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  1. Few studies explored the relationship between the family doctor contract services (FDCS) and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among patients with chronic diseases in rural China. This study aims to explo...

    Authors: Zhixian Li, Jie Li, Peipei Fu, Yan Chen, Zhengyue Jing, Yemin Yuan, Shijun Yang, Chen Yan, Wenjuan Li, Jie Li, Zhen Gui and Chengchao Zhou
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:191
  2. Active transportation is a crucial sort of physical activity for developing sustainable environments and provides essential health benefits. This is particularly important in Latin American countries because t...

    Authors: Gerson Ferrari, Juan Guzmán-Habinger, Javiera L. Chávez, André O. Werneck, Danilo R. Silva, Irina Kovalskys, Georgina Gómez, Attilio Rigotti, Lilia Yadira Cortés, Martha Cecilia Yépez García, Rossina G. Pareja, Marianella Herrera-Cuenca, Clemens Drenowatz, Carlos Cristi-Montero, Adilson Marques, Miguel Peralta…
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:190
  3. In the past few years, increasing numbers of Indigenous doula collectives have been forming across Canada. Indigenous doulas provide continuous, culturally appropriate support to Indigenous women during pregna...

    Authors: Jaime Cidro, Caroline Doenmez, Stephanie Sinclair, Alexandra Nychuk, Larissa Wodtke and Ashley Hayward
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:189
  4. Information on socioeconomic inequalities in physical activity over time is sparse in low- to middle-income countries. In this study, we examined trends in physical activity educational inequalities in adults ...

    Authors: Gerson Ferrari, Pedro Toteff Dulgheroff, Rafael M. Claro, Leandro F. M. Rezende and Catarina Machado Azeredo
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:188
  5. Intersectionality is a widely adopted theoretical orientation in the field of women and gender studies. Intersectionality comes from the work of black feminist scholars and activists. Intersectionality argues ...

    Authors: Christine Kelly, Danielle Kasperavicius, Diane Duncan, Cole Etherington, Lora Giangregorio, Justin Presseau, Kathryn M. Sibley and Sharon Straus
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:187
  6. Although evidence suggest that many slum dwellers in low- and middle-income countries have the most difficulty accessing family planning (FP) services, there are limited workable interventions/models for reach...

    Authors: John Kuumuori Ganle, Leonard Baatiema, Paul Ayamah, Charlotte Abra Esime Ofori, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Abdul-Aziz Seidu and Augustine Ankomah
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:186
  7. Socioeconomic inequalities in health behaviors have been attributed to both structural and individual factors, but untangling the complex, dynamic pathways through which these factors influence inequalities re...

    Authors: Andrea L. Mudd, Frank J. van Lenthe, Sanne E. Verra, Michèlle Bal and Carlijn B. M. Kamphuis
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:184
  8. The determinants of access to immunizers are still poorly understood, leading to questions about which criteria were considered in this distribution. Given the above, the present study aimed to analyze the det...

    Authors: Brigitte Renata Bezerra de Oliveira, Ana Iza Gomes da Penha Sobral, Marcelo Luiz Monteiro Marinho, Marcos Felipe Falcão Sobral, André de Souza Melo and Gisleia Benini Duarte
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:183
  9. Although Ethiopia has already achieved a remarkable progress in reducing under-five mortality in the last decades, undernutrition among children is still a common problem in this country. Socioeconomic inequal...

    Authors: Mengesha Yayo Negasi
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:182
  10. The cultural determinants of health centre an Indigenous definition of health, and have been linked to positive health and wellbeing outcomes. There is growing evidence for the importance of the cultural deter...

    Authors: Ebony Verbunt, Joanne Luke, Yin Paradies, Muriel Bamblett, Connie Salamone, Amanda Jones and Margaret Kelaher
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:181
  11. Ethiopia has experienced great improvements in life expectancy (LE) at birth over the last three decades. Despite consistent increases in LE for both males and females in Ethiopia, the country has simultaneous...

