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  1. This study describes an interdiscursive evidence-based priority setting process with pregnant and parenting adolescents and their services providers.

    Authors: Anna Dion, Aime Klevor, Amy Nakajima and Neil Andersson

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:118

    Content type: Research

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  2. Access to healthcare services has major implications for vulnerable populations’ health. Socio-cultural and gender characteristics shape the utilization and access of healthcare services among ethnic minoritie...

    Authors: Haneen Shibli, Limor Aharonson-Daniel and Paula Feder-Bubis

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:117

    Content type: Research

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  3. Countries are working hard to improve access to healthcare through Universal Healthcare Coverage. To genuinely address the problems of healthcare access, we need to recognize all the dimensions and complexitie...

    Authors: Anthony Cu, Sofia Meister, Bertrand Lefebvre and Valéry Ridde

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:116

    Content type: Review

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  4. Suboptimal breastfeeding rates in South Africa have been attributed to the relatively easy access that women and families have had to infant formula, in part as a result of programs to prevent maternal-to-chil...

    Authors: Debbie Vitalis, Mireya Vilar-Compte, Kate Nyhan and Rafael Pérez-Escamilla

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:114

    Content type: Systematic review

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  5. Several middle and upper income countries carry out household surveys that seek to trace the profile of access and use of health services. Probably one of the most ambitious examples is Brazil, with its Nation...

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

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:113

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  6. The World Health Organisation framed responsiveness, fair financing and equity as intrinsic goals of health systems. However, of the three, responsiveness received significantly less attention. Responsiveness ...

    Authors: Gadija Khan, Nancy Kagwanja, Eleanor Whyle, Lucy Gilson, Sassy Molyneux, Nikki Schaay, Benjamin Tsofa, Edwine Barasa and Jill Olivier

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:112

    Content type: Review

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  7. Socio-economic inequities can strongly influence suboptimal infant feeding outcomes. Factors such as lack of knowledge about breastfeeding, low family income, low educational attainment, social and economic st...

    Authors: Wen Shu, Menglong Li, Nubiya Amaerjiang, Xin Fan, Shunna Lin, Sofia Segura-Pérez, Rafael Pérez-Escamilla and Yifei Hu

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:111

    Content type: Study protocol

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  8. Breastfeeding can be affected by maternal employment. This is important considering that in 2019, 47.1% of women globally participated in the labor force. The aim of this study was to review workplace interven...

    Authors: Mireya Vilar-Compte, Sonia Hernández-Cordero, Mónica Ancira-Moreno, Soraya Burrola-Méndez, Isabel Ferre-Eguiluz, Isabel Omaña and Cecilia Pérez Navarro

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:110

    Content type: Systematic review

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  9. As under-5 mortality rates declined all over the world, the relative distribution of under-5 deaths during different periods of life changed. To provide information for policymakers to plan for multi-layer hea...

    Authors: Zhihui Li, Omar Karlsson, Rockli Kim and S. V. Subramanian

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:109

    Content type: Research

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  10. We assessed the prevalence and trends in racial discrimination among African Canadian adolescents in British Columbia. The association between racial discrimination and self-rated health, access to mental heal...

    Authors: Helen U. Okoye and Elizabeth Saewyc

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:108

    Content type: Research

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  11. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has significantly impacted the global economy, by forcing people to stay indoors and creating a ‘new normal’ of living. Rwanda has made notable efforts to fight the pandemic....

    Authors: Emery Manirambona, Theogene Uwizeyimana, Emmanuel Uwiringiyimana and Henna Reddy

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:107

    Content type: Commentary

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  12. Partial- or full-lockdowns, among other interventions during the COVID-19 pandemic, may disproportionally affect people (their behaviors and health outcomes) with lower socioeconomic status (SES). This study e...

