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  1. Failures in care for people with learning disabilities have been repeatedly highlighted and remain an international issue, exemplified by a disparity in premature death due to poor quality and unsafe care. Thi...

    Authors: Lauren Ramsey, Abigail Albutt, Kayley Perfetto, Naomi Quinton, John Baker, Gemma Louch and Jane O’Hara

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:13

    Content type: Research

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  2. The principle of equity is fundamental to many current debates about social issues and plays an important role in community and individual health. Traditional research has focused on singular dimensions of equ...

    Authors: Thomas J. Stopka, Wenhui Feng, Laura Corlin, Erin King, Jayanthi Mistry, Wendy Mansfield, Ying Wang, Peter Levine and Jennifer D. Allen

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:12

    Content type: Research

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  3. Access to healthcare is restricted for newly arriving asylum seekers and refugees (ASR) in many receiving countries, which may lead to inequalities in health. In Germany, regular access and full entitlement to...

    Authors: Judith Wenner, Louise Biddle, Nora Gottlieb and Kayvan Bozorgmehr

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:11

    Content type: Research

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  4. There is growing evidence that government health information related to COVID-19 has failed to adequately reach culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) populations in Australia. Refugees are a unique sub-...

    Authors: Sunita Joann Rebecca Healey, Nafiseh Ghafournia, Peter D Massey, Karinne Andrich, Joy Harrison, Kathryn Taylor and Katarzyna Bolsewicz

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:10

    Content type: Research

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  5. To provide experience for formulating prevention and control policies, this study analyzed the effectiveness of the Coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19) prevention and control policies, and evaluated health equi...

    Authors: Jun Jiao, Leiyu Shi, Yuyao Zhang, Haiqian Chen, Xiaohan Wang, Manfei Yang, Junyan Yang, Meiheng Liu and Gang Sun

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:9

    Content type: Research

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  6. Several studies have shown the beneficial effects of tobacco fiscal policy, but distributional effects have been less examined, especially at the subnational level. The objective of this study is to analyse th...

    Authors: Belen Saenz-de-Miera, Daphne C. Wu, Beverly M. Essue, Norman Maldonado, Prabhat Jha and Luz Myriam Reynales-Shigematsu

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:8

    Content type: Research

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  7. Continuum of Maternal Health Care Services (CMHS) has garnered attention in recent times and reducing socio-economic disparity and geographical variations in its utilisation becomes crucial from an egalitarian...

    Authors: Sumirtha Gandhi, Umakant Dash and M. Suresh Babu

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:7

    Content type: Research

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  8. Children with low socioeconomic status (SES) have an increased risk of a suboptimal start in life with ensuing higher healthcare costs. This study aims to investigate the effects of individual- (monthly househ...

    Authors: Marije van der Hulst, Suzanne Polinder, Rianne Kok, Peter Prinzie, Marijke W. de Groot, Alex Burdorf and Loes C. M. Bertens

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:5

    Content type: Research

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  9. Physical intimate partner violence (IPV) risk looms large for younger women in Bangladesh. We are, however, yet to know the association between their intersectional social locations and IPV across communities....

    Authors: Laila Rahman, Janice Du Mont, Patricia O’Campo and Gillian Einstein

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:4

    Content type: Research

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  10. An Aboriginal-developed empowerment and social and emotional wellbeing program, known as Family Wellbeing (FWB), has been found to strengthen the protective factors that help Indigenous Australians to deal wit...

    Authors: Nirukshi Perera, Komla Tsey, Marion Heyeres, Mary Whiteside, Leslie Baird, Janya McCalman, Yvonne Cadet-James, Bianca Calabria, Michael Hamilton, Li Yan, Ines Zuchowski, Kearrin Sims and Hyacinth Udah

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:2

    Content type: Research

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  11. Gender discrimination (GD) has been frequently linked to mental health. The heterogeneity of how GD is defined has led to variation around the analysis of GD. This might affect the study of the association bet...

    Authors: Laura de la Torre-Pérez, Alba Oliver-Parra, Xavier Torres and Maria Jesús Bertran

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:1

    Content type: Research

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  12. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Kathleen A. Culhane-Pera, Shannon L. Pergament, Maiyia Y. Kasouaher, Andrew M. Pattock, Naima Dhore, Cindy N. Kaigama, Marcela Alison, Michael Scandrett, Mai See Thao and David J. Satin

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:264

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:226

  13. Kangaroo mother care (KMC) can substantially enhance overall survival of low birthweight babies. In a large randomized controlled trial, we recently showed that supporting mothers to provide community initiate...

