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  1. Research

    The impact of multi-morbidity on disability among older adults in South Africa: do hypertension and socio-demographic characteristics matter?

    Alongside the global population ageing phenomenon, there has been a rise in the number of individuals who suffer from multiple chronic conditions. Taking the case of South Africa, this study aims, first, to in...

    Philippa Waterhouse, Nele van der Wielen, Pamela Chirwa Banda and Andrew Amos Channon

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:62

    Published on: 8 April 2017

  2. Research

    The association of early life socioeconomic conditions with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes: results from the Maastricht study

    Using cross-sectional data from The Maastricht Study, we examined the association of socioeconomic conditions in early life with prediabetes and T2DM in adulthood. We also examined potential mediating pathways...

    Ivonne P. M. Derks, Annemarie Koster, Miranda T. Schram, Coen D. A. Stehouwer, Pieter C. Dagnelie, Danielle A. I. Groffen and Hans Bosma

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:61

    Published on: 5 April 2017

  3. Systematic review

    Social determinants of breast cancer in the Caribbean: a systematic review

    Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the Caribbean and accounts for >1 million disability adjusted life years. Little is known about the social inequalities of this disease in the...

    Catherine R. Brown, Ian R. Hambleton, Shawn M. Hercules, Miriam Alvarado, Nigel Unwin, Madhuvanti M. Murphy, E. Nigel Harris, Rainford Wilks, Marlene MacLeish, Louis Sullivan and Natasha Sobers-Grannum

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:60

    Published on: 5 April 2017

  4. Research

    Inequalities in financial risk protection in Bangladesh: an assessment of universal health coverage

    Financial risk protection and equity are major components of universal health coverage (UHC), which is defined as ensuring access to health services for all citizens without any undue financial burden. We inve...

    Md. Rashedul Islam, Md. Shafiur Rahman, Zobida Islam, Cherri Zhang B. Nurs, Papia Sultana and Md. Mizanur Rahman

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:59

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  5. Research

    Increased breast cancer mortality only in the lower education group: age-period-cohort effect in breast cancer mortality by educational level in South Korea, 1983-2012

    A steadily increasing pattern of breast cancer mortality has been reported in South Korea since the late 1980s. This paper explored the trends of educational inequalities of female breast cancer mortality betw...

    Jinwook Bahk, Sung-Mi Jang and Kyunghee Jung-Choi

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:56

    Published on: 31 March 2017

  6. Research

    The Impact of the Share 35 Policy on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Access to Liver Transplantation for Patients with End Stage Liver Disease in the United States: An Analysis from UNOS Database

    The Share 35 policy was instituted in June 2013 by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) in order to reduce death on liver transplant waiting list. The effect of this policy on racial and ethnic disparit...

    Yefei Zhang

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:55

    Published on: 24 March 2017

  7. Research

    Critical race theory as a tool for understanding poor engagement along the HIV care continuum among African American/Black and Hispanic persons living with HIV in the United States: a qualitative exploration

    African American/Black and Hispanic persons living with HIV (AABH-PLWH) in the U.S. evidence insufficient engagement in HIV care and low uptake of HIV antiretroviral therapy, leading to suboptimal clinical out...

    Robert Freeman, Marya Viorst Gwadz, Elizabeth Silverman, Alexandra Kutnick, Noelle R. Leonard, Amanda S. Ritchie, Jennifer Reed and Belkis Y. Martinez

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:54

    Published on: 24 March 2017

  8. Research

    The imperative for systems thinking to promote access to medicines, efficient delivery, and cost-effectiveness when implementing health financing reforms: a qualitative study

    Health systems across Africa are faced with a multitude of competing priorities amidst pressing resource constraints. Expansion of health insurance coverage offers promise in the quest for sustainable healthca...

    Tom Achoki and Abaleng Lesego

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:53

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  9. Systematic review

    Does Indigenous health research have impact? A systematic review of reviews

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians (hereafter respectfully Indigenous Australians) claim that they have been over-researched without corresponding research benefit. This claim raises two questio...

    Irina Kinchin, Janya Mccalman, Roxanne Bainbridge, Komla Tsey and Felecia Watkin Lui

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:52

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  10. Research

    Expectations of health care quality among rural Maya villagers in Sololá Department, Guatemala: a qualitative analysis

    Indigenous populations in Latin America have worse health outcomes than their nonindigenous counterparts. Differences in access to and use of biomedical resources may explain some of the observed disparities. ...