    Authors: Peng Nie, Lanlin Ding, Zhuo Chen, Shiyong Liu, Qi Zhang, Zumin Shi, Lu Wang, Hong Xue, Gordon G. Liu and Youfa Wang

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:106

    Content type: Research

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  13. Inequalities in healthcare utilization exist across ethnic groups; however, the contributions of health-related knowledge and psychosocial factors to these inequalities remain unclear. We examined associations...

    Authors: Shira Sagie, Wasef Na’amnih, Juda Frej, Gershon Alpert and Khitam Muhsen

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:105

    Content type: Research

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  14. The rising prevalence of type 2 diabetes results in a worldwide public healthcare crisis, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) with unprepared and overburdened health systems mainly focused o...

    Authors: Christine Cécile Leyns, Niek Couvreur, Sara Willems and Ann Van Hecke

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:104

    Content type: Research

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  15. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people do not enjoy equal access to specialist health services that adequately meet their needs. Clinical genetics services are at the vanguard of realising the health ben...

    Authors: Philippa Dalach, Ravi Savarirayan, Gareth Baynam, Julie McGaughran, Emma Kowal, Libby Massey, Misty Jenkins, Yin Paradies and Margaret Kelaher

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:103

    Content type: Research

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  16. Antenatal care (ANC) is an essential intervention associated with a reduction of maternal and new-born morbidity and mortality. However, evidence suggested substantial inequalities in maternal and child health...

    Authors: Luisa Arroyave, Ghada E. Saad, Cesar G. Victora and Aluisio J. D. Barros

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:102

    Content type: Research

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  17. Rapid urbanization increases competition for scarce urban resources and underlines the need for policies that promote equitable access to resources. This study examined equity and social inclusion of urban dev...

    Authors: Obinna Onwujekwe, Chinyere Ojiugo Mbachu, Chukwuedozie Ajaero, Benjamin Uzochukwu, Prince Agwu, Juliana Onuh, Charles Tochukwu Orjiakor, Aloysius Odii and Tolib Mirzoev

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:101

    Content type: Review

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  18. Measurement of patients’ healthcare experiences is increasingly used as an indicator of quality of care, but there are concerns that existing measures omit information that is meaningful to patients and that r...

    Authors: Monica Green, Joan Cunningham, Kate Anderson, Kalinda Griffiths and Gail Garvey

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:100

    Content type: Research

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  19. Health social enterprises are experimenting with community health worker (CHW) models that allow for various income-generating opportunities to motivate and incentivize CHWs. Although evidence shows that impro...

    Authors: Kevin McKague, Sarah Harrison and Jenipher Musoke

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:98

    Content type: Research

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

    Authors: Melissa Perri, Amy Craig-Neil, Mark Gaspar, Charlotte Hunter, Claire Kendall, Ower Alexander and Andrew D. Pinto

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:97

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:36

  21. Providing an enabling environment for breastfeeding is hampered by the inequitable implementation of paid maternity leave, primarily due to perceived or actual financial costs. To estimate the real cost of pai...

    Authors: Adiatma Y. M. Siregar, Pipit Pitriyan, Donny Hardiawan, Paul Zambrano and Roger Mathisen

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:95

    Content type: Research

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  22. Latin America, with its culturally and ethnically diverse populations, its burgeoning economies, high levels of violence, growing political instability, and its striking levels of inequality, is a region that ...

    Authors: Ana Lorena Ruano, Daniela Rodríguez, Pablo Gaitán Rossi and Daniel Maceira

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:94

    Content type: Editorial

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  23. Primary Health Care (PHC) is the entry point to accessing health services in many countries. Having a high proportion of the population enrolled with a PHC provider is key to ensuring PHC fulfils this role and...

    Authors: Maite Irurzun-Lopez, Mona Jeffreys and Jacqueline Cumming

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:93

    Content type: Research

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  24. The United Kingdom has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in Europe, with the initiation and continuation of breastfeeding shown to be closely related to the mothers’ age, ethnicity and social class. Whilst...

