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  1. Diabetes is a public health burden that disproportionately affects military veterans and racial minorities. Studies of racial disparities are inherently observational, and thus may require the use of methods s...

    Authors: Melanie L. Davis, Brian Neelon, Paul J. Nietert, Lane F. Burgette, Kelly J. Hunt, Andrew B. Lawson and Leonard E. Egede

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:10

    Content type: Research

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  2. It is necessary to ensure sufficient healthcare. The use of current, precise and realistic methods to model spatial accessibility to healthcare and thus improved decision-making is helping this process. Genera...

    Authors: Julia Subal, Piret Paal and Jukka M. Krisp

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:9

    Content type: Methodology

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  3. Reliable surveillance systems are essential for identifying disease outbreaks and allocating resources to ensure universal access to diagnostics and treatment for endemic diseases. Yet, most countries with hig...

    Authors: Elizabeth Hyde, Matthew H. Bonds, Felana A. Ihantamalala, Ann C. Miller, Laura F. Cordier, Benedicte Razafinjato, Herinjaka Andriambolamanana, Marius Randriamanambintsoa, Michele Barry, Jean Claude Andrianirinarison, Mauricette N. Andriamananjara and Andres Garchitorena

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:8

    Content type: Research

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  4. In the past two decades, the built environment emerged as a conceptually important determinant of obesity. As a result, an abundance of studies aiming to link environmental characteristics to weight-related ou...

    Authors: Thao Minh Lam, Ilonca Vaartjes, Diederick E. Grobbee, Derek Karssenberg and Jeroen Lakerveld

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:7

    Content type: Review

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  5. Microscale environmental features are usually evaluated using direct on-street observations. This study assessed inter-rater reliability of the Microscale Audit of Pedestrian Streetscapes, Global version (MAPS...

    Authors: Ana Queralt, Javier Molina-García, Marta Terrón-Pérez, Ester Cerin, Anthony Barnett, Anna Timperio, Jenny Veitch, Rodrigo Reis, Alexandre Augusto Paula Silva, Ariane Ghekiere, Delfien Van Dyck, Terry L. Conway, Kelli L. Cain, Carrie M. Geremia and James F. Sallis

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:6

    Content type: Research

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  6. The health burden in developing world informal settlements often coincides with a lack of spatial data that could be used to guide intervention strategies. Spatial video (SV) has proven to be a useful tool to ...

    Authors: Jayakrishnan Ajayakumar, Andrew J. Curtis, Vanessa Rouzier, Jean William Pape, Sandra Bempah, Meer Taifur Alam, Md. Mahbubul Alam, Mohammed H. Rashid, Afsar Ali and John Glenn Morris

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:5

    Content type: Research

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  7. Physical inactivity and unhealthy diet are key behavioral determinants underlying obesity. The neighborhood environment represents an important arena for modifying these behaviors, and hence reliable and valid...

    Authors: Oddbjørn Klomsten Andersen, Siobhan A. O’Halloran, Elin Kolle, Nanna Lien, Jeroen Lakerveld, Onyebuchi A. Arah and Mekdes K. Gebremariam

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:4

    Content type: Methodology

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  8. Like many scientific fields, epidemiology is addressing issues of research reproducibility. Spatial epidemiology, which often uses the inherently identifiable variable of participant address, must balance repr...

    Authors: Kelly Broen, Rob Trangucci and Jon Zelner

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:3

    Content type: Research

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  9. Numerous studies have examined the association between safety and primary school-aged children’s forms of active mobility. However, variations in studies’ measurement methods and the elements addressed have co...

    Authors: Roula Zougheibe, Jianhong (Cecilia) Xia, Ashraf Dewan, Ori Gudes and Richard Norman

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:2

    Content type: Review

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  10. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Yohan Fayet, Delphine Praud, Béatrice Fervers, Isabelle Ray-Coquard, Jean-Yves Blay, Françoise Ducimetiere, Guy Fagherazzi and Elodie Faure

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:1

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:46

  11. Sunburn is the strongest risk factor for melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. Adolescent sunburns are related to higher risk of developing melanoma later in life. Little is known about the association of su...

