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  1. Content type: Review

    Health policy in Australia positions Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers (AHWs) as central to improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ health, with high expectations of their c...

    Authors: Stephanie M. Topp, Alexandra Edelman and Sean Taylor

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:67

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  2. Content type: Commentary

    Community health workers (CHWs) are frequently put forward as a remedy for lack of health system capacity, including challenges associated with health service coverage and with low community engagement in the ...

    Authors: Marta Schaaf, Jonathan Fox, Stephanie M. Topp, Caitlin Warthin, Lynn P. Freedman, Rachel Sullivan Robinson, Sundararaman Thiagarajan, Kerry Scott, Thoko Maboe, Margareth Zanchetta, Ana Lorena Ruano, Maryse Kok and Svea Closser

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:66

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  3. Content type: Research

    The long-term impact of user fee removal policies on health service utilization in low- and middle-income countries may vary depending on the context in which they are implemented, including whether there are ...

    Authors: Francis Obare, Timothy Abuya, Dennis Matanda and Ben Bellows

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:65

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  4. Content type: Research

    This study aims at quantifying the level and changes over time of inequality in age-specific mortality and life expectancy between the 19 Norwegian counties from 1980 to 2014.

    Authors: Eirin K. Skaftun, Stéphane Verguet, Ole F. Norheim and Kjell A. Johansson

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:64

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  5. Content type: Research

    Equity of access to and utilization of healthcare across socio-economic groups is important to achieve universal health coverage. Although the utilization of antenatal and delivery care has been increasing in ...

    Authors: Aye Nyein Moe Myint, Tippawan Liabsuetrakul, Thein Thein Htay, Myint Myint Wai, Johanne Sundby and Espen Bjertness

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:63

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  6. Content type: Research

    Significant health disparities persist regarding new and late Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) diagnoses among sub-Saharan African (SSA) communities in Australia. Personal/cultural beliefs and practices infl...

    Authors: Amy B. Mullens, Jennifer Kelly, Joseph Debattista, Tania M. Phillips, Zhihong Gu and Fungisai Siggins

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:62

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  7. Content type: Research

    Government health subsidy (GHS) is an effective tool to improve population health in China. Ensuring an equitable allocation of GHS, particularly among the poorer socio-economic groups, is a major goal of Chin...

    Authors: Wenzhe Qin, Lingzhong Xu, Jiajia Li, Long Sun, Gan Ding, Hui Shao and Ningze Xu

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:61

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  8. Content type: Research

    Chronic diseases are more prevalent and occur at a much younger age in Aboriginal people in Australia compared with non-Aboriginal people. Aboriginal people also have higher rates of unplanned hospital readmis...

    Authors: Amanda Jayakody, Erin Passmore, Christopher Oldmeadow, Jamie Bryant, Mariko Carey, Eunice Simons, Aaron Cashmore, Louise Maher, Kiel Hennessey, Jacinta Bunfield, Maurice Terare, Andrew Milat and Rob Sanson-Fisher

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:60

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  9. Content type: Research

    Even though population health is strongly influenced by employment and working conditions, public health research has to a lesser extent explored the social determinants of health inequalities between people i...

    Authors: Anna Brydsten, Anne Hammarström and Miguel San Sebastian

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:59

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  10. Content type: Research

    Poor and marginalized segments of society often display the worst health status due to limited access to health enhancing interventions. It follows that in order to enhance the health status of entire populati...

    Authors: Takondwa Mwase, Stephan Brenner, Jacob Mazalale, Julia Lohmann, Saidou Hamadou, Serge M. A. Somda, Valery Ridde and Manuela De Allegri

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:58

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  11. Content type: Research

    Cervical cancer is currently ranked as the fourth commonly diagnosed cancer in women globally. A higher incidence has been reported in low- and-middle-income countries, and the disease poses significant public...

