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  1. Content type: Research

    Asthma is more common among Indigenous than non-Indigenous Australian adults, but little is known about socioeconomic patterning of asthma within the Indigenous population, or whether it is similar to the non-...

    Authors: Joan Cunningham

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:18

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  2. Content type: Research

    To better understand income-related inequalities in health care use, it is imperative to identify sources of inequalities and assess the extent to which health care use is still related to income after differe...

    Authors: Hosung Shin and Jinsook Kim

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:17

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  3. Content type: Research

    Inequities in the utilization of maternal health services impede progress towards the MDG 5 target of reducing the maternal mortality ratio by three quarters, between 1990 and 2015. In Namibia, despite increas...

    Authors: Eyob Zere, Prosper Tumusiime, Oladapo Walker, Joses Kirigia, Chris Mwikisa and Thomas Mbeeli

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:16

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  4. Content type: Research

    It can be assumed that resettlers (ethnic German immigrants from the Former Soviet Union) show similar smoking patterns as persons in their countries of origin at the time of migration. We analysed how the smokin...

    Authors: Katharina Reiss, Jacob Spallek and Oliver Razum

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:15

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  5. Content type: Research

    The 1986 Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion coincided with a preponderance of research, worldwide, on the social determinants of health and health inequities. Despite the establishment of a 'health inequities...

    Authors: Patricia A Collins and Michael V Hayes

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:13

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  6. Content type: Research

    The aim of the present study was to describe the use of prescribed and non prescribed medicines in a non-institutionalised population older than 15 years of an urban area during the year 2000, in terms of age ...

    Authors: Ferran Daban, M Isabel Pasarín, Maica Rodríguez-Sanz, Anna García-Altés, Joan R Villalbí, Corinne Zara and Carme Borrell

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:12

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  7. Content type: Research

    The health sector in Lebanon suffers from high levels of spending and is acknowledged to be a source of fiscal waste. Lebanon initiated a series of health sector reforms which aim at containing the fiscal wast...

    Authors: Nisreen Salti, Jad Chaaban and Firas Raad

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:11

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  8. Content type: Research

    Colombia is a lower-middle income country that faces the challenge of addressing health inequalities. This effort includes the task of developing measures of socioeconomic position (SEP) to describe and analys...

    Authors: Catalina González, Tanja AJ Houweling, Michael G Marmot and Eric J Brunner

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:10

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  9. Content type: Research

    There has been an increasing availability and accessibility of modern health services in rural Bangladesh over the past decades. However, previous studies on the socioeconomic differentials in the utilization ...

    Authors: Ruhul Amin, Nirali M Shah and Stan Becker

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:9

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  10. Content type: Research

    The New Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme (NRCMS, voluntary health insurance) and the Medical Financial Assistance (MFA, financial relief program) were established in 2003 for rural China. The aim of this study...

    Authors: Wuxiang Shi, Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong, Alan Geater, Junhua Zhang, Hong Zhang and Daniele Brombal

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:7

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  11. Content type: Research

    A large body of international research reveals that single mothers experience poorer mental health than their partnered counterparts, with socioeconomic disadvantage identified as an important contributory fac...

    Authors: Ewelina Dziak, Bonnie L Janzen and Nazeem Muhajarine

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:6

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  12. Content type: Research

    Women's health research strives to make change. It seeks to produce knowledge that promotes action on the variety of factors that affect women's lives and their health. As part of this general movement, import...

    Authors: Olena Hankivsky, Colleen Reid, Renee Cormier, Colleen Varcoe, Natalie Clark, Cecilia Benoit and Shari Brotman

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:5

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  13. Content type: Research

    Because California has higher managed care penetration and the race/ethnicity of Californians differs from the rest of the United States, we tested the hypothesis that California's lower health plan Consumer A...

    Authors: John Zweifler, Susan Hughes and Rebeca A Lopez

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:4

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  14. Content type: Research

    Socioeconomic health inequalities in adolescence are not consistently reported. This may be due to the measurement of self-reported general health, which probably fails to fully capture the psychological dimen...

