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  1. Content type: Systematic review

    Excessive drinking leads to poor absorption of nutrients and homeless problem-drinkers often have nutritionally inadequate diets. Depletion of nutrients such as vitamin B1 can lead to cognitive impairment, whi...

    Authors: Sharea Ijaz, Helen Thorley, Katie Porter, Clare Fleming, Tim Jones, Joanna Kesten, Loubaba Mamluk, Alison Richards, Elsa M. R. Marques and Jelena Savović

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:8

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  2. Content type: Research

    The two-step floating catchment area (2SFCA) method, which is one of the most widely used methods for measuring healthcare spatial accessibility, defines the catchment area of each facility as the area within ...

    Authors: Zhuolin Tao, Yang Cheng, Qingjing Zheng and Guicai Li

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:7

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  3. Content type: Study protocol

    The purpose of this paper is to propose a protocol for researching the impact of rural youth health service strategies on health care access. There has been no published comprehensive assessment of the effecti...

    Authors: Isabel Goicolea, Dean Carson, Miguel San Sebastian, Monica Christianson, Maria Wiklund and Anna-Karin Hurtig

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:6

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  4. Content type: Research

    Street-level workers play a key role in public health policies in Africa, as they are often the ones to ensure their implementation. In Burkina Faso, the State formulated two different user-fee exemption polic...

    Authors: Valéry Ridde, Gerald Leppert, Hervé Hien, Paul Jacob Robyn and Manuela De Allegri

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:5

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  5. Content type: Research

    Successful tuberculosis (TB) treatment is essential to effective TB control. TB-HIV coinfection, social determinants and access to services influenced by rural residence can affect treatment outcome. We examin...

    Authors: Aishatu Lawal Adamu, Muktar H. Aliyu, Najiba Aliyu Galadanci, Baba Maiyaki Musa, Umar Muhammad Lawan, Usman Bashir and Ibrahim Abubakar

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:4

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  6. Content type: Research

    Women’s health is defined as a continuum throughout their whole lives. In China, women receive life-round preventative and curative health care from the health system, although the universal access to reproduc...

    Authors: Zhenghong Ren, Peige Song, Xinlei Chang, Jiawen Wang and Lin An

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:3

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  7. Content type: Research

    Low socioeconomic status can increase the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, but it remains unclear whether this negative association is attributed to inadequate prenatal care. Korea has been adopting a unive...

    Authors: Min Kyoung Kim, Seung Mi Lee, Sung-Hee Bae, Hyun Joo Kim, Nam Gu Lim, Seok-Jun Yoon, Jin Yong Lee and Min-Woo Jo

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:2

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  8. Content type: Research

    Many low- and middle-income countries are reforming their health financing mechanisms as part of broader strategies to achieve universal health coverage (UHC). Voluntary social health insurance, despite eviden...

    Authors: Jane Goudge, Olufunke A. Alaba, Veloshnee Govender, Bronwyn Harris, Nonhlanhla Nxumalo and Matthew F. Chersich

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:1

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  9. Content type: Research

    Purchasing is a health financing function that involves the transfer of pooled resources to providers on behalf of a covered population. Little attention has been paid to the extent to which the views of that ...

    Authors: Ogochukwu Ibe, Ayako Honda, Enyi Etiaba, Nkoli Ezumah, Kara Hanson and Obinna Onwujekwe

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:216

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  10. Content type: Research

    Quality emergency care is a critical component of a well-functioning health system. However, severely ill children often face barriers to timely, appropriate care in less-developed health systems. Such barrier...

    Authors: Emily Treleaven, Toan Ngoc Pham, Duy Ngoc Le, Trevor N. Brooks, Hai Thanh Le and J. Colin Partridge

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:215

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  11. Content type: Research

    Obesity has become a global health challenge as its prevalence has increased globally in recent decades. Studies in high-income countries have shown that obesity is more prevalent among the poor. In contrast, ...

    Authors: Cahya Utamie Pujilestari, Lennarth Nyström, Margareta Norberg, Lars Weinehall, Mohammad Hakimi and Nawi Ng

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:214

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  12. Content type: Research

    While women and girls are made vulnerable by inequitable and violent versions of masculinities, there is increasing evidence that gender equality will not be achieved without partnering with men. The aim of th...

    Authors: Hendrew Lusey, Miguel San Sebastian, Monica Christianson and Kerstin E. Edin

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:213

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  13. Content type: Research

    Previous studies about inequality in children’s health focused more on physical health than the neurodevelopment. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the inequality in early childhood neurodevelopment in poor ...

    Authors: Cuihong Zhang, Chunxia Zhao, Xiangyu Liu, Qianwei Wei, Shusheng Luo, Sufang Guo, Jingxu Zhang, Xiaoli Wang and Robert W. Scherpbier

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:212

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  14. Content type: Research

    China’s health system has shown remarkable progress in health provision and health outcomes in recent decades, however inequality in health care utilization persists and poses a serious social problem. While g...

    Authors: Dawei Zhu, Na Guo, Jian Wang, Stephen Nicholas and Li Chen

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:210

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  15. Content type: Research

    Access to health services is in part defined by the spatial distribution of healthcare equipment. To ensure equity in the provision of health services, it is important to examine availability across different ...

    Authors: Pedro Vasconcelos Amaral, Thiago Augusto Hernandes Rocha, Allan Claudius Queiroz Barbosa, Adriana Lein and João Ricardo Nickenig Vissoci

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:209

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  16. Content type: Research

    A focus on equity in health can be seen in many global development goals and reports, research and international declarations. With the development of a relevant framework and methods, the Campbell and Cochran...

    Authors: Peter Tugwell, Jennifer Petkovic, Vivian Welch, Jennifer Vincent, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, Rachel Churchill, Don deSavigny, Lawrence Mbuagbaw and Tomas Pantoja

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:208

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  17. Content type: Research

    The frequent outbreak of environmental threats in China has resulted in increased criticism regarding the health effects of China’s urbanization. Urbanization is a double-edged sword with regard to health in C...

    Authors: Hongsheng Chen, Ye Liu, Zhigang Li and Desheng Xue

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:207

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  18. Content type: Research

    Southwest China is home to more than 30 ethnic minority groups. Since most of these populations reside in mountainous areas, convenient access to medical services is an important metric of how well their livel...

    Authors: Xiaoyan Wei, Xuejun Liu, Liang Cheng, Lele Sun, Yingying Pan and Wenwen Zong

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:206

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  19. Content type: Research

    Cognitive development in childhood is negatively affected by socioeconomic disadvantage. This study examined whether differences in fetal environment might mediate the association between family socioeconomic ...

    Authors: Christopher James Playford, Chris Dibben and Lee Williamson

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:203

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  20. Content type: Research

    Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) rates have declined to near zero in nearly all developed countries. However, in New Zealand rates have not declined since the 1980s. Further, ARF diagnoses in New Zealand are inequi...

    Authors: Hilary Barker, John G. Oetzel, Nina Scott, Michelle Morley, Polly E. Atatoa Carr and Keri Bolton Oetzel

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:201

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  21. Content type: Research

    Persistently high sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions from platinum group metal (PGM) smelting pose a major threat to communities located around smelters. This paper examined SO2 emission trends, emission regulations...

    Authors: Patrick Gwimbi

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:200

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