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  1. Difficulties accessing health care services can result in delaying in seeking and obtaining treatment. Although these difficulties are disproportionately experienced among vulnerable groups, we know very littl...

    Authors: Josephine Etowa, Yujiro Sano, Ilene Hyman, Charles Dabone, Ikenna Mbagwu, Bishwajit Ghose, Muna Osman and Hindia Mohamoud
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:255
  2. Air quality is monitored at a local level in the UK as part of the Local Air Quality Management (LAQM) system. If air quality objectives within an area are not achieved an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) is...

    Authors: Tanith C. Rose, Konstantinos Daras, Jane Cloke, Sarah Rodgers, Paul Farrell, Saiqa Ahmed and Benjamin Barr
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:254
  3. Measuring and improving equitable access to care is a necessity to achieve universal health coverage. Pre-pandemic estimates showed that most conflict-affected and fragile situations were off-track to meet the...

    Authors: Marwa Ramadan, Hannah Tappis, Manuela Villar Uribe and William Brieger
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:253
  4. Due to societal changes and changes in the availability of health promoting factors, explanatory factors of socioeconomic inequalities in health (SIH) may change with time. We investigate differences in the re...

    Authors: Silvia S. Klokgieters, Almar A. L. Kok, Marjolein Visser, Marjolein I. Broese van Groenou and Martijn Huisman
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:252
  5. Social-economic factors have an important role in shaping inequality in congenital heart diseases. The current study aimed to assess and decompose the socio-economic inequality in Congenital Heart Diseases (CH...

    Authors: Mostafa Amini-Rarani, Sajad Vahedi, Maryam Borjali and Mehdi Nosratabadi
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:251
  6. Migrants account for a large part of China’s population. Many policies and inventions have been taken to improve access to public health services and the health of migrants. China’s Basic Public Health Service...

    Authors: Jun Wang, Jingmin Zhu, Xueyao Wang, Yue Che, Yang Bai and Jue Liu
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:250
  7. Reducing health inequalities in the UK has been a policy priority for over 20 years, yet, despite efforts to create a more equal society, progress has been limited. Furthermore, some inequalities have widened ...

    Authors: L. J. Thomson, R. Gordon-Nesbitt, E. Elsden and H. J. Chatterjee
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:249
  8. Preliminary evidence from the COVID-19 pandemic shows the presence of health disparities, especially in terms of morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to systematically review the evidence on the associati...

    Authors: Ahmad Khanijahani, Shabnam Iezadi, Kamal Gholipour, Saber Azami-Aghdash and Deniz Naghibi
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:248
  9. There has been little research on the impact of the 2014-2015 West African Ebola crisis on people with disabilities. This paper outlines the way in which the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Liberia in 20...

    Authors: Maria Kett, Ellie Cole, Lucila Beato, Mark Carew, Richard Ngafuan, Sekkoh Konneh and Tim Colbourn
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:247
  10. Many programs are undertaken to facilitate the empowerment of vulnerable populations across the world. However, an overview of appropriate empowerment measurements to evaluate such initiatives remains incomple...

    Authors: Sandy Campbell, Jianxia Zhai, Jing-Yu Tan, Mursal Azami, Kym Cunningham and Sue Kruske
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:246
  11. Extending Universal Health Coverage (UHC) requires identifying and addressing unmet healthcare need and its causes to improve access to essential health services. Unmet need is a useful monitoring indicator to...

    Authors: Vuthiphan Vongmongkol, Shaheda Viriyathorn, Yaowaluk Wanwong, Waritta Wangbanjongkun and Viroj Tangcharoensathien
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:244
  12. Care services in industrialized nations are increasingly moving towards individualized funding models, which aim to increase individuals’ flexibility, choice and control over their services and supports. Recen...

