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  1. This article describes geographic bias in GIS analyses with unrepresentative data owing to missing geocodes, using as an example a spatial analysis of prostate cancer incidence among whites and African America...

    Authors: M Norman Oliver, Kevin A Matthews, Mir Siadaty, Fern R Hauck and Linda W Pickle
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:29
  2. From 2000–2002, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded a study that was designed to improve the information available to program planners about the geographic distribution of CDC-funded HI...

    Authors: Carol L Hanchette, Deborah A Gibbs, Aisha Gilliam, Kieran J Fogarty and Mark Bruhn
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:28
  3. This study aimed at identifying factors influencing the development of Human African Trypanosomosis (HAT, or sleeping sickness) in the focus of Bonon, located in the mesophile forest of Côte d'Ivoire. A previo...

    Authors: Fabrice Courtin, Vincent Jamonneau, Emmanuel Oké, Bamoro Coulibaly, Yohan Oswald, Sophie Dupont, Gérard Cuny, Jean-Pierre Doumenge and Philippe Solano
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:27
  4. Many epidemiological studies examining the relationships between adverse health outcomes and exposure to air pollutants use ambient air pollution measurements as a proxy for personal exposure levels. When poll...

    Authors: Eleanor M Setton, Perry W Hystad and C Peter Keller
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:26
  5. Income is known to be associated with cerebrovascular disease; however, little is known about the more detailed relationship between cerebrovascular disease and income. We examined the hypothesis that the geog...

    Authors: Daikwon Han, Shannon S Carrow, Peter A Rogerson and Frederick E Munschauer
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:25
  6. "Activity space" has been used to examine how people's habitual movements interact with their environment, and can be used to examine accessibility to healthcare opportunities. Traditionally, the standard devi...

    Authors: Jill E Sherman, John Spencer, John S Preisser, Wilbert M Gesler and Thomas A Arcury
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:24
  7. This eye-opener article aims at introducing the health GIS community to the emerging online consumer geoinformatics services from Google and Microsoft (MSN), and their potential utility in creating custom onli...

    Authors: Maged N Kamel Boulos
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:22
  8. After its first detection in North America in New York in 1999, West Nile virus was detected for the first time in 2002 in the province of Quebec, Canada. This situation forced the Government of Quebec to adop...

    Authors: Pierre Gosselin, Germain Lebel, Sonia Rivest and Monique Douville-Fradet
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:21
  9. Population health planning aims to improve the health of the entire population and to reduce health inequities among population groups. Socioeconomic factors are increasingly being recognized as major determin...

    Authors: Agricola Odoi, Ron Wray, Marion Emo, Stephen Birch, Brian Hutchison, John Eyles and Tom Abernathy
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:20
  10. The purpose of this study is to examine the spatial and population (e.g., socio-economic) characteristics of low birthweight using two different cluster estimation techniques. We compared the results of Kulldo...

    Authors: Esra Ozdenerol, Bryan L Williams, Su Young Kang and Melina S Magsumbol
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:19
  11. West Nile Virus has quickly become a serious problem in the United States (US). Its extremely rapid diffusion throughout the country argues for a better understanding of its geographic dimensions. Both 2003 an...

    Authors: Daniel A Griffith
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:18
  12. Plasmodium vivax malaria reemerged in the Republic of Korea in 1993, with more than 2,000 cases reported in the northwestern part of the country over the last 10 years. To better assess the risk of malaria transm...

    Authors: Ratana Sithiprasasna, Won Ja Lee, Donald M Ugsang and Kenneth J Linthicum
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:17
  13. Spatial analyses and ecological studies are essential for epidemiology and public health. The present study combining these two methods was performed to identify spatial clusters of selected types of cancer in...

    Authors: Yoshiharu Fukuda, Masahiro Umezaki, Keiko Nakamura and Takehito Takano
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:16
  14. Childhood asthma is a significant public health problem in the United States and evidence is accumulating regarding the contribution from traffic and ambient air pollution. This study is a companion piece of a...