    Authors: Tarun Shankar Choudhary, Sarmila Mazumder, Øystein Ariansen Haaland, Sunita Taneja, Rajiv Bahl, Jose Martines, Maharaj Kishan Bhan, Kjell Arne Johansson, Halvor Sommerfelt, Nita Bhandari and Ole F Norheim

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:263

    Content type: Research

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  14. Gout is a painful chronic disease which disrupts work and family life and can lead to chronic joint damage. Pacific people in Aotearoa/New Zealand experience significant inequities, with over three times the g...

    Authors: Malakai Ofanoa, Samuela Malakai Ofanoa, Maryann Heather, Siobhan Tu’akoi, Hinamaha Lutui, Nicola Dalbeth, Corina Grey, Bert van der Werf and Felicity Goodyear-Smith

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:262

    Content type: Study protocol

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  15. The experience of loneliness can have drastic consequences for health and quality of life. Given that loneliness is highly prevalent in persons with physical disabilities and that loneliness more profoundly af...

    Authors: Hannah Tough, Mirja Gross-Hemmi, Inge Eriks-Hoogland and Christine Fekete

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:261

    Content type: Research

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  16. Because breastfeeding offers short- and long- term health benefits to mothers and children, breastfeeding promotion and support is a public health priority. Evidence shows that SARS-CoV-2 is not likely to be t...

    Authors: M. Vilar-Compte, P. Gaitán-Rossi, E. C. Rhodes, V. Cruz-Villalba and R. Pérez-Escamilla

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:260

    Content type: Research

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  17. To improve health outcomes to their maximum level, defining indices to measure healthcare quality and accessibility is crucial. In this study, we implemented the novel Quality of Care Index (QCI) to estimate t...

    Authors: Javad Khanali, Mohammad-Reza Malekpour, Mohammadreza Azangou-Khyavy, Sahar Saeedi Moghaddam, Negar Rezaei, Ali-Asghar Kolahi, Mohsen Abbasi-Kangevari, Esmaeil Mohammadi, Nazila Rezaei, Moein Yoosefi, Mohammad Keykhaei, Yosef Farzi, Fateme Gorgani, Bagher Larijani and Farshad Farzadfar

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:259

    Content type: Research

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  18. Belgium was one of the countries that was struck hard by COVID-19. Initially, the belief was that we were ‘all in it together’. Emerging evidence showed however that deprived socioeconomic groups suffered disp...

    Authors: Sylvie Gadeyne, Lucia Rodriguez-Loureiro, Johan Surkyn, Wanda Van Hemelrijck, Wilma Nusselder, Patrick Lusyne and Katrien Vanthomme

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:258

    Content type: Research

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  19. Comorbidities increase the risk of death for patients with COVID-19, however, little is known about how it affects the prognosis of migrants who contract the virus. Therefore, this article aims to determine wh...

    Authors: Oscar A. Martínez-Martínez, Karla A. Valenzuela-Moreno and Brenda Coutiño

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:257

    Content type: Research

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  20. In 2018 and 2019, paediatric vision screening was implemented in Cluj County, Romania, where universal paediatric vision screening does not yet exist. We report on the preparation and the first year of impleme...

    Authors: Jan Kik, Mandy Nordmann, Simona Cainap, Mihai Mara, Daniela Rajka, Monica Ghițiu, Alin Vladescu, Frea Sloot, Anna Horwood, Maria Fronius, Cristina Vladutiu and Huibert Jan Simonsz

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:256

    Content type: Research

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  21. Difficulties accessing health care services can result in delaying in seeking and obtaining treatment. Although these difficulties are disproportionately experienced among vulnerable groups, we know very littl...

    Authors: Josephine Etowa, Yujiro Sano, Ilene Hyman, Charles Dabone, Ikenna Mbagwu, Bishwajit Ghose, Muna Osman and Hindia Mohamoud

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:255

    Content type: Research

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  22. Air quality is monitored at a local level in the UK as part of the Local Air Quality Management (LAQM) system. If air quality objectives within an area are not achieved an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) is...