    Authors: Sophie Yates, Gemma Carey, Jen Hargrave, Eleanor Malbon and Celia Green
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:243
  13. Low socioeconomic status (SES) groups have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We aimed to examine COVID-19 vaccination rate by neighborhood SES and ethnicity in Israel, a country which ...

    Authors: Mor Saban, Vicki Myers, Shani Ben-Shetrit and Rachel Wilf-Miron
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:242
  14. Income inequality is one of the important reflections of the unbalanced development of the world economy and can have adverse effects on physical and mental health.

    Authors: Yuanyuan He, Lulin Zhou, Junshan Li and Jun Wu
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:241
  15. Co-design as a participatory method aims to improve health service design and implementation. It is being used more frequently by researchers and practitioners in various health and social care settings. Co-de...

    Authors: Ashfaq Chauhan, Jessica Leefe, Éidín Ní Shé and Reema Harrison
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:240
  16. For many low and middle-income countries poor quality health care is now responsible for a greater number of deaths than insufficient access to care. This has in turn raised concerns around the distribution of qu...

    Authors: Manon Haemmerli, Timothy Powell-Jackson, Catherine Goodman, Hasbullah Thabrany and Virginia Wiseman
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:239
  17. Disparities in exposure to and density of tobacco advertising are well established; however, it is still unclear how e-cigarette and heated tobacco product (HTP) advertising vary by age, education, sex, gender...

    Authors: Graziele Grilo, Elizabeth Crespi and Joanna E. Cohen
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:238
  18. We argue commercial sex workers have rights to healthcare and psychosocial support. While decriminalization is not legally enacted in most countries, we would suggest these workers rights include freedom from ...

    Authors: Simon D. Taylor-Robinson, Paulo A. De Souza Lopes, Jey Zdravkov and Rachel Harrison
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:237
  19. Primary medical and health care facilities are the first lines of defense for the health of population. This study aims to evaluate the current state and trend of equity and coupling coordination degree (CCD) ...

    Authors: Weicun Ren, Clifford Silver Tarimo, Lei Sun, Zihan Mu, Qian Ma, Jian Wu and Yudong Miao
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:236
  20. There is an increasing global concern of financing poor people who live in low- and middle-income countries. The burden of non-communicable diseases of these people is, by in large, connected to a lack of acce...

    Authors: Felix O. Iyalomhe, Paul O. Adekola and Giuseppe T. Cirella
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:235
  21. Human trafficking is a serious global challenge associated with a complex array of health inequities for individuals, families, and communities. Consequently, in addition to a conventional criminal justice app...

    Authors: Christopher J. Wretman, Rebecca J. Macy, Amanda M. Stylianou, Anita S. Teekah, Elizabeth N. Ebright, Jeongsuk Kim, Jia Luo and Cynthia Fraga Rizo
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:234
  22. Black and minority ethnic women and those with social risk factors such as deprivation, refugee and asylum seeker status, homelessness, mental health issues and domestic violence are at a disproportionate risk...

    Authors: Hannah Rayment-Jones, James Harris, Angela Harden, Sergio A. Silverio, Cristina Fernandez Turienzo and Jane Sandall
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:233
  23. Adolescent pregnancy in rural areas is a persistent health problem that has still not properly been understood. Studies with qualitative perspectives that address this phenomenon as a complex social process, w...

    Authors: Herlan Palacios-Perdomo and Naydú Acosta-Ramírez
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:232
  24. Increasing evidence indicates that the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic had immediate health and social impact, disproportionately affecting certain socioeconomic groups. Assessing inequalities in risk of e...

    Authors: Ana Gama, Joana Alves, Daniela Costa, Pedro A. Laires, Patrícia Soares, Ana Rita Pedro, Marta Moniz, Luísa Solinho, Carla Nunes and Sónia Dias
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:231
  25. Numerous reports have demonstrated the disproportionate impact that COVID-19 has had on vulnerable populations. Our purpose is to describe our health care system’s response to this impact.

