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  1. The creation of successful health policy and location of resources increasingly relies on evidence-based decision-making. The development of intuitive, accessible tools to analyse, display and disseminate spat...

    Authors: Nadine Schuurman, Margo Leight and Myriam Berube
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:49
  2. Historical, social and economic reasons can lead to major differences in the allocation of health system resources and research funding. These differences might endanger the progress in diagnostic and therapeu...

    Authors: Beatrix Groneberg-Kloft, Carolin Kreiter, Tobias Welte, Axel Fischer, David Quarcoo and Cristian Scutaru
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:48
  3. The reasons for elevated breast cancer rates in the upper Cape Cod area of Massachusetts remain unknown despite several epidemiological studies that investigated possible environmental risk factors. Data from ...

    Authors: Verónica M Vieira, Thomas F Webster, Janice M Weinberg and Ann Aschengrau
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:46
  4. Knowledge of the geographical locations of individuals is fundamental to the practice of spatial epidemiology. One approach to preserving the privacy of individual-level addresses in a data set is to de-identi...

    Authors: Christopher A Cassa, Shannon C Wieland and Kenneth D Mandl
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:45
  5. In health and place research, definitions of areas, area characteristics, and health outcomes should ideally be coherent with one another. Yet current approaches for delimiting areas mostly rely on spatial uni...

    Authors: Mylène Riva, Philippe Apparicio, Lise Gauvin and Jean-Marc Brodeur
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:43
  6. Seasonal patterns in cardiac disease in the northern hemisphere are well described in the literature. More recently age and gender differences in cardiac mortality and to a lesser extent morbidity have been pr...

    Authors: Margaret E Loughnan, Neville Nicholls and Nigel J Tapper
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:42
  7. The aims of this study were to model jointly the incidence rates of six smoking related cancers in the Yorkshire region of England, to explore the patterns of spatial correlation amongst them, and to estimate ...

    Authors: Amy Downing, David Forman, Mark S Gilthorpe, Kimberley L Edwards and Samuel OM Manda
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:41
  8. In leprosy endemic areas, patients are usually spatially clustered and not randomly distributed. Classical statistical techniques fail to address the problem of spatial clustering in the regression model. Baye...

    Authors: Vasna Joshua, Mohan D Gupte and M Bhagavandas
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:40
  9. Chronic exposure to traffic-related air pollution is associated with a variety of health impacts in adults and recent studies show that exposure varies spatially, with some residents in a community more expose...

    Authors: Eleanor M Setton, C Peter Keller, Denise Cloutier-Fisher and Perry W Hystad
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:39
  10. 'Mashup' was originally used to describe the mixing together of musical tracks to create a new piece of music. The term now refers to Web sites or services that weave data from different sources into a new dat...

    Authors: Maged N Kamel Boulos, Matthew Scotch, Kei-Hoi Cheung and David Burden
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:38
  11. Health professionals, policy-makers and researchers need to be able to explore potential associations between prevalence rates and quality of care with a range of possible determinants including socio-economic...

    Authors: Gary McLean, Bruce Guthrie, Graham Watt, Mark Gabbay and Catherine A O'Donnell
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:37
  12. The Pennsylvania Cancer Atlas (PA-CA) is an interactive online atlas to help policy-makers, program managers, and epidemiologists with tasks related to cancer prevention and control. The PA-CA includes maps, g...

    Authors: Tanuka Bhowmick, Anthony C Robinson, Adrienne Gruver, Alan M MacEachren and Eugene J Lengerich
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:36
  13. Since 1999, the expansion of the West Nile virus (WNV) epizooty has led public health authorities to build and operate surveillance systems in North America. These systems are very useful to collect data, but ...

    Authors: Mondher Bouden, Bernard Moulin and Pierre Gosselin
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:35
  14. Every year, West Africa is afflicted with Meningococcal Meningitis (MCM) disease outbreaks. Although the seasonal and spatial patterns of disease cases have been shown to be linked to climate, the mechanisms r...

    Authors: Pascal Yaka, Benjamin Sultan, Hélène Broutin, Serge Janicot, Solenne Philippon and Nicole Fourquet
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:34
  15. Surveillance of infectious diseases increasingly relies on Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The integration of pathogen fine typing data in dynamic systems and visualization of spatio-temporal clusters ar...

