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  1. Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are between two to five times more likely to die in childbirth than non-Aboriginal women, and two to three times more likely to have a low birthweight inf...

    Authors: Mary Buckskin, Jackie Ah Kit, Karen Glover, Amanda Mitchell, Roxanne Miller, Donna Weetra, Jan Wiebe, Jane S Yelland, Jonathan Newbury, Jeffrey Robinson and Stephanie J Brown
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:41
  2. China's health system reform launched in early 2000s has achieved better coverage of health insurance and significantly increased the use of healthcare for vast majority of Chinese population. This study was t...

    Authors: Qian Long, Ling Xu, Henk Bekedam and Shenglan Tang
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:40
  3. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of death and disability worldwide, and their prevalence in lower- and middle-income countries (LMIC) is on the rise. The burden of chronic health expendit...

    Authors: Adrianna Murphy, Ajay Mahal, Erica Richardson and Andrew E Moran
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:38
  4. In most resource poor countries, particularly sub-Saharan Africa, modern contraceptive use and prevalence is unusually low and fertility is very high resulting in rapid population growth and high maternal mort...

    Authors: Benedict O Asamoah, Anette Agardh and Per-Olof Östergren
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:37
  5. The main challenge for achieving universal health coverage in India is ensuring effective coverage of poor and vulnerable communities in the face of high levels of income and gender inequity in access to healt...

    Authors: Somen Saha, Peter Leslie Annear and Swati Pathak
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:36
  6. There is a great health services disparity between urban and rural areas in China. The percentage of people who are unable to access health services due to long travel times increases. This paper takes Donghai...

    Authors: Ruishan Hu, Suocheng Dong, Yonghong Zhao, Hao Hu and Zehong Li
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:35
  7. The phenomenon of inequitable healthcare utilization in rural China interests policymakers and researchers; however, the inequity has not been actually measured to present the magnitude and trend using nationa...

    Authors: Zhongliang Zhou, Yanfang Su, Jianmin Gao, Benjamin Campbell, Zhengwei Zhu, Ling Xu and Yaoguang Zhang
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:34
  8. Social capital has lately received much attention in public health research. However, few studies have examined the influence of social capital on alcohol consumption, smoking and drug use which have strong in...

    Authors: Cecilia Åslund and Kent W Nilsson
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:33
  9. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) was endorsed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 2001 to obtain a comprehensive perspective of health and functioning of indiv...

    Authors: Vanessa M Alford, Louisa J Remedios, Gillian R Webb and Shaun Ewen
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:32
  10. In 2004, a community-based health insurance (CBI) scheme was introduced in Nouna health district, Burkina Faso, with the objective of improving financial access to high quality health services. We investigate ...

    Authors: Paul Jacob Robyn, Till Bärnighausen, Aurélia Souares, Germain Savadogo, Brice Bicaba, Ali Sié and Rainer Sauerborn
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:31
  11. Despite the international emphasis in the last few years on the need to address the unmet health needs of pregnant women and children, progress in reducing maternal mortality has been slow. This is particularl...

    Authors: Yalem Tsegay, Tesfay Gebrehiwot, Isabel Goicolea, Kerstin Edin, Hailemariam Lemma and Miguel San Sebastian
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:30
  12. To examine health care access disparities with regard to health status and presence of functional limitations, a common measure of disability and multimorbidity, after controlling for individual’s race/ethnici...

    Authors: Tze-Fang Wang, Leiyu Shi, Xiaoyu Nie and Jinsheng Zhu
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:29
  13. Small for gestational age (SGA) infants are at increased risk of short- and long-term adverse outcomes.

    Authors: Sari Räisänen, Mika Gissler, Ulla Sankilampi, Juho Saari, Michael R Kramer and Seppo Heinonen
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:28
  14. Improving equity in access to services for the treatment of complications that arise during pregnancy and childbirth, namely Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC), is fundamental if maternal and neonatal mortality a...

    Authors: Calistus Wilunda, Giovanni Putoto, Fabio Manenti, Maria Castiglioni, Gaetano Azzimonti, Wagari Edessa, Andrea Atzori, Mario Merialdi, Ana Pilar Betrán, Joshua Vogel and Bart Criel
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:27
  15. We have recently reported that delayed cancer detection is associated with the Wellbeing Index (WI) for socioeconomic deprivation, lack of health insurance, physician shortage, and Hispanic ethnicity. The curr...

    Authors: Billy U Philips Jr, Eric Belasco, Kyriakos S Markides and Gordon Gong
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:26
  16. Generally, men and women of higher socioeconomic status (SES) have better health. Little is known about how socioeconomic factors are associated with changes in health as women progress through mid-life. This ...

