle, Edward Velasco, Marlen Suckau and Tim Eckmanns
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2012 11:37

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