    Authors: Calvin P. Tribby, Anne K. Julian, April Y. Oh, Frank M. Perna and David Berrigan

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:59

    Content type: Research

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  12. Increased Attalea butyracea palm propagation, notable for its role as key habitat for the primary Chagas disease vector in Panama, has been linked to landscape disturbance in single-palm observations in this regi...

    Authors: Caitlin E. Mertzlufft, Marguerite Madden, Nicole L. Gottdenker, Julie Velásquez Runk, Azael Saldaña, Susan Tanner, José E. Calzada and Xiaobai Yao

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:58

    Content type: Research

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  13. Understanding the geographic distribution of hidden population, such as men who have sex with men (MSM), sex workers, or injecting drug users, are of great importance for the adequate deployment of interventio...

    Authors: Chuchu Liu, Ziqiang Cao and Xin Lu

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:57

    Content type: Research

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  14. Population-representative household survey methods require up-to-date sampling frames and sample designs that minimize time and cost of fieldwork especially in low- and middle-income countries. Traditional met...

    Authors: Ann C. Miller, Peter Rohloff, Alexandre Blake, Eloin Dhaenens, Leah Shaw, Eva Tuiz, Francesco Grandesso, Carlos Mendoza Montano and Dana R. Thomson

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:56

    Content type: Methodology

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  15. The global financial crisis emerging in 2008 struck Greece especially hard, whereas Scandinavian countries were less affected. This has created a unique opportunity to study the long-term effect of community s...

    Authors: Jenny Koppner, Marios Chatziarzenis, Tomas Faresjö, Elvar Theodorsson, Annika Thorsell, Staffan Nilsson, Ole Olsen and Åshild Faresjö

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:55

    Content type: Research

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  16. Most epidemiological risk indicators strongly depend on the age composition of populations, which makes the direct comparison of raw (unstandardized) indicators misleading because of the different age structur...

    Authors: Jordi Perez-Panades, Paloma Botella-Rocamora and Miguel Angel Martinez-Beneito

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:54

    Content type: Research

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  17. Although socio-environmental factors which may affect dementia have widely been studied, the mortality of dementia and socio-environmental relationships among older adults have seldom been discussed.

    Authors: Hung Chak Ho, Kenneth N. K. Fong, Ta-Chien Chan and Yuan Shi

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:53

    Content type: Research

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  18. Access as a primary indicator of Emergency Medical Service (EMS) efficiency has been widely studied over the last few decades. Most previous studies considered one-way trips, either getting ambulances to patie...

    Authors: Weicong Luo, Jing Yao, Richard Mitchell and Xiaoxiang Zhang

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:52

    Content type: Research

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  19. Sarcopenia, resulting from loss of muscle mass and function, is highly prevalent in the ageing societies and is associated with risk of falls, frailty, loss of independence, and mortality. It is important to i...

    Authors: Kenta Okuyama, Takafumi Abe, Shozo Yano, Kristina Sundquist and Toru Nabika

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:51

    Content type: Research

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  20. Noise annoyance is considered to be the most widespread and recognized health effect of environmental noise. Previous research is mostly based on the static study of residential environmental noise, but few st...

    Authors: Xue Zhang, Suhong Zhou, Mei-Po Kwan, Lingling Su and Junwen Lu

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:50

    Content type: Research

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  21. Environmental exposures are increasingly investigated as possible drivers of health behaviours and disease outcomes. So-called exposome studies that aim to identify and better understand the effects of exposur...

    Authors: Jeroen Lakerveld, Alfred Wagtendonk, Ilonca Vaartjes and Derek Karssenberg

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:49

    Content type: Research

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  22. Geriatric depression is a growing public health issue worldwide. This study aims at identifying the relevant neighbourhood attributes, separate from the individual-level characteristics, that are related to th...

    Authors: Winnie W. Y. Lam, Becky P. Y. Loo and Rathi Mahendran

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:48

    Content type: Research

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  23. A supportive environment is a key factor in addressing the issue of health among older adults. There is already sufficient evidence that objective and self-reported measures of the neighborhood environment sho...

    Authors: Manuela Peters, Saskia Muellmann, Lara Christianson, Imke Stalling, Karin Bammann, Carina Drell and Sarah Forberger

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:47

    Content type: Review

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  24. Spatial inequalities in health result from different exposures to health risk factors according to the features of geographical contexts, in terms of physical environment, social deprivation, and health care a...