    Authors: Markus Reinhardt, Johannes Elias, Jürgen Albert, Matthias Frosch, Dag Harmsen and Ulrich Vogel
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:33
  16. Mammography is essential for early detection of breast cancer and both reduced morbidity and increased survival among breast cancer victims. Utilization is lower than national guidelines, and evidence of a rec...

    Authors: Lee R Mobley, Tzy-Mey (May) Kuo, David Driscoll, Laurel Clayton and Luc Anselin
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:32
  17. The seasonality of cholera is described in various study areas throughout the world. However, no study examines how temporal cycles of the disease vary around the world or reviews its hypothesized causes. This...

    Authors: Michael Emch, Caryl Feldacker, M Sirajul Islam and Mohammad Ali
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:31
  18. A community health assessment (CHA) is used to identify and address health issues in a given population. Effective CHA requires timely and comprehensive information from a wide variety of sources, such as: soc...

    Authors: Bambang Parmanto, Maria V Paramita, Wayan Sugiantara, Gede Pramana, Matthew Scotch and Donald S Burke
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:30
  19. Effective public health practice relies on the availability of public health data sources and assessment tools to convey information to investigators, practitioners, policy makers, and the general public. Emer...

    Authors: Qian Yi, Richard E Hoskins, Elizabeth A Hillringhouse, Svend S Sorensen, Mark W Oberle, Sherrilynne S Fuller and James C Wallace
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:29
  20. The age of initiation of sexual intercourse is an increasingly important issue to study given that sexually active young women are at risk of multiple outcomes including early pregnancies, vesico-vaginal fistu...

    Authors: Olalekan A Uthman
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:27
  21. Individual point data can be analyzed against an entire cohort instead of only sampled controls to accurately picture the geographic distribution of populations at risk for low prevalence diseases. Analyzed as...

    Authors: Karla C Van Meter, Lasse E Christiansen, Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Rahman Azari and Tim E Carpenter
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:26
  22. Buruli ulcer (BU) disease, caused by infection with the environmental mycobacterium M. ulcerans, is an emerging infectious disease in many tropical and sub-tropical countries. Although vectors and modes of transm...

    Authors: Tyler Wagner, M Eric Benbow, Travis O Brenden, Jiaguo Qi and R Christian Johnson
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:25
  23. Lyme disease is the commonest vector-borne zoonosis in the temperate world, and an emerging infectious disease in Canada due to expansion of the geographic range of the tick vector Ixodes scapularis. Studies sugg...

    Authors: Nicholas H Ogden, Laurie St-Onge, Ian K Barker, Stéphanie Brazeau, Michel Bigras-Poulin, Dominique F Charron, Charles M Francis, Audrey Heagy, LRobbin Lindsay, Abdel Maarouf, Pascal Michel, François Milord, Christopher J O'Callaghan, Louise Trudel and RAlex Thompson
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:24
  24. Few tools exist to directly measure the microsocial and physical environments of adolescents in circumstances where participatory observation is not practical or ethical. Yet measuring these environments is im...

    Authors: Sarah E Wiehe, Aaron E Carroll, Gilbert C Liu, Kelly L Haberkorn, Shawn C Hoch, Jeffery S Wilson and JDennis Fortenberry
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:22
  25. In Austria, over the last 20 years infant mortality declined from 11.2 per 1,000 life births (1985) to 4.7 per 1,000 in1997 but remained rather constant since then. In addition to this time trend we already re...

    Authors: Thomas Waldhoer, Martin Wald and Harald Heinzl
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:21
  26. Relatively few studies have examined the association between air pollution and stroke mortality. Inconsistent and inclusive results from existing studies on air pollution and stroke justify the need to continu...

    Authors: Zhiyong Hu, Johan Liebens and K Ranga Rao
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:20
  27. West Nile virus (WNV) emerged as a threat to public and veterinary health in the Midwest United States in 2001 and continues to cause significant morbidity and mortality annually. To investigate biotic and abi...

    Authors: John P DeGroote, Ramanathan Sugumaran, Sarah M Brend, Brad J Tucker and Lyric C Bartholomay
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:19
  28. Recent advances in GIS technology and remote sensing have provided new opportunities to collect ecologic data on agricultural pesticide exposure. Many pesticide studies have used historical or records-based da...

    Authors: Justine LE Allpress, Ross J Curry, Carol L Hanchette, Michael J Phillips and Timothy C Wilcosky
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:18
  29. In West Africa, the Northern Sahelian zone and the coastal areas are densely populated but the Middle Belt in between is in general sparsely settled. Predictions of climate change foresee more frequent drought...

