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  1. The suitability of geospatial services for auditing neighbourhood features relevant to pediatric obesity remains largely unexplored. Our objectives were to (i) establish the measurement properties of a desk-ba...

    Authors: Jean-Baptiste Roberge, Gisèle Contreras, Lisa Kakinami, Andraea Van Hulst, Mélanie Henderson and Tracie A. Barnett
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2022 21:2
  2. This article provides a state-of-the-art summary of location privacy issues and geoprivacy-preserving methods in public health interventions and health research involving disaggregate geographic data about ind...

    Authors: Maged N. Kamel Boulos, Mei-Po Kwan, Khaled El Emam, Ada Lai-Ling Chung, Song Gao and Douglas B. Richardson
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2022 21:1
  3. Since early March 2020, the COVID-19 epidemic across the United Kingdom has led to a range of social distancing policies, which resulted in changes to mobility across different regions. An understanding of how...

    Authors: Harry E. R. Shepherd, Florence S. Atherden, Ho Man Theophilus Chan, Alexandra Loveridge and Andrew J. Tatem
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:46
  4. The presence of considerable spatial variability in incidence intensity suggests that risk factors are unevenly distributed in space and influence the geographical disease incidence distribution and pattern. A...

    Authors: Chih-Chieh Wu, Yun-Hsuan Chu, Sanjay Shete and Chien-Hsiun Chen
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:45
  5. Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women and the second leading cause of cancer death overall. Besides genetic, reproductive, and hormonal factors involved in disease onset and progression, greater...

    Authors: Teresa Urbano, Marco Vinceti, Lauren A. Wise and Tommaso Filippini
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:44
  6. Authors: Fabian Schmidt, Arne Dröge-Rothaar and Andreas Rienow
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:43

    The original article was published in International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:40

  7. Rurality can reflect many aspects of the community, including community characteristics that may be associated with mental health. In this study, we focused on geographical units to address multiple layers of ...

    Authors: Mariko Kanamori, Masamichi Hanazato, Daisuke Takagi, Katsunori Kondo, Toshiyuki Ojima, Airi Amemiya and Naoki Kondo
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:42
  8. Disease mapping aims at identifying geographic patterns in disease. This may provide a better understanding of disease aetiology and risk factors as well as enable targeted prevention and allocation of resourc...

    Authors: Kristine Bihrmann, Gunnar Gislason, Mogens Lytken Larsen and Annette Kjær Ersbøll
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:41
  9. Various applications have been developed worldwide to contain and to combat the coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic. In this context, spatial information is always of great significance. The aim of this...

    Authors: Fabian Schmidt, Arne Dröge-Rothaar and Andreas Rienow
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:40

    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:43

  10. Geographic proximity is often used to link household and health provider data to estimate effective coverage of health interventions. Existing household surveys often provide displaced data on the central poin...

    Authors: Emily D. Carter and Melinda K. Munos
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:38
  11. Geographic information systems (GIS) are often used to examine the association between both physical activity and nutrition environments, and children’s health. It is often assumed that geospatial datasets are...

    Authors: Jesse Whitehead, Melody Smith, Yvonne Anderson, Yijun Zhang, Stephanie Wu, Shreya Maharaj and Niamh Donnellan
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:37
  12. There is consensus that planning professionals need clearer guidance on the features that are likely to produce optimal community-wide health benefits. However, much of this evidence resides in academic litera...

    Authors: Paula Hooper, Claire Boulange, Gustavo Arciniegas, Sarah Foster, Julian Bolleter and Chris Pettit
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:36
  13. Urban parks are critical environmental resources in which adolescents engage in physical activity (PA). Evidence on the associations between park environmental characteristics and park-based PA in adolescents ...

    Authors: Ru Zhang, Chun-Qing Zhang, Poh Chin Lai, Wei Cheng, Benjamin Schüz and Mei-Po Kwan
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:35
  14. Obesity remains one of the most challenging public health issues of our modern time. Despite the face validity of claims for influence, studies on the causes of obesity have reported the influence of the food ...

    Authors: Windi Lameck Marwa, Duncan Radley, Samantha Davis, James McKenna and Claire Griffiths
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:34
  15. This paper deals with the location of emergency medical stations where ambulances waiting to be dispatched are parked. The literature reports a lot of mathematical programming models used to optimize station l...

    Authors: Ľudmila Jánošíková, Peter Jankovič, Marek Kvet and Frederika Zajacová
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:32
  16. Rapid accessibility of (intensive) medical care can make the difference between life and death. Initial care in case of strokes is highly dependent on the location of the patient and the traffic situation for ...

    Authors: S. Rauch, H. Taubenböck, C. Knopp and J. Rauh
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:31
  17. Disparities in invasive cervical cancer (ICC) incidence exist globally, particularly in HIV positive women who are at elevated risk compared to HIV negative women. We aimed to determine the spatial, temporal, ...

    Authors: Dhokotera Tafadzwa, Riou Julien, Bartels Lina, Rohner Eliane, Chammartin Frederique, Johnson Leigh, Singh Elvira, Olago Victor, Sengayi-Muchengeti Mazvita, Egger Matthias, Bohlius Julia and Konstantinoudis Garyfallos
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:30
  18. The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting nations globally, but with an impact exhibiting significant spatial and temporal variation at the sub-national level. Identifying and disentangling the drivers of resulting h...

    Authors: Simon Dellicour, Catherine Linard, Nina Van Goethem, Daniele Da Re, Jean Artois, Jérémie Bihin, Pierre Schaus, François Massonnet, Herman Van Oyen, Sophie O. Vanwambeke, Niko Speybroeck and Marius Gilbert
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:29
  19. Despite global intervention efforts, malaria remains a major public health concern in many parts of the world. Understanding geographic variation in malaria patterns and their environmental determinants can su...

