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  1. Recent studies have suggested a systematic geographic pattern of esophageal cancer (EC) and gastric cancer (GC) incidence in the Caspian region of Iran. The aims of this study were to investigate the associati...

    Authors: Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Rory Wolfe, Damien Jolley, Andrew B Forbes, Mahmood Mahmoodi and Robert C Burton
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2011 10:13
  2. Previous studies have demonstrated that cancer registrations and hospital discharge rate are closely correlated with census data-based socioeconomic deprivation indices. We hypothesized that communities with h...

    Authors: Billy U Philips Jr, Gordon Gong, Kristopher A Hargrave, Eric Belasco and Conrad P Lyford
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2011 10:12
  3. The analysis of risk for the population residing and/or working in contaminated areas raises the topic of commuting. In fact, especially in contaminated areas, commuting groups are likely to be subject to lowe...

    Authors: Guido Signorino, Roberto Pasetto, Elisa Gatto, Massimo Mucciardi, Marina La Rocca and Pierpaolo Mudu
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2011 10:11
  4. Asturias, an Autonomous Region in Northern Spain with a large industrial area, registers high lung cancer incidence and mortality. While this excess risk of lung cancer might be partially attributable to smoki...

    Authors: María Felicitas López-Cima, Javier García-Pérez, Beatriz Pérez-Gómez, Nuria Aragonés, Gonzalo López-Abente, Adonina Tardón and Marina Pollán
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2011 10:10
  5. Achieving health equity has been identified as a major challenge, both internationally and within Australia. Inequalities in cancer outcomes are well documented, and must be quantified before they can be addre...

    Authors: Susanna M Cramb, Kerrie L Mengersen and Peter D Baade
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2011 10:9
  6. Murray Valley encephalitis virus (MVEV) is a mosquito-borne Flavivirus (Flaviviridae: Flavivirus) which is closely related to Japanese encephalitis virus, West Nile virus and St. Louis encephalitis virus. MVEV is...

    Authors: Grit Schuster, Elizabeth E Ebert, Mark A Stevenson, Robert J Corner and Cheryl A Johansen
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2011 10:8
  7. The evaluation of exposure to ambient temperatures in epidemiological studies has generally been based on records from meteorological stations which may not adequately represent local temperature variability. ...

    Authors: Yan Kestens, Allan Brand, Michel Fournier, Sophie Goudreau, Tom Kosatsky, Matthew Maloley and Audrey Smargiassi
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2011 10:7
  8. Intra-urban inequalities in mortality have been infrequently analysed in European contexts. The aim of the present study was to analyse patterns of cancer mortality and their relationship with socioeconomic de...

    Authors: Rosa Puigpinós-Riera, Marc Marí-Dell'Olmo, Mercè Gotsens, Carme Borrell, Gemma Serral, Carlos Ascaso, Montse Calvo, Antonio Daponte, Felicitas M Domínguez-Berjón, Santiago Esnaola, Ana Gandarillas, Gonzalo López-Abente, Carmen M Martos, Miguel A Martínez-Beneito, Agustín Montes-Martínez, Imanol Montoya…
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2011 10:6
  9. Cardiovascular diseases estimate to be the leading cause of death and loss of disability-adjusted life years globally. Conventional risk factors for cardiovascular diseases only partly account for the social g...

    Authors: Carina Wennerholm, Björn Grip, Annakarin Johansson, Hans Nilsson, Marja-Liisa Honkasalo and Tomas Faresjö
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2011 10:5
  10. The need to estimate the distance from an individual to a service provider is common in public health research. However, estimated distances are often imprecise and, we suspect, biased due to a lack of specifi...

    Authors: Kirsten MM Beyer, Audrey F Saftlas, Anne B Wallis, Corinne Peek-Asa and Gerard Rushton
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2011 10:4
  11. Regionally partitioned health indicator values are commonly presented in choropleth maps. Policymakers and health authorities use them among others for health reporting, demand planning and quality assessment....

    Authors: Thomas Waldhoer and Harald Heinzl
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2011 10:3
  12. There is growing interest in the study of the relationships between individual health-related behaviours (e.g. food intake and physical activity) and measurements of spatial accessibility to the associated fac...

    Authors: Paul Salze, Arnaud Banos, Jean-Michel Oppert, Hélène Charreire, Romain Casey, Chantal Simon, Basile Chaix, Dominique Badariotti and Christiane Weber
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2011 10:2
  13. There is considerable uncertainty in the disease rate estimation for aggregated area maps, especially for small population areas. As a consequence the delineation of local clustering is subject to substantial ...

    Authors: Fernando LP Oliveira, Luiz H Duczmal, André LF Cançado and Ricardo Tavares
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2011 10:1
  14. The spatial and space-time scan statistics are commonly applied for the detection of geographical disease clusters. Monte Carlo hypothesis testing is typically used to test whether the geographical clusters ar...

