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  1. Content type: Research

    Sexual assault remains a major threat to public health, affecting every gender, gender identity and sexual orientation. Following the Belgian ratification of the Istanbul Convention in 2016, the feasibility of...

    Authors: Bavo Hendriks, Anke Marie-Josée Aimé Vandenberghe, Laura Peeters, Kristien Roelens and Ines Keygnaert

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:152

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  2. Content type: Research

    From 2013, the Zambian Corrections Service (ZCS) worked with partners to strengthen prison health systems and services. One component of that work led to the establishment of facility-based Prison Health Committe...

    Authors: Stephanie M. Topp, Anjali Sharma, Chisela Chileshe, George Magwende, German Henostroza and Clement N. Moonga

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:74

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  3. Content type: Research

    Medical specialization is a key feature of biomedicine, and is a growing, but weakly understood aspect of health systems in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), including India. Emergency medicine is...

    Authors: Veena Sriram, Asha George, Rama Baru and Sara Bennett

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:142

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  4. Content type: Research

    Regulation of the medical tourism and public health sectors overlap in many instances, raising questions of how patient safety, economic growth, and health equity can be protected. The case of Guatemala is use...

    Authors: Ronald Labonté, Valorie A. Crooks, Alejandro Cerón Valdés, Vivien Runnels and Jeremy Snyder

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:150

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  5. Content type: Research

    Health inequity has mainly been linked to differences in economic status, with the poor facing greater challenges accessing healthcare than the less poor. To extend financial coverage to the poor and vulnerabl...

    Authors: Evelyn Kabia, Rahab Mbau, Kelly W. Muraya, Rosemary Morgan, Sassy Molyneux and Edwine Barasa

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:149

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  6. Content type: Research

    The importance of strong and transformative leadership is recognised as essential to the building of resilient and responsive health systems. In this regard, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 5 prioritises a...

    Authors: Maylene Shung-King, Lucy Gilson, Chinyere Mbachu, Sassy Molyneux, Kelly W. Muraya, Nkoli Uguru and Veloshnee Govender

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:148

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  7. Content type: Research

    HIV and non-communicable disease (NCD) are syndemic within sub-Saharan Africa especially among older persons. The two epidemics interact with one another within a context of poverty, inequality and inequitable...

    Authors: Lucia Knight, Enid Schatz and Ferdinand C. Mukumbang

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:147

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  8. Content type: Research

    Access to food is a basic necessity, and food insecurity may impair the individual’s well-being and health. Self-rated health measurements have frequently been used to assess population health. Little is known...

    Authors: Wilton Pérez, Mariela Contreras, Rodolfo Peña, Elmer Zelaya, Lars-Åke Persson and Carina Källestål

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:146

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  9. Content type: Research

    With the rise of the aging population, it is particularly important for health services to be used fairly and reasonably in the elderly. This study aimed to assess the present inequality and horizontal inequit...

    Authors: Xianzhi Fu, Nan Sun, Fei Xu, Jin Li, Qixin Tang, Junjian He, Dongdong Wang and Changqing Sun

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:144

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  10. Content type: Research

    Improving the wellbeing of Indigenous populations is an international priority. Robust research conducted with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is key to developing programs and policies to improv...

    Authors: Katherine Ann Thurber, Anna Olsen, Jill Guthrie, Rachael McCormick, Andrew Hunter, Roxanne Jones, Bobby Maher, Cathy Banwell, Rochelle Jones, Bianca Calabria and Raymond Lovett

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:143

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  11. Content type: Research

    Health systems globally are under pressure to ensure value for money, and the people working within the system determine the extent and nature of health services provided. A performance assessment (PA); an imp...

    Authors: Nonhlanhla Nxumalo, Jane Goudge, Lucy Gilson and John Eyles

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:141

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    Many low and middle income countries are implementing reforms to support Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Perhaps one of the most ambitious examples of this is Indonesia’s national health scheme known as the J...