    Authors: Andrea McMahon, Abere Mihretie, Adem Agmas Ahmed, Mastewal Lake, Worku Awoke and Michael Charles Wimberly
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:28
  20. Social instability and logistical factors like the displacement of vulnerable populations, the difficulty of accessing these populations, and the lack of geographic information for hard-to-reach areas continue...

    Authors: Amalia Mendes, Tess Palmer, Andrew Berens, Julie Espey, Rhiannan Price, Apoorva Mallya, Sidney Brown, Maureen Martinez, Noha Farag and Brian Kaplan
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:27
  21. Independent mobility (IM) provides young people with many opportunities to increase their autonomy and physical activity (PA). This study aimed to analyse whether the parent’s PA, active commuting to work and ...

    Authors: F. Rodríguez-Rodríguez, P. Gálvez-Fernández, F. J. Huertas-Delgado, M. J. Aranda-Balboa, R. G. Saucedo-Araujo and M. Herrador-Colmenero
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:26
  22. A common approach for measuring place-based exposure is to use geographically-defined administrative boundaries and to link neighborhood characteristics at this level. This approach, however, may not be feasib...

    Authors: Erica Felker-Kantor, Caluz Polanco, Martha Perez, Yeycy Donastorg, Katherine Andrinopoulos, Carl Kendall, Deanna Kerrigan and Katherine P. Theall
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:25
  23. Studies on the association between surrounding greenspace and being overweight in childhood show inconsistent results, possibly because they differ widely in their definition and measurement of surrounding gre...

    Authors: Yusheng Zhou, Thomas von Lengerke and Maren Dreier
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:24
  24. Heatstroke is becoming an increasingly serious threat to outdoor activities, especially, at the time of large events organized during summer, including the Olympic Games or various types of happenings in amuse...

    Authors: Yan Wu, Tianqi Xia, Adam Jatowt, Haoran Zhang, Xiao Feng, Ryosuke Shibasaki and Kyoung-Sook Kim
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:23
  25. Healthcare accessibility, a key public health issue, includes potential (spatial accessibility) and realized access (healthcare utilization) dimensions. Moreover, the assessment of healthcare service potential...

    Authors: Fei Gao, Clara languille, Khalil karzazi, Mélanie Guhl, Baptiste Boukebous and Séverine Deguen
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:22
  26. Geographical imbalances in the health workforce, particularly the shortage of health care workers in rural areas, is an issue of social and political concern in most countries. Estimating the number of require...

    Authors: Tatsuya Suzuki, Soichi Koike and Masatoshi Matsumoto
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:21
  27. The two-week illness prevalence rate is an important and comparable indicator of health service needs. High-spatial-resolution, age-specific risk mapping of this indicator can provide valuable information for ...

    Authors: Chuchun Wen, Xiaoliang Huang, Lifen Feng, Long Chen, Wei Hu, Yingsi Lai and Yuantao Hao
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:20
  28. Individuals living in low-income neighborhoods have disproportionately high rates of obesity, Type-2 diabetes, and cardiometabolic conditions. Perceived safety in one’s neighborhood may influence stress and ph...

    Authors: Amber L. Pearson, Kimberly A. Clevenger, Teresa H. Horton, Joseph C. Gardiner, Ventra Asana, Benjamin V. Dougherty and Karin A. Pfeiffer
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:19
  29. In India, many cities struggle with extreme levels of air pollution and noise. Delhi, in particular, has the notorious reputation of being one of the most polluted cities in the world. Cyclists constitute a pa...

    Authors: Philippe Apparicio, Jérémy Gelb, Vincent Jarry and Élaine Lesage-Mann
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:18
  30. The urban built environment (BE) has been globally acknowledged as one of the main factors that affects the spread of infectious disease. However, the effect of the street network on coronavirus disease 2019 (...

    Authors: Yepeng Yao, Wenzhong Shi, Anshu Zhang, Zhewei Liu and Shuli Luo
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:17
  31. Accounting for the co-occurrence of multiple environmental influences is a more accurate reflection of population exposure than considering isolated influences, aiding in understanding the complex interactions...

    Authors: Lukas Marek, Matthew Hobbs, Jesse Wiki, Simon Kingham and Malcolm Campbell
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:16
  32. Although neighborhood-level access to food differs by sociodemographic factors, a majority of research on neighborhoods and food access has used a single construct of neighborhood context, such as income or ra...

    Authors: Ke Peng, Daniel A. Rodriguez, Jana A. Hirsch and Penny Gordon-Larsen
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:15
  33. We introduce and study a recently proposed method for privacy-preserving distance computations which has received little attention in the scientific literature so far. The method, which is based on intersectin...

    Authors: Rainer Schnell, Jonas Klingwort and James M. Farrow
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:14
  34. Cancer epidemiology studies require sufficient power to assess spatial relationships between exposures and cancer incidence accurately. However, methods for power calculations of spatial statistics are complic...

    Authors: Ian D. Buller, Derek W. Brown, Timothy A. Myers, Rena R. Jones and Mitchell J. Machiela
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:13
  35. The public health burden caused by overweight, obesity (OO) and type-2 diabetes (T2D) is very significant and continues to rise worldwide. The causation of OO and T2D is complex and highly multifactorial rathe...

    Authors: Maged N. Kamel Boulos and Keumseok Koh
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:12
  36. The prevalence and incidence rate of atrial fibrillation (AF) increase worldwide and AF is a risk factor for more adverse cardiovascular diseases including stroke. Approximately 44% of AF cases cannot be expla...

    Authors: Kirstine Wodschow, Kristine Bihrmann, Mogens Lytken Larsen, Gunnar Gislason and Annette Kjær Ersbøll
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:11
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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

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

  47. 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
  48. 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

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