International Journal of Health Geographics

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List of Papers (Total 746)

Accessibility of general and specialized obstetric care providers in Germany and England: an analysis of location and neonatal outcome

Health care accessibility is known to differ geographically. With this study we focused on analysing accessibility of general and specialized obstetric units in England and Germany with regard to urbanity, area deprivation and neonatal outcome using routine data. We used a floating catchment area method to measure obstetric care accessibility, the degree of urbanization (DEGURBA...

Analysis of population-level determinants of legionellosis: spatial and geovisual methods for enhancing classification of high-risk areas

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. Over 80% of cases are sporadic with no known source. To better understand the role of the macro-environment in legionellosis risk, a retrospective ecological study assessed associations...

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. We investigated whether more babies were born small for gestational age or low birth weight at term to mothers living in environments with a higher accumulation of outdoor hazards. Live singleton births from the Alberta Perinatal...

Accessibility of general and specialized obstetric care providers in Germany and England: an analysis of location and neonatal outcome

Health care accessibility is known to differ geographically. With this study we focused on analysing accessibility of general and specialized obstetric units in England and Germany with regard to urbanity, area deprivation and neonatal outcome using routine data. We used a floating catchment area method to measure obstetric care accessibility, the degree of urbanization (DEGURBA...

Analysis of population-level determinants of legionellosis: spatial and geovisual methods for enhancing classification of high-risk areas

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. Over 80% of cases are sporadic with no known source. To better understand the role of the macro-environment in legionellosis risk, a retrospective ecological study assessed associations...

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. Yet, modelling tick dynamics remains challenging because of the lack of data and knowledge on this complex phenomenon. Here we present an approach to model and map tick dynamics using volunteered data. This approach is illustrated with 9 years of...

Mathematical models for predicting human mobility in the context of infectious disease spread: introducing the impedance model

Mathematical models of human mobility have demonstrated a great potential for infectious disease epidemiology in contexts of data scarcity. While the commonly used gravity model involves parameter tuning and is thus difficult to implement without reference data, the more recent radiation model based on population densities is parameter-free, but biased. In this study we introduce...

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. We investigated whether more babies were born small for gestational age or low birth weight at term to mothers living in environments with a higher accumulation of outdoor hazards. Live singleton births from the Alberta Perinatal...

Accessibility of general and specialized obstetric care providers in Germany and England: an analysis of location and neonatal outcome

Health care accessibility is known to differ geographically. With this study we focused on analysing accessibility of general and specialized obstetric units in England and Germany with regard to urbanity, area deprivation and neonatal outcome using routine data. We used a floating catchment area method to measure obstetric care accessibility, the degree of urbanization (DEGURBA...

Analysis of population-level determinants of legionellosis: spatial and geovisual methods for enhancing classification of high-risk areas

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. Over 80% of cases are sporadic with no known source. To better understand the role of the macro-environment in legionellosis risk, a retrospective ecological study assessed associations...

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. Yet, modelling tick dynamics remains challenging because of the lack of data and knowledge on this complex phenomenon. Here we present an approach to model and map tick dynamics using volunteered data. This approach is illustrated with 9 years of...

Mathematical models for predicting human mobility in the context of infectious disease spread: introducing the impedance model

Mathematical models of human mobility have demonstrated a great potential for infectious disease epidemiology in contexts of data scarcity. While the commonly used gravity model involves parameter tuning and is thus difficult to implement without reference data, the more recent radiation model based on population densities is parameter-free, but biased. In this study we introduce...

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. We investigated whether more babies were born small for gestational age or low birth weight at term to mothers living in environments with a higher accumulation of outdoor hazards. Live singleton births from the Alberta Perinatal...

Accessibility of general and specialized obstetric care providers in Germany and England: an analysis of location and neonatal outcome

Health care accessibility is known to differ geographically. With this study we focused on analysing accessibility of general and specialized obstetric units in England and Germany with regard to urbanity, area deprivation and neonatal outcome using routine data. We used a floating catchment area method to measure obstetric care accessibility, the degree of urbanization (DEGURBA...

Analysis of population-level determinants of legionellosis: spatial and geovisual methods for enhancing classification of high-risk areas

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. Over 80% of cases are sporadic with no known source. To better understand the role of the macro-environment in legionellosis risk, a retrospective ecological study assessed associations...

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. Yet, modelling tick dynamics remains challenging because of the lack of data and knowledge on this complex phenomenon. Here we present an approach to model and map tick dynamics using volunteered data. This approach is illustrated with 9 years of...

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. We investigated whether more babies were born small for gestational age or low birth weight at term to mothers living in environments with a higher accumulation of outdoor hazards. Live singleton births from the Alberta Perinatal...

Accessibility of general and specialized obstetric care providers in Germany and England: an analysis of location and neonatal outcome

Health care accessibility is known to differ geographically. With this study we focused on analysing accessibility of general and specialized obstetric units in England and Germany with regard to urbanity, area deprivation and neonatal outcome using routine data. We used a floating catchment area method to measure obstetric care accessibility, the degree of urbanization (DEGURBA...

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. We investigated whether more babies were born small for gestational age or low birth weight at term to mothers living in environments with a higher accumulation of outdoor hazards. Live singleton births from the Alberta Perinatal...

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. Yet, modelling tick dynamics remains challenging because of the lack of data and knowledge on this complex phenomenon. Here we present an approach to model and map tick dynamics using volunteered data. This approach is illustrated with 9 years of...