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  1. The STOP TB Partnership aims to improve global tuberculosis (TB) control through expanding access to the directly observed treatment short course (DOTS) strategy. One approach to this is 'Engaging all Care Pro...

    Authors: Rasmus Malmborg, Gillian Mann and S Bertel Squire

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:49

    Content type: Research

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  2. Inequalities in health have received considerable attention from health scientists and economists. In South Africa, inequalities exist in socio-economic status (SES) and in access to basic social services and ...

    Authors: John E Ataguba, James Akazili and Di McIntyre

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:48

    Content type: Research

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  3. Over the past four decades, the Indonesian health care system has greatly expanded and the health of Indonesian people has improved although the rich-poor gap in health status and service access remains an iss...

    Authors: Budi Utomo, Purwa K Sucahya and Fita R Utami

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:47

    Content type: Research

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  4. Needs-based resource allocation is fundamental to equitable care provision, which can meet the often-complex, fluctuating needs of people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). This ...

    Authors: Jose C de Carvalho Leite, Maria de L Drachler, Anne Killett, Swati Kale, Luis Nacul, Maggie McArthur, Chia Swee Hong, Lucy O'Driscoll, Derek Pheby, Peter Campion, Eliana Lacerda and Fiona Poland

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:46

    Content type: Research

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  5. In all countries people experience different social circumstances that result in avoidable differences in health. In New Zealand, Māori, Pacific peoples, and those with lower socioeconomic status experience hi...

    Authors: Nicolette F Sheridan, Timothy W Kenealy, Martin J Connolly, Faith Mahony, P Alan Barber, Mary Anne Boyd, Peter Carswell, Janet Clinton, Gerard Devlin, Robert Doughty, Lorna Dyall, Ngaire Kerse, John Kolbe, Ross Lawrenson and Allan Moffitt

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:45

    Content type: Research

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  6. Economic transition which took place in China over the last three decades, has led to a rapid marketization of the health care sector. Today inequity in health and poverty resulting from major illness has beco...

    Authors: Xiao Ma, Juying Zhang, Bruno Meessen, Kristof Decoster, Xiaohui Tang, Yang Yang and Xiaohui Ren

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:44

    Content type: Research

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  7. Social relations have repeatedly been found to be an important determinant of health. However, it is unclear whether the association between social relations and health is consistent throughout different statu...

    Authors: Nico Vonneilich, Karl-Heinz Jöckel, Raimund Erbel, Jens Klein, Nico Dragano, Simone Weyers, Susanne Moebus, Johannes Siegrist and Olaf von dem Knesebeck

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:43

    Content type: Research

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  8. Surmang, Qinghai Province is a rural nomadic Tibetan region in western China recently devastated by the 2010 Yushu earthquake; little information is available on access and coverage of maternal and child healt...

    Authors: Mary Wellhoner, Anne CC Lee, Karen Deutsch, Mariette Wiebenga, Maria Freytsis, Sonam Drogha, Phuntsok Dongdrup, Karma Lhamo, Ojen Tsering, Tseyongjee, Dawa Khandro, Luke C Mullany and Lee Weingrad

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:42

    Content type: Research

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  9. In addition to economic inequalities, there has been growing concern over socioeconomic inequalities in health across income levels and/or regions. This study measures income-related health inequalities within...

    Authors: Eunju Hong and Byung Chul Ahn

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:41

    Content type: Research

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  10. This article considers how health services access and equity documents represent the problem of access to health services and what the effects of that representation might be for lesbian, gay, bisexual and tra...

    Authors: Andrea E Daley and Judith A MacDonnell

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:40

    Content type: Research

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  11. Equity in access to and utilization of health services is a common goal of policy-makers in most countries. The current study aimed to evaluate the distribution of need and access to health care services among...

    Authors: Aliasghar Ahmad Kiadaliri, Behzad Najafi and Hassan Haghparast-Bidgoli

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:39

    Content type: Research

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  12. One important goal of strengthening and renewal in primary healthcare (PHC) is achieving health equity, particularly for vulnerable populations. There has been a flurry of international activity toward the est...