    Authors: Paul A. Pirraglia, Cristina Huebner Torres, Jessica Collins, Jane Garb, Marian Kent, Sarah Perez McAdoo, Yemisi Oloruntola-Coates, Jacob M. Smith and Abraham Thomas
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:230
  26. Equity of healthcare spatial access is essential for the health outcomes of medical investments and the welfare of populations, and efficiency of medical resource allocation is important for obtaining a supply...

    Authors: Shaoyao Zhang, Xueqian Song and Jie Zhou
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:229
  27. Community mobilization (CM) is recommended as a best practice intervention for low resource settings to reduce maternal mortality. Measurement of process outcomes are lacking and little is known about how CM i...

    Authors: Dana Beck, Philip T. Veliz, Michelle Munro-Kramer, Carol Boyd, Isaac Sakala, Nchimunya Chiboola and Jody Lori
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:228
  28. Healthcare quality measurements in the United States illustrate disparities by racial/ethnic group, socio-economic class, and geographic location. Redressing healthcare inequities, including measurement of and...

    Authors: Kathleen A. Culhane-Pera, Shannon L. Pergament, Maiyia Y. Kasouaher, Andrew M. Pattock, Naima Dhore, Cindy N. Kaigama, Marcela Alison, Michael Scandrett, Mai See Thao and David J. Satin
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:226

    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:264

  29. Child malnutrition remains a major public health issue in India. Along with myriad upstream and social determinants of these adverse outcomes, recent studies have highlighted regional differences in mean child...

    Authors: Anoop Jain, Justin Rodgers, Rockli Kim and S. V. Subramanian
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:225
  30. Persisting evidence suggests significant socioeconomic and sociodemographic inequalities in access to medical treatment in the UK. Consequently, a systematic review was undertaken to examine these access inequ...

    Authors: Sebastian Ryan-Ndegwa, Reza Zamani and Mohammad Akrami
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:224
  31. Inequitable access to primary health care (PHC) remains a problem for most western countries. Failure to scale up effective interventions has been due, in part, to a failure to share the logic and essential el...

    Authors: Catherine Spooner, Virginia Lewis, Cathie Scott, Simone Dahrouge, Jeannie Haggerty, Grant Russell, Jean-Frederic Levesque, Emilie Dionne, Nigel Stocks and Mark F. Harris
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:223
  32. Social mobilisation is potentially a key tool in the prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in fragile settings. This formative study addressed existing and potential social mobilisation mechanisms see...

    Authors: Lizzie Caperon, Stella Arakelyan, Cinzia Innocenti and Alastair Ager
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:222
  33. COVID-19 has a direct impact on the employment of older people. This adds to the challenge of ageism. The World Health Organization has started a worldwide campaign to combat ageism and has called for more res...

    Authors: Sabrina Pit, Malcolm Fisk, Winona Freihaut, Fashola Akintunde, Bamidele Aloko, Britta Berge, Anne Burmeister, Adriana Ciacâru, Jürgen Deller, Rae Dulmage, Tae Hwa Han, Qiang Hao, Peter Honeyman, Peter C. Huber, Thomas Linner, Stefan Lundberg…
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:221
  34. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians experience persistent health and social inequities. Chronic conditions, many of which are diet-related, are leading contributors to the burden of disease and h...

    Authors: Rebecca Christidis, Mark Lock, Troy Walker, Mikaela Egan and Jennifer Browne
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:220
  35. It is broadly accepted that poverty is associated with poor health, and the health impact of poverty has been explored in numerous high-income country settings. There is a large and growing body of evidence of...

    Authors: Jane Parry, Meredith Vanstone, Michel Grignon and James R. Dunn
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:219
  36. Socioeconomic status (SES) is an important determinant of health, and SES data is an important confounder to control for in epidemiology and health services research. Individual level SES measures are cumberso...

