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  1. Research

    Assessing the impoverishing effects, and factors associated with the incidence of catastrophic health care payments in Kenya

    Monitoring the incidence and intensity of catastrophic health expenditure, as well as the impoverishing effects of out of pocket costs to access healthcare, is a key part of benchmarking Kenya’s progress towar...

    Edwine W. Barasa, Thomas Maina and Nirmala Ravishankar

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:31

    Published on: 6 February 2017

  2. Research

    What limits the utilization of health services among china labor force? analysis of inequalities in demographic, socio-economic and health status

    Inequalities in demographic, socio-economic and health status for China labor force place them at greater health risks, and marginalized them in the utilization of healthcare services. This paper identifies th...

    Liming Lu, Jingchun Zeng and Zhi Zeng

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:30

    Published on: 2 February 2017

  3. Research

    Equity aspects of the Primary Health Care Choice Reform in Sweden – a scoping review

    Good health and equal health care are the cornerstones of the Swedish Health and Medical Service Act. Recent studies show that the average level of health, measured as longevity, improves in Sweden, however, s...

    Bo Burström, Kristina Burström, Gunnar Nilsson, Göran Tomson, Margaret Whitehead and Ulrika Winblad

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:29

    Published on: 28 January 2017

  4. Research

    Impoverishing effects of catastrophic health expenditures in Malawi

    Out of pocket (OOP) health spending can potentially expose households to risk of incurring large medical bills, and this may impact on their welfare. This work investigates the effect of catastrophic OOP on th...

    Martina Mchenga, Gowokani Chijere Chirwa and Levison S. Chiwaula

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:25

    Published on: 21 January 2017

  5. Research

    Embodying pervasive discrimination: a decomposition of sexual orientation inequalities in health in a population-based cross-sectional study in Northern Sweden

    Studies from Sweden and abroad have established health inequalities between heterosexual and non-heterosexual people. Few studies have examined the underpinnings of such sexual orientation inequalities in heal...

    Per E Gustafsson, Ida Linander and Paola A Mosquera

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:22

    Published on: 21 January 2017

  6. Research

    Socioeconomic inequalities in self-perceived oral health among adults in Chile

    This paper studies the socioeconomic disparities in self-perceived oral health among Chilean adults and in the perceived physical, functional, psychological and social consequences of oral health.

    Francisco Gallego, Cristián Larroulet, Leonor Palomer, Andrea Repetto and Diego Verdugo

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:23

    Published on: 21 January 2017

  7. Research

    Family health strategy and equity in prenatal care: a population based cross-sectional study in Minas Gerais, Brazil

    Prenatal care coverage is still not universal or adequately provided in many low and middle income countries. One of the main barriers regards the presence of socioeconomic inequalities in prenatal care utiliz...

    Mônica Viegas Andrade, Kenya Valéria Micaela de Souza Noronha, Allan Claudius Queiroz Barbosa, Michelle Nepomuceno Souza, Júlia Almeida Calazans, Lucas Resende de Carvalho, Thiago Augusto Hernandes Rocha and Núbia Cristina Silva

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:24

    Published on: 21 January 2017

  8. Research

    Equitable health services for the young? A decomposition of income-related inequalities in young adults’ utilization of health care in Northern Sweden

    Despite the goal of the Swedish health system to offer health care according to the principle of horizontal equity, little is known about the equality in access to health care use among young people. To explor...

    Paola A. Mosquera, Anna-Karin Waenerlund, Isabel Goicolea and Per E. Gustafsson

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:20

    Published on: 18 January 2017

  9. Research

    Multidimensional poverty and catastrophic health spending in the mountainous regions of Myanmar, Nepal and India

    Economic burden to households due to out-of-pocket expenditure (OOPE) is large in many Asian countries. Though studies suggest increasing household poverty due to high OOPE in developing countries, studies on ...

