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  1. Systematic review

    Psychosocial factors associated with the mental health of indigenous children living in high income countries: a systematic review

    Indigenous children living in high income countries have a consistently high prevalence of mental health problems. We aimed to identify psychosocial risk and protective factors for mental health in this setting.

    Christian Young, Camilla Hanson, Jonathan C. Craig, Kathleen Clapham and Anna Williamson

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:153

    Published on: 23 August 2017

  2. Research

    Examining changes in maternal and child health inequalities in Ethiopia

    Ethiopia has made considerable progress in maternal, newborn, and child health in terms of health outcomes and health services coverage. This study examined how different groups have fared in the process. It a...

    Alemayehu A. Ambel, Colin Andrews, Anne M. Bakilana, Elizabeth M. Foster, Qaiser Khan and Huihui Wang

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:152

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  3. Research

    Addressing geographic access barriers to emergency care services: a national ecologic study of hospitals in Brazil

    Unequal distribution of emergency care services is a critical barrier to be overcome to assure access to emergency and surgical care. Considering this context it was objective of the present work analyze geogr...

    Thiago Augusto Hernandes Rocha, Núbia Cristina da Silva, Pedro Vasconcelos Amaral, Allan Claudius Queiroz Barbosa, João Victor Muniz Rocha, Viviane Alvares, Dante Grapiuna de Almeida, Elaine Thumé, Erika Bárbara Abreu Fonseca Thomaz, Rejane Christine de Sousa Queiroz, Marta Rovery de Souza, Adriana Lein, Daniel Paulino Lopes, Catherine A. Staton, João Ricardo Nickenig Vissoci and Luiz Augusto Facchini

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:149

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  4. Research

    Who and where are the uncounted children? Inequalities in birth certificate coverage among children under five years in 94 countries using nationally representative household surveys

    Birth registration, and the possession of a birth certificate as proof of registration, has long been recognized as a fundamental human right. Data from a functioning civil registration and vital statistics (C...

    Amiya Bhatia, Leonardo Zanini Ferreira, Aluísio J. D. Barros and Cesar Gomes Victora

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:148

    Published on: 18 August 2017

  5. Research

    “Evolution and financial cost of socioeconomic inequalities in ambulatory care sensitive conditions: an ecological study for Portugal, 2000–2014”

    Hospitalizations for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (ACSC) are specific conditions for which hospitalization is thought to be avoidable through patient education, health promotion initiatives, early diag...

    Klára Dimitrovová, Cláudia Costa, Paula Santana and Julian Perelman

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:145

    Published on: 16 August 2017

  6. Research

    Social inequalities in the utilization of outpatient psychotherapy: analyses of registry data from German statutory health insurance

    Most studies on health disparities deal with the occurrence of disease, but little is known about inequalities in the utilization of mental health services. This paper examines social inequalities in the utili...

    Jelena Epping, Denise Muschik and Siegfried Geyer

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:147

    Published on: 16 August 2017

  7. Research

    An exploratory study assessing psychological distress of indigents in Burkina Faso: a step forward in understanding mental health needs in West Africa

    Poverty is known as an important determinant of health, but empirical data are still missing on the relationships between poverty, other adverse living conditions, and psychological distress, particularly in l...

    Émilie Pigeon-Gagné, Ghayga Hassan, Maurice Yaogo and Valéry Ridde

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:143

    Published on: 14 August 2017

  8. Research

    Intentional injury among the indigenous and total populations in British Columbia, Canada: trends over time and ecological analyses of risk

    Our objective was to explore intentional injury disparity between Indigenous populations and the total population in the province of British Columbia (BC), Canada. We focus on hospitalizations, including both ...

    M. Anne George, Andrew Jin, Mariana Brussoni, Christopher E. Lalonde and Rod McCormick

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:141

    Published on: 8 August 2017

  9. Research

    Occupational status as a determinant of mental health inequities in French young people: is fairness needed? Results of a cross-sectional multicentre observational survey

    Employment conditions are associated with health inequities. In 2013, French young people had the highest unemployment rate and among those who worked as salaried workers most of them had temporary job. The pu...

