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  1. People with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) face many psychosocial challenges throughout life, highlighting the need for programs and resources promoting psychosocial wellbeing. Indigenous peoples with ASD and/...

    Authors: Ian M. Shochet, Jayne A. Orr, Rachel L. Kelly, Astrid M. Wurfl, Beth R. Saggers and Suzanne B. Carrington

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:134

    Content type: Systematic review

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  2. China carried out a comprehensive drug price reform (CDPR) in 2017 to control the growing expense of drug effectively and reduce the financial burden of inpatients. However, early studies in pilot regions foun...

    Authors: Taoyu Lin, Zhaohui Wu, Menming Liu, Xiangwei Wu and Xinping Zhang

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:133

    Content type: Research

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  3. Tackling poverty requires reconsideration of quantitative factors related to “who” is poor and by “how much” and qualitative factors addressing “what poverty means in these individuals’ lives”. Greater underst...

    Authors: Viviane Helena de França, Celina Maria Modena and Ulisses Eugenio Cavalcanti Confalonieri

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:132

    Content type: Research

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  4. Disabled people are particularly exposed to the risks of COVID-19, as well as to the measures taken to address it, and their impact. The aim of the study was to examine the disability-inclusiveness of governme...

    Authors: Dikaios Sakellariou, Ana Paula Serrata Malfitano and Elena S. Rotarou

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:131

    Content type: Research

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  5. While economic inequalities have been a key focus of attention through the COVID 19 pandemic, gendered relations of power at every level have undermined health rights of women, girls and gender diverse individ...

    Authors: Jashodhara Dasgupta, Marta Schaaf, Sana Qais Contractor, Amanda Banda, Marisa Viana, Oksana Kashyntseva and Ana Lorena Ruano

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:130

    Content type: Commentary

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  6. Social networks (SN) have been proven to be instrumental for healthy aging and function as important safety nets, particular for older adults in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Despite the importance ...

    Authors: Julia Schröders, Fatwa Sari Tetra Dewi, Maria Nilsson, Mark Nichter and Miguel San Sebastian

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:128

    Content type: Research

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  7. Four Andean countries of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru introduced national health-focused conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs in the 2000s. This study probes whether policymakers in these countries...

    Authors: Mathieu J. P. Poirier

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:125

    Content type: Research

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  8. Brazil conducts many health surveys to provide estimates by national level, macro-regions, states, metropolitan regions and capitals. However, estimates for smaller areas are lacking due to their high cost. Th...

    Authors: Regina Tomie Ivata Bernal, Quéren Hapuque de Carvalho, Jill P. Pell, Alastair H. Leyland, Ruth Dundas, Mauricio Lima Barreto and Deborah Carvalho Malta

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:124

    Content type: Research

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  9. With the turn of the century, most countries in Latin America witnessed an increased concern with universalism and redistribution. In the health sector, this translated into a wide range of reforms to advance ...

    Authors: Pamela Bernales-Baksai

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:106

    Content type: Research

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  10. Understanding health financing reforms and means is key to evaluate how maternal health has improved. Problems related to health financing policies are contributing to inadequate quality of care and inequitabl...

    Authors: Juan Carlos Rivillas, Raúl Devia-Rodriguez and Marie-Gloriose Ingabire

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:98

    Content type: Research

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  11. Socioeconomic status is associated with cesarean section (CS). Maternal height, however, may be another related factor to CS. In Guatemala, a quarter of women between 15 and 49 years of age are shorter than 14...

    Authors: Evelyn Roldán, Laura M Grajeda and Wilton Pérez

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:95

    Content type: Research

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  12. The high fragmentation and decentralization in the provision of health care services that characterizes Argentina’s health system, as well as the economic and social inequalities, challenge the achievement of ...

    Authors: Alfredo Palacios, Natalia Espinola and Carlos Rojas-Roque

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:67

    Content type: Research

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  13. The ways of life in the Amazon are diverse and not widely known. In addition, social inequities, large geographic distances and inadequate health care network noticeably limit access to health services in rura...

    Authors: Luiza Garnelo, Rosana Cristina Pereira Parente, Maria Laura Rezende Puchiarelli, Priscilla Cabral Correia, Matheus Vasconcelos Torres and Fernando José Herkrath

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:54

    Content type: Research

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  14. Given the persistence of Indigenous health inequities across national contexts, many countries have adopted strategies to improve the health of Indigenous peoples. Governmental recognition of the unique health...