    Authors: Tonny J Oyana and Patrick A Rivers
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:14
  15. Vector-borne diseases are the most dreaded worldwide health problems. Although many campaigns against it have been conducted, Dengue Fever (DF) and Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever (DHF) are still the major health pr...

    Authors: Kanchana Nakhapakorn and Nitin Kumar Tripathi
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:13
  16. Spatial filtering using a geographic information system (GIS) is often used to smooth health and ecological data. Smoothing disease data can help us understand local (neighborhood) geographic variation and eco...

    Authors: Mohammad Ali, Jin-Kyung Park, Vu Dinh Thiem, Do Gia Canh, Michael Emch and John D Clemens
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:12
  17. The spatial scan statistic proposed by Kulldorff has been applied to a wide variety of epidemiological studies for cluster detection. This scan statistic, however, uses a circular window to define the potentia...

    Authors: Toshiro Tango and Kunihiko Takahashi
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:11
  18. Most analyses of spatial clustering of disease have been based on either residence at the time of diagnosis or current residence. An underlying assumption in these analyses is that residence can be used as a p...

    Authors: Daikwon Han, Peter A Rogerson, Matthew R Bonner, Jing Nie, John E Vena, Paola Muti, Maurizio Trevisan and Jo L Freudenheim
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:9
  19. Interest in the development of statistical methods for disease cluster detection has experienced rapid growth in recent years. Evaluations of statistical power provide important information for the selection o...

    Authors: Robin C Puett, Andrew B Lawson, Allan B Clark, Tim E Aldrich, Dwayne E Porter, Charles E Feigley and James R Hebert
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:8
  20. Studying the contribution of individual countries to leading journals in a given discipline can highlight which countries have the most impact on that discipline, and also give some idea about the geographical...

    Authors: Maged N Kamel Boulos
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:7
  21. Sub-national figures providing information about the wealth of the population are useful in defining the spatial distribution of both economic activity and poverty within any given country. Furthermore, since ...

    Authors: Steeve Ebener, Christopher Murray, Ajay Tandon and Christopher C Elvidge
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:5
  22. The rates of Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in England have been rising steadily since the mid 1990s, making them a major public health concern. In 2003, 672,718 people were diagnosed with an STD in Engl...

    Authors: Maged NKamel Boulos, Chris Russell and Michael Smith
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:4
  23. There has long been a recognition that place matters in health, from recognition of clusters of yellow fever and cholera in the 1800s to modern day analyses of regional and neighborhood effects on cancer patte...

    Authors: Linda Williams Pickle, Lance A Waller and Andrew B Lawson
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:3
  24. EB-GIS4HEALTH UK aims at building a UK-oriented foundation evidence base and modular conceptual models for GIS applications and programmes in health and healthcare to improve the currently poor GIS state of af...

    Authors: Maged N Kamel Boulos
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:2
  25. Spatial variation in patterns of disease outcomes is often explored with techniques such as cluster detection analysis. In other types of investigations, geographically varying individual or community level ch...

    Authors: Ann Carroll Klassen, Martin Kulldorff and Frank Curriero
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2005 4:1
  26. The use of spatially referenced data in cancer studies is gaining in prominence, fueled by the development and availability of spatial analytic tools and the broadening recognition of the linkages between geog...

    Authors: Francis P Boscoe, Mary H Ward and Peggy Reynolds
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2004 3:28
  27. There is evidence of a contribution of early life socioeconomic exposures to the risk of chronic diseases in adulthood. However, extant studies investigating the impact of the neighborhood social environment o...

    Authors: Kathryn M Rose, Joy L Wood, Sarah Knowles, Ricardo A Pollitt, Eric A Whitsel, Ana V Diez Roux, DongKeun Yoon and Gerardo Heiss
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2004 3:27
  28. Recent years have seen an expansion in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in environmental health research. In this field GIS can be used to detect disease clustering, to analyze access to hospita...