    Authors: Jennifer Stewart Williams, Michelle Cunich and Julie Byles
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:25
  17. The Community Directed Interventions (CDI) strategy has proven effective in increasing access to health services in sedentary populations. It remains to be seen if CDI strategy is feasible among nomads given t...

    Authors: Joseph C Okeibunor, Nkechi G Onyeneho, Obioma C Nwaorgu, Ngozi I’Aronu, Ijeoma Okoye, Felicia U Iremeka and Johannes Sommerfeld
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:24
  18. The prevalence of undernutrition, which is closely associated with socioeconomic and sanitation conditions, is often higher among indigenous than non-indigenous children in many countries. In Brazil, in spite ...

    Authors: Bernardo L Horta, Ricardo Ventura Santos, James R Welch, Andrey M Cardoso, Janaína Vieira dos Santos, Ana Marlúcia Oliveira Assis, Pedro CI Lira and Carlos EA Coimbra Jr
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:23
  19. Evidence from low and middle income countries (LMICs) suggests that maternal mortality is more prevalent among the poor whereas access to maternal health services is concentrated among the rich. In Bangladesh ...

    Authors: Zahidul Quayyum, Mohammad Nasir Uddin Khan, Tasmeen Quayyum, Hashima E Nasreen, Morseda Chowdhury and Tim Ensor
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:22
  20. In order to study social health inequalities, contextual (or ecologic) data may constitute an appropriate alternative to individual socioeconomic characteristics. Indices can be used to summarize the multiple ...

    Authors: Benoît Lalloué, Jean-Marie Monnez, Cindy Padilla, Wahida Kihal, Nolwenn Le Meur, Denis Zmirou-Navier and Séverine Deguen
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:21
  21. In many developing countries, including Vietnam, out-of-pocket payment is the principal source of health financing. The economic growth is widening the gap between rich and poor people in many aspects, includi...

    Authors: Nguyen Thi Minh Thoa, Nguyen Xuan Thanh, Nguyen Thi Kim Chuc and Lars Lindholm
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:19
  22. Access is central to the performance of health care systems around the world. However, access to health care remains a complex notion as exemplified in the variety of interpretations of the concept across auth...

    Authors: Jean-Frederic Levesque, Mark F Harris and Grant Russell
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:18
  23. In countries such as Bangladesh many women may only seek skilled care at birth when complications become evident. This often results in higher neonatal mortality for women who give birth in institutions than f...

    Authors: Sarah E Neal and Zoë Matthews
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:17
  24. Pregnant women were offered free access to health care through National Health Insurance (NHIS) membership in Ghana in 2008, in the latest phase of policy reforms to ensure universal access to maternal health ...

    Authors: Sophie Witter, Bertha Garshong and Valéry Ridde
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:16
  25. The residents of many Australian rural and remote communities do not have the essential infrastructure and services required to support healthy living conditions and community members choosing healthy lifestyl...

    Authors: Elizabeth L McDonald, Ross Bailie and Thomas Michel
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:15
  26. Our aim is to provide a state-of-the-art overview of knowledge on sex (biological) and gender (sociocultural) aspects of Human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer for educational purposes. Considerable dispa...

    Authors: Ivan Branković, Petra Verdonk and Ineke Klinge
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:14
  27. Previous studies have evaluated the effects of various health manpower policies but did not include full consideration of the effect of universal health insurance on physician re-distribution. This study exami...

    Authors: Chiang-Hsing Yang, Yu-Tung A Huang and Ya-Seng A Hsueh
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:13
  28. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women experience higher rates of obesity, chronic disease, and are less active than non-Indigenous Australian women. Lifestyle programs designed to increase physical activ...

    Authors: Karla J Canuto, Belinda Spagnoletti, Robyn A McDermott and Margaret Cargo
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:11
  29. The 2010 Census revealed the population of Latino and Asian children grew by 5.5 million, while the population of white children declined by 4.3 million from 2000-2010, and minority children will outnumber whi...

    Authors: Glenn Flores and Hua Lin
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:10
  30. Nigeria and Ghana have recently introduced a National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) with the aim of moving towards universal health care using more equitable financing mechanisms. This study compares health a...

    Authors: IsaacAO Odeyemi and John Nixon
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:9
  31. In Sweden, means-tested social assistance serves as a temporary, last resort safety net. However, increasing numbers of people are receiving it for longer periods and about a third has assistance for more than...

    Authors: Anneli Marttila, Eva Johansson, Margaret Whitehead and Bo Burström
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:8
  32. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children have higher rates of disability than non-Indigenous children and are considered doubly disadvantaged, yet there is very little data reflecting prevalence and serv...