    Authors: Esther E. Idehen, Päivikki Koponen, Tommi Härkänen, Mari Kangasniemi, Anna-Maija Pietilä and Tellervo Korhonen

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:56

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  12. Content type: Research

    China’s rapid transition in healthcare service system has posed considerable challenges for the primary care system. Little is known regarding the capacity of township hospitals (THs) to deliver surgical care ...

    Authors: Zhong Li, Jian Yang, Yue Wu, Zijin Pan, Xiaoqun He, Boyang Li and Liang Zhang

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:55

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  13. Content type: Research

    The equity of medical services utilization for elderly individuals enrolled in different basic social medical insurance systems holds significant meaning for social harmony against a background of demographic ...

    Authors: Rao Chen, Ning-xiu Li and Xiang Liu

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:54

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  14. Content type: Research

    Universal health coverage implies that people obtain the health services they need without experiencing financial hardship. While the factors contributing to catastrophic health expenditure (CHE) among househo...

    Authors: Sayem Ahmed, Sylvia Szabo and Kristine Nilsen

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:53

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  15. Content type: Research

    Socioeconomic inequalities in health have been documented in many countries including those in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). However, a comprehensive assessment of health inequalities and ...

    Authors: Stella M. Umuhoza and John E. Ataguba

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:52

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  16. Content type: Research

    The equity of rural-to-urban migrants’ health care utilization is already on China’s agenda. The Chinese government has been embarking on efforts to improve the financial and geographical accessibility of heal...

    Authors: Chenwen Zhong, Li Kuang, Lina Li, Yuan Liang, Jie Mei and Li Li

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:51

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  17. Content type: Research

    A key component of universal health coverage is the ability to access quality healthcare without financial hardship. Poorer individuals are less likely to receive care than wealthier individuals, leading to im...

    Authors: Nirali M. Chakraborty and Andrea Sprockett

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:50

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  18. Content type: Research

    Ghana is currently undergoing a profound demographic transition, with large increases in the number of older adults in the population. Older adults require greater levels of healthcare as illness and disabilit...

    Authors: Nele van der Wielen, Jane Falkingham and Andrew Amos Channon

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:49

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  19. Content type: Research

    Promoting health equity within health systems is a priority and challenge worldwide. Health equity tools have been identified as one strategy for integrating health equity considerations into health systems. A...

    Authors: Bernadette Pauly, Wanda Martin, Kathleen Perkin, Thea van Roode, Albert Kwan, Tobie Patterson, Samantha Tong, Cheryl Prescott, Bruce Wallace, Trevor Hancock and Marjorie MacDonald

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:48

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  20. Content type: Research

    Children who suffer from parental migration have been manifested to exhibit physical and mental impairments at higher rates. This current study aims to explore unintentional injury disparity among schooling le...

    Authors: Hongwei Hu, Jiamin Gao, Haochen Jiang and Pingnan Xing

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:47

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  21. Content type: Research

    Annual HIV testing is recommended for populations at-risk for HIV in the United States, including heterosexuals geographically connected to urban high-risk areas (HRA) with elevated rates of HIV prevalence and...

    Authors: Marya Gwadz, Noelle R. Leonard, Sylvie Honig, Robert Freeman, Alexandra Kutnick and Amanda S. Ritchie

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:46

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  22. Content type: Research

    Explorations into quantifying the inequalities for diabetes mellitus (DM) and its risk factors are scarce in low and lower middle income countries (LICs/LMICs). The aims of this study were to assess the inequa...

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

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:45

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  23. Content type: Research

    Households exposure to catastrophic health expenditure is a valuable measure to monitor financial protection in health sector payments. The present study had two aims: first, to estimate the prevalence and int...

    Authors: Vahid Yazdi-Feyzabadi, Mina Bahrampour, Arash Rashidian, Ali-Akbar Haghdoost, Mohammadreza Akbari Javar and Mohammad Hossein Mehrolhassani

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:44

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  24. Content type: Research

    Reducing maternal mortality is a top priority in Latin American countries. Despite the progress in maternal mortality reduction, Brazil and Colombia still lag behind countries at similar levels of development.