    Authors: Gillian A AvRuskin, Geoffrey M Jacquez, Jaymie R Meliker, Melissa J Slotnick, Andrew M Kaufmann and Jerome O Nriagu
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2004 3:26
  29. Accidental poisoning is one of the leading causes of injury in the United States, second only to motor vehicle accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rates of accidental po...

    Authors: Ella T Nkhoma, Chiehwen Ed Hsu, Victoria I Hunt and Ann Marie Harris
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2004 3:25
  30. Asthma is a common disease and appears to be increasing in prevalence. There is evidence linking air pollution, including that from road-traffic, with asthma. Road traffic is also on the increase. Routine surv...

    Authors: Elspeth C Ferguson, Ravi Maheswaran and Mark Daly
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2004 3:24
  31. Currently in the U.S. it is recommended that tuberculosis screening and treatment programs be targeted at high-risk populations. While a strategy of targeted testing and treatment of persons most likely to dev...

    Authors: Patrick K Moonan, Manuel Bayona, Teresa N Quitugua, Joseph Oppong, Denise Dunbar, Kenneth C Jost Jr, Gerry Burgess, Karan P Singh and Stephen E Weis
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2004 3:23
  32. This paper explores the geographical accessibility of health services in urban and rural areas of the South West of England, comparing two measures of geographical access and characterising the areas most remo...

    Authors: Hannah Jordan, Paul Roderick, David Martin and Sarah Barnett
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2004 3:21
  33. Household-level geographic information systems (GIS) database are usually constructed using the geographic positioning system (GPS). In some research settings, GPS receivers may fail to capture accurate readin...

    Authors: Mohammad Ali, Shahid Rasool, Jin-Kyung Park, Shamoon Saeed, Rion Leon Ochiai, Qamaruddin Nizami, Camilo J Acosta and Zulfiqar Bhutta
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2004 3:20
  34. In 1998, the World Health Organization recognized Buruli ulcer (BU), a human skin disease caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans (MU), as the third most prevalent mycobacterial disease. In Ghana, there have been more t...

    Authors: Alfred A Duker, Emmanuel JM Carranza and Martin Hale
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2004 3:19
  35. The aims of this study were to determine whether observed geographic variations in breast cancer incidence are random or statistically significant, whether statistically significant excesses are temporary or t...

    Authors: T Joseph Sheehan, Laurie M DeChello, Martin Kulldorff, David I Gregorio, Susan Gershman and Mary Mroszczyk
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2004 3:17
  36. This paper reports on a study investigating the epidemiology of sporadic cryptosporidiosis in the North West of England and Wales using a Geographical Information System (GIS) to map location of residence of c...

    Authors: Sara Hughes, Qutub Syed, Sarah Woodhouse, Iain Lake, Keith Osborn, Rachel M Chalmers and Paul R Hunter
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2004 3:15
  37. Complete Spatial Randomness (CSR) is the null hypothesis employed by many statistical tests for spatial pattern, such as local cluster or boundary analysis. CSR is however not a relevant null hypothesis for hi...

    Authors: Pierre Goovaerts and Geoffrey M Jacquez
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2004 3:14
  38. Giardia lamblia is the most frequently identified human intestinal parasite in Canada with prevalence estimates of 4–10%. However, infection rates vary by geographical area and localized 'pockets' of high or low ...

    Authors: Agricola Odoi, S Wayne Martin, Pascal Michel, Dean Middleton, John Holt and Jeff Wilson
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2004 3:11
  39. 'Traffic light' (red-yellow-green) maps are potentially powerful tools for 'at a glance' problem detection, for optimising resource allocation/reallocation, setting priorities, and targeting interventions to a...

    Authors: Maged N Kamel Boulos and Guy Picton Phillipps
    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2004 3:10

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