    Authors: Allyson M Abrams, Ken Kleinman and Martin Kulldorff
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:61
  15. In the tropics, rainfall data are seldom accurately recorded, and are often discontinuous in time. In the scope of plague-research in northeast Tanzania, we adapted previous research to reconstruct rainfall pa...

    Authors: Annekatrien Debien, Simon Neerinckx, Didas Kimaro and Hubert Gulinck
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:60
  16. Due to demographic changes and an un-equal distribution of physicians, regional analyses of service utilization of elderly patients are crucial, especially for diseases with an impact like dementia. This paper...

    Authors: Daniela Koller, Marion Eisele, Hanna Kaduszkiewicz, Gerhard Schön, Susanne Steinmann, Birgitt Wiese, Gerd Glaeske and Hendrik van den Bussche
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:59
  17. Malaria, caused by the parasite Plasmodium falciparum, is a significant source of morbidity and mortality in southern Zambia. In the Mapanza Chiefdom, where transmission is seasonal, Anopheles arabiensis is the d...

    Authors: Julie A Clennon, Aniset Kamanga, Mulenga Musapa, Clive Shiff and Gregory E Glass
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:58
  18. Following World Health Assembly resolutions 50.36 in 1997 and 56.7 in 2003, the World Health Organization (WHO) committed itself to supporting human African trypanosomiasis (HAT)-endemic countries in their eff...

    Authors: Pere P Simarro, Giuliano Cecchi, Massimo Paone, José R Franco, Abdoulaye Diarra, José A Ruiz, Eric M Fèvre, Fabrice Courtin, Raffaele C Mattioli and Jean G Jannin
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:57
  19. Spatial epidemiology is useful but difficult to apply in developing countries due to the low availability of digitized maps and address systems, accurate population distributions, and computational tools. A co...

    Authors: Rashid Ansumana, Anthony P Malanoski, Alfred S Bockarie, Abu James Sundufu, David H Jimmy, Umaru Bangura, Kathryn H Jacobsen, Baochuan Lin and David A Stenger
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:56
  20. Irregularly shaped spatial clusters are difficult to delineate. A cluster found by an algorithm often spreads through large portions of the map, impacting its geographical meaning. Penalized likelihood methods...

    Authors: André LF Cançado, Anderson R Duarte, Luiz H Duczmal, Sabino J Ferreira, Carlos M Fonseca and Eliane CDM Gontijo
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:55
  21. Landscape attributes influence spatial variations in disease risk or incidence. We present a review of the key findings from eight case studies that we conducted in Europe and West Africa on the impact of land...

    Authors: Eric F Lambin, Annelise Tran, Sophie O Vanwambeke, Catherine Linard and Valérie Soti
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:54
  22. Arsenic exposure in pregnancy is associated with adverse pregnancy outcome and infant mortality. Knowledge of the spatial characteristics of the outcomes and their possible link to arsenic exposure are importa...

    Authors: Nazmul Sohel, Marie Vahter, Mohammad Ali, Mahfuzar Rahman, Anisur Rahman, Peter Kim Streatfield, Pavlos S Kanaroglou and Lars Åke Persson
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:53
  23. Geographical access to health care facilities is known to influence health services usage. As societies age, accessibility to health care becomes an increasingly acute public health concern. It is known that s...

    Authors: Antonio Paez, Ruben G Mercado, Steven Farber, Catherine Morency and Matthew Roorda
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:52
  24. Limited access to supermarkets may reduce consumption of healthy foods, resulting in poor nutrition and increased prevalence of obesity. Most studies have focused on accessibility of supermarkets in specific u...

    Authors: Akihiko Michimi and Michael C Wimberly
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:49
  25. Campylobacteriosis is the most frequently reported zoonosis in the EU and the epidemiology of sporadic campylobacteriosis, especially the routes of transmission, is to a great extent unclear. Poultry easily be...

    Authors: Malin E Jonsson, Berit Tafjord Heier, Madelaine Norström and Merete Hofshagen
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:48
  26. Residential address is a common element in patient electronic medical records. Guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention specify that residence in a nursing home, skilled nursing faci...

    Authors: Jeffrey S Wilson, David C Shepherd, Marc B Rosenman and Abel N Kho
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:47
  27. The recent U.S. Geological Survey policy offering Landsat satellite data at no cost provides researchers new opportunities to explore relationships between environment and health. The purpose of this study was...

    Authors: Susan K Maxwell, Matthew Airola and John R Nuckols
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:46
  28. Millions of Somali have been deprived of basic health services due to the unstable political situation of their country. Attempts are being made to reconstruct the health sector, in particular to estimate the ...

    Authors: Catherine Linard, Victor A Alegana, Abdisalan M Noor, Robert W Snow and Andrew J Tatem
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:45
  29. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, and endoscopic screening can both detect and prevent cancer, but utilization is suboptimal and varies across geographic...

