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  1. 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

    Content type: Research

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research

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  3. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research

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  14. 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

    Content type: Review

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research

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  20. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research

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  23. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research

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  30. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research

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  32. Spatial analysis is a relevant set of tools for studying the geographical distribution of diseases, although its methods and techniques for analysis may yield very different results. A new hybrid approach has ...

    Authors: José A Salinas-Pérez, Carlos R García-Alonso, Cristina Molina-Parrilla, Esther Jordà-Sampietro and Luis Salvador-Carulla

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2012 11:36

    Content type: Research

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  33. Despite national policies to promote user choice for health services in many European countries, current trends in maternity unit closures create a context in which user choice may be reduced, not expanded. Li...

    Authors: Hugo Pilkington, Béatrice Blondel, Nicolas Drewniak and Jennifer Zeitlin

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2012 11:35

    Content type: Research

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  34. A type III error arises from a two-sided test, when one side is erroneously favoured although the true effect actually resides on the other side. The relevance of this grave error in decision-making is studied...

    Authors: Harald Heinzl and Thomas Waldhoer

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2012 11:34

    Content type: Research

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  35. Over the past century, the size and complexity of the air travel network has increased dramatically. Nowadays, there are 29.6 million scheduled flights per year and around 2.7 billion passengers are transporte...

    Authors: Zhuojie Huang, Anirrudha Das, Youliang Qiu and Andrew J Tatem

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2012 11:33

    Content type: Methodology

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  36. As the population is ageing rapidly in Beijing, the residential care sector is in a fast expansion process with the support of the municipal government. Understanding spatial accessibility to residential care ...

    Authors: Yang Cheng, Jiaoe Wang and Mark W Rosenberg

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2012 11:32

    Content type: Research

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  37. There is ample evidence that residential neighbourhoods can influence mental well-being (MWB), with most studies relying on census or similar data to characterize communities. Few studies have actively investi...

    Authors: Amanda J Sheppard, Christina Salmon, Priya Balasubramaniam, Janet Parsons, Gita Singh, Amina Jabbar, Qamar Zaidi, Allison Scott, Rosane Nisenbaum, Jim Dunn, Jason Ramsay, Nasim Haque and Patricia O’Campo

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2012 11:31

    Content type: Research

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  38. Little is known about the effects of socio-environmental factors on dental caries in different demographic situations in Asian populations. We investigated whether the nature of the association between regiona...

    Authors: Hoo-Yeon Lee, Youn-Hee Choi, Hyoung Wook Park and Sang Gyu Lee

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2012 11:30

    Content type: Research

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  39. Previous studies have provided mixed evidence with regards to associations between food store access and dietary outcomes. This study examines the most commonly applied measures of locational access to assess ...

    Authors: Lukar E Thornton, Jamie R Pearce, Laura Macdonald, Karen E Lamb and Anne Ellaway

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2012 11:29

    Content type: Research

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  40. Frequent and long-term commuting is a requirement for dialysis patients. Accessibility thus affects their quality of lives. In this paper, a new model for accessibility measurement is proposed in which both ge...

    Authors: Masatoshi Matsumoto, Takahiko Ogawa, Saori Kashima and Keisuke Takeuchi

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2012 11:28

    Content type: Research

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  41. In 1995, a study was conducted to identify the effects of traditional and westernized environments on the prevalence of type 2 diabetes in Pima Indians (Pimas) in Mexico and the United States. The study conclu...

    Authors: Mario A Giraldo, Lisa S Chaudhari and Leslie O Schulz

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2012 11:27

    Content type: Research

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  42. Obesity researchers increasingly use geographic information systems to measure exposure and access in neighborhood food and physical activity environments. This paper proposes a network buffering approach, the...

    Authors: Ann Forsyth, David Van Riper, Nicole Larson, Melanie Wall and Dianne Neumark-Sztainer

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2012 11:14

    Content type: Methodology

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  43. Dengue cases have increased during the last decades, particularly in non-endemic areas, and Argentina was no exception in the southern transmission fringe. Although temperature rise has been blamed for this, h...

    Authors: Aníbal E Carbajo, María V Cardo and Darío Vezzani

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2012 11:26

    Content type: Research

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  44. Real-time locating systems (RTLS, also known as real-time location systems) have become an important component of many existing ubiquitous location aware systems. While GPS (global positioning system) has been...

    Authors: Maged N Kamel Boulos and Geoff Berry

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2012 11:25

    Content type: Review

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  45. Maps of disease occurrences and GIS-based models of disease transmission risk are increasingly common, and both rely on georeferenced diseases data. Automated methods for georeferencing disease data have been ...

    Authors: R Ryan Lash, Darin S Carroll, Christine M Hughes, Yoshinori Nakazawa, Kevin Karem, Inger K Damon and A Townsend Peterson

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2012 11:23

    Content type: Methodology

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