Author Archives: Intl J of Health Geographics

Spatial smoothing in Bayesian models: a comparison of weights matrix specifications and their…

When analysing spatial data, it is important to account for spatial autocorrelation.

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Does the edge effect impact on the measure of spatial accessibility to healthcare providers?

Spatial accessibility indices are increasingly applied when investigating inequalities in health.

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Analysis of population-level determinants of legionellosis: spatial and geovisual methods for…

Although the incidence of legionellosis throughout North America and Europe continues to increase, public health investigations have not been able to identify a common exposure in most cases.

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Accessibility of general and specialized obstetric care providers in Germany and England: an…

Health care accessibility is known to differ geographically.

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Mapping outdoor habitat and abnormally small newborns to develop an ambient health hazard index

The geography of where pregnant mothers live is important for understanding outdoor environmental habitat that may result in adverse birth outcomes.

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Mathematical models for predicting human mobility in the context of infectious disease spread:…

Mathematical models of human mobility have demonstrated a great potential for infectious disease epidemiology in contexts of data scarcity.

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Modelling and mapping tick dynamics using volunteered observations

Tick populations and tick-borne infections have steadily increased since the mid-1990s posing an ever-increasing risk to public health.

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Using meta-quality to assess the utility of volunteered geographic information for science

Volunteered geographic information (VGI) has strong potential to be increasingly valuable to scientists in collaboration with non-scientists.

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Urban–rural inequalities in suicide mortality: a comparison of urbanicity indicators

Urban–rural disparities in suicide mortality have received considerable attention.

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Mapping child maltreatment risk: a 12-year spatio-temporal analysis of neighborhood influences

‘Place’ matters in understanding prevalence variations and inequalities in child maltreatment risk.

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Gardening in the desert: a spatial optimization approach to locating gardens in rapidly…

Food access is a global issue, and for this reason, a wealth of studies are dedicated to understanding the location of food deserts and the benefits of urban gardens.

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A generic method for improving the spatial interoperability of medical and ecological databases

The availability of big data in healthcare and the intensive development of data reuse and georeferencing have opened up perspectives for health spatial analysis.

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Small-area distribution of multiple sclerosis incidence in western France: in search of…

Despite intensive research over several decades, the etiology of multiple sclerosis (MS) remains poorly understood, although environmental factors are supposedly implicated.

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Univariate and multivariate spatial models of health facility utilisation for childhood fevers…

Precise quantification of health service utilisation is important for the estimation of disease burden and allocation of health resources.

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