    Authors: Virginia Wiseman, Hasbullah Thabrany, Augustine Asante, Manon Haemmerli, Soewarta Kosen, Lucy Gilson, Anne Mills, Andrew Hayen, Viroj Tangcharoensathien and Walaiporn Patcharanarumol

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:138

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  13. Content type: Research

    Pre- and perinatal nutritional status defines the development of adult metabolism and energy balance in humans. Young children in poor households are disproportionately more vulnerable to food insecurity given...

    Authors: Ethel Alderete, Lauren Sonderegger and Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:139

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  14. Content type: Research

    China’s New Cooperative Medical Scheme (NCMS) enables insured citizens to enjoy the same benefit package by paying a flat-rate premium. However, it still remains uncertain whether economically disadvantaged en...

    Authors: Sha Lai, Chi Shen, Yongjian Xu, Xiaowei Yang, Yafei Si, Jianmin Gao, Zhongliang Zhou and Gang Chen

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:137

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  15. Content type: Research

    In the 2011 Rio Political Declaration on Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization (WHO) Member States pledged action in five areas crucial for addressing health inequities. Their pledges referr...

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    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:136

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  16. Content type: Correction

    Unfortunately, after publication of this article [1], it was noticed that a value in Table 2 is incorrect.

    Authors: Tianxiang Chen, Ying Wang, Xiaoyi Luo, Yuxuan Rao and Lei Hua

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:133

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    The original article was published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:108

  17. Content type: Annotated bibliography

    The health status of a population is the conjunction of many biological, political and social factors. The biological representations of diseases are attributed to factors, such as ischemic heart disease, that...

    Authors: Ana María González-Villoria and Roberto Ariel Abeldaño Zuñiga

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:132

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  18. Content type: Research

    Equity of usage of maternal services during conflict is considered key to reducing maternal health risks globally. However, evidence showing how conflict affects maternal care use among different population gr...

    Authors: Saji Saraswathy Gopalan, Richard Silverwood and Natasha Howard

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:129

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  19. Content type: Research

    Efforts to work with civil society to strengthen community participation and action for health are particularly important in Gujarat, India, given that the state has resources and capacity, but faces challenge...

    Authors: Asha S. George, Diwakar Mohan, Jaya Gupta, Amnesty E. LeFevre, Subhasri Balakrishnan, Rajani Ved and Renu Khanna

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:125

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  20. Content type: Research

    Health care provision in rural and urban areas faces different challenges. In Sweden, health care provision has been predominantly public and equitable access to care has been pursued mainly through public pla...

    Authors: Linn Kullberg, Paula Blomqvist and Ulrika Winblad

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:123

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  21. Content type: Research

    Childhood immunization is one of the most cost-effective interventions for child health. Still, many children are not able to receive completed immunization status. Wealth – related inequality in immunization ...

    Authors: Owais Raza, Fahad Saqib Lodhi, Esmaeil Khedmati Morasae and Reza Majdzadeh

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:122

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  22. Content type: Research

    Psychosocial factors shape the health of older adults through complex inter-relating pathways. Besides socioeconomic factors, time use activities may explain gender inequality in self-reported health. This stu...

    Authors: Nicholas Kofi Adjei, Kenisha Russell Jonsson and Tilman Brand

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:121

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  23. Content type: Research

    In Malaysia, refugees and asylum-seekers are a vulnerable group that often face circumstances in which their health and wellbeing can be compromised. This qualitative study sought to examine the key health con...

    Authors: Fiona Leh Hoon Chuah, Sok Teng Tan, Jason Yeo and Helena Legido-Quigley

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:120

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  24. Content type: Research

    In Bangladesh, India and Nepal, neonatal outcomes of poor infants are considerably worse than those of better-off infants. Understanding how these inequalities vary by country and place of delivery (home or fa...

