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  1. Research

    The psychological problems and related influential factors of left-behind adolescents (LBA) in Hunan, China: a cross sectional study

    Due to lack of companionship of parents, compared with non left behind children, left behind children (LBC) suffer from more psychological problems compared with children live with their parents. The aim of th...

    Ye Man, Lv Mengmeng, Li Lezhi, Mao Ting and Zhang Jingping

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:163

    Published on: 2 September 2017

  2. Review

    Conditional cash transfers and the creation of equal opportunities of health for children in low and middle-income countries: a literature review

    Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs) have been largely used in the world during the past decades, since they are known for enhancing children’s human development and promoting social inclusion for the most depriv...

    Rebeca Carmo de Souza Cruz, Leides Barroso Azevedo de Moura and Joaquim José Soares Neto

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:161

    Published on: 31 August 2017

  3. Systematic review

    The effect of socioeconomic disadvantage on prescription of guideline-recommended medications for patients with acute coronary syndrome: systematic review and meta-analysis

    There are varying data on whether socioeconomic status (SES) affects the treatment in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Our aim was to obtain a reliable estimate of the effect of SES on discharge pr...

    Karice K. Hyun, David Brieger, Mark Woodward, Sarah Richtering and Julie Redfern

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:162

    Published on: 31 August 2017

  4. Research

    Willingness to pay for National Health Insurance Fund among public servants in Juba City, South Sudan: a contingent evaluation

    This study assessed willingness to pay for National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) among public servants in Juba City. NHIF is the proposed health insurance scheme for South Sudan and aims at achieving universal...

    Robert Basaza, Paul Kon Alier, Peter Kirabira, David Ogubi and Richard Lino Loro Lako

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:158

    Published on: 30 August 2017

  5. Research

    Smoking and finances: baseline characteristics of low income daily smokers in the FISCALS cohort

    Financial stress is a barrier to successful smoking cessation and a key predictor of relapse. Little is known about the financial situation of low-income Australian daily smokers. This study aims to describe a...

    Kristy A. Martire, Philip Clare, Ryan J. Courtney, Billie Bonevski, Veronica Boland, Ron Borland, Christopher M. Doran, Michael Farrell, Wayne Hall, Jaimi M. Iredale, Mohammad Siahpush and Richard P. Mattick

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:157

    Published on: 30 August 2017

  6. Research

    Sex workers as peer health advocates: community empowerment and transformative learning through a Canadian pilot program

    Social marginalization and criminalization create health and safety risks for sex workers and reduce their access to health promotion and prevention services compared to the general population. Community empow...

    Cecilia Benoit, Lynne Belle-Isle, Michaela Smith, Rachel Phillips, Leah Shumka, Chris Atchison, Mikael Jansson, Charlotte Loppie and Jackson Flagg

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:160

    Published on: 30 August 2017

  7. Research

    Engaging and staying engaged: a phenomenological study of barriers to equitable access to mental healthcare for people with severe mental disorders in a rural African setting

    In low-and middle-income countries, integration of mental health into primary care is recommended to reduce the treatment gap. In this study we explored barriers to initial and ongoing engagement of people wit...

    Maji Hailemariam, Abebaw Fekadu, Martin Prince and Charlotte Hanlon

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:156

    Published on: 29 August 2017

  8. Research

    A study on the equality and benefit of China’s national health care system

    This study is designed to evaluate whether the benefit which the residents received from the national health care system is equal in China. The perceived equality and benefit are used to measure the personal s...

    Shaoguo Zhai, Pei Wang, Quanfang Dong, Xing Ren, Jiaoli Cai and Peter C. Coyte

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:155

    Published on: 29 August 2017

  9. Research

    Access to medicines and diagnostic tests integral in the management of diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular diseases in Uganda: insights from the ACCODAD study

    Despite the burgeoning burden of diabetes mellitus (DM) and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in low and middle income countries (LMIC), access to affordable essential medicines and diagnostic tests for DM and CVD...

    Davis Kibirige, David Atuhe, Leaticia Kampiire, Daniel Ssekikubo Kiggundu, Pamela Donggo, Juliet Nabbaale, Raymond Mbayo Mwebaze, Robert Kalyesubula and William Lumu

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:154

    Published on: 24 August 2017

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

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