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  1. It is important to quantify inequality, explain the contribution of underlying social determinants and to provide evidence to guide health policy. The aim of the study is to explain the income-related inequali...

    Authors: Olfa Saidi, Nada Zoghlami, Kathleen E. Bennett, Paola Andrea Mosquera, Dhafer Malouche, Simon Capewell, Habiba Ben Romdhane and Martin O’Flaherty

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:177

    Content type: Research

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  2. We present to the scientific community the pioneering of Brazilian National Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE, the Brazilian Census Bureau) in partnership with the Ministry of Health, the largest fie...

    Authors: Erno Harzheim, Luiz Felipe Pinto, Otavio Pereira D’Avila and Lisiane Hauser

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:176

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  3. Hong Kong has gained a good reputation for its quality public health care services. However, there is a growing recognition that social stigma is a potential obstacle when female sex workers (FSWs) access heal...

    Authors: Haixia Ma and Alice Yuen Loke

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:175

    Content type: Research

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  4. Eliminating indigenous and ethnic health inequities requires addressing the determinants of health inequities which includes institutionalised racism, and ensuring a health care system that delivers appropriat...

    Authors: Elana Curtis, Rhys Jones, David Tipene-Leach, Curtis Walker, Belinda Loring, Sarah-Jane Paine and Papaarangi Reid

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:174

    Content type: Research

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  5. Maternal and child health (MCH) care utilization often vary with geographic location. We analyzed the geographic distribution and determinants of utilization of four or more antenatal care visits, health facil...

    Authors: Atkure Defar, Yemisrach B. Okwaraji, Zemene Tigabu, Lars Åke Persson and Kassahun Alemu

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:173

    Content type: Research

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  6. Ensuring equal access to preventive care has always been given a priority in health system throughout world. This study aimed to decompose inequality in utilization of preventive care services into its contrib...

    Authors: Yongjian Xu, Tao Zhang and Duolao Wang

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:172

    Content type: Research

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  7. A small proportion of the population consumes the majority of health care resources. High-cost health care users are a heterogeneous group. We aim to segment a provincial population into relevant homogenous su...

    Authors: Maureen Anderson, Crawford W. Revie, Henrik Stryhn, Cordell Neudorf, Yvonne Rosehart, Wenbin Li, Meriç Osman, David L. Buckeridge, Laura C. Rosella and Walter P. Wodchis

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:171

    Content type: Research

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  8. Personalisation is a growing international policy paradigm that aims to create both improved outcomes for individuals, and reduce fiscal pressures on government, by giving greater choice and control to citizen...

    Authors: Gemma Carey, Brad Crammond and Eleanor Malbon

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:170

    Content type: Research

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  9. This narrative review aimed to identify and categorize the barriers and facilitators to the provision of brief intervention and behavioral change programs that target several risk behaviors among the Indigenou...

    Authors: Mojan Fazelipour and Frances Cunningham

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:169

    Content type: Review

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  10. The purpose of this review was to examine the literature for themes of underlying social contributors to inequity in maternal health outcomes and experiences in the high resource setting of Aotearoa New Zealan...

    Authors: Pauline Dawson, Chrys Jaye, Robin Gauld and Jean Hay-Smith

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:168

    Content type: Review

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  11. In South Africa, persistence of the HIV epidemic and associated gender and racial disparities is a major concern after more than 20 years of democratic dispensation and efforts to create a more healthy and equ...

    Authors: M. Mabaso, L. Makola, I. Naidoo, L. L. Mlangeni, S. Jooste and L. Simbayi

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:167

    Content type: Research

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  12. The fragmentation of health insurance schemes in China has undermined equity in access to health care. To achieve universal health coverage by 2020, the Chinese government has decided to consolidate three basi...

    Authors: Chaofan Li, Chengxiang Tang and Haipeng Wang

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:166

    Content type: Research

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  13. In order to further identify the needed interventions for continued poverty reduction in our study area Cuatro Santos, northern Nicaragua, we aimed to elucidate what predicts poverty, measured by the Unsatisfi...