    Authors: Angeline Ferdinand, Michelle Lambert, Leny Trad, Leo Pedrana, Yin Paradies and Margaret Kelaher

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:47

    Content type: Research

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  15. By mid-May 2020, there were over 1.5 million cases of (SARS-CoV-2) or COVID-19 across the U.S. with new confirmed cases continuing to rise following the re-opening of most states. Prior studies have focused ma...

    Authors: Yelena Rozenfeld, Jennifer Beam, Haley Maier, Whitney Haggerson, Karen Boudreau, Jamie Carlson and Rhonda Medows

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:126

    Content type: Research

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  16. Respiratory health conditions appear to be more common among First Nations people versus non-First Nations people in Canada. However, the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and its asso...

    Authors: Justin Turner, Travis Holyk, Karen Bartlett, Benna Rathburn, Barbara Karlen, Francis Ervin, Jennifer Wilson and Pat G. Camp

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:123

    Content type: Study protocol

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  17. We studied the frequency of physician visits in the native and immigrant populations in Spain before and after implementation of a governmental measure to restrict the use of public healthcare services by undo...

    Authors: Lourdes Lostao, Elena Ronda, Cruz Pascual, Lucía Cea-Soriano, Almudena Moreno and Enrique Regidor

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:121

    Content type: Research

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  18. Yemen is suffering deadly airstrikes and heavy bombardment since March 2015 which has created one of the most severe humanitarian crises worldwide. In this miserable situation, several communicable diseases ha...

    Authors: Seyyed Meysam Mousavi and Mina Anjomshoa

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:120

    Content type: Commentary

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  19. Maternal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa remains high despite programmatic efforts to improve maternal health. In 2007, the Zambian Ministry of Health mandated facility-based maternal death review (MDR) progra...

    Authors: Jean-Bertin Bukasa Kabuya, Arthur Mataka, Gerald Chongo, Luc Kambale Kamavu, Priscilla N’gandu Chola, Christine Manyando, Vincent De Brouwere and Matthew M. Ippolito

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:119

    Content type: Research

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  20. Evidence to date indicates that patients from ethnic minority backgrounds may experience disparity in the quality and safety of health care they receive due to a range of socio-cultural factors. Although heigh...

    Authors: Ashfaq Chauhan, Merrilyn Walton, Elizabeth Manias, Ramesh Lahiru Walpola, Holly Seale, Monika Latanik, Desiree Leone, Stephen Mears and Reema Harrison

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:118

    Content type: Systematic review

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  21. Caesarean section (C-section) rates are often low among the poor and very high among the better-off in low- and middle-income countries. We examined to what extent these differences are explained by medical ne...

    Authors: Lisa van der Spek, Sterre Sanglier, Hillary M. Mabeya, Thomas van den Akker, Paul L. J. M. Mertens and Tanja A. J. Houweling

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:117

    Content type: Research

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  22. This paper addresses a critical concern in realizing sexual and reproductive health and rights through policies and programs – the relationship between power and accountability. We examine accountability strat...

    Authors: Gita Sen, Aditi Iyer, Sreeparna Chattopadhyay and Rajat Khosla

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:111

    Content type: Research

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  23. The People’s Health Movement (PHM) was formed in 2000 and drew inspiration from the Alma Ata Declaration on Primary Health Care’s ‘Health for All’ (1978). Since then PHM has been an active part of a global cou...

    Authors: Connie Musolino, Fran Baum, Toby Freeman, Ronald Labonté, Chiara Bodini and David Sanders

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:116

    Content type: Research

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  24. Ending the HIV epidemic requires that women living with HIV (WLWH) have access to structurally competent HIV-related and other health care. WLWH may not regularly engage in care due to inadequate quality; howe...

    Authors: Whitney S. Rice, Faith E. Fletcher, Busola Akingbade, Mary Kan, Samantha Whitfield, Shericia Ross, C. Ann Gakumo, Igho Ofotokun, Deborah J. Konkle-Parker, Mardge H. Cohen, Gina M. Wingood, Brian W. Pence, Adaora A. Adimora, Tonya N. Taylor, Tracey E. Wilson, Sheri D. Weiser…

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:115

    Content type: Research

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  25. Preliminary reports suggest that the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID− 19) pandemic has led to disproportionate morbidity and mortality among historically disadvantaged populations. We investigate the racial an...

