The Urban Liveability Index: developing a policy-relevant urban liveability composite measure and evaluating associations with transport mode choice
Designing healthy, liveable cities is a global priority. Current liveability indices are aggregated at the city-level, do not reflect spatial variation within cities, and are often not aligned to policy or hea... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - June 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Carl Higgs, Hannah Badland, Koen Simons, Luke D. Knibbs and Billie Giles-Corti Tags: Research Source Type: research

Using data from online geocoding services for the assessment of environmental obesogenic factors: a feasibility study
The increasing prevalence of obesity is a major public health problem in many countries. Built environment factors are known to be associated with obesity, which is an important risk factor for type 2 diabetes... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - June 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Maximilian Pr äger, Christoph Kurz, Julian Böhm, Michael Laxy and Werner Maier Tags: Research Source Type: research

Methodological approaches to the study of cancer risk in the vicinity of pollution sources: the experience of a population-based case –control study of childhood cancer
This study seeks to present the methodological approaches used in the papers of ou... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - May 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Javier Garc ía-Pérez, Diana Gómez-Barroso, Ibon Tamayo-Uria and Rebeca Ramis Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Finding inhabited settlements and tracking vaccination progress: the application of satellite imagery analysis to guide the immunization response to confirmation of previously-undetected, ongoing endemic wild poliovirus transmission in Borno State, Nigeria
Four wild polio-virus cases were reported in Borno State, Nigeria 2016, 1 year after Nigeria had been removed from the list of polio endemic countries by the World Health Organization. Resulting from Nigeria ’s... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jeff Higgins, Usman Adamu, Kehinde Adewara, Adeshina Aladeshawe, Aron Aregay, Inuwa Barau, Andrew Berens, Omotayo Bolu, Nina Dutton, Nnaemeka Iduma, Bryant Jones, Brian Kaplan, Sule Meleh, Melton Musa, Gatei wa Nganda, Vincent Seaman & hellip; Tags: Research Source Type: research

Hilly neighborhoods are associated with increased risk of weight gain among older adults in rural Japan: a 3-years follow-up study
Neighborhood environments have been regularly associated with the weight status. Although the evidence is mostly limited to adults residing in western urban settings, the weight status of older adults living i... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kenta Okuyama, Takafumi Abe, Tsuyoshi Hamano, Miwako Takeda, Kristina Sundquist, Jan Sundquist and Toru Nabika Tags: Research Source Type: research

Citizen science informs human-tick exposure in the Northeastern United States
Tick-borne disease is the result of spillover of pathogens into the human population. Traditionally, literature has focused on characterization of tick-borne disease pathogens and ticks in their sylvatic cycle... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - May 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: W. Tanner Porter, Peter J. Motyka, Julie Wachara, Zachary A. Barrand, Zahraa Hmood, Marya McLaughlin, Kelsey Pemberton and Nathan C. Nieto Tags: Research Source Type: research

Urban and rural differences in geographical accessibility to inpatient palliative and end-of-life (PEoLC) facilities and place of death: a national population-based study in England, UK
Little is known about the role of geographic access to inpatient palliative and end of life care (PEoLC) facilities in place of death and how geographic access varies by settlement (urban and rural). This stud... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - May 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Emeka Chukwusa, Julia Verne, Giovanna Polato, Ros Taylor, Irene J Higginson and Wei Gao Tags: Research Source Type: research

An overview of GeoAI applications in health and healthcare
The moulding together of artificial intelligence (AI) and the geographic/geographic information systems (GIS) dimension creates GeoAI. There is an emerging role for GeoAI in health and healthcare, as location ... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - May 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Maged N. Kamel Boulos, Guochao Peng and Trang VoPham Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Incorporating geography into a new generalized theoretical and statistical framework addressing the modifiable areal unit problem
All analyses of spatially aggregated data are vulnerable to the modifiable areal unit problem (MAUP), which describes the sensitivity of analytical results to the arbitrary choice of spatial aggregation unit a... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - March 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: M. Tuson, M. Yap, M. R. Kok, K. Murray, B. Turlach and D. Whyatt Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Urban environment as an independent predictor of insulin resistance in a South Asian population
Developing countries, such as India, are experiencing rapid urbanization, which may have a major impact on the environment: including worsening air and water quality, noise and the problems of waste disposal. ... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - February 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mohan Thanikachalam, Christina H. Fuller, Kevin J. Lane, Jahnavi Sunderarajan, Vijayakumar Harivanzan, Doug Brugge and Sadagopan Thanikachalam Tags: Research Source Type: research

