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  1. Past studies of associations between measures of the built environment, particularly street connectivity, and active transportation (AT) or leisure walking/bicycling have largely failed to account for spatial ...

    Authors: David Berrigan, Linda W Pickle and Jennifer Dill
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:20
  2. There exists a north-south pattern to the distribution of prostate cancer in the U.S., with the north having higher rates than the south. The current hypothesis for the spatial pattern of this disease is low v...

    Authors: Sophie St-Hilaire, Sylvio Mannel, Amy Commendador, Rakesh Mandal and DeWayne Derryberry
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:19
  3. In Geographical Information Systems issues of scale are of an increasing interest in storing health data and using these in policy support. National and international policies on treating HIV (Human Immunodefi...

    Authors: Rashmi Kandwal, Ellen-Wien Augustijn, Alfred Stein, Gianluca Miscione, Pradeep Kumar Garg and Rahul Dev Garg
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:18
  4. Preventive health care programs can save lives and contribute to a better quality of life by diagnosing serious medical conditions early. The Preventive Health Care Facility Location (PHCFL) problem is to iden...

    Authors: Wei Gu, Xin Wang and S Elizabeth McGregor
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:17
  5. Disease surveillance makes use of information technology at almost every stage of the process, from data collection and collation, through to analysis and dissemination. Automated data collection systems enabl...

    Authors: Colin Robertson and Trisalyn A Nelson
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:16
  6. If spatial representations of hospitalization rates are used, a problem of instability arises when they are calculated on small areas, owing to the small number of expected and observed cases. Aim of this stud...

    Authors: Nicola Bartolomeo, Paolo Trerotoli and Gabriella Serio
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:15
  7. HTML5 is being developed as the next major revision of HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), the core markup language of the World Wide Web. It aims at reducing the need for proprietary, plug-in-based rich Interne...

    Authors: Maged N Kamel Boulos, Jeffrey Warren, Jianya Gong and Peng Yue
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:14
  8. In Spring 2009, a novel reassortant strain of H1N1 influenza A emerged as a lineage distinct from seasonal H1N1. On June 11, the World Heath Organization declared a pandemic - the first since 1968. There are c...

    Authors: Daniel A Janies, Igor O Voronkin, Jonathon Studer, Jori Hardman, Boyan B Alexandrov, Travis W Treseder and Chandni Valson
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:13
  9. A site near Tuskegee, Alabama was examined for vector-host activities of eastern equine encephalomyelitis virus (EEEV). Land cover maps of the study site were created in ArcInfo 9.2® from QuickBird data encompass...

    Authors: Benjamin G Jacob, Nathan D Burkett-Cadena, Jeffrey C Luvall, Sarah H Parcak, Christopher JW McClure, Laura K Estep, Geoffrey E Hill, Eddie W Cupp, Robert J Novak and Thomas R Unnasch
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:12
  10. Mosquitoes are important vectors of diseases but, in spite of various mosquito faunistic surveys globally, there is a need for a spatial online database of mosquito collection data and distribution summaries. ...

    Authors: Desmond H Foley, Richard C Wilkerson, Ian Birney, Stanley Harrison, Jamie Christensen and Leopoldo M Rueda
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:11
  11. Automated geocoding of patient addresses for the purpose of conducting spatial epidemiologic studies results in positional errors. It is well documented that errors tend to be larger in rural areas than in cit...

    Authors: Dale L Zimmerman and Jie Li
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:10
  12. The regional distribution of a disease may provide important insights regarding its pathophysiology, risk factors and clinical care. While sepsis is a prominent cause of death in the United States (US), few st...

    Authors: Henry E Wang, Randolph S Devereaux, Donald M Yealy, Monika M Safford and George Howard
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:9
  13. Studies involving the built environment have typically relied on US Census data to measure residential density. However, census geographic units are often unsuited to health-related research, especially in rur...

    Authors: Peter M Owens, Linda Titus-Ernstoff, Lucinda Gibson, Michael L Beach, Sandy Beauregard and Madeline A Dalton
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:8
  14. The spatial variability of three indicators of learning and developmental disability (LDD) was assessed for Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Maternal reports of receiving special education services, attention deficit ...

    Authors: Kate Hoffman, Thomas F Webster, Janice M Weinberg, Ann Aschengrau, Patricia A Janulewicz, Roberta F White and Verónica M Vieira
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:7
  15. There is a growing body of evidence that where you live is important to your health. Despite numerous previous studies investigating the relationship between neighbourhood deprivation (and structure) and resid...

