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  1. In many developing countries, including Vietnam, out-of-pocket payment is the principal source of health financing. The economic growth is widening the gap between rich and poor people in many aspects, includi...

    Authors: Nguyen Thi Minh Thoa, Nguyen Xuan Thanh, Nguyen Thi Kim Chuc and Lars Lindholm

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:19

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  2. Access is central to the performance of health care systems around the world. However, access to health care remains a complex notion as exemplified in the variety of interpretations of the concept across auth...

    Authors: Jean-Frederic Levesque, Mark F Harris and Grant Russell

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:18

    Content type: Research

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  3. In countries such as Bangladesh many women may only seek skilled care at birth when complications become evident. This often results in higher neonatal mortality for women who give birth in institutions than f...

    Authors: Sarah E Neal and Zoë Matthews

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:17

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  4. Pregnant women were offered free access to health care through National Health Insurance (NHIS) membership in Ghana in 2008, in the latest phase of policy reforms to ensure universal access to maternal health ...

    Authors: Sophie Witter, Bertha Garshong and Valéry Ridde

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:16

    Content type: Research

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  5. The residents of many Australian rural and remote communities do not have the essential infrastructure and services required to support healthy living conditions and community members choosing healthy lifestyl...

    Authors: Elizabeth L McDonald, Ross Bailie and Thomas Michel

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:15

    Content type: Research

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  6. Our aim is to provide a state-of-the-art overview of knowledge on sex (biological) and gender (sociocultural) aspects of Human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer for educational purposes. Considerable dispa...

    Authors: Ivan Branković, Petra Verdonk and Ineke Klinge

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:14

    Content type: Research

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  7. Previous studies have evaluated the effects of various health manpower policies but did not include full consideration of the effect of universal health insurance on physician re-distribution. This study exami...

    Authors: Chiang-Hsing Yang, Yu-Tung A Huang and Ya-Seng A Hsueh

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:13

    Content type: Research

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  8. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women experience higher rates of obesity, chronic disease, and are less active than non-Indigenous Australian women. Lifestyle programs designed to increase physical activ...

    Authors: Karla J Canuto, Belinda Spagnoletti, Robyn A McDermott and Margaret Cargo

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:11

    Content type: Research

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  9. The 2010 Census revealed the population of Latino and Asian children grew by 5.5 million, while the population of white children declined by 4.3 million from 2000-2010, and minority children will outnumber whi...

    Authors: Glenn Flores and Hua Lin

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:10

    Content type: Research

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  10. Nigeria and Ghana have recently introduced a National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) with the aim of moving towards universal health care using more equitable financing mechanisms. This study compares health a...

    Authors: IsaacAO Odeyemi and John Nixon

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:9

    Content type: Research

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  11. In Sweden, means-tested social assistance serves as a temporary, last resort safety net. However, increasing numbers of people are receiving it for longer periods and about a third has assistance for more than...

    Authors: Anneli Marttila, Eva Johansson, Margaret Whitehead and Bo Burström

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:8

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  12. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children have higher rates of disability than non-Indigenous children and are considered doubly disadvantaged, yet there is very little data reflecting prevalence and serv...

    Authors: Michelle DiGiacomo, Patricia M Davidson, Penelope Abbott, Patricia Delaney, Tessa Dharmendra, Sarah J McGrath, Joanne Delaney and Frank Vincent

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:7

    Content type: Research

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  13. We examined the mediating effect of health insurance on poverty-breast cancer care and survival relationships and the moderating effect of poverty on health insurance-breast cancer care and survival relationsh...

    Authors: Kevin M Gorey, Isaac N Luginaah, Eric J Holowaty, Guangyong Zou, Caroline Hamm and Madhan K Balagurusamy

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:6

    Content type: Research

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  14. Since 2004, the Sun Quality Health (SQH) franchise network has provided TB care in Myanmar through a network of established private medical clinics. This study compares the wealth distribution of the TB patien...

    Authors: Dominic Montagu, May Sudhinaraset, Thandar Lwin, Ikushi Onozaki, Zaw Win and Tin Aung

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:5

    Content type: Research

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  15. The Ghanaian National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was introduced to provide access to adequate health care regardless of ability to pay. By law the NHIS is mandatory but because the informal sector has to m...

    Authors: Eugenia Amporfu

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:4

    Content type: Research

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  16. Skilled birth attendance (SBA) and measles immunization reflect two aspects of a health system. In Kenya, their national coverage gaps are substantial but could be largely improved if the total population had ...

    Authors: Carine Van Malderen, Irene Ogali, Anne Khasakhala, Stephen N Muchiri, Corey Sparks, Herman Van Oyen and Niko Speybroeck

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:3

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  17. Medical tourism is a global health practice where patients travel internationally with the intention of receiving medical services. A range of low, middle, and high income countries are encouraging investment ...