Household income, active travel, and their interacting impact on body mass index in a sample of urban Canadians: a Bayesian spatial analysis
Active travel for utilitarian purposes contributes to total physical activity and may help counter the obesity epidemic. However, the evidence linking active travel and individual-level body weight is equivoca... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hui Luan, Dana Ramsay and Daniel Fuller Tags: Research Source Type: research

The association between population density and blood lipid levels in Dutch blood donors
In low and middle-income countries (LMIC), the total and LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels of residents of urban areas are reported to be higher than those of rural areas. This may be due to differences ... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rosa de Groot, Jody C. Hoenink, Joreintje D. Mackenbach, Nicole R. den Braver, Maria G. M. Pinho, Darshan Brassinga, Femmeke J. Prinsze, Tiffany C. Timmer, Wim L. A. M. de Kort, Johannes Brug, Katja van den Hurk and Jeroen Lakerveld Tags: Research Source Type: research

Associations between spatial access to physical activity facilities and frequency of physical activity; how do home and workplace neighbourhoods in West Central Scotland compare?
Over a third of the Scottish population do not meet physical activity (PA) recommendations, with a greater proportion of those from disadvantaged areas not meeting recommended levels. There is a great need for... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Laura Macdonald Tags: Research Source Type: research

Geographic and area-level socioeconomic variation in cardiometabolic risk factor distribution: a systematic review of the literature
A growing number of publications report variation in the distribution of cardiometabolic risk factors (CMRFs) at different geographic scales. A review of these variations may help inform policy and health serv... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - January 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Renin Toms, Andrew Bonney, Darren J. Mayne, Xiaoqi Feng and Ramya Walsan Tags: Review Source Type: research

The use of open source GIS algorithms, big geographic data, and cluster computing techniques to compile a geospatial database that can be used to evaluate upstream bathing and sanitation behaviours on downstream health outcomes in Indonesia, 2000 –2008
Waterborne diseases are one of the leading causes of mortality in developing countries, and diarrhea alone is responsible for over 1.5 million deaths annually. Such waterborne illnesses most often affect those... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - December 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stuart E. Hamilton, John Talbot and Carl Flint Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Residential green space and pathways to term birth weight in the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) Study
A growing number of studies observe associations between the amount of green space around a mother ’s home and positive birth outcomes; however, the robustness of this association and potential pathways of acti... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Leanne Cusack, Hind Sbihi, Andrew Larkin, Angela Chow, Jeffrey R. Brook, Theo Moraes, Piush J. Mandhane, Allan B. Becker, Meghan B. Azad, Padmaja Subbarao, Anita Kozyrskyj, Tim K. Takaro, Malcolm R. Sears, Stuart E. Turvey and Perry Hystad Tags: Research Source Type: research

A framework for the identification and classification of homogeneous socioeconomic areas in the analysis of health care variation
Detecting the variation of health indicators across similar areas or peer geographies is often useful if the spatial units are socially and economically meaningful, so that there is a degree of homogeneity in ... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ludovico Pinzari, Soumya Mazumdar and Federico Girosi Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

An updated meta-analysis of the distribution and prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. in ticks in Europe
The bacteria of the group Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. are the etiological agents of Lyme borreliosis in humans, transmitted by bites of ticks. Improvement of control measures requires a solid framework of the envir... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Agust ín Estrada-Peña, Sally Cutler, Aleksandar Potkonjak, Muriel Vassier-Tussaut, Wim Van Bortel, Hervé Zeller, Natalia Fernández-Ruiz and Andrei Daniel Mihalca Tags: Research Source Type: research

Capturing fine-scale travel behaviors: a comparative analysis between personal activity location measurement system (PALMS) and travel diary
Device-collected data from GPS and accelerometers for identifying active travel behaviors have dramatically changed research methods in transportation planning and public health. Automated algorithms have help... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mingyu Kang, Anne V. Moudon, Philip M. Hurvitz and Brian E. Saelens Tags: Research Source Type: research