    Authors: Sabrina T Wong, Annette J Browne, Colleen Varcoe, Josée Lavoie, Victoria Smye, Olive Godwin, Doreen Littlejohn and David Tu

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:38

    Content type: Research

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  13. Men and women have different patterns of health. These differences between the sexes present a challenge to the field of public health. The question why women experience more health problems than men despite t...

    Authors: Ann Sörlin, Lars Lindholm, Nawi Ng and Ann Öhman

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:37

    Content type: Research

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  14. This paper aims to compare the classification of race/skin color based on the discrete categories used by the Demographic Census of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) and a skin color s...

    Authors: Claudia Travassos, Josué Laguardia, Priscilla M Marques, Jurema C Mota and Celia L Szwarcwald

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:35

    Content type: Research

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  15. One strategic approach available to policy makers to improve the availability of reproductive and child health care supplies and services as well as the sustainability of programs is to expand the role of the ...

    Authors: David R Hotchkiss, Deepali Godha and Mai Do

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:33

    Content type: Research

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  16. Mortality exhibits seasonal variations, which to a certain extent can be considered as mid-to long-term influences of meteorological conditions. In addition to atmospheric effects, the seasonal pattern of mort...

    Authors: Katrin Burkart, Mobarak H Khan, Alexander Krämer, Susanne Breitner, Alexandra Schneider and Wilfried R Endlicher

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:32

    Content type: Research

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  17. There is expert consensus that delivery at a health facility substantially reduces the risk of maternal death. By increasing the use of antenatal (ANC), postnatal care (PNC) and family planning, the risk of ma...

    Authors: Sohail Agha and Thomas W Carton

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:31

    Content type: Research

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  18. In Tanzania, the distribution and coverage of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) is inequitable. Arguments about the most effective and equitable approach to distributing ITNs centre around whether to provide ITN...

    Authors: George M Ruhago, Phares GM Mujinja and Ole F Norheim

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:29

    Content type: Research

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  19. There is growing recognition that the urban built environment influences physical activity at the population level, although the effects on disadvantaged groups are less well understood. Using the examples of ...

    Authors: Jamie R Pearce and Ralph Maddison

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:28

    Content type: Research

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  20. Human Papillomavirus vaccines are widely hailed as a sweeping pharmaceutical innovation for the universal benefit of all women. The implementation of the vaccines, however, is far from universal or equitable. ...

    Authors: Janice E Graham and Amrita Mishra

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:27

    Content type: Commentary

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  21. Financial protection against the cost of unforeseen ill health has become a global concern as expressed in the 2005 World Health Assembly resolution (WHA58.33), which urges its member states to "plan the transiti...

    Authors: James Akazili, John Gyapong and Diane McIntyre

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:26

    Content type: Research

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  22. Inequity in use of physician services has been detected even within health care systems with universal coverage of the population through public insurance schemes. In this study we analyse and compare inequity...

    Authors: Astrid L Grasdal and Karin Monstad

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:25

    Content type: Research

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  23. Gender segregation of occupations, which typically assigns caring/nurturing jobs to women and technical/managerial jobs to men, has been recognized as a major source of inequality worldwide with implications f...

    Authors: Constance J Newman, Linda Fogarty, Lucia Nthabiseng Makoae and Erik Reavely

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:24

    Content type: Research

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  24. Despite the considerable changes in the provision of health care to prisoners in the UK there is little published literature that attempts to examine broader aspects of health and the impact of imprisonment on...

    Authors: Emma Plugge, Nick Douglas and Ray Fitzpatrick

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:21

    Content type: Research

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  25. Female genital mutilation (FGM) usually undertaken between the ages of 1-9 years and is widely practised in some part of Africa and by migrants from African countries in other parts of the world. Laws prohibit...

    Authors: Bue Karmaker, Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala, Donna Chung and Aileen Clarke

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:20

    Content type: Research

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  26. Food insecurity is a critical problem in the United States and throughout the world. There is little published data that provides insights regarding the extent and severity of food insecurity among the hard-to...

    Authors: Joseph R Sharkey, Wesley R Dean and Cassandra M Johnson

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:19

    Content type: Research

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  27. Women and men face different gender-based health inequities in relation to HIV, including HIV testing as well as different challenges in accessing HIV care, treatment and support programs and services when tes...