    Authors: Fayet Yohan, Praud Delphine, Fervers Béatrice, Ray-Coquard Isabelle, Blay Jean-Yves, Ducimetiere Françoise, Fagherazzi Guy and Faure Elodie

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:46

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:1

  25. The impact of diet diversity—defined as the number of different foods or food groups consumed over a given reference period—on child nutrition outcomes strongly interacts with agro-ecological, institutional, a...

    Authors: Remco Oostendorp, Lia van Wesenbeeck, Ben Sonneveld and Precious Zikhali

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:45

    Content type: Research

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  26. This study examines the impact of climate, socio-economic and demographic factors on the incidence of dengue in regions of the United States and Mexico. We select factors shown to predict dengue at a local lev...

    Authors: Matthew J. Watts, Panagiota Kotsila, P. Graham Mortyn, Victor Sarto i Monteys and Cesira Urzi Brancati

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:44

    Content type: Research

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  27. Cancer atlases often provide estimates of cancer incidence, mortality or survival across small areas of a region or country. A recent example of a cancer atlas is the Australian cancer atlas (ACA), that provid...

    Authors: Farzana Jahan, Earl W. Duncan, Susana M. Cramb, Peter D. Baade and Kerrie L. Mengersen

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:42

    Content type: Research

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  28. Geospatial approaches are increasingly used to produce fine spatial scale estimates of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) indicators in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This stud...

    Authors: Leonardo Z. Ferreira, Cauane Blumenberg, C. Edson Utazi, Kristine Nilsen, Fernando P. Hartwig, Andrew J. Tatem and Aluisio J. D. Barros

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:41

    Content type: Review

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  29. In disease mapping, fine-resolution spatial health data are routinely aggregated for various reasons, for example to protect privacy. Usually, such aggregation occurs only once, resulting in ‘single-aggregatio...

    Authors: Matthew Tuson, Matthew Yap, Mei Ruu Kok, Bryan Boruff, Kevin Murray, Alistair Vickery, Berwin A. Turlach and David Whyatt

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:40

    Content type: Methodology

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  30. There is an expanding literature on different representations of spatial random effects for different types of spatial correlation structure within the conditional autoregressive class of priors for Bayesian s...

    Authors: Aswi Aswi, Susanna Cramb, Earl Duncan and Kerrie Mengersen

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:39

    Content type: Research

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  31. The rapid and often uncontrolled rural–urban migration in Sub-Saharan Africa is transforming urban landscapes expected to provide shelter for more than 50% of Africa’s population by 2030. Consequently, the bur...

    Authors: Stefanos Georganos, Oscar Brousse, Sébastien Dujardin, Catherine Linard, Daniel Casey, Marco Milliones, Benoit Parmentier, Nicole P. M. van Lipzig, Matthias Demuzere, Tais Grippa, Sabine Vanhuysse, Nicholus Mboga, Verónica Andreo, Robert W. Snow and Moritz Lennert

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:38

    Content type: Research

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  32. The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), causing the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, has infected millions of people and caused hundreds of thousands of deaths. While COV...

    Authors: Jeon-Young Kang, Alexander Michels, Fangzheng Lyu, Shaohua Wang, Nelson Agbodo, Vincent L. Freeman and Shaowen Wang

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:36

    Content type: Research

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  33. Context-free outcome measures, such as overall leisure-time physical activity (LTPA), are habitually applied to study the neighborhood built environment correlates of physical activity. This cross sectional st...

    Authors: Anna Kajosaari and Tiina E. Laatikainen

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:35

    Content type: Research

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  34. In low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), household survey data are a main source of information for planning, evaluation, and decision-making. Standard surveys are based on censuses, however, for many LMIC...

    Authors: Dana R. Thomson, Dale A. Rhoda, Andrew J. Tatem and Marcia C. Castro

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:34

    Content type: Review

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  35. Detecting the geographical tendency for the presence of a disease or incident is, particularly at an early stage, a key challenge for preventing severe consequences. Given recent rapid advancements in informat...

    Authors: Kunihiko Takahashi and Hideyasu Shimadzu

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:33

    Content type: Methodology

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  36. As of 13 July 2020, 12.9 million COVID-19 cases have been reported worldwide. Prior studies have demonstrated that local socioeconomic and built environment characteristics may significantly contribute to vira...