    Authors: Konstantina Magklara, Petros Skapinakis, Dimitrios Niakas, Stefanos Bellos, Anastasia Zissi, Stylianos Stylianidis and Venetsanos Mavreas

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:3

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  15. Content type: Research

    When patient selection processes determine who can and cannot use healthcare there can be inequalities and inequities in individuals' opportunities to benefit. This paper evaluates the influence of a hospital ...

    Authors: Jennifer A Stewart Williams, Julie E Byles and Kerry J Inder

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:2

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  16. Content type: Research

    The introduction of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) has improved the diagnosis and treatment of malaria. However, any successful control of malaria will depend on socio-economic factors that influence its manage...

    Authors: Benjamin SC Uzochukwu, Obinna E Onwujekwe, Nkoli P Uguru, Maduka D Ughasoro and Ogochukwu P Ezeoke

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:1

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  17. Content type: Research

    It is not clearly evident whether malaria affects the poor more although it has been argued that the poor bear a very high burden of the disease. This study explored the socioeconomic and geographic difference...

    Authors: Obinna Onwujekwe, Benjamin Uzochukwu, Nkem Dike, Chijioke Okoli, Soludo Eze and Ogoamaka Chukwuogo

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:45

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  18. Content type: Research

    There is an ongoing debate in Germany about the assumption that patients with private health insurance (PHI) benefit from better access to medical care, including shorter waiting times (Lüngen et al. 2008), co...

    Authors: Björn A Kuchinke, Dirk Sauerland and Ansgar Wübker

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:44

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  19. Content type: Research

    A rural pharmacy initiative (RPI) designed to increase access to medicines in rural Kyrgyzstan created a network of 12 pharmacies using a revolving drug fund mechanism in 12 villages where no pharmacies previo...

    Authors: Brenda Waning, Jason Maddix, Yorghos Tripodis, Richard Laing, Hubert GM Leufkens and Manjusha Gokhale

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:43

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  20. Content type: Research

    A growing number of developing countries are developing health insurance schemes that aim to protect households, particularly the poor, from financial catastrophe and impoverishment caused by unaffordable medi...

    Authors: Qiang Sun, Xiaoyun Liu, Qingyue Meng, Shenglan Tang, Baorong Yu and Rachel Tolhurst

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:42

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  21. Content type: Research

    The past decade witnessed great progress in research on health inequities. The most widely cited definition of health inequity is, arguably, the one proposed by Whitehead and Dahlgren: "Health inequalities tha...

    Authors: Ole Frithjof Norheim and Yukiko Asada

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:40

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  22. Content type: Research

    Uganda implemented health sector reforms to make services more accessible to the population. An assessment of the likely impact of these reforms is important for informing policy. This paper describes the chan...

    Authors: George W Pariyo, Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho, Olico Okui, Mohammed Hafizur Rahman, Stefan Peterson, David M Bishai, Henry Lucas and David H Peters

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:39

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  23. Content type: Research

    In 2003, Médecins Sans Frontières, the provincial government, and the provincial health authority began a community project to guarantee financial access to primary health care in Karuzi province, Burundi. The...

    Authors: Sophie Lambert-Evans, Frederique Ponsar, Tony Reid, Catherine Bachy, Michel Van Herp and Mit Philips

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:36

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  24. Content type: Research

    Immigrant elderly are a rapidly growing group in Dutch society; little is known about their health care use. This study assesses whether ethnic disparities in health care use exist and how they can be explaine...

    Authors: Semiha Denktaş, Gerrit Koopmans, Erwin Birnie, Marleen Foets and Gouke Bonsel

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:35

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  25. Content type: Research

    Efficiency and equity are both important policy objectives in resource allocation. The discipline of health economics has traditionally focused on maximising efficiency, however addressing inequities in health...

    Authors: Katherine S Ong, Margaret Kelaher, Ian Anderson and Rob Carter

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:34

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  26. Content type: Research

    The inverse association between socioeconomic position (SEP) and health has been extensively explored in Italy; however few studies have been carried out on the relationship between income inequalities and hea...