    Authors: Erica Jane Cook, Faye Powell, Nasreen Ali, Catrin Penn-Jones, Bertha Ochieng and Gurch Randhawa

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:92

    Content type: Research

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  25. COVID-19 has an inevitable burden on public health, potentially widening the gender gap in healthcare and the economy. We aimed to assess gender-based desparities during COVID-19 in Jordan in terms of health i...

    Authors: Mohammad Abufaraj, Zaid Eyadat, Mohammed Qussay Al-sabbagh, Abdullah Nimer, Immanuel Azaad Moonesar, Lin Yang, Walid Al Khatib and Ra’eda Al-Qutob

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:91

    Content type: Research

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  26. This study aims to assess the COVID-19 response preparedness of the Mozambican health system by 1) determining the location of oxygen-ready public health facilities, 2) estimating the oxygen treatment capacity...

    Authors: Langan Denhard, Parisa Kaviany, Sérgio Chicumbe, Cláudio Muianga, Guitunga Laisse, Kyle Aune and Ashley Sheffel

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:90

    Content type: Research

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  27. Parents of children following traumatic medical events (TMEs) are known to be at high risk for developing severe post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTSS). Findings on the negative impact of TMEs on parents’ PTSS ...

    Authors: Sewar Hussein, Yaara Sadeh, Rachel Dekel, Efrat Shadmi, Amichai Brezner, Jana Landa and Tamar Silberg

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:89

    Content type: Research

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  28. Nearly 90,000 under-five children die from diarrhoea annually in Nigeria. Over 90% of the deaths can be prevented with oral rehydration salt (ORS) and zinc treatment but coverage nationally was less than 34% f...

    Authors: Tiwadayo Braimoh, Isaac Danat, Mohammed Abubakar, Obinna Ajeroh, Melinda Stanley, Owens Wiwa, Marta Rose Prescott and Felix Lam

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:88

    Content type: Research

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  29. Sex and gender have been shown to influence health literacy, health seeking behaviour, and health outcomes. However, research examining the links between gender and health has mainly focused on women’s health,...

    Authors: Thierry Beia, Karina Kielmann and Karin Diaconu

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:87

    Content type: Review

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  30. Our research summarized policy disparities in response to the first wave of COVID-19 between China and Germany. We look forward to providing policy experience for other countries still in severe epidemics.

    Authors: Yuyao Zhang, Leiyu Shi, Haiqian Chen, Xiaohan Wang and Gang Sun

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:86

    Content type: Research

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  31. Estimates of catastrophic health expenditure (CHE) are counterintuitive to researchers, policy makers, and developmental partners due to data and methodological limitation. While inferences drawn from use of c...

    Authors: Sanjay K. Mohanty and Laxmi Kant Dwivedi

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:85

    Content type: Research

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  32. In Spain, homeless individuals have lower perceived quality of health than the rest of the population and their life expectancy is 30 years lower than the national average. While the Spanish health system prov...

    Authors: Andrés Cernadas and Ángela Fernández

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:84

    Content type: Research

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  33. There are inequalities in breastfeeding initiation and continuation rates, whereby socio-economically disadvantaged mothers are least likely to breastfeed. Breastfeeding peer support (BPS) interventions are re...

    Authors: Louise Hunt, Gill Thomson, Karen Whittaker and Fiona Dykes

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:83

    Content type: Research

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  34. Despite there is growing evidence focusing on health inequalities in China, socioeconomic inequalities in cognitive impairment among older adults have received little attention. This study aims to measure soci...

    Authors: Qingwen Deng and Wenbin Liu

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:82

    Content type: Research

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  35. The advent of highly tolerable and efficacious direct-acting antiviral (DAA) medications has transformed the hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment landscape. Yet, people who inject drugs (PWID) – a population with...

    Authors: Trevor Goodyear, Helen Brown, Annette J. Browne, Peter Hoong, Lianping Ti and Rod Knight

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:81

    Content type: Research

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  36. Variation in health care delivery among regions and hospitals has been observed worldwide and reported to have resulted in health inequalities. Regional variation of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) wa...