    Authors: Myunggu Jung, Gizachew Balew Jembere, Young Su Park, William Muhwava, Yeohee Choi, Youngtae Cho and Woorim Ko
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:180
  12. The accelerated aging trend brought great chronic diseases burdens. Disabled Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) is a novel way to measure the chronic diseases burden. This study aimed to explore the cohort, socioecon...

    Authors: Gangming Zhang, Fang Tang, Jing Liang and Peigang Wang
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:179
  13. Life expectancy in Australia is amongst the highest globally, but national estimates mask within-country inequalities. To monitor socioeconomic inequalities in health, many high-income countries routinely repo...

    Authors: J Welsh, K Bishop, H Booth, D Butler, M Gourley, HD Law, E Banks, V Canudas-Romo and RJ Korda
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:178
  14. The feminist women’s health movement empowered women’s knowledge regarding their health and battled against paternalistic and oppressive practices within healthcare systems. Gender Medicine (GM) is a new disci...

    Authors: Ayelet Shai, Shahar Koffler and Yael Hashiloni-Dolev
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:177
  15. Conventional indicators used to access the nutritional status of children tend to underestimate the overall undernutrition in the presence of multiple anthropometric failures. Further, factors contributing to ...

    Authors: Akash Porwal, Rajib Acharya, Sana Ashraf, Praween Agarwal, Sowmya Ramesh, Nizamuddin Khan, Avina Sarna and Robert Johnston
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:176
  16. The Ministry of Public Health of Thailand established universal health coverage (UHC) in 2002, which also included national-level screening for cervical cancer in 2005. This study examined the changes in morta...

    Authors: Patumrat Sripan, Imjai Chitapanarux, Ekkasit Tharavichitkul, Pooriwat Muangwong, Donsuk Pongnikorn, Narate Waisri, Chirapong Hanpragopsuk, Puttachart Maneesai, Panrada Tansiri, Malisa Poungsombat and Varunee Khamsan
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:175
  17. Breastfeeding rates in Mexico are far from World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations with 28.8% of Exclusive Breastfeeding (EBF) under 6 months of age, according to the 2018 National Health and Nutrition...

    Authors: Diana Bueno-Gutiérrez, Edgar Uriel Romero Castillo and Angélica Emili Hernández Mondragón
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:173
  18. Socioeconomic inequalities could mitigate the impact of social and behavior change (SBC) interventions aimed at improving positive ideation towards the practice of exclusive breastfeeding. This study explores ...

    Authors: Dele Abegunde, Paul Hutchinson, Udochisom Anaba, Foyeke Oyedokun-Adebagbo, Emily White Johansson, Bamikale Feyisetan and Emma Mtiro
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:172
  19. In hospitals globally, patient centred communication is difficult to practice, and interpreters are underused. Low uptake of interpreters is commonly attributed to limited interpreter availability, time constr...

    Authors: Vicki Kerrigan, Stuart Yiwarr McGrath, Sandawana William Majoni, Michelle Walker, Mandy Ahmat, Bilawara Lee, Alan Cass, Marita Hefler and Anna P. Ralph
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:170
  20. In 2008, Ecuador started a national health reform based on the principles of Alma Ata to achieve Universal Health Coverage. While coverage indicators have increased, a systematic assessment of the impact of th...

    Authors: Sergio E Flores Jimenez and Miguel San Sebastián
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:169
  21. Food deserts are neighborhoods with little or no access to healthy food, whereas food swamps are neighborhoods where unhealthy food options prevail over healthy ones. The main aims of the current study are to ...

    Authors: Olivia Souza Honório, Milene Cristine Pessoa, Lucia Helena Almeida Gratão, Luana Lara Rocha, Inês Rugani Ribeiro de Castro, Daniela Silva Canella, Paula Martins Horta and Larissa Loures Mendes
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:168
  22. Population segmentation and risk stratification are important strategies for allocating resources in public health, health care and social care. Social exclusion, which is defined as the cumulation of disadvan...