    Authors: Aniruddh P. Patel, Manish D. Paranjpe, Nina P. Kathiresan, Manuel A. Rivas and Amit V. Khera

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:114

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  26. There is little verified information on the global health status of undocumented migrants (UMs). Our aim is to compare the prevalence of the main chronic diseases and of multimorbidity in undocumented migrants...

    Authors: Luis Andrés Gimeno-Feliu, Marta Pastor-Sanz, Beatriz Poblador-Plou, Amaia Calderón-Larrañaga, Esperanza Díaz and Alexandra Prados-Torres

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:113

    Content type: Research

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  27. The process of medical tariffs setting in Iran remains to be a contentious issue and is heavily criticized by many stakeholders. This paper explores the experience of setting health care services tariffs in th...

    Authors: Leila Doshmangir, Arash Rashidian, Farhad Kouhi and Vladimir Sergeevich Gordeev

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:112

    Content type: Research

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  28. Public primary health care and district health systems play important roles in expanding healthcare access and promoting equity. This study explored and described accountability for this mandate as perceived a...

    Authors: Fidele Kanyimbu Mukinda, Sara Van Belle and Helen Schneider

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:110

    Content type: Research

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  29. Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is the world’s most inequitable region in terms of wealth distribution. The full scale of social inequalities in health has been hidden by the lack of reliable data. This ...

    Authors: Michael Silva-Peñaherrera, María Lopez-Ruiz, Pamela Merino-Salazar, Antonio Ramón Gómez-García and Fernando G. Benavides

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:109

    Content type: Research

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  30. Community-based programs in rural low-and middle-income country settings are well-placed to conduct gender transformative activities that aid program sustainability and catalyse wider social change, such as re...

    Authors: M. Gupta, A. Rahman, N. C. Dutta, D. Nambiar, R. Ivers and J. Jagnoor

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:108

    Content type: Research

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  31. Indigenous people experience significant poor oral health outcomes and poorer access to oral health care in comparison to the general population. The integration of oral health care with primary health care ha...

    Authors: Richa Shrivastava, Yves Couturier, Felix Girard, Lucie Papineau and Elham Emami

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:107

    Content type: Research

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  32. Inequity in access to healthcare services is a constant concern. While advances in healthcare have progressed in the last several decades, thereby significantly improving the prevention and treatment of diseas...

    Authors: Mathew Sunil George, Rachel Davey, Itismita Mohanty and Penney Upton

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:105

    Content type: Research

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  33. The COVID-19 is disproportionally affecting the poor, minorities and a broad range of vulnerable populations, due to its inequitable spread in areas of dense population and limited mitigation capacity due to h...

    Authors: Efrat Shadmi, Yingyao Chen, Inês Dourado, Inbal Faran-Perach, John Furler, Peter Hangoma, Piya Hanvoravongchai, Claudia Obando, Varduhi Petrosyan, Krishna D. Rao, Ana Lorena Ruano, Leiyu Shi, Luis Eugenio de Souza, Sivan Spitzer-Shohat, Elizabeth Sturgiss, Rapeepong Suphanchaimat…

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:104

    Content type: Commentary

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  34. Māori men have stark health inequities around non-communicable diseases. This study describes the case of a partnership attempting to develop and implement a culturally centred intervention through a collabora...

    Authors: John Oetzel, Moana Rarere, Ray Wihapi, Carey Manuel and Jade Tapsell

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:103

    Content type: Research

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  35. Several studies have confirmed the existence of a significant positive relationship between income and health. Conventional regression techniques such as Ordinary Least Squares only help identify the effect of...

    Authors: Roselinde Kessels, Anne Hoornweg, Thi Kim Thanh Bui and Guido Erreygers

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:102

    Content type: Research

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  36. An intercultural society facilitates equitable and respectful interrelations. Knowing and understanding each other’s sociocultural and linguitic contexts is a prerequisite for an intercultural society. This st...