    Authors: Jeremy Snyder, Valorie A Crooks, Leigh Turner and Rory Johnston

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:2

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  18. Although cervical cancer is a leading cause of cancer related morbidity and mortality among women in Ethiopia, there is lack of information regarding the perception of the community about the disease.

    Authors: Zewdie Birhanu, Alemseged Abdissa, Tefera Belachew, Amare Deribew, Hailemariam Segni, Vivien Tsu, Kim Mulholland and Fiona M Russell

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:83

    Content type: Research

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  19. For nearly three decades, the two neighboring countries of Iran and Pakistan hosted millions of Afghans. Today, Afghans still represent the largest group of refugees in the world. This feature has greatly infl...

    Authors: Salman Otoukesh, Mona Mojtahedzadeh, Dean Sherzai, Arash Behazin, Shahrzad Bazargan-Hejazi and Mohsen Bazargan

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:82

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  20. Perceived discrimination is related to poor health and has been offered as one explanation for the persistence of health inequalities in some societies. In this study, we explore the prevalence and correlates ...

    Authors: James Macinko, Pricila Mullachery, Fernando A Proietti and Maria Fernanda Lima-Costa

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:80

    Content type: Research

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  21. Capacity building has been employed in international health and development sectors to describe the process of ‘experts’ from more resourced countries training people in less resourced countries. Hence the con...

    Authors: Michelle Redman-MacLaren, David J MacLaren, Humpress Harrington, Rowena Asugeni, Relmah Timothy-Harrington, Esau Kekeubata and Richard Speare

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:79

    Content type: Research

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  22. Health and functional capacity have improved especially in Western countries over the past few decades. Nevertheless, the positive secular trend has not been able to decrease an uneven distribution of health. ...

    Authors: Tommi Sulander, Heikki Heinonen, Tuuli Pajunen, Antti Karisto, Pertti Pohjolainen and Mikael Fogelholm

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:78

    Content type: Research

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  23. Social factors have been proved to be main determinants of individuals’ health. Recent studies have also analyzed the contribution of some of those factors, such as education and job status, to socioeconomic i...

    Authors: Rosa M Urbanos-Garrido

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:77

    Content type: Research

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  24. Sri Lanka is a country that is expected to face a high burden of diabetes mellitus (DM). There is a paucity of data on social and demographic determinants of DM, especially in the plantation sector.

    Authors: Ambepitiyawaduge Pubudu De Silva, Sudirikku Hennadige Padmal De Silva, Isurujith Kongala Liyanage, Lalini Chandika Rajapakse, Kosala Saroj Amarasiri Jayasinghe, Prasad Katulanda, Chandrika Neelakanthi Wijeratne and Sumedha Wijeratne

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:76

    Content type: Research

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  25. Equitable access to health care is a key health systems goal, and is a particular concern in low-income countries. In Kenya, public facilities are an important resource for the poor, but little is known on the...

    Authors: Mitsuru Toda, Antony Opwora, Evelyn Waweru, Abdisalan Noor, Tansy Edwards, Greg Fegan, Catherine Molyneux and Catherine Goodman

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:75

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  26. Mutual health organizations (MHO) have been implemented across Africa to increase access to healthcare and improve financial protection. Despite efforts to develop MHOs, low levels of both initial enrolment an...

    Authors: Anne-Marie Turcotte-Tremblay, Slim Haddad, Ismaïlou Yacoubou and Pierre Fournier

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:74

    Content type: Research

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  27. This study examines social inequalities in life expectancy and mortality during the transition period of the Korean economic crisis (1993–2010) among Korean adults aged 40 and over.

    Authors: Mia Son, Youngtae Cho, Juhwan Oh, Ichiro Kawachi, Junhyeok Yi and Soonman Kwon

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:71

    Content type: Research

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  28. The paper presents evidence about the distribution of the benefits of public expenditures on a subset of priority public health services that are supposed to be provided free of charge in the public sector, us...

    Authors: Obinna Onwujekwe, Kara Hanson and Benjamin Uzochukwu

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:70

    Content type: Research

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  29. Little is known regarding the association between socioeconomic factors and contraceptive use in the Newly Independent States (NIS), countries that have experienced profound changes in reproductive health serv...

    Authors: Teresa Janevic, Pallas W Sarah, Ismayilova Leyla and Bradley H Elizabeth

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:69

    Content type: Research

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  30. International evidence indicates consistently lower rates of access and use of healthcare by international immigrants. Factors associated with this phenomenon vary significantly depending on the context. Some ...