    Authors: Addi P. L. van Bergen, Annelies van Loon, Stella J. M. Hoff, Judith R. L. M. Wolf and Albert M. van Hemert
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:167
  23. The COVID-19 pandemic has uncovered the ways in which disabled people are made more vulnerable due to structural inequalities. These vulnerabilities are the result of the interaction between individual and str...

    Authors: David Colon-Cabrera, Shivika Sharma, Narelle Warren and Dikaios Sakellariou
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:166
  24. In some areas of the world, breast milk is seen as a potential source of child diarrhoea. While this belief has been explored in African and Southeast Asian countries, it remains vastly understudied in Latin A...

    Authors: Néstor Nuño Martínez, Jordyn Wallenborn, Daniel Mäusezahl, Stella M. Hartinger and Joan Muela Ribera
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:165
  25. In this paper we explore some of the ways systemic racism operates and is maintained within our health and social services. We look at a very specific context, that of Nunavik Quebec, land and home to 13,000 Nuna...

    Authors: Sarah Louise Fraser, Dominique Gaulin and William Daibhid Fraser
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:164
  26. The capacity for health comparisons, including the accurate comparison of indicators, is necessary for a comprehensive evaluation of well-being in places where people live. An important issue is the assessment...

    Authors: Natalia Shartova, Vladimir Tikunov and Olga Chereshnya
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:163
  27. Distribution of physicians is a key component of access to health care. Although there is extensive research on urban-rural disparities in physician distribution, limited attention has been directed to the het...

    Authors: Xuexin Yu, Wei Zhang and Jersey Liang
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:162
  28. The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to have profound mental health impact, including in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) region. Some populations might be at higher risk of experiencing negative ment...

    Authors: Jill K. Murphy, Amna Khan, Qiumeng Sun, Harry Minas, Simon Hatcher, Chee H. Ng, Mellissa Withers, Andrew Greenshaw, Erin E. Michalak, Promit Ananyo Chakraborty, Karen Sharmini Sandanasamy, Nurashikin Ibrahim, Arun Ravindran, Jun Chen, Vu Cong Nguyen and Raymond W. Lam
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:161
  29. Appropriate choice of research design is essential to rightly understand the research problem and derive optimal solutions. The Comorbidity Action in the North project sought to better meet the needs of local ...

    Authors: Hepsibah Sharmil, Janet Kelly, Margaret Bowden, Cherrie Galletly, Imelda Cairney, Coral Wilson, Lisa Hahn, Dennis Liu, Paul Elliot, Joanne Else, Trevor Warrior, Trevor Wanganeen, Robert Taylor, Frank Wanganeen, Jodus Madrid, Lisa Warner…
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:160
  30. Health policy interventions were expected to improve access to health care delivery, provide financial risk protection, besides reducing inequities that underlie geographic and socio-economic variation in popu...

    Authors: Sakthivel Selvaraj, Anup K. Karan, Wenhui Mao, Habib Hasan, Ipchita Bharali, Preeti Kumar, Osondu Ogbuoji and Chetana Chaudhuri
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:159
  31. Diabetes is a chronic medical condition which demands that patients engage in self-management to achieve optimal glycemic control and avoid severe complications. Individuals who have diabetes and are experienc...

    Authors: Eshleen K. Grewal, Rachel B. Campbell, Gillian L. Booth, Kerry A. McBrien, Stephen W. Hwang, Patricia O’Campo and David J. T. Campbell
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:158
  32. This study assesses the inclusion of disability in Nepal’s policy and guidance relevant to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and menstrual hygiene management (MHM) in comparison to gender. We investigated ...

    Authors: Jane Wilbur, Nathaniel Scherer, Islay Mactaggart, Govind Shrestha, Thérèse Mahon, Belen Torondel, Shaffa Hameed and Hannah Kuper
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:157
  33. Nutritional inequality in India has been estimated typically using stunting, wasting and underweight separately which hide the overall magnitude and severity of undernutrition. We used the Composite Index of A...

    Authors: Sabu Ulahannan Kochupurackal, Yogish Channa Basappa, Sangeetha Joice Vazhamplackal and Prashanth N Srinivas
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:155
  34. Israel’s containment of the first wave of Covid-19 was relatively successful. Soon afterwards, however, in the summer months, a harsher pandemic wave developed, resulting in many more seriously ill and dead Is...

