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  1. Research

    Modelling and mapping tick dynamics using volunteered observations

    Tick populations and tick-borne infections have steadily increased since the mid-1990s posing an ever-increasing risk to public health. Yet, modelling tick dynamics remains challenging because of the lack of d...

    Irene Garcia-Martí, Raúl Zurita-Milla, Arnold J. H. van Vliet and Willem Takken

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:41

    Published on: 14 November 2017

  2. Methodology

    A generic method for improving the spatial interoperability of medical and ecological databases

    The availability of big data in healthcare and the intensive development of data reuse and georeferencing have opened up perspectives for health spatial analysis. However, fine-scale spatial studies of ecologi...

    A. Ghenassia, J. B. Beuscart, G. Ficheur, F. Occelli, E. Babykina, E. Chazard and M. Genin

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:36

    Published on: 3 October 2017

  3. Research

    Small-area distribution of multiple sclerosis incidence in western France: in search of environmental triggers

    Despite intensive research over several decades, the etiology of multiple sclerosis (MS) remains poorly understood, although environmental factors are supposedly implicated. Our goal was to identify spatial cl...

    Karima Hammas, Jacqueline Yaouanq, Morgane Lannes, Gilles Edan and Jean-François Viel

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:35

    Published on: 21 September 2017

  4. Research

    Univariate and multivariate spatial models of health facility utilisation for childhood fevers in an area on the coast of Kenya

    Precise quantification of health service utilisation is important for the estimation of disease burden and allocation of health resources. Current approaches to mapping health facility utilisation rely on spat...

    Paul O. Ouma, Nathan O. Agutu, Robert W. Snow and Abdisalan M. Noor

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:34

    Published on: 18 September 2017

  5. Research

    Does exposure to the food environment differ by socioeconomic position? Comparing area-based and person-centred metrics in the Fenland Study, UK

    Retail food environments (foodscapes) are a recognised determinant of eating behaviours and may contribute to inequalities in diet. However, findings from studies measuring socioeconomic inequality in the food...

    Eva R. Maguire, Thomas Burgoine, Tarra L. Penney, Nita G. Forouhi and Pablo Monsivais

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:33

    Published on: 6 September 2017

  6. Methodology

    The approaches to measuring the potential spatial access to urban health services revisited: distance types and aggregation-error issues

    The potential spatial access to urban health services is an important issue in health geography, spatial epidemiology and public health. Computing geographical accessibility measures for residential areas (e.g...

    Philippe Apparicio, Jérémy Gelb, Anne-Sophie Dubé, Simon Kingham, Lise Gauvin and Éric Robitaille

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:32

    Published on: 23 August 2017

  7. Research

    Relative risk estimation of dengue disease at small spatial scale

    Dengue is a high incidence arboviral disease in tropical countries around the world. Colombia is an endemic country due to the favourable environmental conditions for vector survival and spread. Dengue surveil...

    Daniel Adyro Martínez-Bello, Antonio López-Quílez and Alexander Torres Prieto

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:31

    Published on: 15 August 2017

  8. Research

    Mobility assessment of a rural population in the Netherlands using GPS measurements

    The home address is a common spatial proxy for exposure assessment in epidemiological studies but mobility may introduce exposure misclassification. Mobility can be assessed using self-reports or objectively m...

    Gijs Klous, Lidwien A. M. Smit, Floor Borlée, Roel A. Coutinho, Mirjam E. E. Kretzschmar, Dick J. J. Heederik and Anke Huss

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:30

    Published on: 9 August 2017

  9. Methodology

    Transforming geographic scale: a comparison of combined population and areal weighting to other interpolation methods

    Transforming spatial data from one scale to another is a challenge in geographic analysis. As part of a larger, primary study to determine a possible association between travel barriers to pediatric cancer fac...

    Elaine Hallisey, Eric Tai, Andrew Berens, Grete Wilt, Lucy Peipins, Brian Lewis, Shannon Graham, Barry Flanagan and Natasha Buchanan Lunsford

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:29

    Published on: 7 August 2017

  10. Research

    Online versus in-person comparison of Microscale Audit of Pedestrian Streetscapes (MAPS) assessments: reliability of alternate methods

    An online version of the Microscale Audit of Pedestrian Streetscapes (Abbreviated) tool was adapted to virtually audit built environment features supportive of physical activity. The current study assessed int...

