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  1. Research

    Inequalities in health care utilization for common childhood illnesses in Ethiopia: evidence from the 2011 Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey

    Globally, 5.9 million children under the age of five died in 2015. More than half and almost one-third of those deaths occurred in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, respectively. Diarrhea and Pneumonia, which...

    Asmamaw Atnafu Ayalneh, Dagnachew Muluye Fetene and Tae Jin Lee

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:67

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  2. Research

    Mainstreaming gender and promoting intersectionality in Papua New Guinea’s health policy: a triangulated analysis applying data-mining and content analytic techniques

    Gender mainstreaming is an approach to policy and planning that emphasizes equality between the sexes. It is the stated policy for gender equity in Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) health sector, as well as all other ...

    G. Lamprell and J. Braithwaite

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:65

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  3. Research

    Analysis of inequality in maternal and child health outcomes and mortality from 2000 to 2013 in China

    Inequality in maternal and child health seriously hinders the overall improvement of health, which is a concern in both the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Healthy China 2030. However, ...

    Yanting Li, Yimin Zhang, Shuai Fang, Shanshan Liu, Xinyu Liu, Ming Li, Hong Liang and Hua Fu

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:66

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  4. Research

    Influence maternal background has on children’s mental health

    In this paper, we aim to discern how a mother’s health and her socioeconomic determinants may influence her children’s mental health. In addition to this, we also evaluate the influence of other household char...

    Elena Arroyo-Borrell, Gemma Renart, Carme Saurina and Marc Saez

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:63

    Published on: 18 April 2017

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

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