Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-12-2010

Publication Title

International Journal of Health Geographics

Abstract

Studies involving the built environment have typically relied on US Census data to measure residential density. However, census geographic units are often unsuited to health-related research, especially in rural areas where development is clustered and discontinuous. We evaluated the accuracy of both standard census methods and alternative GIS-based methods to measure rural density.

DOI

10.1186/1476-072X-9-8

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