    Authors: Jacqueline C Gahagan, Janice L Fuller, E Michelle Proctor-Simms, Todd F Hatchette and Larry N Baxter

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:18

    Content type: Research

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  28. Equal utilization of health services for equal need, is one of the main targets for public health systems. Given the public-private structure of the Greek NHS, the main aim of the study was to investigate the ...

    Authors: Eleni Lahana, Evelina Pappa and Dimitris Niakas

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:16

    Content type: Research

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  29. Changes in third party financing, whether public or private, are linked to a household's ability to access dental care. By removing costs at point of purchase, changes in financing influence the need to reach ...

    Authors: Carlos Quiñonez and Paul Grootendorst

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:14

    Content type: Research

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  30. Despite free healthcare to pregnant women and children under the age of six, access to healthcare has failed to secure better child health outcomes amongst all children of the country. There is growing evidenc...

    Authors: Lungiswa L Nkonki, Mickey Chopra, Tanya M Doherty, Debra Jackson and Bjarne Robberstad

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:13

    Content type: Research

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  31. This study aimed to measure the income-related inequalities and inequities - the inequalities that remain after accounting for differences in health need - in expenditure on fully publicly covered (hospital an...

    Authors: Colleen M Cunningham, Gillian E Hanley and Steven G Morgan

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:12

    Content type: Research

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  32. Health inequality and its social determinants are well-studied, but the determinants of inequality of alcohol consumption are less well-investigated.

    Authors: Jean-Baptiste Combes, Ulf-Göran Gerdtham and Johan Jarl

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:10

    Content type: Research

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  33. Studies have shown an inverse relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and mortality due to coronary heart disease (CHD). Little is known about this association in Iran. This study aimed to investigate ...

    Authors: Tahereh Donyavi, Kourosh Holakouie Naieni, Saharnaz Nedjat, Mariam Vahdaninia, Mahdi Najafi and Ali Montazeri

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:9

    Content type: Research

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  34. The aim of this study was to explore inequities in knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding tuberculosis (TB) among the urban and rural populations.

    Authors: Muhammad Umair Mushtaq, Ubeera Shahid, Hussain Muhammad Abdullah, Anum Saeed, Fatima Omer, Mushtaq Ahmad Shad, Arif Mahmood Siddiqui and Javed Akram

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:8

    Content type: Research

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  35. Studies from various countries have observed worse population health in geographical areas with more income inequality. The psychosocial interpretation of this association is that large income disparities are ...

    Authors: Jon Ivar Elstad

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:7

    Content type: Research

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  36. Equity focused health impact assessments (EFHIAs), or health equity impact assessments, are being increasingly promoted internationally as a mechanism for enhancing the consideration of health equity in the de...

    Authors: Ben F Harris-Roxas, Patrick J Harris, Elizabeth Harris and Lynn A Kemp

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:6

    Content type: Research

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  37. In recent years the close connection between SES and differences in health between ethnic groups have been subject to growing interest among researchers, and some studies have found an association between ethn...

    Authors: Pernille T Andersen, Carsten K Bak, Susanne Vangsgaard, Unni Dokkedal and Pia V Larsen

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:5

    Content type: Research

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  38. One of the key functions of health insurance is to provide financial protection against high costs of health care, yet evidence of such protection from developing countries has been inconsistent. The current s...

    Authors: Ha TH Nguyen, Yogesh Rajkotia and Hong Wang

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:4

    Content type: Research

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  39. Tuberculosis (TB) and human immune virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) stigmas affect public attitudes toward TB treatment and policy. This study examined 'stigmatizing' ideas and the view tha...

    Authors: Jane M Cramm and Anna P Nieboer

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:2

    Content type: Research

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  40. In the Indian context, a household's caste characteristics are most relevant for identifying its poverty and vulnerability status. Inadequate provision of public health care, the near-absence of health insuran...

    Authors: Subrata Mukherjee, Slim Haddad and Delampady Narayana

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:1

    Content type: Research

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  41. User fees are a known common barrier to using health services, particularly among the poor. When fees are present, many facilities have waiver systems for poor patients to exempt them from paying. Targeting wa...

    Authors: Laura C Steinhardt and David H Peters

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:28

    Content type: Research

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