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  1. Life course socioeconomic inequalities in heart disease, stroke and all-cause mortality are well studied in Sweden. However, few studies have sought to explain the mechanism for such associations mainly due to...

    Authors: Mojgan Padyab and Margareta Norberg
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:35
  2. Developing countries face challenges in financing healthcare; often the poor do not receive the most basic services. The past decade has seen a sharp increase in the number of voucher programs, which target ou...

    Authors: Corinne Grainger, Anna Gorter, Jerry Okal and Ben Bellows
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:33

    The Erratum to this article has been published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2015 14:20

  3. Major efforts have been made to improve the health care system in Hunan province, China. The aims of this study were to assess whether and to what extent these efforts have impacted on gender and regional disp...

    Authors: Mengshi Chen, Abuaku Benjamin Kwaku, Youfang Chen, Xin Huang, Hongzhuan Tan and Shi Wu Wen
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:32
  4. In most African countries, indigents treated at public health centres are supposed to be exempted from user fees. In Africa, most of the available knowledge has to do with targeting processes in rural areas, a...

    Authors: Valéry Ridde, Clémentine Rossier, Abdramane B Soura, Fiacre Bazié and Kadidiatou Kadio
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:31
  5. Since 1990, Pakistan has faced an unprecedented rate of urbanization, thereby resulting in the uncontrolled proliferation of slums (Katchi Abadis) in all large cities. These areas lack the basic municipal service...

    Authors: Aneeqa Rehman, Babar Tasneem Shaikh and Katrina A Ronis
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:30
  6. As quality in diabetes care includes patient centred support for self-management, investigating patients’ experiences upon diagnosis can help improve access to this element of care among diverse populations. T...

    Authors: Emma Wilkinson, Gurch Randhawa and Maninder Singh
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:29
  7. In a significant geographical shift in the distribution of HIV infection, the US South - comprising 17 states - now has the greatest number of adults and adolescents with HIV (PLHIV) in the nation. More than 6...

    Authors: Courtenay Sprague and Sara E Simon
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:28
  8. The Government of Kenya is making plans to implement a social health insurance program by transforming the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) into a universal health coverage program. The objective of thi...

    Authors: James K Kimani, Remare Ettarh, Charlotte Warren and Ben Bellows
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:27
  9. Mental health inequalities are an increasingly important global problem. This study examined the association between mental health status and certain socioeconomic indicators (personal social position and the ...

    Authors: Helena Jeriček Klanšček, Janina Žiberna, Aleš Korošec, Joca Zurc and Tit Albreht
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:26
  10. Many countries striving to achieve universal health insurance coverage have done so by means of multiple health insurance funds covering different population groups. However, existence of multiple health insur...

    Authors: Eunice Nahyuha Chomi, Phares GM Mujinja, Ulrika Enemark, Kristian Hansen and Angwara Dennis Kiwara
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:25
  11. Access to adequate health services that is of acceptable quality is important in the move towards universal health coverage. However, previous studies have revealed inequities in health care utilisation in the...

    Authors: Jane Phiri and John E Ataguba
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:24
  12. In order to alleviate the problem of “Kan Bing Nan, Kan Bing Gui” (medical treatment is difficult to access and expensive) and improve the equity of health service utilisation for urban residents in China, the...

    Authors: Zhongliang Zhou, Liang Zhu, Zhiying Zhou, Zhengya Li, Jianmin Gao and Gang Chen
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:23
  13. Unemployment is associated with adverse effects on health. Social capital has been suggested as a promoter of health via several causal pathways that are associated with the known health risk factors of being ...

    Authors: Cecilia Åslund, Bengt Starrin and Kent W Nilsson
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:22
  14. Mexico faces important problems concerning income and health inequity. Mexico’s national public agenda prioritizes remedying current inequities between its indigenous and non-indigenous population groups. This...

    Authors: Edson Servan-Mori, Pilar Torres-Pereda, Emanuel Orozco and Sandra G Sosa-Rubí
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:21
  15. Nigeria has included a regulated community-based health insurance (CBHI) model within its National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). Uptake to date has been disappointing, however. The aim of this study is to re...