    Authors: Christopher Scarpone, Sebastian T. Brinkmann, Tim Große, Daniel Sonnenwald, Martin Fuchs and Blake Byron Walker

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:32

    Content type: Research

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  37. Although previous research has highlighted the association between the built environment and individual health, methodological challenges in assessing the built environment remain. In particular, many research...

    Authors: Katherine N. Bromm, Ian-Marshall Lang, Erica E. Twardzik, Cathy L. Antonakos, Tamara Dubowitz and Natalie Colabianchi

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:31

    Content type: Research

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  38. The potential for a population at a given location to utilize a health service can be estimated using a newly developed measure called the supply-concentric demand accumulation (SCDA) spatial availability inde...

    Authors: Kevin A. Matthews, Anne H. Gaglioti, James B. Holt, Anne G. Wheaton and Janet B. Croft

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:30

    Content type: Methodology

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  39. The adequate allocation of inpatient care resources requires assumptions about the need for health care and how this need will be met. However, in current practice, these assumptions are often based on outdate...

    Authors: J. Bauer, D. Klingelhöfer, W. Maier, L. Schwettmann and D. A. Groneberg

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:29

    Content type: Research

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  40. Women in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) remain at high risk of developing cervical cancer and have limited access to screening programs. The limits include geographical barriers related to road networ...

    Authors: Kathleen Stewart, Moying Li, Zhiyue Xia, Stephen Ayodele Adewole, Olusegun Adeyemo and Clement Adebamowo

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:28

    Content type: Research

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  41. Geographical accessibility to health facilities remains one of the main barriers to access care in rural areas of the developing world. Although methods and tools exist to model geographic accessibility, the l...

    Authors: Felana Angella Ihantamalala, Vincent Herbreteau, Christophe Révillion, Mauricianot Randriamihaja, Jérémy Commins, Tanjona Andréambeloson, Feno H. Rafenoarimalala, Andriamihaja Randrianambinina, Laura F. Cordier, Matthew H. Bonds and Andres Garchitorena

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:27

    Content type: Research

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  42. Geographic masks are techniques used to protect individual privacy in published maps but are highly under-utilized in research. This leads to continual violations of individual privacy, as sensitive health rec...

    Authors: David Swanlund, Nadine Schuurman, Paul Zandbergen and Mariana Brussoni

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:26

    Content type: Methodology

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  43. The rapid spread of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic has simultaneous time and space dynamics. This behaviour results from a complex combination of factors, including social ones, which lead to significant differences ...

    Authors: Leonardo Azevedo, Maria João Pereira, Manuel C. Ribeiro and Amílcar Soares

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:25

    Content type: Methodology

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  44. There is a strong spatial correlation between demographics and chronic diseases in urban areas. Thus, most of the public policies aimed at improving prevention plans and optimizing the allocation of resources ...

    Authors: Ricardo Crespo, Claudio Alvarez, Ignacio Hernandez and Christian García

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:24

    Content type: Research

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  45. Some studies have reported that air pollution exposure can have adverse effects on pregnancy outcomes. However, the disparity between urban and rural areas in the risk of preterm birth (PTB) has yet to be eluc...

    Authors: Long Li, Jing Ma, Yang Cheng, Ling Feng, Shaoshuai Wang, Xiao Yun and Shu Tao

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:23

    Content type: Research

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  46. Urban residents from the developing world have increasingly adopted a sedentary lifestyle and spend less time on physical activities (PA). Previous studies on the association between PA facilities and individu...

    Authors: Ye Liu, Xiaoge Wang, Suhong Zhou and Wenjie Wu

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:22

    Content type: Research

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  47. Virtual neighborhood audits have been used to visually assess characteristics of the built environment for health research. Few studies have investigated spatial predictive properties of audit item responses p...

    Authors: Jesse J. Plascak, Mario Schootman, Andrew G. Rundle, Cathleen Xing, Adana A. M. Llanos, Antoinette M. Stroup and Stephen J. Mooney

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:21

    Content type: Research

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  48. The Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh continues to outstrip humanitarian resources and undermine the health and security of over 900,000 people. Spatial, sector-specific information is required to better u...

    Authors: Erica L. Nelson, Daniela Reyes Saade and P. Gregg Greenough

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:20

    Content type: Research

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