    Authors: Baltica Cabieses, Helena Tunstall, Kate E Pickett and Jasmine Gideon

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:68

    Content type: Research

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  31. Self-rated health is a widely used health outcome measure that strongly correlates with physical and mental health status and predicts mortality. This study identified the set of predictors of fair/poor self-r...

    Authors: Anahit Demirchyan, Varduhi Petrosyan and Michael E Thompson

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:67

    Content type: Research

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  32. Colombia is one of the countries with the widest levels of socioeconomic and health inequalities. Bogotá, its capital, faces serious problems of poverty, social disparities and access to health services. A Pri...

    Authors: Paola A Mosquera, Jinneth Hernández, Román Vega, Jorge Martínez, Ronald Labonte, David Sanders and Miguel San Sebastián

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:66

    Content type: Research

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  33. Family (i.e., unpaid) caregiving has long been thought of as a ‘woman’s issue’, which ultimately results not only in gendered, but also financial and health inequities. Because of this, gender-based analyses h...

    Authors: Melissa Giesbrecht, Valorie A Crooks, Allison Williams and Olena Hankivsky

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:65

    Content type: Research

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  34. This study considers three questions: 1. What are the Canadian public’s prioritization preferences for new government spending on a range of public health-related goods outside the scope of the country’s natio...

    Authors: Sabrina Ramji and Carlos Quiñonez

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:64

    Content type: Research

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  35. Increasing evidence indicates that gender equity has a significant influence on women’s health; yet few culturally specific indicators of gender relations exist which are applicable to health. This study explo...

    Authors: Thanh Cong Bui, Christine M Markham, Michael W Ross, Mark L Williams, R Palmer Beasley, Ly TH Tran, Huong TH Nguyen and Thach Ngoc Le

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:63

    Content type: Research

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  36. The global scale-up of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV patients has led to concerns regarding inequities in utilization of ART services in resource-limited contexts. In this paper, we describe regional an...

    Authors: Phyllis Dako-Gyeke, Rachel Snow and Alfred E Yawson

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:62

    Content type: Research

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  37. Retrenchment of government services has occurred across a wide range of sectors and regions. Care services, in particular, have been clawed away in the wake of fiscal policies of cost containment and neolibera...

    Authors: Cecilia Benoit, Camille Stengel, Rachel Phillips, Maria Zadoroznyj and Sarah Berry

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:61

    Content type: Research

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  38. The emotional burden associated with the diagnosis of cancer is sometimes overshadowed by financial burden sustained by patient and the family. This is especially relevant for a developing country as there is ...

    Authors: Adnan A Zaidi, Tayyaba Z Ansari and Aziz Khan

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:60

    Content type: Research

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  39. International evidence shows that enhancement of primary health care (PHC) services for disadvantaged populations is essential to reducing health and health care inequities. However, little is known about how ...

    Authors: Annette J Browne, Colleen M Varcoe, Sabrina T Wong, Victoria L Smye, Josée Lavoie, Doreen Littlejohn, David Tu, Olive Godwin, Murry Krause, Koushambhi B Khan, Alycia Fridkin, Patricia Rodney, John O’Neil and Scott Lennox

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:59

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  40. Canadian research on racial health inequalities that foregrounds socially constructed racial identities and social factors which can explain consequent racial health inequalities is rare. This paper adopts a s...

    Authors: Gerry Veenstra

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:58

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  41. Indigenous Australians experience more aggressive cancers and higher cancer mortality rates than other Australians. Cancer patients undergoing treatment are likely to access health services (e.g. social worker...

    Authors: Christina M Bernardes, Lisa J Whop, Gail Garvey and Patricia C Valery

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:57

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  42. In previous studies, women are less aware of causation and symptoms of leprosy and have less access to health care coverage than men, thus contributing to their delay in seeking for treatment. We assess the ge...

    Authors: José M Ramos, Miguel Martínez-Martín, Francisco Reyes, Deriba Lemma, Isabel Belinchón and Félix Gutiérrez

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:56

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  43. Immigration is not a new phenomenon but, rather, has deep roots in human history. Documents from every era detail individuals who left their homelands and struggled to reestablish their lives in other countrie...

    Authors: Mahdieh Dastjerdi, Karin Olson and Linda Ogilvie

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:55

    Content type: Research

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  44. Bariatric surgery is the most effective current treatment for severe obesity. Capacity to perform surgery within Canada’s public health system is limited and potential candidates face protracted wait times. A ...

    Authors: Raj S Padwal, Hsui-Ju Chang, Scott Klarenbach, Arya M Sharma and Sumit R Majumdar

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:54

    Content type: Research

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  45. Some evidence from high-income countries suggests that self-rated health (SRH) is not a consistent predictor of objective health across social groups, and that its use may lead to inaccurate estimates of the e...

    Authors: Sawsan Abdulrahim and Khalil El Asmar

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:53

    Content type: Research

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