    Authors: Erik de Jonge, Kishwar Azad, Munir Hossen, Abdul Kuddus, Dharma S. Manandhar, Ellen van de Poel, Swati Sarbani Roy, Naomi Saville, Aman Sen, Catherine Sikorski, Prasanta Tripathy, Anthony Costello and Tanja A. J. Houweling

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:119

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  25. Content type: Systematic review

    Indigenous peoples of the United States disproportionately experience chronic diseases associated with poor nutrition, including obesity and diabetes. While chronic disease related health disparities among Ind...

    Authors: Jinan Banna and Andrea Bersamin

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:116

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  26. Content type: Commentary

    Life expectancy initially improves rapidly with economic development but then tails off. Yet, at any level of economic development, some countries do better, and some worse, than expected – they either punch a...

    Authors: Fran Baum, Jennie Popay, Toni Delany-Crowe, Toby Freeman, Connie Musolino, Carlos Alvarez-Dardet, Vinya Ariyaratne, Kedar Baral, Paulin Basinga, Mary Bassett, David M. Bishai, Mickey Chopra, Sharon Friel, Elsa Giugliani, Hideki Hashimoto, James Macinko…

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:117

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  27. Content type: Systematic review

    Patient safety is a quality indicator for primary care and it should be based on individual needs, and not differ among different social groups. Nevertheless, the attention on social disparities in patient saf...

    Authors: Carlotta Piccardi, Jens Detollenaere, Pierre Vanden Bussche and Sara Willems

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:114

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  28. Content type: Research

    Mental disorders are a major cause of disability with impacts on daily functioning and quality of life, which has been associated with socioeconomic disadvantage. The present study aims to assess how socioecon...

    Authors: Ana Antunes, Diana Frasquilho, Sofia Azeredo-Lopes, Manuela Silva, Graça Cardoso and José Miguel Caldas-de-Almeida

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:113

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  29. Content type: Research

    In Germany and Chile, substitutive private health insurance has been shaped by its co-existence with statutory social health insurance. Despite differences in the way choice is available to users in the health...

    Authors: Andres Roman-Urrestarazu, Justin C. Yang, Stefanie Ettelt, Inna Thalmann, Valeska Seguel Ravest and Carol Brayne

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:112

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  30. Content type: Research

    Ischaemic heart disease (IHD) remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians. Patterns of primary and specialist care in patients leading up to the firs...

    Authors: Tiew-Hwa Katherine Teng, Judith M. Katzenellenbogen, Elizabeth Geelhoed, Anthony S. Gunnell, Matthew Knuiman, Frank M. Sanfilippo, Joseph Hung, Qun Mai, Alistair Vickery and Sandra C. Thompson

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:111

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  31. Content type: Research

    Fear of crime is not solely an individual concern, but as a social determinant of health structured by gender it also poses a threat to public health. Social inequalities are thought to represent a breeding gr...

    Authors: Beáta Vivien Boldis, Miguel San Sebastián and Per E. Gustafsson

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:110

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  32. Content type: Research

    After economic reform, China experienced rising public health services inequality between the eastern developed and mid-west undeveloped provinces. The fiscal transfer payment system which aims to shape the di...

    Authors: Tianxiang Chen, Ying Wang, Xiaoyi Luo, Yuxuan Rao and Lei Hua

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:108

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    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:133

  33. Content type: Research

    Previous studies in developed countries have found that living in rapidly urbanizing areas is associated with higher risk of mental illness and that social capital had a protective effect on individual mental ...

    Authors: Ruoyu Wang, Desheng Xue, Ye Liu, Hongsheng Chen and Yingzhi Qiu

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:105

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  34. Content type: Research

    Most of the nearly 104 million underweight children in the world lived in South East Asia and sub-Saharan Africa in 2010. According to the 2014 Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS) report, 24 and 7% ...

    Authors: Getnet Nigatu, Solomon Assefa Woreta, Temesgen Yihunie Akalu and Melaku Kindie Yenit

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:106

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  35. Content type: Research

    Previous research has produced evidence for social inequalities in multimorbidity, but little is known on how these disparities change over time. Our study investigates the development of social inequalities i...