    Authors: Amaila De La Torre, Zlatko Nikoloski and Elias Mossialos

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:43

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  25. Content type: Research

    Health inequities among children in Sweden persist despite the country’s well-developed welfare system and near universal access to the national child health care programme. A multisectoral extended home visit...

    Authors: Madelene Barboza, Asli Kulane, Bo Burström and Anneli Marttila

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:42

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  26. Content type: Research

    Minority vulnerable communities, such as the European Roma, often face numerous barriers to accessing healthcare services, resulting in negative health outcomes. Both these barriers and outcomes have been repo...

    Authors: Siân George, Katy Daniels and Evridiki Fioratou

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:41

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  27. Content type: Research

    Per United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, Nepal is aspiring to achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water and provide access to adequate and equitable sanitation for ...

    Authors: Wen-Jun He, Ying-Si Lai, Biraj M. Karmacharya, Bo-Feng Dai, Yuan-Tao Hao and Dong Roman Xu

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:40

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  28. Content type: Review

    It is well-established that low socioeconomic status (SES) influences one’s health status, morbidity and mortality. Housing type has been used as an indicator of SES and social determinant of health in some st...

    Authors: Catherine Qiu Hua Chan, Kheng Hock Lee and Lian Leng Low

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:39

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  29. Content type: Research

    Mortality decreased in European Union (EU) countries during the last century. Despite these similar trends, there are still considerable differences in the levels of mortality between Eastern and Western Europ...

    Authors: Patricia Carracedo, Ana Debón, Adina Iftimi and Francisco Montes

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:38

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  30. Content type: Systematic review

    Clinical trials for identification of efficient and effective new diagnostic and treatment modalities are needed to address disproportionately high burden of communicable (e.g., HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and mal...

    Authors: Chalachew Alemayehu, Geoffrey Mitchell and Jane Nikles

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:37

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  31. Content type: Research

    Equity is the core of primary care. The issue of equity in health has become urgent, and China has attached increasing attention to it. With rapid economic development and great changes in medical insurance po...

    Authors: Xueshan Sun, Hao Zhang, Xiaoqian Hu, Shuyan Gu, Xuemei Zhen, Yuxuan Gu, Minzhuo Huang, Jingming Wei and Hengjin Dong

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:36

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  32. Content type: Correction

    Unfortunately, after publication of this article [1], it was noticed that an error during the production process resulted in an incorrect author name. The author Semira Manaseki-Holland is incorrectly displaye...

    Authors: Nehal Joshi, Bolormaa Bolorhon, Indermohan Narula, Shihua Zhu and Semira Manaseki-Holland

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:35

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    The original article was published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:189

  33. Content type: Research

    Public health research often focuses on gender differences within certain diagnoses, but so far research has failed to explain these differences in a satisfactory way. Theoretical development could be one prer...

    Authors: Anne Hammarström and Gunnel Hensing

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:34

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  34. Content type: Research

    Disparities across a number of health indicators between the general population and particular racial and cultural minority groups including African Americans, Native Americans and Latino/a Americans have been...

    Authors: Stephane M. Shepherd, Cynthia Willis-Esqueda, Yin Paradies, Diane Sivasubramaniam, Juanita Sherwood and Teresa Brockie

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:33

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  35. Content type: Research

    In advanced economies, economic factors have been found to be associated with many health outcomes, including health-related quality of life (HRQL), and people’s health is affected more by income inequality th...

    Authors: Zhijun Tan, Fuyan Shi, Haiyue Zhang, Ning Li, Yongyong Xu and Ying Liang

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:32

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  36. Content type: Research

    Chronic stress associated with high income inequality has been hypothesized to increase CVD risk and other adverse health outcomes. However, most evidence comes from high-income countries, and there is limited...