    Authors: Daniel Yan Zheng Lim, Ting Hway Wong, Mengling Feng, Marcus Eng Hock Ong and Andrew Fu Wah Ho
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:218
  37. The present study analyzes inequalities in catastrophic health expenditures in conflict-affected regions of Meta, Colombia and socioeconomic factors contributing to the existence and changes in catastrophic ex...

    Authors: Sebastián León-Giraldo, Juan Sebastián Cuervo-Sánchez, Germán Casas, Catalina González-Uribe, Noemi Kreif, Oscar Bernal and Rodrigo Moreno-Serra
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:217
  38. The small-area deprivation indices are varied across countries due to different social context and data availability. Due to lack of chronic disease-related social deprivation index (SDI) in Hong Kong, China, ...

    Authors: Kailu Wang, Chi-Kin Law, Jiaying Zhao, Alvin Yik-Kiu Hui, Benjamin Hon-Kei Yip, Eng Kiong Yeoh and Roger Yat-Nork Chung
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:216
  39. Lack of control over life situations is an important social determinant that may negatively affect parental and child health. This study took place in an area of Stockholm, Sweden with high indications of soci...

    Authors: Madelene Barboza, Anneli Marttila, Bo Burström and Asli Kulane
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:215
  40. COVID-19 has caused almost unprecedented change across health, education, the economy and social interaction. It is widely understood that the existing mechanisms which shape health inequalities have resulted ...

    Authors: Grant M. A. Wyper, Eilidh Fletcher, Ian Grant, Oliver Harding, Maria Teresa de Haro Moro, Diane L. Stockton and Gerry McCartney
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:214

    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:117

  41. The Australian Nurse Family Partnership Program (ANFPP) is an evidence-based, home visiting program that offers health education, guidance, social and emotional support to first-time mothers having Aboriginal ...

    Authors: Luciana Massi, Sophie Hickey, Sarah-Jade Maidment, Yvette Roe, Sue Kildea, Carmel Nelson and Sue Kruske
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:212
  42. While organized and opportunistic cervical cancer screening (CCS) programs implemented across the European Union have increased participation rates, barriers to socioeconomically deprived women remain substant...

    Authors: Vincent De Prez, Vladimir Jolidon, Barbara Willems, Stéphane Cullati, Claudine Burton-Jeangros and Piet Bracke
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:211
  43. Health care workers in Kenya have launched major strikes in the public health sector in the past decade but the impact of strikes on health systems is under-explored. We conducted a qualitative study to invest...

    Authors: Michael L. Scanlon, Lauren Y. Maldonado, Justus E. Ikemeri, Anjellah Jumah, Getrude Anusu, Sheilah Chelagat, Joann Chebet Keter, Julia Songok, Laura J. Ruhl and Astrid Christoffersen-Deb
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:210
  44. Does higher health literacy lead to higher trust in public hospitals? Existing literature suggests that this is the case since a positive association between the level of health literacy and the level of trust...

    Authors: Maja Bertram, Urs Steiner Brandt, Rikke Klitten Hansen and Gert Tinggaard Svendsen
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:209
  45. Cycling for transport provides many health and social benefits – including physical activity and independent access to jobs, education, social opportunities, health care and other services (accessibility). How...

    Authors: Christopher Standen, Melanie Crane, Stephen Greaves, Andrew T. Collins and Chris Rissel
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:208
  46. The importance of social and economic capital as predictors of health is widely documented, yet the complexity of interactions between them and effects on older people’s health is still unclear. Combining the ...

    Authors: Lijuan Gu, Yang Cheng, David R. Phillips, Mark Rosenberg, Linsheng Yang, Li Wang and Hairong Li
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:207
  47. Global persistence of health inequities for Indigenous peoples is evident in ongoing discrepancies in health and standards of living. International literature suggests the key to transformation lies in Indigen...

    Authors: Rachel Eni, Wanda Phillips-Beck, Grace Kyoon Achan, Josée G. Lavoie, Kathi Avery Kinew and Alan Katz
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:206

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