    Authors: Yunfei Li, Akira Babazono, Aziz Jamal, Takako Fujita, Shinichiro Yoshida and Sung-A Kim

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:80

    Content type: Research

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  37. The Great Recession, starting in 2008, was characterized by an overall reduction in living standards. This pushed several governments across Europe to restrict expenditures, also in the area of healthcare. The...

    Authors: Lore Torfs, Stef Adriaenssens, Susan Lagaert and Sara Willems

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:79

    Content type: Research

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  38. The importance of community involvement in the response against disease outbreaks has been well established. However, we lack insights into local communities’ experiences in coping with the current COVID-19 pa...

    Authors: Jef Vanhamel, Marie Meudec, Ella Van Landeghem, Maya Ronse, Charlotte Gryseels, Thijs Reyniers, Anke Rotsaert, Charles Ddungu, Lazare Manirankunda, Deogratias Katsuva, Koen Peeters Grietens and Christiana Nöstlinger

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:78

    Content type: Research

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  39. Global response to COVID-19 pandemic has inadvertently undermined the achievement of existing public health priorities and laregely overlooked local context. Recent evidence suggests that this will cause addit...

    Authors: Tanvir Ahmed, Ahmed Ehsanur Rahman, Taiwo Gboluwaga Amole, Hadiza Galadanci, Mushi Matjila, Priya Soma-Pillay, Bronwen M. Gillespie, Shams El Arifeen and Dilly O. C. Anumba

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:77

    Content type: Commentary

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  40. Social support services such as day care centres are important in post-diagnostic dementia care to enable people living with dementia stay at home for longer. Little research has addressed potential inequaliti...

    Authors: Clarissa Giebel, Kerry Hanna, Hilary Tetlow, Kym Ward, Justine Shenton, Jacqueline Cannon, Sarah Butchard, Aravind Komuravelli, Anna Gaughan, Ruth Eley, Carol Rogers, Manoj Rajagopal, Stan Limbert, Steve Callaghan, Rosie Whittington, Lisa Shaw…

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:76

    Content type: Research

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  41. In Canada, there is longstanding evidence of health inequities for racialized groups. The purpose of this study is to understand the effect of current health care policies and practices on racial/ethnic groups...

    Authors: Deb Finn Mahabir, Patricia O’Campo, Aisha Lofters, Ketan Shankardass, Christina Salmon and Carles Muntaner

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:74

    Content type: Research

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  42. In the U.S., strong ethnic/racial, socioeconomic, demographic, and geographic breastfeeding (BF) inequities persist, and African American and Hispanic women are less likely to meet their breastfeeding goals co...

    Authors: Sofia Segura-Pérez, Amber Hromi-Fiedler, Misikir Adnew, Kate Nyhan and Rafael Pérez-Escamilla

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:72

    Content type: Systematic review

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  43. In Canada, 91% of all mothers initiate breastfeeding, but 40–50% stop by 6 months and only 34% breastfeed exclusively for 6 months, with lower rates among socially and/or economically vulnerable women. The Can...

    Authors: Jane Francis, Alison Mildon, Stacia Stewart, Bronwyn Underhill, Samantha Ismail, Erica Di Ruggiero, Valerie Tarasuk, Daniel W. Sellen and Deborah L. O’Connor

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:71

    Content type: Research

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  44. Given the heightened rhetorical prominence the World Health Organization has afforded to equity in the past half-century, it is important to better understand how equity has been referred to and its conceptual...

    Authors: Michelle M. Amri, Geneviève Jessiman-Perreault, Arjumand Siddiqi, Patricia O’Campo, Theresa Enright and Erica Di Ruggiero

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:70

    Content type: Review

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  45. While the terms ‘sex’ and ‘gender’ represent distinct concepts, their influence may intersect as important determinants of health. Despite their influence in shaping individual health outcomes, there is often ...

    Authors: Allison Williams, Joonsoo Sean Lyeo, Sophie Geffros and Alexander Mouriopoulos

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:69

    Content type: Review

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