    Authors: Tanith C. Rose, Konstantinos Daras, Jane Cloke, Sarah Rodgers, Paul Farrell, Saiqa Ahmed and Benjamin Barr

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:254

    Content type: Research

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  23. Measuring and improving equitable access to care is a necessity to achieve universal health coverage. Pre-pandemic estimates showed that most conflict-affected and fragile situations were off-track to meet the...

    Authors: Marwa Ramadan, Hannah Tappis, Manuela Villar Uribe and William Brieger

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:253

    Content type: Research

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  24. Due to societal changes and changes in the availability of health promoting factors, explanatory factors of socioeconomic inequalities in health (SIH) may change with time. We investigate differences in the re...

    Authors: Silvia S. Klokgieters, Almar A. L. Kok, Marjolein Visser, Marjolein I. Broese van Groenou and Martijn Huisman

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:252

    Content type: Research

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  25. Social-economic factors have an important role in shaping inequality in congenital heart diseases. The current study aimed to assess and decompose the socio-economic inequality in Congenital Heart Diseases (CH...

    Authors: Mostafa Amini-Rarani, Sajad Vahedi, Maryam Borjali and Mehdi Nosratabadi

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:251

    Content type: Research

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  26. Migrants account for a large part of China’s population. Many policies and inventions have been taken to improve access to public health services and the health of migrants. China’s Basic Public Health Service...

    Authors: Jun Wang, Jingmin Zhu, Xueyao Wang, Yue Che, Yang Bai and Jue Liu

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:250

    Content type: Research

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  27. Reducing health inequalities in the UK has been a policy priority for over 20 years, yet, despite efforts to create a more equal society, progress has been limited. Furthermore, some inequalities have widened ...

    Authors: L. J. Thomson, R. Gordon-Nesbitt, E. Elsden and H. J. Chatterjee

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:249

    Content type: Research

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  28. Preliminary evidence from the COVID-19 pandemic shows the presence of health disparities, especially in terms of morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to systematically review the evidence on the associati...

    Authors: Ahmad Khanijahani, Shabnam Iezadi, Kamal Gholipour, Saber Azami-Aghdash and Deniz Naghibi

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:248

    Content type: Review

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  29. There has been little research on the impact of the 2014-2015 West African Ebola crisis on people with disabilities. This paper outlines the way in which the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Liberia in 20...

    Authors: Maria Kett, Ellie Cole, Lucila Beato, Mark Carew, Richard Ngafuan, Sekkoh Konneh and Tim Colbourn

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:247

    Content type: Research

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  30. Many programs are undertaken to facilitate the empowerment of vulnerable populations across the world. However, an overview of appropriate empowerment measurements to evaluate such initiatives remains incomple...

    Authors: Sandy Campbell, Jianxia Zhai, Jing-Yu Tan, Mursal Azami, Kym Cunningham and Sue Kruske

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:246

    Content type: Systematic review

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  31. Extending Universal Health Coverage (UHC) requires identifying and addressing unmet healthcare need and its causes to improve access to essential health services. Unmet need is a useful monitoring indicator to...

    Authors: Vuthiphan Vongmongkol, Shaheda Viriyathorn, Yaowaluk Wanwong, Waritta Wangbanjongkun and Viroj Tangcharoensathien

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:244

    Content type: Research

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  32. Care services in industrialized nations are increasingly moving towards individualized funding models, which aim to increase individuals’ flexibility, choice and control over their services and supports. Recen...

    Authors: Sophie Yates, Gemma Carey, Jen Hargrave, Eleanor Malbon and Celia Green

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:243

    Content type: Research

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  33. Low socioeconomic status (SES) groups have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We aimed to examine COVID-19 vaccination rate by neighborhood SES and ethnicity in Israel, a country which ...

    Authors: Mor Saban, Vicki Myers, Shani Ben-Shetrit and Rachel Wilf-Miron

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:242

    Content type: Research

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  34. Income inequality is one of the important reflections of the unbalanced development of the world economy and can have adverse effects on physical and mental health.

    Authors: Yuanyuan He, Lulin Zhou, Junshan Li and Jun Wu

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:241

    Content type: Research

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  35. Co-design as a participatory method aims to improve health service design and implementation. It is being used more frequently by researchers and practitioners in various health and social care settings. Co-de...