    Authors: Saket Pande, Michiel A Keyzer, Aminou Arouna and Ben GJS Sonneveld
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:17
  30. A growing body of research suggests that the suburbanization of food retailers in North America and the United Kingdom in recent decades has contributed to the emergence of urban 'food deserts', or disadvantag...

    Authors: Kristian Larsen and Jason Gilliland
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:16
  31. Disease maps are used increasingly in the health sciences, with applications ranging from the diagnosis of individual cases to regional and global assessments of public health. However, data on the distributio...

    Authors: Michael C Wimberly, Adam D Baer and Michael J Yabsley
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:15
  32. Early detection of disease outbreaks enables public health officials to implement disease control and prevention measures at the earliest possible time. A time periodic geographical disease surveillance system...

    Authors: Kunihiko Takahashi, Martin Kulldorff, Toshiro Tango and Katherine Yih
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:14
  33. This research develops methods for determining the effect of geocoding quality on relationships between environmental exposures and health. The likelihood of detecting an existing relationship – statistical po...

    Authors: Soumya Mazumdar, Gerard Rushton, Brian J Smith, Dale L Zimmerman and Kelley J Donham
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:13
  34. Since its first detection in 2001, West Nile Virus (WNV) poses a significant health risk for residents of Shelby County in Tennessee. This situation forced public health officials to adopt efficient methods fo...

    Authors: Esra Ozdenerol, Elzbieta Bialkowska-Jelinska and Gregory N Taff
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:12
  35. The aim of this study was to determine if remotely sensed data and Digital Elevation Model (DEM) can test relationships between Culex quinquefasciatus and Anopheles gambiae s.l. larval habitats and environmental ...

    Authors: Benjamin G Jacob, Ephantus J Muturi, Erick X Caamano, James T Gunter, Enoch Mpanga, Robert Ayine, Joseph Okelloonen, Jack Pen-Mogi Nyeko, Josephat I Shililu, John I Githure, James L Regens, Robert J Novak and Ibulaimu Kakoma
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:11
  36. Environments conducive to walking may help people avoid sedentary lifestyles and associated diseases. Recent studies developed walkability models combining several built environment characteristics to optimall...

    Authors: Gina S Lovasi, Anne V Moudon, Amber L Pearson, Philip M Hurvitz, Eric B Larson, David S Siscovick, Ethan M Berke, Thomas Lumley and Bruce M Psaty
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:10
  37. Although malaria disappeared from southern France more than 60 years ago, suspicions of recent autochthonous transmission in the French Mediterranean coast support the idea that the area could still be subject...

    Authors: Annelise Tran, Nicolas Ponçon, Céline Toty, Catherine Linard, Hélène Guis, Jean-Baptiste Ferré, Danny Lo Seen, François Roger, Stéphane de la Rocque, Didier Fontenille and Thierry Baldet
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:9
  38. Disease data sharing is important for the collaborative preparation, response, and recovery stages of disease control. Disease phenomena are strongly associated with spatial and temporal factors. Web-based Geo...

    Authors: Sheng Gao, Darka Mioc, Francois Anton, Xiaolun Yi and David J Coleman
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:8
  39. Over the past two decades, geographical accessibility of urban resources for population living in residential areas has received an increased focus in urban health studies. Operationalising and computing geogr...

    Authors: Philippe Apparicio, Mohamed Abdelmajid, Mylène Riva and Richard Shearmur
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:7
  40. While access and utilization form core components in assessing the effectiveness of a health service, the concept of coverage is often neglected. In this study we propose to develop a GIS-based methodological ...

    Authors: Tak Ting P Pang and Shui Shan Lee
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:5
  41. To date, few epidemiologic studies have examined the relationship between environmental PCDD/F exposure and breast cancer in human populations. Dioxin emissions from municipal solid waste incinerators (MSWIs) ...

    Authors: Jean-François Viel, Marie-Caroline Clément, Mathieu Hägi, Sébastien Grandjean, Bruno Challier and Arlette Danzon
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:4
  42. To reduce the number of non-geocoded cases researchers and organizations sometimes include cases geocoded to postal code centroids along with cases geocoded with the greater precision of a full street address....

    Authors: Kevin A Henry and Francis P Boscoe
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:3

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