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  1. Canadian research on racial health inequalities that foregrounds socially constructed racial identities and social factors which can explain consequent racial health inequalities is rare. This paper adopts a s...

    Authors: Gerry Veenstra
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:58
  2. Indigenous Australians experience more aggressive cancers and higher cancer mortality rates than other Australians. Cancer patients undergoing treatment are likely to access health services (e.g. social worker...

    Authors: Christina M Bernardes, Lisa J Whop, Gail Garvey and Patricia C Valery
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:57
  3. In previous studies, women are less aware of causation and symptoms of leprosy and have less access to health care coverage than men, thus contributing to their delay in seeking for treatment. We assess the ge...

    Authors: José M Ramos, Miguel Martínez-Martín, Francisco Reyes, Deriba Lemma, Isabel Belinchón and Félix Gutiérrez
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:56
  4. Immigration is not a new phenomenon but, rather, has deep roots in human history. Documents from every era detail individuals who left their homelands and struggled to reestablish their lives in other countrie...

    Authors: Mahdieh Dastjerdi, Karin Olson and Linda Ogilvie
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:55
  5. Bariatric surgery is the most effective current treatment for severe obesity. Capacity to perform surgery within Canada’s public health system is limited and potential candidates face protracted wait times. A ...

    Authors: Raj S Padwal, Hsui-Ju Chang, Scott Klarenbach, Arya M Sharma and Sumit R Majumdar
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:54
  6. Some evidence from high-income countries suggests that self-rated health (SRH) is not a consistent predictor of objective health across social groups, and that its use may lead to inaccurate estimates of the e...

    Authors: Sawsan Abdulrahim and Khalil El Asmar
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:53
  7. Women represent a growing proportion of older people and experience increasing disability in their longer lives. Using a universally agreed definition of disability based on the International Classification of...

    Authors: Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor, Jennifer Stewart Williams, Ben Jann, Paul Kowal, Alana Officer, Aleksandra Posarac and Somnath Chatterji
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:52
  8. Out-of-pocket (OOP) payment on healthcare is dominant mode of financing in developing countries. In Pakistan it is 67% of total expenditure on healthcare. Analysis of determinants of OOP health expenditure is ...

    Authors: Ashar Muhammad Malik and Shah Iqbal Azam Syed
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:51
  9. Women have in general poorer self-rated health than men. Both material and psychosocial conditions have been found to be associated with self-rated health. We investigated whether two such factors, financial i...

    Authors: Anu Molarius, Fredrik Granström, Inna Feldman, Marina Kalander Blomqvist, Helena Pettersson and Sirkka Elo
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:50
  10. Little rigorous evidence exists on how health service utilization varies across socioeconomic groups after a user fee exemption policy has been implemented, and the evidence that does exist is mixed. In this p...

    Authors: Marianne El-Khoury, Laurel Hatt and Timothee Gandaho
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:49
  11. In this study we investigated the distribution of self-reported health care utilisation by education and household income in a county population in Norway, in a universal public health care system based on ide...

    Authors: Eirik Vikum, Steinar Krokstad and Steinar Westin
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:48
  12. Ethnic and socioeconomic inequalities in the Swedish health care system have increased. Most indicators suggest that immigrants have significantly poorer health than native Swedes. The purpose of this study wa...

    Authors: Sharareh Akhavan
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:47
  13. Increasing urbanization and population density, and persisting inequities in health outcomes across socioeconomic groupings have raised concerns internationally regarding the health of the urban poor. These co...

    Authors: Sann Chan Soeung, John Grundy, Hean Sokhom, Diana Chang Blanc and Rasoka Thor
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:46
  14. One issue that continues to attract the attention of public health researchers is the possible relationship in high-income countries between income, income inequality and infant mortality (IM). The aim of this...

    Authors: Laura Dallolio, Valentina Di Gregori, Jacopo Lenzi, Giuseppe Franchino, Simona Calugi, Gianfranco Domenighetti and Maria Pia Fantini
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:45
  15. To report the extent of self-reported chronic diseases, self-rated health status (SRH) and healthcare utilization among residents in 1-2 room Housing Development Board (HDB) apartments in Toa Payoh.