Continuities and changes in spatial patterns of under-five mortality at the district level in India (1991 –2011)
India has the largest number of under-five deaths globally, and large variations in under-five mortality persist between states and districts. Relationships between under-five mortality and numerous socioecono... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - November 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Akansha Singh and Bruno Masquelier Tags: Research Source Type: research

A systematic review of spatial decision support systems in public health informatics supporting the identification of high risk areas for zoonotic disease outbreaks
Zoonotic diseases account for a substantial portion of infectious disease outbreaks and burden on public health programs to maintain surveillance and preventative measures. Taking advantage of new modeling app... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - October 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rachel Beard, Elizabeth Wentz and Matthew Scotch Tags: Review Source Type: research

Developing a representative community health survey sampling frame using open-source remote satellite imagery in Mozambique
Lack of accurate data on the distribution of sub-national populations in low- and middle-income countries impairs planning, monitoring, and evaluation of interventions. Novel, low-cost methods to develop unbia... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - October 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bradley H. Wagenaar, Orvalho Augusto, Kristjana Ásbjörnsdóttir, Adam Akullian, Nelia Manaca, Falume Chale, Alberto Muanido, Alfredo Covele, Cathy Michel, Sarah Gimbel, Tyler Radford, Blake Girardot and Kenneth Sherr Tags: Research Source Type: research

Cross-border spatial accessibility of health care in the North-East Department of Haiti
The geographical accessibility of health services is an important issue especially in developing countries and even more for those sharing a border as for Haiti and the Dominican Republic. During the last 2 de... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - October 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dominique Mathon, Philippe Apparicio and Ugo Lachapelle Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluating the risk for Usutu virus circulation in Europe: comparison of environmental niche models and epidemiological models
Usutu virus (USUV) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus, reported in many countries of Africa and Europe, with an increasing spatial distribution and host range. Recent outbreaks leading to regional declines of Europea... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - October 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yanchao Cheng, Nils Benjamin Tjaden, Anja Jaeschke, Renke L ühken, Ute Ziegler, Stephanie Margarete Thomas and Carl Beierkuhnlein Tags: Research Source Type: research

Spatial analyzes of HLA data in Rio Grande do Sul, south Brazil: genetic structure and possible correlation with autoimmune diseases
HLA genes are the most polymorphic of the human genome and have distinct allelic frequencies in populations of different geographical regions of the world, serving as genetic markers in ancestry studies. In ad... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - September 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Juliano Andr é Boquett, Marcelo Zagonel-Oliveira, Luis Fernando Jobim, Mariana Jobim, Luiz Gonzaga Jr., Maurício Roberto Veronez, Nelson Jurandi Rosa Fagundes and Lavínia Schüler-Faccini Tags: Research Source Type: research

A multi-modal relative spatial access assessment approach to measure spatial accessibility to primary care providers
Two-step floating catchment area (2SFCA) methods that account for multiple transportation modes provide more realistic accessibility representation than single-mode methods. However, the use of the impedance c... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - August 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yan Lin, Neng Wan, Sagert Sheets, Xi Gong and Angela Davies Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Analysis of big patient mobility data for identifying medical regions, spatio-temporal characteristics and care demands of patients on the move
Patient mobility can be defined as a patient ’s movement or utilization of a health care service located in a place or region other than the patient’s place of residence. Mobility provides freedom to patients t... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Caglar Koylu, Selman Delil, Diansheng Guo and Rahmi Nurhan Celik Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluation of geoimputation strategies in a large case study
Health data usually has missing or incomplete location information, which impacts the quality of research. Geoimputation methods are used by health professionals to increase the spatial resolution of address i... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - July 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Naci Dilekli, Amanda E. Janitz, Janis E. Campbell and Kirsten M. de Beurs Tags: Research Source Type: research

Domestic gardens and self-reported health: a national population study
There is a growing recognition of the health benefits of the natural environment. Whilst domestic gardens account for a significant proportion of greenspace in urban areas, few studies, and no population level... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - July 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Paul Brindley, Anna Jorgensen and Ravi Maheswaran Tags: Research Source Type: research