    Authors: C. Källestål, E. Blandón Zelaya, R. Peña, W. Peréz, M. Contreras, L. Å. Persson, O. Sysoev and K. Ekholm Selling

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:165

    Content type: Research

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  14. Gout is the most common inflammatory arthritis with a rising prevalence around the globe. While educational inequalities in incidence and prevalence of gout have been reported, no previous study investigated e...

    Authors: Ali Kiadaliri, Margarita Moreno-Betancur, Aleksandra Turkiewicz and Martin Englund

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:164

    Content type: Research

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  15. Persistent inequities in health experiences and outcomes are observed for Māori compared to non-Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand. We conceptualised factors associated with Māori consumer experiences of health pro...

    Authors: Suetonia C. Palmer, Harriet Gray, Tania Huria, Cameron Lacey, Lutz Beckert and Suzanne G. Pitama

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:163

    Content type: Research

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  16. Inappropriate use of Caesarean Section (CS) delivery is partly to blame for Ghana’s high maternal mortality rate. However, previous research offered mixed findings about factors associated with CS use. The goa...

    Authors: Emmanuel Dankwah, Shelley Kirychuk, Wu Zeng, Cindy Feng and Marwa Farag

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:162

    Content type: Research

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  17. Socioeconomic inequalities in dental care utilization in Iran are rarely documented. This study aimed to provide insight into socioeconomic inequalities in dental care utilization and its main contributing fac...

    Authors: Satar Rezaei, Mohammad Hajizadeh, Seyed Fahim Irandoost and Yahya Salimi

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:161

    Content type: Research

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  18. The motivation of health workers is a key concern of policy makers, practitioners and researchers. Public Service Motivation (PSM), defined as the altruistic desire to serve the common interest, to serve other...

    Authors: Zakaria Belrhiti, Wim Van Damme, Abdelmounim Belalia and Bruno Marchal

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:160

    Content type: Research

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  19. The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) worldwide. Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBM), and GBM living with HIV in particular, are disproport...

    Authors: Daniel Grace, Mark Gaspar, Ron Rosenes, Ramandip Grewal, Ann N. Burchell, Troy Grennan and Irving E. Salit

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:159

    Content type: Research

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  20. There has been an increasing number of refugee women globally; yet, there is little recent data describing the health profile of refugee women by region of origin in the United States. It is important to monit...

    Authors: May Sudhinaraset, Nuny Cabanting and Marisa Ramos

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:158

    Content type: Research

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  21. A higher risk of common mental health disorders has been found for first-generation migrants in high income countries, but few studies have examined the use of mental health care. This study aimed to identify ...

    Authors: Tania Bosqui, Ari Väänänen, Andre Buscariolli, Aki Koskinen, Dermot O’Reilly, Auli Airila and Anne Kouvonen

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:157

    Content type: Research

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  22. With the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), there is a renewed commitment of tackling the varied challenges of undernutrition, particularly stunting (SDG 2.2). Health equity is also a priori...

    Authors: Maria del Pilar Flores-Quispe, María Clara Restrepo-Méndez, Maria Fátima S. Maia, Leonardo Z. Ferreira and Fernando C. Wehrmeister

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:156

    Content type: Research

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  23. Various factors influence health service utilization at the community level. Research on the barriers to uptake of local health services is essential to reduce maternal and child mortality and morbidity. The A...

    Authors: Christopher M. Westgard, Ally Rogers, Giselle Bello and Natalia Rivadeneyra

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:155

    Content type: Research

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  24. In Africa, a majority of women bring their infant to health services for immunization, but few are checked in the postpartum (PP) period. The Missed opportunities for maternal and infant health (MOMI) EU-funded p...

    Authors: Danielle Yugbaré Belemsaga, Anne Goujon, Olivier Degomme, Tchichihouenichidah Nassa, Els Duysburgh, Seni Kouanda and Marleen Temmerman

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:154

    Content type: Research

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  25. Social inequalities in obesity have been observed not only by gender but also between ethnic groups. Evidence on combined dimensions of inequality in health, and specifically including indigenous populations, ...