    Christine B. Phillips, Jessa K. Engelberg, Carrie M. Geremia, Wenfei Zhu, Jonathan M. Kurka, Kelli L. Cain, James F. Sallis, Terry L. Conway and Marc A. Adams

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:27

    Published on: 4 August 2017

  11. Research

    Spatial variability of excess mortality during prolonged dust events in a high-density city: a time-stratified spatial regression approach

    Dust events have long been recognized to be associated with a higher mortality risk. However, no study has investigated how prolonged dust events affect the spatial variability of mortality across districts in...

    Man Sing Wong, Hung Chak Ho, Lin Yang, Wenzhong Shi, Jinxin Yang and Ta-Chien Chan

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:26

    Published on: 24 July 2017

  12. Methodology

    GridSample: an R package to generate household survey primary sampling units (PSUs) from gridded population data

    Household survey data are collected by governments, international organizations, and companies to prioritize policies and allocate billions of dollars. Surveys are typically selected from recent census data; h...

    Dana R. Thomson, Forrest R. Stevens, Nick W. Ruktanonchai, Andrew J. Tatem and Marcia C. Castro

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:25

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  13. Research

    Is gentrification all bad? Positive association between gentrification and individual’s perceived neighborhood collective efficacy in Montreal, Canada

    Collective efficacy has been associated with many health benefits at the neighborhood level. Therefore, understanding why some communities have greater collective efficacy than others is important from a publi...

    Madeleine Steinmetz-Wood, Rania Wasfi, George Parker, Lisa Bornstein, Jean Caron and Yan Kestens

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:24

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  14. Research

    Estimating the prevalence of 26 health-related indicators at neighbourhood level in the Netherlands using structured additive regression

    Local policy makers increasingly need information on health-related indicators at smaller geographic levels like districts or neighbourhoods. Although more large data sources have become available, direct esti...

    Jan van de Kassteele, Laurens Zwakhals, Oscar Breugelmans, Caroline Ameling and Carolien van den Brink

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:23

    Published on: 1 July 2017

  15. Research

    Developing a data-driven spatial approach to assessment of neighbourhood influences on the spatial distribution of myocardial infarction

    There is a growing understanding of the role played by ‘neighbourhood’ in influencing health status. Various neighbourhood characteristics—such as socioeconomic environment, availability of amenities, and soc...

    Wahida Kihal-Talantikite, Christiane Weber, Gaelle Pedrono, Claire Segala, Dominique Arveiler, Clive E. Sabel, Séverine Deguen and Denis Bard

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:22

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  16. Research

    Intersection of neighborhood dynamics and socioeconomic status in small-area walkability: the Heart Healthy Hoods project

    Previous studies found a complex relationship between area-level socioeconomic status (SES) and walkability. These studies did not include neighborhood dynamics. Our aim was to study the association between ar...

    Pedro Gullón, Usama Bilal, Alba Cebrecos, Hannah M. Badland, Iñaki Galán and Manuel Franco

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:21

    Published on: 6 June 2017

  17. Review

    Systematic literature review of reproductive outcome associated with residential proximity to polluted sites

    This study aims to assess the evidence on adverse pregnancy outcome associated with living close to polluted industrial sites, and identify the strengths and weaknesses of published epidemiological studies. A...

    Wahida Kihal-Talantikite, Denis Zmirou-Navier, Cindy Padilla and Séverine Deguen

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:20

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  18. Methodology

    Visualizing statistical significance of disease clusters using cartograms

    Health officials and epidemiological researchers often use maps of disease rates to identify potential disease clusters. Because these maps exaggerate the prominence of low-density districts and hide potential...

    Barry J. Kronenfeld and David W. S. Wong

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:19

    Published on: 15 May 2017

  19. Research

    Contextual influences affecting patterns of overweight and obesity among university students: a 50 universities population-based study in China

    Many studies have examined childhood and adolescent obesity, but few have examined young adults and the effect of their home and current living environments on prevalence rates. The present study explores cont...

    Tingzhong Yang, Lingwei Yu, Ross Barnett, Shuhan Jiang, Sihui Peng, Yafeng Fan and Lu Li

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2017 16:18

    Published on: 8 May 2017

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