    Authors: Isaac AO Odeyemi
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:20
  16. Socioeconomic disparities in survival after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) have been found in many countries. However, population-based results from Germany are lacking so far. Thus, the objective of this s...

    Authors: Inge Kirchberger, Christa Meisinger, Hildegard Golüke, Margit Heier, Bernhard Kuch, Annette Peters, Philip A Quinones, Wolfgang von Scheidt and Andreas Mielck
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:19
  17. Extant studies universally document a positive gradient between socioeconomic status (SES) and health. A notable exception is the apparent concentration of HIV/AIDS among wealthier individuals. This paper uses...

    Authors: Mohammad Hajizadeh, Drissa Sia, S Jody Heymann and Arijit Nandi
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:18
  18. Although the link between social factors and health-related outcomes has long been widely acknowledged, the mechanisms characterizing this link are relatively less known and remain a subject of continued inves...

    Authors: Mesfin Awoke Bekalu and Steven Eggermont
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:16
  19. Life satisfaction research in China is in development, requiring new perspectives for enrichment. In China, occupational mobility is accompanied by changes in economic liberalization and the emergence of occup...

    Authors: Ying Liang and Peiyi Lu
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:15
  20. In Southern Europe, smoking among older women was more prevalent among the high educated than the lower educated, we call this a positive gradient. This is dominant in the early stages of the smoking epidemic ...

    Authors: Jizzo R Bosdriesz, Selma Mehmedovic, Margot I Witvliet and Anton E Kunst
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:14
  21. Tobacco use in China is disproportionally distributed among rural and urban populations with rural people smoking more. While there is a wealth of evidence on the association between tobacco use among rural pe...

    Authors: Aimei Mao, Tingzhong Yang, Joan L Bottorff and Gayl Sarbit
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:12
  22. Haryana was the first state in India to launch a conditional cash transfer (CCT) scheme in 1994. Initially it targeted all disadvantaged girls but was revised in 2005 to restrict it to second girl children of ...

    Authors: Anand Krishnan, Ritvik Amarchand, Peter Byass, Chandrakant Pandav and Nawi Ng
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:11
  23. Health system reforms are undertaken with the aim of improving equity of access to health care. Their impact is generally analyzed based on health care utilization, without distinguishing between levels of car...

    Authors: Irene Garcia-Subirats, Ingrid Vargas, Amparo Susana Mogollón-Pérez, Pierre De Paepe, Maria Rejane Ferreira da Silva, Jean Pierre Unger, Carme Borrell and Maria Luisa Vázquez
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:10
  24. Diabetes is an ambulatory care sensitive condition that can generally be managed in outpatient settings with little or no need for inpatient care. As a preliminary step to investigate whether health disparitie...

    Authors: Brian Chen, Karen Eggleston, Hong Li, Nilay Shah and Jian Wang
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:9
  25. Oral health is an important component of people’s general health status. Many studies have shown that socioeconomic status is an important determinant of access to health services. In the present study, we exp...

    Authors: Anastase Tchicaya and Nathalie Lorentz
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:7
  26. Ninety percent of the aboriginal communities of Argentina are located in areas of endemic vectorial transmission of Chagas disease. Control activities in these communities have not been effective. The goal of ...

    Authors: Ana Dell’Arciprete, José Braunstein, Cecilia Touris, Graciela Dinardi, Ignacio Llovet and Sergio Sosa-Estani
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:6
  27. The continuing urbanization in China has resulted in a loss of land and rights among farmers. The social security of landless farmers has attracted considerable research attention. However, only few studies me...

    Authors: Ying Liang, Wanyi Lu and Wei Wu
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:5
  28. We sought to examine changes in the magnitude of social inequality in the uptake of cervical cancer screening between 2001 and 2009 in Taiwan.

    Authors: Shu-Ti Chiou, Chien-Yuan Wu, Baai-Shyun Hurng and Tsung-Hsueh Lu
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:4
  29. In order to limit rising publicly-financed health expenditure, out-of-pocket payments for health care services (OOPP) have been raised in many industrialized countries. However, higher health-related OOPP may ...