    Authors: Yercin Mamani Ortiz, Per E. Gustafsson, Miguel San Sebastián Chasco, Ada Ximena Armaza Céspedes, Jenny Marcela Luizaga López, Daniel Elving Illanes Velarde and Paola A. Mosquera Méndez

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:153

    Content type: Research

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  26. Health equity is a multidimensional concept that has been internationally considered as an essential element for health system development. However, our understanding about the root causes of health equity is ...

    Authors: Qiang Yao, Xin Li, Fei Luo, Lianping Yang, Chaojie Liu and Ju Sun

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:152

    Content type: Research

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  27. Patients belonging to marginalised (medically under-served) groups experience problems with medicines (i.e. non-adherence, side effects) and poorer health outcomes largely due to inequitable access to healthca...

    Authors: Asam Latif, Justin Waring, Kristian Pollock, Josie Solomon, Nargis Gulzar, Shahida Choudhary and Claire Anderson

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:151

    Content type: Research

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  28. Type 1 diabetes is a complex chronic condition which requires lifelong treatment with insulin. Health outcomes are dependent on ability to self-manage the condition. Socioeconomic inequalities have been demons...

    Authors: Anne Scott, Alicia O’Cathain and Elizabeth Goyder

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:150

    Content type: Research

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  29. At the turn of the century, when the Millennium Development Goals placed maternal mortality reduction high on the global agenda, Ethiopia relaxed its restrictive abortion law to expand grounds on which a woman...

    Authors: Getnet Tadele, Haldis Haukanes, Astrid Blystad and Karen Marie Moland

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:138

    Content type: Research

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  30. Unsafe abortion continues to be a major hazard for maternal health in Sub-Saharan Africa, where abortion remains highly controversial and access to safe abortion services is unequally distributed. Although nat...

    Authors: Richard Sambaiga, Haldis Haukanes, Karen Marie Moland and Astrid Blystad

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:135

    Content type: Research

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  31. Unsafe abortion is a major contributor to the continued high global maternal mortality and morbidity rates. Legal abortion frameworks and access to sexuality education and contraception have been pointed out a...

    Authors: Astrid Blystad, Haldis Haukanes, Getnet Tadele, Marte E. S. Haaland, Richard Sambaiga, Joseph Mumba Zulu and Karen Marie Moland

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:126

    Content type: Research

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  32. Reproductive health problems such as HIV, unwanted pregnancy and unsafe abortion among adolescents are closely linked to insufficient knowledge about sexuality and reproduction and lack of access to contracept...

    Authors: Joseph Mumba Zulu, Astrid Blystad, Marte E. S. Haaland, Charles Michelo, Haldis Haukanes and Karen Marie Moland

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:116

    Content type: Research

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  33. Women’s empowerment may require women to change their beliefs and views about their rights and capabilities. Empowerment programs often target women who have survived sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), w...

    Authors: John Quattrochi, Rosalie Biaba, Ragnhild Nordås, Gudrun Østby, Susanne Alldén, Aline Cikara, Esther Namegabe and Christina Amisi

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:149

    Content type: Research

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  34. HPV vaccine is a prophylactic vaccine to prevent HPV infections. Recommended by the World Health Organization, this vaccine is clinically proven to be one of the most effective preventive measures against the ...

    Authors: Judy Yuen-man Siu, Timothy K. F. Fung and Leo Ho-man Leung

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:147

    Content type: Research

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  35. In 2012, the WHO described the quality of health care as the route to equity and dignity for women and children.

    Authors: Ammal M. Metwally, Rehan M. Saleh, Lobna A. El-Etreby, Somia I. Salama, Ahmed Aboulghate, Hala A. Amer, Asmaa M. Fathy, Reham Yousry, Sherif E. El-Deeb, Ghada A. Abdel-Latif, Dalia M. Elmosalami, Nihad A. Ibrahim, Osama M. Azmy, Tamer Taha, Hanaa M. Imam, Mohamed Abdel Rahman…

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:146

    Content type: Research

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  36. Millions of poor households in India undertake short duration rural to urban migration along with their children to find work in the informal economy in the city. While literature has documented the precarity ...

