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  1. There is growing evidence that air pollution from traffic has adverse long-term effects on chronic respiratory disease in children, but there are few studies and more inconclusive results in adults. We examine...

    Authors: Anna Lindgren, Emilie Stroh, Peter Montnémery, Ulf Nihlén, Kristina Jakobsson and Anna Axmon
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:2
  2. Nephropathia epidemica (NE), an emerging rodent-borne viral disease, has become the most important cause of infectious acute renal failure in Belgium, with sharp increases in incidence occurring for more than ...

    Authors: Jan Clement, Jurgen Vercauteren, Willem W Verstraeten, Geneviève Ducoffre, José M Barrios, Anne-Mieke Vandamme, Piet Maes and Marc Van Ranst
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2009 8:1
  3. This study developed a multi-temporal analysis on the relationship between West Nile Virus (WNV) dissemination and environmental variables by using an integrated approach of remote sensing, GIS, and statistica...

    Authors: Hua Liu, Qihao Weng and David Gaines
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:66
  4. Nearly 1300 cases of leishmaniasis have been identified in American military personnel deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. The symptoms of this disease can range from a mild, self-limiting cutaneous infection to...

    Authors: David Claborn, Penny Masuoka, Meredith Morrow and Lisa Keep
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:65
  5. Studies on natural hazard mortality are most often hazard-specific (e.g. floods, earthquakes, heat), event specific (e.g. Hurricane Katrina), or lack adequate temporal or geographic coverage. This makes it dif...

    Authors: Kevin A Borden and Susan L Cutter
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:64
  6. Access to health care can be described along four dimensions: geographic accessibility, availability, financial accessibility and acceptability. Geographic accessibility measures how physically accessible reso...

    Authors: Nicolas Ray and Steeve Ebener
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:63
  7. Cholera has persisted in Ghana since its introduction in the early 70's. From 1999 to 2005, the Ghana Ministry of Health officially reported a total of 26,924 cases and 620 deaths to the WHO. Etiological studi...

    Authors: Frank B Osei and Alfred A Duker
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:62
  8. The process of geocoding produces output coordinates of varying degrees of quality. Previous studies have revealed that simply excluding records with low-quality geocodes from analysis can introduce significan...

    Authors: Daniel W Goldberg, John P Wilson, Craig A Knoblock, Beate Ritz and Myles G Cockburn
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:60
  9. An increasing number of studies suggest that characteristics of context, or the attributes of the places within which we live, work and socialize, are associated with variations in health-related behaviours an...

    Authors: Daniel Rainham, Daniel Krewski, Ian McDowell, Mike Sawada and Brian Liekens
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:59
  10. A method that assesses bacterial spatial dissemination was explored. It measures microbial genotypes (defined by electrophoretic patterns or EP), host, location (farm), interfarm Euclidean distance, and time. ...

    Authors: Ariel L Rivas, Kevin L Anderson, Roberta Lyman, Stephen D Smith and Steven J Schwager
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:58
  11. Kulldorff's spatial scan statistic and its software implementation – SaTScan – are widely used for detecting and evaluating geographic clusters. However, two issues make using the method and interpreting its r...

    Authors: Jin Chen, Robert E Roth, Adam T Naito, Eugene J Lengerich and Alan M MacEachren
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:57
  12. Rural-urban disparities in health and healthcare are often attributed to differences in geographic access to care and health seeking behavior. Less is known about the differences between rural locations in hea...

    Authors: Robert B Penfold, Deena J Chisolm, Benedict C Nwomeh and Kelly J Kelleher
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:56
  13. Malaria constitutes a major cause of morbidity in the Brazilian Amazon where an estimated 6 million people are considered at high risk of transmission. Indigenous peoples in the Amazon are particularly vulnera...

    Authors: Reinaldo Souza-Santos, Maurício VG de Oliveira, Ana Lúcia Escobar, Ricardo Ventura Santos and Carlos EA Coimbra Jr
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:55
  14. Plague is a rapidly progressing, serious illness in humans that is likely to be fatal if not treated. It remains a public health threat, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. In spite of plague's highly focal natu...

    Authors: Simon B Neerinckx, Andrew T Peterson, Hubert Gulinck, Jozef Deckers and Herwig Leirs
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:54
  15. Reliable access to basic services can improve a community's resilience to HIV/AIDS. Accordingly, work is being done to upgrade the physical infrastructure in affected areas, often employing a strategy of decen...

    Authors: Bas Vanmeulebrouk, Ulrike Rivett, Adam Ricketts and Melissa Loudon
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:53
  16. Climate may exert a strong influence on health, in particular on vector-borne infectious diseases whose vectors are intrinsically dependent on their environment. Although critical, linking climate variability ...

    Authors: Michael A Johansson and Gregory E Glass
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2008 7:52
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. '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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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

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