    Authors: Pradeep Paul George, Bee Hoon Heng, Joseph Antonio De Castro Molina, Lai Yin Wong, Ng Charis Wei Lin and Jason Tian Seng Cheah
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:44
  16. Millennium Development Goal 1 encourages local initiatives for the eradication of extreme poverty. However, monitoring is indispensable to insure that actions performed at higher policy levels attain success. ...

    Authors: Wilton Pérez, Elmer Zelaya Blandón, Lars-Åke Persson, Rodolfo Peña and Carina Källestål
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:43

    The Erratum to this article has been published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:72

  17. China introduced the urban resident basic medical insurance (URBMI) in 2007 to cover children and urban unemployed adults, in addition to the new cooperative medical scheme (NCMS) for rural residents in 2003 a...

    Authors: Jinan Liu, Lizheng Shi, Qingyue Meng and M Mahmud Khan
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:42
  18. This article outlines the meaningful participation of eight Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members employed as community researchers investigating the impact of pandemic influenza in rural and...

    Authors: Jenny Kelly, Sherry Saggers, Kylie Taylor, Glenn Pearce, Peter Massey, Jennifer Bull, Travis Odo, John Thomas, Rosita Billycan, Jenni Judd, Susan Reilly and Shayne Ahboo
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:40
  19. Current evidence on the root-causes of deaths among children younger than 5years is critical to direct international efforts to improve child survival, focus on health promotion and achieve Millennium Developm...

    Authors: Bamgboye M Afolabi, Cecilia O Clement, Adejuwonlo Ekundayo and Duro Dolapo
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:39
  20. At the beginning of 2007, health care reforms were implemented in Hungary in order to decrease public expenditure on health care. Reforms involved the increase of co-payments for pharmaceuticals and the introd...

    Authors: Petra Baji, Milena Pavlova, László Gulácsi and Wim Groot
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:36
  21. In recent decades, the foreign population in Spain has increased significantly, particularly for Catalonia, an autonomous region of Spain (2.90% in 2000 and 15.95% in 2010) and in particular Girona province (6...

    Authors: Carme Saurina, Laura Vall-llosera and Marc Saez
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:35
  22. There is an urgent need for universal access to modern contraceptives in Nigeria, to facilitate the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and other national goals. This study provides information on ...

    Authors: Obinna E Onwujekwe, Chinwe Ogbonna, Nkoli Uguru, Benjamin SC Uzochukwu, Agathe Lawson and Bannet Ndyanabangi
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:34
  23. This study assesses trends in horizontal equity in the utilization of healthcare services from 1998 to 2008--a period of major economic and social change in Brazil.

    Authors: James Macinko and Maria Fernanda Lima-Costa
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:33

    The Erratum to this article has been published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:101

  24. Fair processes in decision making need the involvement of stakeholders who can discuss issues and reach an agreement based on reasons that are justifiable and appropriate in meeting people’s needs. In Tanzania...

    Authors: Elizabeth H Shayo, Ole F Norheim, Leonard E G Mboera, Jens Byskov, Stephen Maluka, Peter Kamuzora and Astrid Blystad
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:30
  25. Previous studies have shown that delayed detection of several cancers is related to socioeconomic deprivation as measured by the Wellbeing Index (WI) in Texas, the United States of America (USA). The current s...

    Authors: Gordon Gong, Eric Belasco, Kristopher A Hargrave, Conrad P Lyford and Billy U Philips Jr
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:29
  26. Promoting health equity is a key goal of many public health systems. However, little is known about how equity is conceptualized in such systems, particularly as standards of public health practice are establi...

    Authors: Andrew D Pinto, Heather Manson, Bernadette Pauly, Joanne Thanos, Amanda Parks and Amy Cox
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:28
  27. Long-term measures to reduce tobacco consumption in Australia have had differential effects in the population. The prevalence of smoking in Aboriginal peoples is currently more than double that of the non-Abor...

    Authors: Anna P Dawson, Margaret Cargo, Harold Stewart, Alwin Chong and Mark Daniel
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:27
  28. Continued action is needed to tackle health inequalities in Canada, as those of lower income continue to be at higher risk for a range of negative health outcomes. There is arguably a lack of political will to...

    Authors: Ketan Shankardass, Aisha Lofters, Maritt Kirst and Carlos Quiñonez
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:26
  29. Mexican-origin women in the U.S. living in colonias (new-destination Mexican-immigrant communities) along the Texas-Mexico border suffer from a high incidence of food insecurity and diet-related chronic disease. ...