    Authors: Ashfaq Chauhan, Jessica Leefe, Éidín Ní Shé and Reema Harrison

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:240

    Content type: Commentary

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  36. For many low and middle-income countries poor quality health care is now responsible for a greater number of deaths than insufficient access to care. This has in turn raised concerns around the distribution of qu...

    Authors: Manon Haemmerli, Timothy Powell-Jackson, Catherine Goodman, Hasbullah Thabrany and Virginia Wiseman

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:239

    Content type: Research

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  37. Disparities in exposure to and density of tobacco advertising are well established; however, it is still unclear how e-cigarette and heated tobacco product (HTP) advertising vary by age, education, sex, gender...

    Authors: Graziele Grilo, Elizabeth Crespi and Joanna E. Cohen

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:238

    Content type: Research

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  38. We argue commercial sex workers have rights to healthcare and psychosocial support. While decriminalization is not legally enacted in most countries, we would suggest these workers rights include freedom from ...

    Authors: Simon D. Taylor-Robinson, Paulo A. De Souza Lopes, Jey Zdravkov and Rachel Harrison

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:237

    Content type: Commentary

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  39. Primary medical and health care facilities are the first lines of defense for the health of population. This study aims to evaluate the current state and trend of equity and coupling coordination degree (CCD) ...

    Authors: Weicun Ren, Clifford Silver Tarimo, Lei Sun, Zihan Mu, Qian Ma, Jian Wu and Yudong Miao

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:236

    Content type: Research

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  40. There is an increasing global concern of financing poor people who live in low- and middle-income countries. The burden of non-communicable diseases of these people is, by in large, connected to a lack of acce...

    Authors: Felix O. Iyalomhe, Paul O. Adekola and Giuseppe T. Cirella

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:235

    Content type: Research

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  41. Human trafficking is a serious global challenge associated with a complex array of health inequities for individuals, families, and communities. Consequently, in addition to a conventional criminal justice app...

    Authors: Christopher J. Wretman, Rebecca J. Macy, Amanda M. Stylianou, Anita S. Teekah, Elizabeth N. Ebright, Jeongsuk Kim, Jia Luo and Cynthia Fraga Rizo

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:234

    Content type: Study protocol

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  42. Black and minority ethnic women and those with social risk factors such as deprivation, refugee and asylum seeker status, homelessness, mental health issues and domestic violence are at a disproportionate risk...

    Authors: Hannah Rayment-Jones, James Harris, Angela Harden, Sergio A. Silverio, Cristina Fernandez Turienzo and Jane Sandall

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:233

    Content type: Research

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  43. Adolescent pregnancy in rural areas is a persistent health problem that has still not properly been understood. Studies with qualitative perspectives that address this phenomenon as a complex social process, w...

    Authors: Herlan Palacios-Perdomo and Naydú Acosta-Ramírez

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:232

    Content type: Research

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  44. Increasing evidence indicates that the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic had immediate health and social impact, disproportionately affecting certain socioeconomic groups. Assessing inequalities in risk of e...

    Authors: Ana Gama, Joana Alves, Daniela Costa, Pedro A. Laires, Patrícia Soares, Ana Rita Pedro, Marta Moniz, Luísa Solinho, Carla Nunes and Sónia Dias

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:231

    Content type: Research

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  45. Numerous reports have demonstrated the disproportionate impact that COVID-19 has had on vulnerable populations. Our purpose is to describe our health care system’s response to this impact.

    Authors: Paul A. Pirraglia, Cristina Huebner Torres, Jessica Collins, Jane Garb, Marian Kent, Sarah Perez McAdoo, Yemisi Oloruntola-Coates, Jacob M. Smith and Abraham Thomas

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:230

    Content type: Commentary

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  46. Equity of healthcare spatial access is essential for the health outcomes of medical investments and the welfare of populations, and efficiency of medical resource allocation is important for obtaining a supply...

    Authors: Shaoyao Zhang, Xueqian Song and Jie Zhou

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:229

    Content type: Research

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  47. Community mobilization (CM) is recommended as a best practice intervention for low resource settings to reduce maternal mortality. Measurement of process outcomes are lacking and little is known about how CM i...

    Authors: Dana Beck, Philip T. Veliz, Michelle Munro-Kramer, Carol Boyd, Isaac Sakala, Nchimunya Chiboola and Jody Lori

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:228

    Content type: Research

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