    Authors: Jens-Oliver Bock, Herbert Matschinger, Hermann Brenner, Beate Wild, Walter E Haefeli, Renate Quinzler, Kai-Uwe Saum, Dirk Heider and Hans-Helmut König
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:3
  30. Indigenous women in Mexico represent a vulnerable population in which three kinds of discrimination converge (ethnicity, gender and class), having direct repercussions on health status. The discrimination and ...

    Authors: Blanca Pelcastre-Villafuerte, Myriam Ruiz, Sergio Meneses, Claudia Amaya, Margarita Márquez, Arianna Taboada and Katherine Careaga
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:2
  31. Research suggests that literacy plays a key role in mediating the relationship between formal education and care-seeking among women in developing countries. However, little research has examined literacy’s ro...

    Authors: Yukyan Lam, Elena T Broaddus and Pamela J Surkan
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:95
  32. Many studies examining the phenomena of medical tourism have identified health equity issues associated with this global health services practice. However, there is a notable lack of attention in this existing...

    Authors: Victoria Casey, Valorie A Crooks, Jeremy Snyder and Leigh Turner
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:94
  33. Access to hepatitis C (hereafter HCV) antiviral therapy has commonly excluded populations with mental health and substance use disorders because they were considered as having contraindications to treatment, p...

    Authors: Julie Hepworth, Tanya Bain and Mieke van Driel
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:92
  34. The target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is now closer than ever. There is lack of sufficient progress in achieving the MDG targets in many low- and middle-income countries. Furthe...

    Authors: Eyob Zere, Yuki Suehiro, Aminul Arifeen, Loshan Moonesinghe, Sanchoy K Chanda and Joses M Kirigia
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:90
  35. The distribution and severity of dental caries among preschool children vary according to the socio-economic and ethnic differences within and between countries. Understanding socio-economic influences on chil...

    Authors: Vajira Nanayakkara, André Renzaho, Brian Oldenburg and Lilani Ekanayake
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:89
  36. Refugees have many complex health care needs which should be addressed by the primary health care services, both on their arrival in resettlement countries and in their transition to long-term care. The aim of...

    Authors: Chandni Joshi, Grant Russell, I-Hao Cheng, Margaret Kay, Kevin Pottie, Margaret Alston, Mitchell Smith, Bibiana Chan, Shiva Vasi, Winston Lo, Sayed Shukrullah Wahidi and Mark F Harris
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:88
  37. The concept of social cohesion has invoked debate due to the vagueness of its definition and the limitations of current measurements. This paper attempts to examine the concept of social cohesion, develop meas...

    Authors: Ying-Chih Chuang, Kun-Yang Chuang and Tzu-Hsuan Yang
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:87
  38. In Canada waiting lists for bariatric surgery are common, with wait times on average > 5 years. The meaning of waiting for bariatric surgery from the patients’ perspective must be understood if health care pro...

    Authors: Deborah M Gregory, Julia Temple Newhook and Laurie K Twells
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:86
  39. Research has shown that mHealth initiatives, or health programs enhanced by mobile phone technologies, can foster women’s empowerment. Yet, there is growing concern that mobile-based programs geared towards wo...

    Authors: Larissa Jennings and Laina Gagliardi
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:85
  40. Inequities in a population in spending on food and non-food items can contribute to disparities in health status. The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) was launched in rural I...

    Authors: TR Dilip, Rakhi Dandona and Lalit Dandona
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:84
  41. Access to quality maternal health services mainly depends on existing policies, regulations, skills, knowledge, perceptions, and economic power and motivation of service givers and target users. Critics questi...

    Authors: Dismas B Vyagusa, Godfrey M Mubyazi and Melchiory Masatu
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:83
  42. Human influenza infection poses a serious public health threat in Cambodia, a country at risk for the emergence and spread of novel influenza viruses with pandemic potential. Prior pandemics demonstrated the a...

    Authors: Sara U Schwanke Khilji, James W Rudge, Tom Drake, Irwin Chavez, Khieu Borin, Sok Touch and Richard Coker
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:82
  43. The aim of this paper was to investigate the association between health, social position, social participation and the welfare state. Extending recent research on the social consequences of poor health, we ask...

    Authors: Therese Saltkjel, Espen Dahl and Kjetil A van der Wel
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:81

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