    Authors: Juliane Tetzlaff, Jelena Epping, Stefanie Sperlich, Sveja Eberhard, Jona Theodor Stahmeyer and Siegfried Geyer

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:103

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  36. Content type: Research

    Maternal mortality is a global public health problem. Statistics show that in 2013, 289,000 women died from complications during pregnancy, childbirth or the postpartum period worldwide. Between 2010 and 2015,...

    Authors: Katia M. S. Figueiredo, Gleice A. A. Gonçalves, Hermes M. T. Batista, Marco Akerman, Woneska R. Pinheiro and Vânia B. Nascimento

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:104

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  37. Content type: Research

    Socioeconomic inequalities in cardiovascular disease seem to widen or endure in Sweden. However, research on inequalities in antecedent cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs), and particularly what underpins them...

    Authors: Paola A. Mosquera, Miguel San Sebastian, Anneli Ivarsson and Per E. Gustafsson

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:102

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  38. Content type: Research

    China has seen rapid socio-economic changes and epidemiological transitions in the last few decades. Previous studies often fail to examine how wider macro-level forces contribute to changes in health inequali...

    Authors: Nan Zhang

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:101

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  39. Content type: Research

    The 2015 Global Burden of Disease Study estimated that oral conditions affect 3.5 billion people worldwide with a higher burden among older adults and those who are socially and economically disadvantaged. Stu...

    Authors: Alexander Kailembo, Raman Preet and Jennifer Stewart Williams

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:99

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  40. Content type: Research

    The Nigerian National Health Act proposes a radical shift in health financing in Nigeria through the establishment of a fund – Basic Healthcare Provision Fund, (BHCPF). This Fund is intended to improve the fun...

    Authors: Benjamin Uzochukwu, Emmanuel Onwujekwe, Chinyere Mbachu, Chinyere Okeke, Sassy Molyneux and Lucy Gilson

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:100

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  41. Content type: Research

    Current policy priorities to strengthen the nursing sector in India have focused on increasing the number of nurses in the health system. However, the nursing sector is afflicted by other, significant problems...

    Authors: Joe Varghese, Anneline Blankenhorn, Prasanna Saligram, John Porter and Kabir Sheikh

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:98

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  42. Content type: Research

    Breast cancer stands as the leading cause of cancer related mortality in women worldwide. Mammography screening has the potential to improve prognosis by reducing stage at diagnosis. Socioeconomic inequalities...

    Authors: A. Relecom, B. Arzel and T. Perneger

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:95

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  43. Content type: Research

    Female refugees can be a vulnerable population, often having suffered through traumatic events that pose risks to their health, especially during pregnancy. Pregnancy can be an entry point into the health care...

    Authors: Anika Winn, Erin Hetherington and Suzanne Tough

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:91

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  44. Content type: Research

    The burden of multimorbidity is a growing clinical and health system problem that is known to be associated with socioeconomic status, yet our understanding of the underlying determinants of inequalities in mu...

    Authors: Luke Mondor, Deborah Cohen, Anum Irfan Khan and Walter P. Wodchis

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:90

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  45. Content type: Research

    China has set up a universal coverage social health insurance system since the 2009 healthcare reform. Due to the inadequate funds, the social health insurance system reimbursed the inpatient expenditures with...

    Authors: Yudong Miao, Jianqin Gu, Liang Zhang, Ruibo He, Sandeep Sandeep and Jian Wu

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:89

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  46. Content type: Research

    Following the introduction of user fees in Cambodia, Health Equity Funds (HEF) were developed to enable poor people access to public health services by paying public health providers on their behalf, including...

    Authors: Bart Jacobs, Ashish Bajracharya, Jyotirmoy Saha, Chhorvann Chhea, Ben Bellows, Steffen Flessa and Adelio Fernandes Antunes

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:88

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