    Authors: Janet A Parsons, Gita Singh, Allison N Scott, Rosane Nisenbaum, Priya Balasubramaniam, Amina Jabbar, Qamar Zaidi, Amanda Sheppard, Jason Ramsay, Patricia O'Campo and James Dunn
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:6
  16. Studies have suggested an association between climate variables and circulatory diseases. The short-term effect of climate conditions on the incidence of ischemic heart disease (IHD) over the 1989-2006 period ...

    Authors: Lampouguin Bayentin, Salaheddine El Adlouni, Taha BMJ Ouarda, Pierre Gosselin, Bernard Doyon and Fateh Chebana
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:5
  17. Ambulance response time is a crucial factor in patient survival. The number of emergency cases (EMS cases) requiring an ambulance is increasing due to changes in population demographics. This is decreasing amb...

    Authors: Satoshi Sasaki, Alexis J Comber, Hiroshi Suzuki and Chris Brunsdon
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:4
  18. The highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 virus remains a worldwide threat to human and animal health, while the mechanisms explaining its epizootic emergence and re-emergence in poultry are largely un...

    Authors: Marc Souris, Jean-Paul Gonzalez, Jothiganesh Shanmugasundaram, Victoria Corvest and Pattamaporn Kittayapong
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:3
  19. The purpose of this study is to create distribution models of two sand fly species, Phlebotomus papatasi (Scopoli) and P. alexandri (Sinton), across the Middle East. Phlebotomus alexandri is a vector of visceral ...

    Authors: Michelle G Colacicco-Mayhugh, Penny M Masuoka and John P Grieco
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:2
  20. The Department of Defense Military Health System operates a syndromic surveillance system that monitors medical records at more than 450 non-combat Military Treatment Facilities (MTF) worldwide. The Electronic...

    Authors: David J Savory, Kenneth L Cox, Michael Emch, Farrokh Alemi and David C Pattie
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2010 9:1
  21. A semiparametric density ratio method which borrows strength from two or more samples can be applied to moving window of variable size in cluster detection. The method requires neither the prior knowledge of t...

    Authors: Shihua Wen and Benjamin Kedem
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:73
  22. Collision geocoding is the process of assigning geographic descriptors, usually latitude and longitude coordinates, to a traffic collision record. On California police reports, relative collision location is r...

    Authors: John M Bigham, Thomas M Rice, Swati Pande, Junhak Lee, Shin Hyoung Park, Nicolas Gutierrez and David R Ragland
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:72
  23. Localized mosquito larval habitat management and the use of larvicides have been proposed as important control tools in integrated malaria vector management programs. In order to optimize the utility of these ...

    Authors: Li Li, Ling Bian, Laith Yakob, Guofa Zhou and Guiyun Yan
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:70
  24. Geographic public health surveillance is concerned with describing and disseminating geographic information about disease and other measures of health to policy makers and the public. While methodological deve...

    Authors: Nikolaos Yiannakoulias, Lawrence W Svenson and Donald P Schopflocher
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:69
  25. Our understanding of the effects of human movement on dengue virus spread remains limited in part due to the lack of precise tools to monitor the time-dependent location of individuals. We determined the utili...

    Authors: Gonzalo M Vazquez-Prokopec, Steven T Stoddard, Valerie Paz-Soldan, Amy C Morrison, John P Elder, Tadeusz J Kochel, Thomas W Scott and Uriel Kitron
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:68
  26. The optimal method for early prediction of human West Nile virus (WNV) infection risk remains controversial. We analyzed the predictive utility of risk factor data for human WNV over a six-year period in Conne...

    Authors: Ann Liu, Vivian Lee, Deron Galusha, Martin D Slade, Maria Diuk-Wasser, Theodore Andreadis, Matthew Scotch and Peter M Rabinowitz
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:67
  27. Deaths due to homicides and traffic accidents among youth are a public health issue worldwide. Studies of the complex network of cause and effect on this topic point to both poverty and health inequalities. Di...

    Authors: Ruth Minamisava, Simonne S Nouer, Otaliba L de Morais Neto, Lícia Kamila Melo and Ana Lucia SS Andrade
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:66
  28. The tuberculosis (TB) bacillus and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) have formed a powerful alliance and are together responsible for more than five million deaths per year. TB is leading to increased mor...

