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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. The HIV and AIDS epidemic in Malawi poses multiple challenges from an equity perspective. It is estimated that 12% of Malawians are living with HIV or AIDS among the 15-49 age group. This paper synthesises ava...

    Authors: Ireen Makwiza, Lot Nyirenda, Grace Bongololo, Talumba Banda, Rhehab Chimzizi and Sally Theobald
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:13
  15. Smokefree environments legislation is increasingly being implemented around the world. Evaluations largely find that the legislation is popular, compliance is high and report improved air quality and reduced e...

    Authors: Richard Edwards, Heather Gifford, Andrew Waa, Marewa Glover, George Thomson and Nick Wilson
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:12
  16. Access to affordable health care is limited in many low and middle income countries and health systems are often inequitable, providing less health services to the poor who need it most. The aim of this study ...

    Authors: Charlotte Kristiansson, Eduardo Gotuzzo, Hugo Rodriguez, Alessandro Bartoloni, Marianne Strohmeyer, Göran Tomson and Per Hartvig
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:11
  17. Tobacco use is a leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality. In the developed nations where the burden from infectious diseases is lower, the burden of disease from tobacco use is especially magnifie...

    Authors: Emmanuel Rudatsikira, Adamson S Muula and Seter Siziya
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:10
  18. In contrast to the considerable evidence of inequitable distribution of health, little is known about how health services (particularly primary care services) are distributed in less developed countries. Using a ...

    Authors: Krit Pongpirul, Barbara Starfield, Supattra Srivanichakorn and Supasit Pannarunothai
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:8
  19. Child injury is an emerging public health issue in both developed and developing countries. It is the main cause of deaths and disabilities of children after infancy. The aim of this study was to investigate t...

    Authors: Sheikh M Giashuddin, Aminur Rahman, Fazlur Rahman, Saidur Rahman Mashreky, Salim Mahmud Chowdhury, Michael Linnan and Shumona Shafinaz
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:7
  20. Diabetes and its associated complications are part of a chronic disease global epidemic that presents a public health challenge. Epidemiologists examining health differences between men and women are being cha...

    Authors: Janet F Grant, Neville Hicks, Anne W Taylor, Catherine R Chittleborough and Patrick J Phillips
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:6
  21. Since the late 1980s, the policy of the Japanese government regarding physician manpower has been to decrease the number of medical students. However, the shortage of doctors in Japan has become a social probl...

    Authors: Shin-ichi Toyabe
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:5
  22. In this paper we seek to tease out differences in socioeconomic position between ethnic groups. There are 3 main reasons why conventional socioeconomic indicators and asset based measures may not be equally ap...

    Authors: Margaret Kelaher, Sheila Paul, Helen Lambert, Waqar Ahmad and George Davey Smith
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:4
  23. A growing body of literature has demonstrated that higher social capital is associated with improved health conditions. However, some research indicated that the association between social capital and health w...

    Authors: Xiaojie Sun, Clas Rehnberg and Qingyue Meng
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:2
  24. Child vaccination is one of the public health interventions that are responsible for the relatively low child morbidity and mortality in developed nations compared to the developing world. We carried out this ...

    Authors: Adamson S Muula, Martine Y Polycarpe, Jayakaran Job, Seter Siziya and Emmanuel Rudatsikira
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:1
  25. 'Caring for Country' is defined as Indigenous participation in interrelated activities with the objective of promoting ecological and human health. Ecological services on Indigenous-owned lands are belatedly a...

    Authors: Christopher P Burgess, Helen L Berry, Wendy Gunthorpe and Ross S Bailie
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2008 7:26
  26. The former soviet Republic of Armenia entered a turbulent and long-lasting economic transition when it declared its independence in 1991. This analysis sought to identify the determinants of poor self-rated he...

    Authors: Anahit Demirchyan and Michael E Thompson
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2008 7:25
  27. While Arab countries showed an impressive decline in child mortality rates during the past few decades, gaps in mortality by gender and socioeconomic status persisted. However, large socioeconomic disparities ...

    Authors: Marwan Khawaja, Jesse Dawns, Sonya Meyerson-Knox and Rouham Yamout
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2008 7:24
  28. As China re-establishes its health insurance system through various cooperative schemes, little is known about schoolchildren's health insurance. This paper reports findings from a study that examined schoolch...

    Authors: Jane M Zhu, Yiliang Zhu and Rui Liu
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2008 7:23
  29. Trafficking in women and children is a gross violation of human rights. However, this does not prevent an estimated 800 000 women and children to be trafficked each year across international borders. Eighty pe...

    Authors: Christine Joffres, Edward Mills, Michel Joffres, Tinku Khanna, Harleen Walia and Darrin Grund
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2008 7:22
  30. In many diseases men and women, for no apparent medical reason, are not offered the same investigations and treatment in health care. This may be due to staff's stereotypical preconceptions about men and women...

    Authors: Jenny Andersson, Pär Salander, Marie Brandstetter-Hiltunen, Emma Knutsson and Katarina Hamberg
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2008 7:21
  31. Earlier studies have mainly reported the use of antithrombotic drugs, beta-blockers and statins among hospital patient populations or MI patients. This study aimed to describe the use of these drugs among midd...

    Authors: Kristiina Manderbacka, Ilmo Keskimäki, Antti Reunanen and Timo Klaukka
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2008 7:16
  32. Equitable financing is a key objective of health care systems. Its importance is evidenced in policy documents, policy statements, the work of health economists and policy analysts. The conventional categorisa...

    Authors: Chai Ping Yu, David K Whynes and Tracey H Sach
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2008 7:15
  33. Large inequalities of mortality by most cancers in general, by mouth and pharynx cancer in particular, have been associated to behaviour and geopolitical factors. The assessment of socioeconomic covariates of ...

    Authors: José Leopoldo Ferreira Antunes, Carme Borrell, Glòria Pérez, Antonio Fernando Boing and Victor Wünsch-Filho
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2008 7:14
  34. Social networks and social support are supposed to contribute to the development of unequal health within populations. However, little is known about their socio-economic distribution. In this study, we explor...

    Authors: Simone Weyers, Nico Dragano, Susanne Möbus, Eva-Maria Beck, Andreas Stang, Stephan Möhlenkamp, Karl Heinz Jöckel, Raimund Erbel and Johannes Siegrist
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2008 7:13
  35. As pharmaceutical expenditure continues to rise, third-party payers in most high-income countries have increasingly shifted the burden of payment for prescription drugs to patients. A large body of literature ...

    Authors: Marin C Gemmill, Sarah Thomson and Elias Mossialos
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2008 7:12
  36. User fees were introduced in public health facilities in Cambodia in 1997 in order to inject funds into the health system to enhance the quality of services. Because of inadequate health insurance, a social sa...

    Authors: Sokrin Khun and Lenore Manderson
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2008 7:10

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