    Authors: Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli and Judith Chassida
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:154
  35. Poor diet is the leading preventable risk factor contributing to the burden of disease globally and in Australia, and is inequitably distributed. As the price of healthy foods is a perceived barrier to improve...

    Authors: Amanda Lee, Dori Patay, Lisa-Maree Herron, Ella Parnell Harrison and Meron Lewis
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:153
  36. Radiation therapy is an important part of multimodal breast cancer treatment. The aim was to examine the impact of sociodemographic factors on radiation therapy use in breast cancer (BC) patients in Estonia, l...

    Authors: Fereshteh Shahrabi Farahani, Keiu Paapsi and Kaire Innos
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:152
  37. Many LGBTQ youth experience rejection and discrimination in their families and schools, and the range of interventions for improving their resilience and well-being is limited. We developed and piloted an LGBT...

    Authors: Lance S. Weinhardt, Linda M. Wesp, Hui Xie, Jennifer (Jen) Murray, Jeanette Martín, Sarah DeGeorge, Caleb B. Weinhardt, Maren Hawkins and Patricia Stevens
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:150
  38. Researching access to health services, and ways to improve equity, frequently requires researchers to recruit people facing social disadvantage. Recruitment can be challenging, and there is limited high qualit...

    Authors: Pauline Norris, Kimberly Cousins, Marianna Churchward, Shirley Keown, Mariana Hudson, Leina Isno, Leilani Pereira, Jacques Klavs, Lucy Linqing Tang, Hanne Roberti and Alesha Smith
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:149
  39. Women are representing an increasing share of the labor force, thus, raising the need to accommodate breastfeeding working mothers at the workplace. While there is an emerging body of evidence supporting the p...

    Authors: Kathrin Litwan, Victoria Tran, Kate Nyhan and Rafael Pérez-Escamilla
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:148
  40. Chronic pain affects about 20 % of the Canadian population and can lead to physical, psychological and social vulnerabilities. However, this condition remains poorly recognized and undertreated. During 2020, a...

    Authors: Lise Dassieu, M. Gabrielle Pagé, Anaïs Lacasse, Maude Laflamme, Vickie Perron, Audrée Janelle-Montcalm, Maria Hudspith, Gregg Moor, Kathryn Sutton, James M Thompson and Manon Choinière
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:147
  41. Most existing research on rural–urban health inequalities focuses on disparities in service access and health outcomes based on region. This paper examines rural–urban disparities in maternal healthcare utiliz...

    Authors: Menghan Shen, Yushan Wu and Xin Xiang
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:145
  42. Strengthening capacity for mental health in primary care improves health outcomes by providing timely access to coordinated and integrated mental health care. The successful integration of mental health in pri...

    Authors: Rachelle Ashcroft, Matthew Menear, Jose Silveira, Simone Dahrouge, Monica Emode, Jocelyn Booton and Kwame McKenzie
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:144
  43. This study aims to examine: (1) temporal trends in the percentage of cost-sharing and amount of out-of-pocket expenditure (OOPE) from 2011 to 2015; (2) factors associated with cost-sharing and OOPE; and (3) th...

    Authors: Vicky Mengqi Qin, Yuting Zhang, Kee Seng Chia, Barbara McPake, Yang Zhao, Emily S. G. Hulse, Helena Legido-Quigley and John Tayu Lee
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:143
  44. Maintaining oral health is one of the global public health challenges. Income and out-of-pocket payments for dental care services are predictors of dental care utilisation. Although public assistance programme...

    Authors: Daisuke Nishioka, Keiko Ueno, Shiho Kino, Jun Aida and Naoki Kondo
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:141
  45. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in changes in almost every aspect of life. The fatal consequences of the pandemic have been clearly reported, with direct and indirect effects; however, there is some evidenc...

    Authors: Mor Saban, Vicki Myers, Osnat Luxenburg and Rachel Wilf-Miron
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:140

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