    Marie Blanquet, Emilie Labbe-Lobertreau, Catherine Sass, Dominique Berger and Laurent Gerbaud

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:142

    Published on: 8 August 2017

  10. Research

    Factors contributing to regional inequalities in acute respiratory infections symptoms among under-five children in Nigeria: a decomposition analysis

    Acute respiratory infections (ARI) are major causes of morbidity and mortality in many low-income countries. Although factors associated with ARI symptoms in children under 5 years of age have been identified;...

    Oluwafunmilade A. Adesanya, Amadou Darboe, Bomar Mendez Rojas, Deji Emmanuel Abiodun and Idrissa Beogo

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:140

    Published on: 7 August 2017

  11. Research

    Is the medical financial assistance program an effective supplement to social health insurance for low-income households in China? A cross-sectional study

    China uses both social health insurance (SHI) programs and a medical financial assistance (MFA) program to protect the poor from illness-induced financial risks. The MFA provides a dual benefit package targeti...

    Kai Liu, Jing Yang and Chunling Lu

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:138

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  12. Research

    What is the gap in activity and participation between people with disability and the general population in Taiwan?

    In 2010, the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 (WHODAS 2.0) was developed, based on the concept of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). The I...

    Tzu-Ying Chiu, Chia-Feng Yen, Reuben Escorpizo, Wen-Chou Chi, Tsan-Hon Liou, Hua-Fang Liao, Cheng-Hsiu Chou and Wen-Hui Fang

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:136

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  13. Research

    More than a virus: a qualitative study of the social implications of hepatitis B infection in China

    China has the largest absolute number of people living with hepatitis B with up to 300,000 people estimated to die each year from hepatitis B related diseases. Despite advances in immunisation, clinical manage...

    J. Wallace, M. Pitts, C. Liu, V. Lin, B. Hajarizadeh, J. Richmond and S. Locarnini

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:137

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  14. Research

    Obesity in Scotland: a persistent inequality

    Obesity is a health problem in its own right and a risk factor for other conditions such as cardiovascular disease. The prevalence of overweight and obesity increased in Scotland between 1995 and 2008 with soc...

    Elaine Tod, Catherine Bromley, Andrew D. Millard, Allan Boyd, Phil Mackie and Gerry McCartney

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:135

    Published on: 27 July 2017

  15. Research

    A population-based study of homicide deaths in Ontario, Canada using linked death records

    Homicide – a lethal expression of violence – has garnered little attention from public health researchers and health policy makers, despite the fact that homicides are a cause of preventable and premature deat...

    James Lachaud, Peter D. Donnelly, David Henry, Kathy Kornas, Andrew Calzavara, Catherine Bornbaum and Laura Rosella

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:133

    Published on: 24 July 2017

  16. Research

    A qualitative study on the intersectional social determinants for indigenous people who become infected with HIV in their youth

    Indigenous young people are currently highly overrepresented in the HIV epidemic in Canada, especially in the Prairie Provinces, such as Manitoba. Understanding HIV-vulnerability in Indigenous peoples must beg...

    Roberta L. Woodgate, Melanie Zurba, Pauline Tennent, Carla Cochrane, Mike Payne and Javier Mignone

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:132

    Published on: 21 July 2017

  17. Research

    Supporting and retaining Village Health Teams: an assessment of a community health worker program in two Ugandan districts

    Uganda’s national community health worker program involves volunteer Village Health Teams (VHTs) delivering basic health services and education. Evidence demonstrates their positive impact on health outcomes, ...

    Daniel C. Mays, Edward J. O’Neil Jr, Edison A. Mworozi, Benjamin J. Lough, Zachary J. Tabb, Ashlyn E. Whitlock, Edward M. Mutimba and Zohray M. Talib

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:129

    Published on: 20 July 2017

  18. Research

    The rise and fall of dental therapy in Canada: a policy analysis and assessment of equity of access to oral health care for Inuit and First Nations communities

    Inequality between most Canadians and those from Inuit and First Nations communities, in terms of both access to oral health care services and related health outcomes, has been a long-standing problem. Efforts...

    Victoria Leck and Glen E. Randall

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:131

    Published on: 20 July 2017

  19. Research

    Decomposing the causes of socioeconomic-related health inequality among urban and rural populations in China: a new decomposition approach

    In recent decades, China has experienced tremendous economic growth and also witnessed growing socioeconomic-related health inequality. The study aims to explore the potential causes of socioeconomic-related h...

    Jiaoli Cai, Peter C. Coyte and Hongzhong Zhao

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:128

    Published on: 18 July 2017

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