    Authors: Divya Ravindranath, Jean-Francois Trani and Lora Iannotti

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:143

    Content type: Research

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  37. The economic crisis posed various challenges to policy-makers who had to decide on which health policy measures to focus on and on which to refrain from. The aim of this research was to assess the relevance of...

    Authors: Caroline Brall, Peter Schröder-Bäck, Rouven Porz, Farhang Tahzib and Helmut Brand

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:144

    Content type: Research

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  38. Racial discrimination is acknowledged as a central social determinant of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (hereafter referred to as Aboriginal) health, although quantitative empirical literatur...

    Authors: Leah Cave, Matthew N. Cooper, Stephen R. Zubrick and Carrington C. J. Shepherd

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:142

    Content type: Research

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  39. Improving maternal and child health remains a public health priority in Ghana. Despite efforts made towards universal coverage, there are still challenges with access to and utilization of maternal health care...

    Authors: Jacob Novignon, Bernice Ofori, Kwasi Gyabaa Tabiri and Mohammad Habibullah Pulok

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:141

    Content type: Research

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  40. This article aims to clarify the moral underpinning of the policy framework of Healthy Ageing. It is a policy adopted by the World Health Organization designed to operate in alignment with the United Nations (UN)...

    Authors: Kebadu Mekonnen Gebremariam and Ritu Sadana

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:140

    Content type: Review

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  41. Migrant women at risk of social exclusion often experience health inequities based on gender, country of origin or socioeconomic status. Traditional health promotion programs designed for this population have ...

    Authors: A. Bonmatí-Tomas, M. C. Malagón-Aguilera, S. Gelabert-Vilella, C. Bosch-Farré, L. Vaandrager, M. M. García-Gil and D. Juvinyà-Canal

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:139

    Content type: Research

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  42. In Ethiopia it is documented that 16% of all grade repetitions in primary school and 33.9% childhood deaths are associated with undernutrition. School aged children are often omitted from public health researc...

    Authors: Eleni Belay, Simegnew Handebo, Terefe Derso, Amare Tariku and Mekonnen Sisay

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:137

    Content type: Research

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  43. Indigenous Australians are under-represented in the health workforce, with large disparities between rates of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in every health profession, including nurses, medical practiti...

    Authors: Emma V. Taylor, Alex Lalovic and Sandra C. Thompson

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:136

    Content type: Systematic review

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  44. One way to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) is the implementation of health insurance schemes. A robust and up to date overview of empirical evidence assessing...

    Authors: Suzanne G. M. van Hees, Timothy O’Fallon, Miranda Hofker, Marleen Dekker, Sarah Polack, Lena Morgon Banks and Ernst J. A. M. Spaan

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:134

    Content type: Systematic review

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  45. The prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) in Mexico is one of the highest in the world, with high morbidity and mortality, and difficulty meeting glycemic targets. The purpose of this study was to identify the c...

    Authors: Robin Whittemore, Mireya Vilar-Compte, Selene De La Cerda, Denise Marron, Rosabelle Conover, Roberta Delvy, Annel Lozano-Marrufo and Rafael Pérez-Escamilla

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:133

    Content type: Research

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  46. Racism is a pervasive experience in the life of Aboriginal Australians that begins in childhood. As a psychosocial stressor, racism compromises wellbeing and impacts developmental trajectories. The purpose of ...

    Authors: D. M. Macedo, L. G. Smithers, R. M. Roberts, Y. Paradies and L. M. Jamieson

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:132

    Content type: Research

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  47. The presence of insufficient effort responding participants (IERPs) in a survey can produce systematic bias. Validation questions are commonly used to exclude IERPs. Participants were defined as IERPs if respo...

    Authors: Jingjing Lu, Feng Wang, Xiaomin Wang, Leesa Lin, Weiyi Wang, Lu Li and Xudong Zhou

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:131

    Content type: Research

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  48. Refugees are potentially at an increased risk for health problems due to their past and current migration experiences. How migration factors shape refugee health is not well understood. We examined the associa...

    Authors: Alison Dowling, Joanne Enticott, Marina Kunin and Grant Russell

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:130

    Content type: Research

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