    Authors: Wesley R Dean, Joseph R Sharkey, Cassandra M Johnson and Julie St John
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:25
  30. Vietnam has succeeded in reducing maternal mortality in the last decades. Analysis of survey data however indicate that large inequities exist between different segments of the population. We have analyzed uti...

    Authors: Emilia Goland, Dinh Thi Phuong Hoa and Mats Målqvist
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:24
  31. Indigenous Australians suffer markedly higher rates of end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) but are less likely than their non-Indigenous counterparts to receive a transplant. This difference is not fully explained...

    Authors: Kate Anderson, Jeannie Devitt, Joan Cunningham, Cilla Preece, Meg Jardine and Alan Cass
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:21
  32. This study sought to identify factors associated with health service utilisation by individuals with mental disorders in a Canadian catchment area.

    Authors: Marie-Josée Fleury, Guy Grenier, Jean-Marie Bamvita, Michel Perreault, Yan Kestens and Jean Caron
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:20
  33. Mental ill-health among children and young adults is a growing public health problem and research into causes involves consideration of family life and gender practice. This study aimed at exploring the associ...

    Authors: Lisa Norström, Lene Lindberg and Anna Månsdotter
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:19
  34. Mental health is of special importance regarding socioeconomic inequalities in health. On the one hand, mental health status mediates the relationship between economic inequality and health; on the other hand,...

    Authors: Esmaeil Khedmati Morasae, Ameneh Setareh Forouzan, Reza Majdzadeh, Mohsen Asadi-Lari, Ahmad Ali Noorbala and Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:18
  35. Tuberculosis remains a major public health problem in India with the country accounting for one-fifth or 21% of all tuberculosis cases reported globally. The purpose of the study was to obtain an understanding...

    Authors: Vishnu Vardhan Kamineni, Nevin Wilson, Anand Das, Srinath Satyanarayana, Sarabjit Chadha, Kuldeep Singh Sachdeva and Lakbir Singh Chauhan
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:17
  36. Breast cancer screening rates have increased over time in the United States. However actual screening rates appear to be lower among black women compared with white women.

    Authors: Tomi F Akinyemiju, Amr S Soliman, May Yassine, Mousumi Banerjee, Kendra Schwartz and Sofia Merajver
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:16
  37. In recent years, the country of Mongolia (population 2.8 million) has experienced rapid social changes associated with economic growth, persisting socio-economic inequities and internal migration. In order to ...

    Authors: Khandsuren Lhamsuren, Tserendolgor Choijiljav, Enkhtuya Budbazar, Surenchimeg Vanchinkhuu, Diana Chang Blanc and John Grundy
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:15
  38. Data supporting external validity of trial results allows clinicians to assess the applicability of a study's findings to their practice population. Socio-economic status (SES) of trial participants may be cri...

    Authors: John Furler, Parker Magin, Marie Pirotta and Mieke van Driel
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:14
  39. Addressing the underrepresentation of indigenous health professionals is recognised internationally as being integral to overcoming indigenous health inequities. This literature review aims to identify 'best p...

    Authors: Elana Curtis, Erena Wikaire, Kanewa Stokes and Papaarangi Reid
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:13
  40. In recent years, the importance of social differences in the physician-patient relationship has frequently been the subject of research. A 2002 review synthesised the evidence on this topic. Considering the in...

    Authors: Evelyn Verlinde, Nele De Laender, Stéphanie De Maesschalck, Myriam Deveugele and Sara Willems
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:12
  41. Until 2010, Burkina Faso was an exception to the international trend of abolishing user fees for antiretroviral treatment (ART). Patients were still expected to pay 1,500F CFA (2 Euros) per month for ART. Neve...

    Authors: Valéry Ridde, Paul Andre Somé and Catherine M Pirkle
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:11
  42. Health care financing reforms in both China and Vietnam have resulted in greater financial difficulties in accessing health care, especially for the rural poor. Both countries have been developing rural health...

    Authors: Xiaoyun Liu, Shenglan Tang, Baorong Yu, Nguyen Khanh Phuong, Fei Yan, Duong Duc Thien and Rachel Tolhurst
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:10

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