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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Sex and gender sensitive inquiry is critical in pharmaceutical policy due to the sector's historical connection with women's health issues and due to the confluence of biological, social, political, and econom...

    Authors: Devon L Greyson, Annelies RE Becu and Steven G Morgan
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:26
  21. In resource-poor countries, such as Solomon Islands, the research agenda on health is often dominated by researchers from resource-rich countries. New strategies are needed to empower local researchers to set ...

    Authors: Michelle L Redman-MacLaren, David J MacLaren, Rowena Asugeni, Chillion E Fa'anuabae, Humpress Harrington, Alwin Muse, Richard Speare and Alan R Clough
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:25
  22. Medical tourism involves patients intentionally leaving their home country to access non-emergency health care services abroad. Growth in the popularity of this practice has resulted in a significant amount of...

    Authors: Rory Johnston, Valorie A Crooks, Jeremy Snyder and Paul Kingsbury
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:24
  23. Uganda is proposing introduction of the National Health Insurance scheme (NHIS) in a phased manner with the view to obtaining additional funding for the health sector and promoting financial risk protection. I...

    Authors: Juliet Nabyonga Orem and Charlotte Muheki Zikusooka
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:23
  24. Information about quality of malaria treatment services of different healthcare providers is needed to know how to improve the treatment of malaria since inappropriate service provision leads to increased burd...

    Authors: Obinna Onwujekwe, Eric Obikeze, Benjamin Uzochukwu, Ijeoma Okoronkwo and Ogochukwu C Onwujekwe
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:22
  25. In all OECD countries, there is a trend to increasing patients' copayments in order to balance rising overall health-care costs. This systematic review focuses on inequalities concerning the amount of out-of-p...

    Authors: Sandro Corrieri, Dirk Heider, Herbert Matschinger, Thomas Lehnert, Elke Raum and Hans-Helmut König
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:20
  26. Despite recent achievement in economic progress in India, the fruit of development has failed to secure a better nutritional status among all children of the country. Growing evidence suggest there exists a so...

    Authors: Barun Kanjilal, Papiya Guha Mazumdar, Moumita Mukherjee and M Hafizur Rahman
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:19
  27. Asthma is more common among Indigenous than non-Indigenous Australian adults, but little is known about socioeconomic patterning of asthma within the Indigenous population, or whether it is similar to the non-...

    Authors: Joan Cunningham
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:18
  28. To better understand income-related inequalities in health care use, it is imperative to identify sources of inequalities and assess the extent to which health care use is still related to income after differe...

    Authors: Hosung Shin and Jinsook Kim
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:17
  29. Inequities in the utilization of maternal health services impede progress towards the MDG 5 target of reducing the maternal mortality ratio by three quarters, between 1990 and 2015. In Namibia, despite increas...

    Authors: Eyob Zere, Prosper Tumusiime, Oladapo Walker, Joses Kirigia, Chris Mwikisa and Thomas Mbeeli
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:16
  30. It can be assumed that resettlers (ethnic German immigrants from the Former Soviet Union) show similar smoking patterns as persons in their countries of origin at the time of migration. We analysed how the smokin...

    Authors: Katharina Reiss, Jacob Spallek and Oliver Razum
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:15
  31. The 1986 Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion coincided with a preponderance of research, worldwide, on the social determinants of health and health inequities. Despite the establishment of a 'health inequities...

    Authors: Patricia A Collins and Michael V Hayes
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:13
  32. The aim of the present study was to describe the use of prescribed and non prescribed medicines in a non-institutionalised population older than 15 years of an urban area during the year 2000, in terms of age ...

    Authors: Ferran Daban, M Isabel Pasarín, Maica Rodríguez-Sanz, Anna García-Altés, Joan R Villalbí, Corinne Zara and Carme Borrell
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:12
  33. The health sector in Lebanon suffers from high levels of spending and is acknowledged to be a source of fiscal waste. Lebanon initiated a series of health sector reforms which aim at containing the fiscal wast...

    Authors: Nisreen Salti, Jad Chaaban and Firas Raad
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:11
  34. Colombia is a lower-middle income country that faces the challenge of addressing health inequalities. This effort includes the task of developing measures of socioeconomic position (SEP) to describe and analys...

    Authors: Catalina González, Tanja AJ Houweling, Michael G Marmot and Eric J Brunner
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:10
  35. There has been an increasing availability and accessibility of modern health services in rural Bangladesh over the past decades. However, previous studies on the socioeconomic differentials in the utilization ...

    Authors: Ruhul Amin, Nirali M Shah and Stan Becker
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:9
  36. The New Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme (NRCMS, voluntary health insurance) and the Medical Financial Assistance (MFA, financial relief program) were established in 2003 for rural China. The aim of this study...

    Authors: Wuxiang Shi, Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong, Alan Geater, Junhua Zhang, Hong Zhang and Daniele Brombal
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:7
  37. A large body of international research reveals that single mothers experience poorer mental health than their partnered counterparts, with socioeconomic disadvantage identified as an important contributory fac...

    Authors: Ewelina Dziak, Bonnie L Janzen and Nazeem Muhajarine
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:6
  38. Women's health research strives to make change. It seeks to produce knowledge that promotes action on the variety of factors that affect women's lives and their health. As part of this general movement, import...

    Authors: Olena Hankivsky, Colleen Reid, Renee Cormier, Colleen Varcoe, Natalie Clark, Cecilia Benoit and Shari Brotman
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:5
  39. Because California has higher managed care penetration and the race/ethnicity of Californians differs from the rest of the United States, we tested the hypothesis that California's lower health plan Consumer A...

    Authors: John Zweifler, Susan Hughes and Rebeca A Lopez
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:4
  40. Socioeconomic health inequalities in adolescence are not consistently reported. This may be due to the measurement of self-reported general health, which probably fails to fully capture the psychological dimen...

    Authors: Konstantina Magklara, Petros Skapinakis, Dimitrios Niakas, Stefanos Bellos, Anastasia Zissi, Stylianos Stylianidis and Venetsanos Mavreas
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:3

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