    Sanjay K. Mohanty, Nand Kishor Agrawal, Bidhubhusan Mahapatra, Dhrupad Choudhury, Sabarnee Tuladhar and E Valdemar Holmgren

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:21

    Published on: 18 January 2017

  10. Research

    Economic burden of family caregiving for elderly population in southern Ghana: the case of a peri-urban district

    Health systems in low and lower-middle income countries, particularly in sub-Sahara Africa, often lack the specialized personnel and infrastructure to provide comprehensive care for elderly/ageing populations....

    Stephen Tettey Nortey, Genevieve Cecilia Aryeetey, Moses Aikins, Djesika Amendah and Justice Nonvignon

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:16

    Published on: 14 January 2017

  11. Research

    The equity of China’s emergency medical services from 2010–2014

    With the depth development of health care system reform in China, emergency medical services (EMS) is confronted with challenges as well as opportunities. This study aimed to analyze the equity of China’s EMS ...

    Ke Yan, Yi Jiang, Jingfu Qiu, Xiaoni Zhong, Yang Wang, Jing Deng, Jingxi Lian, Tingting Wang and Cheng Cao

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:10

    Published on: 11 January 2017

  12. Research

    Determinants of and socio-economic disparities in self-rated health in China

    Self-rated health (SRH) is not only used to measure health status and health inequalities, but also as a strong predictor of morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this study was to: 1) evaluate the factors t...

    Jiaoli Cai, Peter C. Coyte and Hongzhong Zhao

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:7

    Published on: 11 January 2017

  13. Research

    Disability, support and long-term social care of an elderly Spanish population, 2008-2009: an epidemiologic analysis

    Though poorly known, relationships between disability, need of help (dependency) and use of social services are crucial aspects of public health. The objective of this study was to describe the links between d...

    J. Almazán-Isla, M. Comín-Comín, E. Alcalde-Cabero, C. Ruiz, E. Franco, R. Magallón, J. Damián, J. de Pedro-Cuesta and L. A. Larrosa-Montañes

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:4

    Published on: 9 January 2017

  14. Research

    A qualitative study on African immigrant and refugee families’ experiences of accessing primary health care services in Manitoba, Canada: it’s not easy!

    Immigrant and refugee families form a growing proportion of the Canadian population and experience barriers in accessing primary health care services. The aim of this study was to examine the experiences of ac...

    Roberta Lynn Woodgate, David Shiyokha Busolo, Maryanne Crockett, Ruth Anne Dean, Miriam R. Amaladas and Pierre J. Plourde

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:5

    Published on: 9 January 2017

  15. Research

    Aboriginal and non-aboriginal Australian former prisoners’ patterns of morbidity and risk of hospitalisation

    People who have been in custody are more likely to experience multiple, long standing health issues. They are at high risk of illness and injury post release and experience poor access to health services both ...

    Jane E. Lloyd, Elizabeth McEntyre, Eileen Baldry, Julian Trofimovos, Devon Indig, Penelope Abbott, Jennifer Reath, Kathy Malera-Bandjalan and Mark F. Harris

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:3

    Published on: 5 January 2017

  16. Research

    Intragenerational social mobility and functional somatic symptoms in a northern Swedish context: analyses of diagonal reference models

    Research indicate that social class mobility could be potentially important for health, but whether this is due to the movement itself or a result of people having been integrated in different class contexts i...

    Frida Jonsson, Miguel San Sebastian, Anne Hammarström and Per E. Gustafsson

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:1

    Published on: 3 January 2017

  17. Systematic review

    Interventions promoting healthy eating as a tool for reducing social inequalities in diet in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review

    Diet is a major risk factor for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and is also strongly patterned by socioeconomic factors. Whether interventions promoting healthy eating reduce social inequalities in diet in lo...

    Ana-Lucia Mayén, Carlos de Mestral, Gerardo Zamora, Fred Paccaud, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Pascal Bovet and Silvia Stringhini

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2016 15:205

    Published on: 22 December 2016

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