Capturing exposure in environmental health research: challenges and opportunities of different activity space models
The built environment health promotion has attracted notable attention across a wide spectrum of health-related research over the past decade. However, the results about the contextual effects on health and PA... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - July 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tiina E. Laatikainen, Kamyar Hasanzadeh and Marketta Kytt ä Tags: Research Source Type: research

Using Google Location History data to quantify fine-scale human mobility
Human mobility is fundamental to understanding global issues in the health and social sciences such as disease spread and displacements from disasters and conflicts. Detailed mobility data across spatial and t... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nick Warren Ruktanonchai, Corrine Warren Ruktanonchai, Jessica Rhona Floyd and Andrew J. Tatem Tags: Research Source Type: research

Capturing the spatial variability of HIV epidemics in South Africa and Tanzania using routine healthcare facility data
Large geographical variations in the intensity of the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa call for geographically targeted resource allocation where burdens are greatest. However, data available for mapping the... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Diego F. Cuadros, Benn Sartorius, Chris Hall, Adam Akullian, Till B ärnighausen and Frank Tanser Tags: Research Source Type: research

Validity of environmental audits using GigaPan ® and Google Earth Technology
Health behaviors are shaped by the context in which people live. However, documenting environmental context has remained a challenge. More specifically, direct observation techniques require large investments ... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - July 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Erica Twardzik, Cathy Antonakos, Ross Baiers, Tamara Dubowitz, Philippa Clarke and Natalie Colabianchi Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Geospatial blockchain: promises, challenges, and scenarios in health and healthcare
A PubMed query run in June 2018 using the keyword ‘blockchain’ retrieved 40 indexed papers, a reflection of the growing interest in blockchain among the medical and healthcare research and practice communities... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Maged N. Kamel Boulos, James T. Wilson and Kevin A. Clauson Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Social and physical environmental correlates of independent mobility in children: a systematic review taking sex/gender differences into account
Children ’s independent mobility (CIM) is an important contributor to physical activity and health in children. However, in the last 20 years CIM has significantly decreased. To develop effective intervention ... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - July 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Isabel Marzi, Yolanda Demetriou and Anne Kerstin Reimers Tags: Review Source Type: research

Quantifying spatial accessibility in public health practice and research: an application to on-premise alcohol outlets, United States, 2013
To assess spatial accessibility measures to on-premise alcohol outlets at census block, census tract, county, and state levels for the United States. (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hua Lu, Xingyou Zhang, James B. Holt, Dafna Kanny and Janet B. Croft Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Distributional ecology of Andes hantavirus: a macroecological approach
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) is an infection endemic in Chile and Argentina, caused by Andes hantavirus (ANDV). The rodent Oligoryzomys longicaudatus is suggested as the main reservoir, although several ot... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - June 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Francisca Astorga, Luis E. Escobar, Daniela Poo-Mu ñoz, Joaquin Escobar-Dodero, Sylvia Rojas-Hucks, Mario Alvarado-Rybak, Melanie Duclos, Daniel Romero-Alvarez, Blanca E. Molina-Burgos, Alexandra Peñafiel-Ricaurte, Frederick Toro, Francisco T. Peña-Gó Tags: Research Source Type: research

Use of mobile technology-based participatory mapping approaches to geolocate health facility attendees for disease surveillance in low resource settings
Identifying fine-scale spatial patterns of disease is essential for effective disease control and elimination programmes. In low resource areas without formal addresses, novel strategies are needed to locate ... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kimberly M. Fornace, Henry Surendra, Tommy Rowel Abidin, Ralph Reyes, Maria L. M. Macalinao, Gillian Stresman, Jennifer Luchavez, Riris A. Ahmad, Supargiyono Supargiyono, Fe Espino, Chris J. Drakeley and Jackie Cook Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

A log-Weibull spatial scan statistic for time to event data
Spatial scan statistics have been used for the identification of geographic clusters of elevated numbers of cases of a condition such as disease outbreaks. These statistics accompanied by the appropriate distr... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Iram Usman and Rhonda J. Rosychuk Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Food environments and dietary intakes among adults: does the type of spatial exposure measurement matter? A systematic review
The relationships between food environments and dietary intake have been assessed via a range of methodologically diverse measures of spatial exposure to food outlets, resulting in a largely inconclusive body ... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Alexia Bivoltsis, Eleanor Cervigni, Gina Trapp, Matthew Knuiman, Paula Hooper and Gina Leslie Ambrosini Tags: Review Source Type: research