    Authors: Lee R Mobley, Tzy-Mey Kuo, Matthew Urato and Sujha Subramanian
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:44
  30. Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) virus can cause severe symptoms in humans. The incidence of this vector-borne pathogen in humans is characterised by spatial and temporal heterogeneity. To explain the variation i...

    Authors: Christian Kiffner, Walter Zucchini, Philipp Schomaker, Torsten Vor, Peter Hagedorn, Matthias Niedrig and Ferdinand Rühe
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:42
  31. Published literature detailing the effects of heatwaves on human health is readily available. However literature describing the effects of heat on morbidity is less plentiful, as is research describing events ...

    Authors: Margaret E Loughnan, Neville Nicholls and Nigel J Tapper
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:41
  32. This paper addresses the statistical use of accessibility and availability indices and the effect of study boundaries on these measures. The measures are evaluated via an extensive simulation based on cluster ...

    Authors: Emily M Van Meter, Andrew B Lawson, Natalie Colabianchi, Michele Nichols, James Hibbert, Dwayne E Porter and Angela D Liese
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:40
  33. Geographic information systems have advanced the ability to both visualize and analyze point data. While point-based maps can be aggregated to differing areal units and examined at varying resolutions, two pro...

    Authors: Heather A Carlos, Xun Shi, James Sargent, Susanne Tanski and Ethan M Berke
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:39
  34. Assessment of physical access to health services is extremely important for planning. Complex methods that incorporate data inputs from road networks and transport systems are used to assess physical access to...

    Authors: Abdullah Al-Taiar, Allan Clark, Joseph C Longenecker and Christopher JM Whitty
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:38
  35. A common, important problem in spatial epidemiology is measuring and identifying variation in disease risk across a study region. In application of statistical methods, the problem has two parts. First, spatia...

    Authors: Robin L Young, Janice Weinberg, Verónica Vieira, Al Ozonoff and Thomas F Webster
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:37
  36. It is unclear whether the socioeconomic status (SES) of the community of residence has a substantial association with infant birth weight. We used multilevel models to examine associations of birth weight with...

    Authors: Robin L Young, Janice Weinberg, Verónica Vieira, Ann Aschengrau and Thomas F Webster
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:36
  37. This paper investigates the impact of geographic scale (census tract, zip code, and county) on the detection of disparities in breast cancer mortality among three ethnic groups in Texas (period 1995-2005). Rac...

    Authors: Nancy Tian, Pierre Goovaerts, F Benjamin Zhan and Jeff G Wilson
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:35
  38. Several studies have highlighted the importance of collective social factors for population health. One of the major challenges is an adequate definition of the spatial units of analysis which present properti...

    Authors: Simone M Santos, Dora Chor and Guilherme Loureiro Werneck
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:34
  39. Investigation of global clustering patterns across regions is very important in spatial data analysis. Moran's I is a widely used spatial statistic for detecting global spatial patterns such as an east-west trend...

    Authors: Monica C Jackson, Lan Huang, Qian Xie and Ram C Tiwari
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:33
  40. Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV), the causative agent of Japanese encephalitis (JE), is endemic to the Republic of Korea (ROK) where unvaccinated United States (U.S.) military Service members, civilians and f...

    Authors: Erin E Richards, Penny Masuoka, David Brett-Major, Matthew Smith, Terry A Klein, Heung Chul Kim, Assaf Anyamba and John Grieco
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:32
  41. Cryptosporidium parvum is one of the most important biological contaminants in drinking water that produces life threatening infection in people with compromised immune systems. Dairy calves are thought to be the...

    Authors: Barbara Szonyi, Susan E Wade and Hussni O Mohammed
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:31
  42. Economic development is often evoked as a driving force that has the capacity to improve the social and health conditions of remote areas. However, development projects produce uneven impacts on local communit...

    Authors: Christovam Barcellos, Patrícia Feitosa, Giseli N Damacena and Marco A Andreazzi
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:30
  43. Racial residential segregation is hypothesized to affect population health by systematically patterning health-relevant exposures and opportunities according to individuals' race or income. Growing interest in...

    Authors: Michael R Kramer, Hannah L Cooper, Carolyn D Drews-Botsch, Lance A Waller and Carol R Hogue
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:29
  44. Traditional approaches to statistical disease cluster detection focus on the identification of geographic areas with high numbers of incident or prevalent cases of disease. Events related to disease may be mor...

    Authors: Rhonda J Rosychuk and Jason L Stuber
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:28
  45. A 30 minute drive time threshold has often been cited as indicative of accessible health services. Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a chronic disease management program designed to enhance and maintain cardiovas...

    Authors: Janette Brual, Shannon Gravely-Witte, Neville Suskin, Donna E Stewart, Alison Macpherson and Sherry L Grace
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:27
  46. There has been limited study of all types of food stores, such as traditional (supercenters, supermarkets, and grocery stores), convenience stores, and non-traditional (dollar stores, mass merchandisers, and p...

    Authors: Joseph R Sharkey, Scott Horel and Wesley R Dean
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:26

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