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  1. Research

    Measuring inequalities in the distribution of the Fiji Health Workforce

    Despite the centrality of health personnel to the health of the population, the planning, production and management of human resources for health remains underdeveloped in many low- and middle-income countries...

    Virginia Wiseman, Mylene Lagarde, Neha Batura, Sophia Lin, Wayne Irava and Graham Roberts

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:115

    Published on: 30 June 2017

  2. Research

    Chronic disease self-management education courses: utilization by low-income, middle-aged participants

    Individuals living in lower-income areas face an increased prevalence of chronic disease and, oftentimes, greater barriers to optimal self-management. Disparities in disease management are seen across the life...

    Lindsey N. Horrell, Shawn M. Kneipp, SangNam Ahn, Samuel D. Towne Jr, Chivon A. Mingo, Marcia G. Ory and Matthew Lee Smith

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:114

    Published on: 27 June 2017

  3. Research

    Prevalence of malnutrition and associated factors in children aged 6–59 months among rural dwellers of damot gale district, south Ethiopia: community based cross sectional study

    Malnutrition remains one of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality among children throughout the world. This study aimed to assess prevalence of malnutrition and associated factors among children ag...

    Lamirot Abera, Tariku Dejene and Tariku Laelago

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:111

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  4. Research

    Dimensions of social capital of families with thalassemia in an indigenous population in Tamil Nadu, India – a qualitative study

    Studies have shown that social capital is positively associated with health, and the association is context-based. Indigenous populations with poor access to health care largely depend on social capital for th...

    Bharathi Palanisamy, Kalpana Kosalram and Vijayaprasad Gopichandran

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:109

    Published on: 24 June 2017

  5. Research

    Healthcare expenditure on Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians at high risk of cardiovascular disease

    In spite of bearing a heavier burden of death, disease and disability, there is mixed evidence as to whether Indigenous Australians utilise more or less healthcare services than other Australians given their e...

    Blake Angell, Tracey-Lea Laba, Tom Lung, Alex Brown, Sandra Eades, Tim Usherwood, David Peiris, Laurent Billot, Graham Hillis, Ruth Webster, Andrew Tonkin, Christopher Reid, Barbara Molanus, Natasha Rafter, Alan Cass, Anushka Patel…

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:108

    Published on: 23 June 2017

  6. Research

    Lifestyle and Income-related Inequality in Health in South Africa

    Many low- and middle-income countries are experiencing an epidemiological transition from communicable to non-communicable diseases. This has negative consequences for their human capital development, and impo...

    Alfred Kechia Mukong, Corne Van Walbeek and Hana Ross

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:103

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  7. Research

    Progressive disability in elderly population among tribals of Telangana: a cross sectional study

    The tribal population of Telangana, India, lives in remote and difficult conditions. This study was carried out to find out estimate, the prevalence and progression of disability in elderly population among tr...

    Ajitha Katta, Anil Kumar Indira Krishna, Bagavandas M, Tomofumi Anegawa and Suresh Munuswamy

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:104

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  8. Research

    健康是本钱 - Health is my capital: a qualitative study of access to healthcare by Chinese migrants in Singapore

    Since the 1970s, Singapore has turned into one of the major receiving countries of foreign workers in Southeast Asia. Over the years, challenges surrounding access to healthcare by Chinese migrant workers have...

    Wai Jia Tam, Wei Leong Goh, Jeffrey Chua and Helena Legido-Quigley

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:102

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  9. Research

    Access to treatment for Hepatitis C among injection drug users: results from the cross-sectional HOPE IV study

    Evidence suggests that Greece is among the European countries with increased trend in HCV prevalence among injecting drug users (IDUs) from 2008 to 2014. Nonetheless, the access of IDUs to treatment for Hepati...

    Kyriakos Souliotis, Eirini Agapidaki, Manto Papageorgiou, Niki Voudouri and Xenophon Contiades

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:101

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  10. Research

    Health-care users, key community informants and primary health care workers’ views on health, health promotion, health assets and deficits: qualitative study in seven Spanish regions

    Although some articles have analysed the definitions of health and health promotion from the perspective of health-care users and health care professionals, no published studies include the simultaneous partic...

