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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. The European Pollutant Emission Register in Spain (EPER-Spain) is a public inventory of pollutant industries created by decision of the European Union. The location of these industries is geocoded and the firs...

    Authors: Javier García-Pérez, Elena Boldo, Rebeca Ramis, Enrique Vidal, Nuria Aragonés, Beatriz Pérez-Gómez, Marina Pollán and Gonzalo López-Abente
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:1
  27. The majority of U.S. disease surveillance systems contain incomplete information regarding socioeconomic status (SES) indicators like household or family income and educational attainment in case reports, whic...

    Authors: Muhammad Younus, Edward Hartwick, Azfar A Siddiqi, Melinda Wilkins, Herbert D Davies, Mohammad Rahbar, Julie Funk and Mahdi Saeed
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:56
  28. Non-vector-borne zoonoses such as Puumala hantavirus (PUUV) can be transmitted directly, by physical contact between infected and susceptible hosts, or indirectly, with the environment as an intermediate. The ...

    Authors: Catherine Linard, Katrien Tersago, Herwig Leirs and Eric F Lambin
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:55
  29. The Conditional Autoregressive (CAR) model is widely used in many small-area ecological studies to analyse outcomes measured at an areal level. There has been little evaluation of the influence of different ne...

    Authors: Arul Earnest, Geoff Morgan, Kerrie Mengersen, Louise Ryan, Richard Summerhayes and John Beard
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:54
  30. Organizations that collect substantial data for decision-making purposes are often characterized as being 'data rich' but 'information poor'. Maps and mapping tools can be very useful for research transfer in ...

    Authors: S Michelle Driedger, Anita Kothari, Jason Morrison, Michael Sawada, Eric J Crighton and Ian D Graham
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:53
  31. The aim was to assess the relationships between social and material deprivation and the use of tobacco, excessive alcohol and psychotropic drugs by both sexes and in various age groups. Greater knowledge conce...

    Authors: Michèle Baumann, Elisabeth Spitz, Francis Guillemin, Jean-François Ravaud, Marie Choquet, Bruno Falissard and Nearkasen Chau
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:50
  32. This study uses geographic information systems (GIS) as a tool to evaluate and visualize the general accessibility of areas within the province of Alberta (Canada) to cardiac catheterization facilities. Curren...

    Authors: Alka B Patel, Nigel M Waters and William A Ghali
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:47
  33. In 2003, the Ethiopian Ministry of Health (MOH) started to implement a national antiretroviral treatment (ART) program. Using data in the monthly HIV/AIDS Updates issued by the MOH, this paper examines the spa...

    Authors: Helmut Kloos, Yibeltal Assefa, Aynalem Adugna, Mesfin Samuel Mulatu and Damen Haile Mariam
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:45
  34. Several malaria risk maps have been developed in recent years, many from the prevalence of infection data collated by the MARA (Mapping Malaria Risk in Africa) project, and using various environmental data set...

    Authors: Marlies H Craig, Brian L Sharp, Musawenkosi LH Mabaso and Immo Kleinschmidt
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:44
  35. Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) is more efficacious than thrombolysis in the management of acute myocardial infarction, but, because of the requirement for prompt treatment, there are practica...

    Authors: Augustine Pereira, Aphrodite Niggebrugge, John Powles, David Kanka and Georgios Lyratzopoulos
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:43
  36. In 2002, West Nile virus (WNV) first appeared in Texas. Surveillance data were retrospectively examined to explore the temporal and spatial characteristics of the Texas equine WNV epidemic in 2002. Using Geogr...

    Authors: Min Lian, Ronald D Warner, James L Alexander and Kenneth R Dixon
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:42
  37. There is increasing interest in examining the influence of the built environment on physical activity. High-resolution data in a geographic information system is increasingly being used to measure salient aspe...

    Authors: Lisa N Oliver, Nadine Schuurman and Alexander W Hall
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:41
  38. In 2002, major human epidemics of West Nile Virus (WNV) were reported in five cities in the North East region of North America. The present analysis examines the climatic conditions that were conducive to the ...

    Authors: Salaheddine El Adlouni, Claudie Beaulieu, Taha BMJ Ouarda, Pierre L Gosselin and André Saint-Hilaire
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:40
  39. In the context of ecological studies, the Bayesian hierarchical Poisson model is of prime interest when studying the association between environmental exposure and rare diseases. However, adding spatially stru...

    Authors: Aurélien Latouche, Chantal Guihenneuc-Jouyaux, Claire Girard and Denis Hémon
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:39
  40. A measure of general practice level socioeconomic deprivation can be used to explore the association between deprivation and other practice characteristics. An area-based categorisation is commonly chosen as t...

    Authors: Mark Strong, Ravi Maheswaran, Tim Pearson and Paul Fryers
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:38
  41. Half of the population of Africa will soon live in towns and cities where it can be protected from malaria by controlling aquatic stages of mosquitoes. Rigorous but affordable and scaleable methods for mapping...

    Authors: Stefan Dongus, Dickson Nyika, Khadija Kannady, Deo Mtasiwa, Hassan Mshinda, Ulrike Fillinger, Axel W Drescher, Marcel Tanner, Marcia C Castro and Gerry F Killeen
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:37

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