    Matthew Ippolito, Anita Chary, Michael Daniel, Joaquin Barnoya, Anne Monroe and Michelle Eakin

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:51

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  11. Research

    Urban-rural disparities in hypertension prevalence, detection, and medication use among Chinese Adults from 1993 to 2011

    China has experienced a rapid increase in hypertension over the past decade, especially in rural. Therefore, the aim of this research is to examine the dynamic trends in urban-rural disparities in hypertension...

    Jiajia Li, Leiyu Shi, Shixue Li, Lingzhong Xu, Wen Qin and Heng Wang

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:50

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  12. Research

    How equitable is the uptake of conditional cash transfers for maternity care in India? Evidence from the Janani Suraksha Yojana scheme in Odisha and Jharkhand

    In 2005, the Indian Government introduced the Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) scheme - a conditional cash transfer program that incentivizes women to deliver in a health facility – in order to reduce maternal and...

    Nattawut Thongkong, Ellen van de Poel, Swati Sarbani Roy, Shibanand Rath and Tanja A. J. Houweling

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:48

    Published on: 10 March 2017

  13. Research

    Differential effects of community health worker visits across social and economic groups in Uttar Pradesh, India: a link between social inequities and health disparities

    Uttar Pradesh (UP) accounts for the largest number of neonatal deaths in India. This study explores potential socio-economic inequities in household-level contacts by community health workers (CHWs) and whethe...

    Aparna Seth, Shweta Tomar, Kultar Singh, Dharmendra Chandurkar, Amit Chakraverty, Arnab Dey, Arup K. Das, Katherine Hay, Niranjan Saggurti, Sabrina Boyce, Anita Raj and Jay G. Silverman

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:46

    Published on: 7 March 2017

  14. Research

    Inequality in the distribution of health resources and health services in China: hospitals versus primary care institutions

    Equity is one of the major goals of China’s recent health system reform. This study aimed to evaluate the equality of the distribution of health resources and health services between hospitals and primary care...

    Tao Zhang, Yongjian Xu, Jianping Ren, Liqi Sun and Chaojie Liu

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:42

    Published on: 3 March 2017

  15. Research

    Effect of socioeconomic conditions on health care utilization in marital violence: a cross-sectional investigation from the Japanese Study on Stratification, Health, Income, and Neighborhood

    The health-care-seeking process while experiencing marital violence can be significantly influenced by one’s socioeconomic status, which limits the availability of resources and opportunities for accessing tho...

    Maki Umeda, Norito Kawakami and Elizabeth Miller

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:41

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  16. Research

    Subjective social status, social network and health disparities: empirical evidence from Greece

    Several studies suggest that socioeconomic status affects (SES) affects self-rated health (SRH), both in Greece and internationally. However, prior research mainly uses objective measures of SES, instead of su...

    Antonios Charonis, Ilias-Ioannis Kyriopoulos, Manos Spanakis, Dimitris Zavras, Kostas Athanasakis, Elpida Pavi and John Kyriopoulos

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:40

    Published on: 27 February 2017

  17. Research

    The cost of free health care for all Kenyans: assessing the financial sustainability of contributory and non-contributory financing mechanisms

    The need to provide quality and equitable health services and protect populations from impoverishing health care costs has pushed universal health coverage (UHC) to the top of global health policy agenda. In m...

    Vincent Okungu, Jane Chuma and Di McIntyre

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:39

    Published on: 27 February 2017

  18. Research

    Should co-payments for financially deprived patients be lowered? Primary care physicians’ perspectives using a mixed-methods approach in a survey study in Tokyo

    Japan’s stagnant economy has produced increasing income disparities, and the effect of poverty on health and health-care utilization is a significant issue. Co-payments could be a trade-off for patients when s...

    Machiko Inoue and Yuko Kachi

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:38

    Published on: 22 February 2017

  19. Commentary

    The right to health of non-nationals and displaced persons in the sustainable development goals era: challenges for equity in universal health care

    Under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), United Nations (UN) Member States reported progress on the targets toward their general citizenry. This focus repeatedly excluded marginalized ethnic and linguist...

    Claire E. Brolan, Lisa Forman, Stéphanie Dagron, Rachel Hammonds, Attiya Waris, Lyla Latif and Ana Lorena Ruano

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:14

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  20. Commentary

    Engaging with complexity to improve the health of indigenous people: a call for the use of systems thinking to tackle health inequity

    The 400 million indigenous people worldwide represent a wealth of linguistic and cultural diversity, as well as traditional knowledge and sustainable practices that are invaluable resources for human developme...

    Alison Hernández, Ana Lorena Ruano, Bruno Marchal, Miguel San Sebastián and Walter Flores

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:26

    Published on: 21 February 2017

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