    Mariona Pons-Vigués, Anna Berenguera, Núria Coma-Auli, Haizea Pombo-Ramos, Sebastià March, Angela Asensio-Martínez, Patricia Moreno-Peral, Sara Mora-Simón, Maria Martínez-Andrés and Enriqueta Pujol-Ribera

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:99

    Published on: 13 June 2017

  11. Research

    The variation in the health status of immigrants and Italians during the global crisis and the role of socioeconomic factors

    The effects of the recent global economic and financial crisis especially affected the most vulnerable social groups. Objective of the study was to investigate variation of self-perceived health status in Ital...

    Alessio Petrelli, Anteo Di Napoli, Alessandra Rossi, Gianfranco Costanzo, Concetta Mirisola and Lidia Gargiulo

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:98

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  12. Study protocol

    Exploring breast cancer preventive lifestyle and social support of Iranian women: a study protocol for a mixed-methods approach

    It is widely accepted that a healthy lifestyle may decrease the probability of developing cancer. This study aimed to describe a study protocol that makes it possible to explore preventive health lifestyles of...

    Maryam Khazaee-Pool, Tahereh Pashaei, Leila Jahangiry, Koen Ponnet and Ali Gholami

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:97

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  13. Systematic review

    Research on subgroups is not research on equity attributes: Evidence from an overview of systematic reviews on vaccination

    Equity remains a priority in the international health development agenda. However, major inequities in vaccination coverage jeopardise the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. We aim at comprehens...

    Xavier Bosch-Capblanch, Meike-Kathrin Zuske and Christian Auer

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:95

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  14. Research

    Priorities and strategies for improving Roma women’s access to primary health care services in cases on intimate partner violence: a concept mapping study

    With an explicit focus on Roma women in Spain (Kale/Spanish Gypsies), this study aims to integrate key informants’ opinions about the main actions needed to improve primary health care services’ and professionals...

    Carmen Vives-Cases, Isabel Goicolea, Alison Hernández, Belen Sanz-Barbero, MCarmen Davó-Blanes and Daniel La Parra-Casado

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:96

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  15. Research

    Determinants of self-perceived health for Canadians aged 40 and older and policy implications

    Perceived health status indicates people’s overall perception of their health, including both physical and psychological dimensions. The aim of this study was to examine the determinants of self-perceived heal...

    William Ian Andrew Bonner, Robert Weiler, Rotimi Orisatoki, Xinya Lu, Mustafa Andkhoie, Dana Ramsay, Mohsen Yaghoubi, Megan Steeves, Michael Szafron and Marwa Farag

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:94

    Published on: 6 June 2017

  16. Research

    HIV and syphilis in the context of community vulnerability among indigenous people in the Brazilian Amazon

    Contextual factors shape the risk of acquiring human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and syphilis. We estimated the prevalence of both infections among indigenous people in nine indigenous health districts of the...

    Adele Schwartz Benzaken, Meritxell Sabidó, Ivo Brito, Ximena Pamela Díaz Bermúdez, Nina Schwartz Benzaken, Enrique Galbán, Rosanna W Peeling and David Mabey

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:92

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  17. Commentary

    Considerations and guidance in designing equity-relevant clinical trials

    Health research has documented disparities in health and health outcomes within and between populations. When these disparities are unfair and avoidable they may be referred to as health inequities. Few trials...

    Lawrence Mbuagbaw, Theresa Aves, Beverley Shea, Janet Jull, Vivian Welch, Monica Taljaard, Manosila Yoganathan, Regina Greer-Smith, George Wells and Peter Tugwell

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:93

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  18. Research

    Gender-based disparities in the impact of adverse childhood experiences on adult health: findings from a national study in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

    Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) have been linked to an increased risk of health and social problems throughout life. Studies on gender differences from developing countries are scarce. In this paper, we w...

    Maha Almuneef, Nathalie ElChoueiry, Hassan N. Saleheen and Majid Al-Eissa

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:90

    Published on: 30 May 2017

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