    Authors: Kafui Adjaye-Gbewonyo, Ichiro Kawachi, S. V. Subramanian and Mauricio Avendano

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:31

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  37. Content type: Research

    In resource-constrained health systems medical travel is a common alternative to seeking unavailable health services. This paper was motivated by the need to understand better the impact of such travel on hous...

    Authors: Mariyam Suzana, Helen Walls, Richard Smith and Johanna Hanefeld

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:30

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  38. Content type: Research

    The inequality of health human resource is a worldwide problem, and solving it also is one of the major goals of China’s recent health system reform. Yet there is a huge disparity among cities in mainland Chin...

    Authors: Dan Li, Zhongliang Zhou, Yafei Si, Yongjian Xu, Chi Shen, Yiyang Wang and Xiao Wang

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:29

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  39. Content type: Research

    Disparities in access to primary care (PC) have been demonstrated within and between health systems. However, few studies have assessed the factors associated with multiple barriers to access occurring along t...

    Authors: L. Corscadden, J. F. Levesque, V. Lewis, E. Strumpf, M. Breton and G. Russell

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:28

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  40. Content type: Research

    In Aotearoa/New Zealand, Māori, as the indigenous people, experience chronic kidney disease at three times the rate of non-Māori, non-Pacific New Zealanders. Māori commence dialysis treatment for end-stage kid...

    Authors: Tania Huria, Suetonia Palmer, Lutz Beckert, Jonathan Williman and Suzanne Pitama

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:27

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  41. Content type: Research

    The complex ways in which experiences of discrimination are patterned in society, including the exposure of communities to multiple overlapping forms of discrimination within social systems of oppression, is i...

    Authors: Donna Cormack, James Stanley and Ricci Harris

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:26

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  42. Content type: Research

    The purpose was to develop and test a population health measure that combines mean health outcomes and inequalities into a single GDP-like metric to help policymakers measure population health performance on b...

    Authors: David Kindig, Nicholas Lardinois, Yukiko Asada and John Mullahy

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:25

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  43. Content type: Research

    Empirical evidence shows that the relationship between health-seeking behaviour and diverse gender elements, such as gendered social status, social control, ideology, gender process, marital status and procrea...

    Authors: Moumita Das, Federica Angeli, Anja J. S. M. Krumeich and Onno C. P. van Schayck

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:24

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  44. Content type: Research

    Nepal has committed to the global community to achieve universal health coverage by 2030. Nevertheless, Nepal still has a high proportion of out-of-pocket health payment and a limited risk-pooling mechanism. O...

    Authors: Mamata Ghimire, Rakesh Ayer and Masahide Kondo

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:23

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  45. Content type: Research

    Although numerous epidemiological studies on cholecystectomy have been conducted worldwide, only a few have considered the effect of socioeconomic inequalities on cholecystectomy outcomes. Specifically, few st...

    Authors: Ping Lu, Nan-Ping Yang, Nien-Tzu Chang, K. Robert Lai, Kai-Biao Lin and Chien-Lung Chan

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:22

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  46. Content type: Research

    Public and policy attention to female genital mutilation (FGM) in diaspora communities has increased in Europe, but research remains limited and misinformation abounds. As a first step to addressing these issu...

    Authors: Helen Baillot, Nina Murray, Elaine Connelly and Natasha Howard

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:21

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  47. Content type: Research

    Health insurance contributes to reducing the economic burden of disease and improving access to healthcare. In 2016, the Chinese government announced the integration of the New Cooperative Medical Scheme (NCMS...

    Authors: Yue Wu, Liang Zhang, Xuejiao Liu, Ting Ye and Yongfei Wang

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:20

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  48. Content type: Research

    Interventions that promote healthier lifestyles among Latinos often involve community health workers (CHWs). CHWs can effectively advocate for healthier lifestyles and may be pivotal in addressing such mental ...

    Authors: Joseph Perales, Belinda M. Reininger, MinJae Lee and Stephen H. Linder

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:19

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