    Authors: Estefanía Bautista-Valarezo, Víctor Duque, Adriana Elizabeth Verdugo Sánchez, Viviana Dávalos-Batallas, Nele R. M. Michels, Kristin Hendrickx and Veronique Verhoeven

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:101

    Content type: Research

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  37. Continuum of care for maternal health services (CMHS) is a proven approach to improve health and safety for mothers and newborns. This study aims to explore the influence of China’s 2009 healthcare reform on i...

    Authors: Xiaojing Fan, Meghan Bruce Kumar, Zhongliang Zhou, Ching-Hung Lee, Duolao Wang, Haixia Liu, Shaonong Dang and Jianmin Gao

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:100

    Content type: Research

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  38. The Chinese government proposed the “XIAO BING BU CHU CUN, DA BING BU CHU XIAN” initiative in 2016, which states the rate of health care service provided by county hospitals should reach 90% of overall health ...

    Authors: Chi Shen, Zhongliang Zhou, Sha Lai, Li Lu, Wanyue Dong, Min Su, Jian Zhang, Xinyu Wang, Qiwei Deng, Yaru Chen and Xi Chen

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:99

    Content type: Research

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  39. Until recently, global public health initiatives have tended to overlook the ways that social factors shape adolescent health, and particularly how these dynamics affect the specific needs of adolescents in re...

    Authors: Nicola Jones, Kate Pincock, Sarah Baird, Workneh Yadete and Joan Hamory Hicks

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:97

    Content type: Research

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  40. The relationship between health and income is an essential part of human capital research. The majority of current analyses using classical regression models show that health has a significant impact on income...

    Authors: Mengxue Xie, Zhiyong Huang and Wenbin Zang

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:96

    Content type: Research

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  41. There are shortcomings in medical practitioners’ capacity to adapt to the particular needs of people experiencing circumstances of social vulnerability. Clinical traineeships create opportunities for the acqui...

    Authors: Julie Massé, Sophie Dupéré, Élisabeth Martin and Martine C. Lévesque

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:94

    Content type: Research

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  42. The purpose of this study is to report the clinical features and outcomes of Black/African American (AA) and Latino Hispanic patients with Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) hospitalized in an inter-city hosp...

    Authors: Alexis K. Okoh, Christoph Sossou, Neha S. Dangayach, Sherin Meledathu, Oluwakemi Phillips, Corinne Raczek, Michael Patti, Nathan Kang, Sameer A. Hirji, Charles Cathcart, Christian Engell, Marc Cohen, Sandhya Nagarakanti, Eliahu Bishburg and Harpreet S. Grewal

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:93

    Content type: Research

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  43. Mexico has the sixth-highest premature death rate from chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the world. From 1990 to 2017, the age-standardized CKD mortality rate jumped from 28.7 to 58.1 per 100,000 inhabitants, ma...

    Authors: Marcela Agudelo-Botero, María Cecilia González-Robledo, Hortensia Reyes-Morales, Liliana Giraldo-Rodríguez, Mario Rojas-Russell, Dolores Mino-León, Dayan Irene Ocampo-Morales and Rafael Valdez-Ortiz

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:90

    Content type: Research

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  44. Over the last decade, the expenditure on public medical and health has increased greatly in China, however, problems as low efficiency and unfairness still exist. How to accurately describe the effectiveness o...

    Authors: Ming Yi, Jiachao Peng, Lian Zhang and Yao Zhang

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:89

    Content type: Research

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  45. Due to the ongoing nationwide lockdown in Nepal, women and children face a greater risk of malnutrition and eventually leading to mortality and morbidity. To harness the progress made so far in improving the n...

    Authors: Bindu Panthi, Pratik Khanal, Minakshi Dahal, Sajana Maharjan and Sushil Nepal

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:87

    Content type: Commentary

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  46. Persons experiencing homelessness (PEH) face up to twelve times higher mortality rates compared to the general population. There is a need to develop, evaluate and implement novel interventions to minimise suc...

    Authors: Parbir Jagpal, Karen Saunders, Gunveer Plahe, Sean Russell, Nigel Barnes, Richard Lowrie and Vibhu Paudyal

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:86

    Content type: Research

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  47. Inequalities in health across social class, gender and regional context in Spain are well-known; however, there is a lack of research examining how these dimensions of inequality interact. This study explores ...

    Authors: Núria Pedrós Barnils, Eva Eurenius and Per E. Gustafsson

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:85

    Content type: Research

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