Ambient air quality and spatio-temporal patterns of cardiovascular emergency department visits
Air pollutants have been associated with various adverse health effects, including increased rates of hospital admissions and emergency room visits. Although numerous time-series studies and case-crossover stu... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - June 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Eun-Hye Yoo, Patrick Brown and Youngseob Eum Tags: Research Source Type: research

Stress experiences in neighborhood and social environments (SENSE): a pilot study to integrate the quantified self with citizen science to improve the built environment and health
Identifying elements of one ’s environment—observable and unobservable—that contribute to chronic stress including the perception of comfort and discomfort associated with different settings, presents many meth... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - June 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Benjamin W. Chrisinger and Abby C. King Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Differences in physical environmental characteristics between adolescents ’ actual and shortest cycling routes: a study using a Google Street View-based audit
The objective evaluation of the physical environmental characteristics (e.g. speed limit, cycling infrastructure) along adolescents ’ actual cycling routes remains understudied, although it may provide importan... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - May 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hannah Verhoeven, Linde Van Hecke, Delfien Van Dyck, Tim Baert, Nico Van de Weghe, Peter Clarys, Benedicte Deforche and Jelle Van Cauwenberg Tags: Research Source Type: research

Spatially explicit assessment of heat health risk by using multi-sensor remote sensing images and socioeconomic data in Yangtze River Delta, China
The increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme heat events, which are potentially associated with climate change in the near future, highlights the importance of heat health risk assessment, a signific... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - May 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Qian Chen, Mingjun Ding, Xuchao Yang, Kejia Hu and Jiaguo Qi Tags: Research Source Type: research

A cross-sectional ecological analysis of international and sub-national health inequalities in commercial geospatial resource availability
Commercial geospatial data resources are frequently used to understand healthcare utilisation. Although there is widespread evidence of a digital divide for other digital resources and infra-structure, it is u... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Winfred Dotse-Gborgbortsi, Nicola Wardrop, Ademola Adewole, Mair L. H. Thomas and Jim Wright Tags: Research Source Type: research

Association between number of institutions with coronary computed tomography angiography and regional mortality ratio of acute myocardial infarction: a nationwide ecological study using a spatial Bayesian model
Coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) has demonstrated high diagnostic accuracy for detection of coronary artery stenosis, and healthcare providers can detect coronary artery disease in earlier stages... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hideaki Kawaguchi, Soichi Koike, Ryota Sakurai and Kazuhiko Ohe Tags: Research Source Type: research

Quantifying multi-dimensional attributes of human activities at various geographic scales based on smartphone tracking
Advancement in location-aware technologies, and information and communication technology in the past decades has furthered our knowledge of the interaction between human activities and the built environment. A... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Xiaolu Zhou and Dongying Li Tags: Research Source Type: research

Residential scene classification for gridded population sampling in developing countries using deep convolutional neural networks on satellite imagery
Conducting surveys in low- and middle-income countries is often challenging because many areas lack a complete sampling frame, have outdated census information, or have limited data available for designing and... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Robert F. Chew, Safaa Amer, Kasey Jones, Jennifer Unangst, James Cajka, Justine Allpress and Mark Bruhn Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Evaluation of threshold selection methods for adaptive kernel density estimation in disease mapping
Maps of disease rates produced without careful consideration of the underlying population distribution may be unreliable due to the well-known small numbers problem. Smoothing methods such as Kernel Density Es... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - May 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Warangkana Ruckthongsook, Chetan Tiwari, Joseph R. Oppong and Prathiba Natesan Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Evaluating neighborhood structures for modeling intercity diffusion of large-scale dengue epidemics
Dengue fever is a vector-borne infectious disease that is transmitted by contact between vector mosquitoes and susceptible hosts. The literature has addressed the issue on quantifying the effect of individual ... (Source: International Journal of Health Geographics)
Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tzai-Hung Wen, Ching-Shun Hsu and Ming-Che Hu Tags: Research Source Type: research