    Authors: Olalekan A Uthman, Ismail Yahaya, Khalid Ashfaq and Mubashir B Uthman
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:65
  29. Cryptosporidiosis is increasingly recognised as a cause of gastrointestinal infection in Ireland and has been implicated in several outbreaks. This study aimed to investigate the spatial and temporal distribut...

    Authors: Mary Callaghan, Martin Cormican, Martina Prendergast, Heidi Pelly, Richard Cloughley, Belinda Hanahoe and Diarmuid O'Donovan
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:64
  30. There is increasing evidence that residential proximity to roadways is associated with an elevated risk of asthma exacerbation. However, there is no consensus on the distance at which these health effects dimi...

    Authors: Gavin Pereira, AJBM De Vos and Angus Cook
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:63
  31. Evidence is growing that the built environment has the potential to influence walking--both positively and negatively. However, uncertainty remains on the best approaches to representing the pedestrian environ...

    Authors: Elizabeth Shay, Daniel A Rodriguez, Gihyoug Cho, Kelly J Clifton and Kelly R Evenson
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:62
  32. Extreme heat events are the number one cause of weather-related fatalities in the United States. The current system of alert for extreme heat events does not take into account intra-urban spatial variation in ...

    Authors: Daniel P Johnson, Jeffrey S Wilson and George C Luber
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:57
  33. Like other countries, Canada's population is aging, and the implications of this demographic change need to be better understood from the perspective of blood supply. Analysis of donor data will help to identi...

    Authors: PJ Saberton, Antonio Paez, K Bruce Newbold and Nancy M Heddle
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:56
  34. The ability to evaluate geographic heterogeneity of cancer incidence and mortality is important in cancer surveillance. Many statistical methods for evaluating global clustering and local cluster patterns are ...

    Authors: Monica C Jackson, Lan Huang, Jun Luo, Mark Hachey and Eric Feuer
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:55
  35. There is increasing interest in the study of place effects on health, facilitated in part by geographic information systems. Incomplete or missing address information reduces geocoding success. Several geograp...

    Authors: James D Hibbert, Angela D Liese, Andrew Lawson, Dwayne E Porter, Robin C Puett, Debra Standiford, Lenna Liu and Dana Dabelea
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:54
  36. Breast cancer in females and prostate cancer in males are two of the most common cancers in the United States, and the literature suggests that they share similar features. However, it is unknown whether the o...

    Authors: Rakesh Mandal, Sophie St-Hilaire, John G Kie and DeWayne Derryberry
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:53
  37. In data commonly used for health services research, a number of relevant variables are unobservable. These include population lifestyle and socio-economic status, physician practice behaviors, population tende...

    Authors: Md Monir Hossain and James N Laditka
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:51
  38. Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne illness that places significant burden on tropical developing countries with unplanned urbanization. A surveillance system using Google Earth and GIS mapping technologies was d...

    Authors: Aileen Y Chang, Maria E Parrales, Javier Jimenez, Magdalena E Sobieszczyk, Scott M Hammer, David J Copenhaver and Rajan P Kulkarni
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:49
  39. Examining geographic variation in cancer patient survival can help identify important prognostic factors that are linked by geography and generate hypotheses about the underlying causes of survival disparities...

    Authors: Kevin A Henry, Xiaoling Niu and Francis P Boscoe
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:48
  40. The emerging highly pathogenic avian influenza strain H5N1 ("HPAI-H5N1") has spread broadly in the past decade, and is now the focus of considerable concern. We tested the hypothesis that spatial distributions...

    Authors: Richard AJ Williams and A Townsend Peterson
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:47
  41. This paper offers a state-of-the-art overview of the intertwined privacy, confidentiality, and security issues that are commonly encountered in health research involving disaggregate geographic data about indi...

    Authors: Maged N Kamel Boulos, Andrew J Curtis and Philip AbdelMalik
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:46
  42. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) BioSense system provides near-real time situational awareness for public health monitoring through analysis of electronic health data. Determination of ...

    Authors: Jian Xing, Howard Burkom, Linda Moniz, James Edgerton, Michael Leuze and Jerome Tokars
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:45
  43. Oligoryzomys longicaudatus (colilargo) is the rodent responsible for hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) in Argentine Patagonia. In past decades (1967–1998), trends of precipitation reduction and surface air temp...

    Authors: Aníbal E Carbajo, Carolina Vera and Paula LM González
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:44

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