    Authors: Patrizia Schifano, Chiara Marinacci, Giulia Cesaroni, Valeria Belleudi, Nicola Caranci, Antonio Russo and Carlo A Perucci

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:33

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  27. Content type: Research

    Minority women, particularly immigrants, have lower cancer screening rates than Caucasian women, but little else is known about cancer screening among immigrant women. Our objective was to assess breast, cervi...

    Authors: Ponnila S Samuel, Jane P Pringle, Nathaniel W James IV, Susan J Fielding and Kathleen M Fairfield

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:30

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  28. Content type: Research

    Achieving equity by way of improving the condition of the economically poor or otherwise disadvantaged is among the core goals of contemporary development paradigm. This places importance on monitoring outcome...

    Authors: Abbas Bhuiya, SMA Hanifi, Farhana Urni and Shehrin Shaila Mahmood

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:29

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  29. Content type: Research

    During the last decades research has reported unmotivated differences in the treatment of women and men in various areas of clinical and academic medicine. There is an ongoing discussion on how to avoid such g...

    Authors: Gunilla Risberg, Eva E Johansson and Katarina Hamberg

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:28

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  30. Content type: Commentary

    An integrated and comprehensive hospital/community based health programme is presented, aimed at reducing maternal and child mortality and morbidity. It is run as part of a general programme of health care at ...

    Authors: Bjørg Evjen-Olsen, Øystein Evjen Olsen and Gunnar Kvåle

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:27

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  31. Content type: Research

    Compared to the majority population of a host country, migrants tend to have different health risks and health behaviour. We have hypothesised that these differences diminish with time passed since migration. ...

    Authors: Anna Reeske, Jacob Spallek and Oliver Razum

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:26

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  32. Content type: Research

    Healthcare utilization has particular relevance as a public health and development issue. Unlike material and human capital, there is little empirical evidence on the utility of social resources in overcoming ...

    Authors: Solome K Bakeera, Sarah P Wamala, Sandro Galea, Andrew State, Stefan Peterson and George W Pariyo

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:25

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  33. Content type: Research

    Despite the attention the situation of the Roma in Central and Eastern Europe has received in the context of European Union enlargement, research on their access to health services is very limited, in particul...

    Authors: Boika Rechel, Clare M Blackburn, Nick J Spencer and Bernd Rechel

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:24

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  34. Content type: Research

    Aggregate urban health statistics mask inequalities. We described maternity care in vulnerable slum communities in Mumbai, and examined differences in care and outcomes between more and less deprived groups.

    Authors: Neena Shah More, Ujwala Bapat, Sushmita Das, Sarah Barnett, Anthony Costello, Armida Fernandez and David Osrin

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:21

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  35. Content type: Research

    Vietnam introduced the Health Care Fund for the Poor in 2002 to increase access to health care and reduce the financial burden of health expenditure faced by the poor and ethnic minorities. It is often argued ...

    Authors: Henrik Axelson, Sarah Bales, Pham Duc Minh, Björn Ekman and Ulf-G Gerdtham

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:20

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  36. Content type: Research

    In this paper we argue the importance of including gender and sexually diverse populations in policy development towards a more inclusive form of health promotion. We emphasize the need to address the broad he...

    Authors: Nick J Mulé, Lori E Ross, Barry Deeprose, Beth E Jackson, Andrea Daley, Anna Travers and Dick Moore

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:18

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  37. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to examine the associations between social inequalities and daily smoking among 13 and 15 year olds, and to determine the role of students' academic achievement and school satisfactio...

    Authors: Christina W Schnohr, Svend Kreiner, Mette Rasmussen, Pernille Due and Finn Diderichsen

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:17

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  38. Content type: Research

    Removing user fees in primary health care services is one of the most critical policy issues being considered in Africa. User fees were introduced in many African countries during the 1980s and their impacts a...

    Authors: Jane Chuma, Janet Musimbi, Vincent Okungu, Catherine Goodman and Catherine Molyneux

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:15

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  39. Content type: Research

    Much work has been done to promote sex and gender-based analyses in health research and to think critically about the influence of sex and gender on health behaviours and outcomes. However, despite this increa...

    Authors: Joy L Johnson, Lorraine Greaves and Robin Repta

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:14

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