    Authors: Michelle DiGiacomo, Patricia M Davidson, Penelope Abbott, Patricia Delaney, Tessa Dharmendra, Sarah J McGrath, Joanne Delaney and Frank Vincent
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:7
  33. We examined the mediating effect of health insurance on poverty-breast cancer care and survival relationships and the moderating effect of poverty on health insurance-breast cancer care and survival relationsh...

    Authors: Kevin M Gorey, Isaac N Luginaah, Eric J Holowaty, Guangyong Zou, Caroline Hamm and Madhan K Balagurusamy
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:6
  34. Since 2004, the Sun Quality Health (SQH) franchise network has provided TB care in Myanmar through a network of established private medical clinics. This study compares the wealth distribution of the TB patien...

    Authors: Dominic Montagu, May Sudhinaraset, Thandar Lwin, Ikushi Onozaki, Zaw Win and Tin Aung
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:5
  35. The Ghanaian National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was introduced to provide access to adequate health care regardless of ability to pay. By law the NHIS is mandatory but because the informal sector has to m...

    Authors: Eugenia Amporfu
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:4
  36. Skilled birth attendance (SBA) and measles immunization reflect two aspects of a health system. In Kenya, their national coverage gaps are substantial but could be largely improved if the total population had ...

    Authors: Carine Van Malderen, Irene Ogali, Anne Khasakhala, Stephen N Muchiri, Corey Sparks, Herman Van Oyen and Niko Speybroeck
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:3
  37. Medical tourism is a global health practice where patients travel internationally with the intention of receiving medical services. A range of low, middle, and high income countries are encouraging investment ...

    Authors: Jeremy Snyder, Valorie A Crooks, Leigh Turner and Rory Johnston
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:2
  38. Although cervical cancer is a leading cause of cancer related morbidity and mortality among women in Ethiopia, there is lack of information regarding the perception of the community about the disease.

    Authors: Zewdie Birhanu, Alemseged Abdissa, Tefera Belachew, Amare Deribew, Hailemariam Segni, Vivien Tsu, Kim Mulholland and Fiona M Russell
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:83
  39. For nearly three decades, the two neighboring countries of Iran and Pakistan hosted millions of Afghans. Today, Afghans still represent the largest group of refugees in the world. This feature has greatly infl...

    Authors: Salman Otoukesh, Mona Mojtahedzadeh, Dean Sherzai, Arash Behazin, Shahrzad Bazargan-Hejazi and Mohsen Bazargan
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:82
  40. Perceived discrimination is related to poor health and has been offered as one explanation for the persistence of health inequalities in some societies. In this study, we explore the prevalence and correlates ...

    Authors: James Macinko, Pricila Mullachery, Fernando A Proietti and Maria Fernanda Lima-Costa
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:80
  41. Capacity building has been employed in international health and development sectors to describe the process of ‘experts’ from more resourced countries training people in less resourced countries. Hence the con...

    Authors: Michelle Redman-MacLaren, David J MacLaren, Humpress Harrington, Rowena Asugeni, Relmah Timothy-Harrington, Esau Kekeubata and Richard Speare
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:79
  42. Health and functional capacity have improved especially in Western countries over the past few decades. Nevertheless, the positive secular trend has not been able to decrease an uneven distribution of health. ...

    Authors: Tommi Sulander, Heikki Heinonen, Tuuli Pajunen, Antti Karisto, Pertti Pohjolainen and Mikael Fogelholm
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:78
  43. Social factors have been proved to be main determinants of individuals’ health. Recent studies have also analyzed the contribution of some of those factors, such as education and job status, to socioeconomic i...

    Authors: Rosa M Urbanos-Garrido
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:77
  44. Sri Lanka is a country that is expected to face a high burden of diabetes mellitus (DM). There is a paucity of data on social and demographic determinants of DM, especially in the plantation sector.

    Authors: Ambepitiyawaduge Pubudu De Silva, Sudirikku Hennadige Padmal De Silva, Isurujith Kongala Liyanage, Lalini Chandika Rajapakse, Kosala Saroj Amarasiri Jayasinghe, Prasad Katulanda, Chandrika Neelakanthi Wijeratne and Sumedha Wijeratne
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:76
  45. Equitable access to health care is a key health systems goal, and is a particular concern in low-income countries. In Kenya, public facilities are an important resource for the poor, but little is known on the...

    Authors: Mitsuru Toda, Antony Opwora, Evelyn Waweru, Abdisalan Noor, Tansy Edwards, Greg Fegan, Catherine Molyneux and Catherine Goodman
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:75

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