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  1. Hong Kong has a relatively low incidence rate of COVID-19 across the globe. Nevertheless, ethnic minorities in Hong Kong, especially South Asians (SAs) and Southeast Asians (SEAs), face numerous physical, ment...

    Authors: Roger Yat-Nork Chung, Tobey Tsz-Yan Lee, Siu-Ming Chan, Gary Ka-Ki Chung, Yat-Hang Chan, Samuel Yeung-Shan Wong, Eric Lai, Hung Wong, Eng Kiong Yeoh, Michael Marmot and Jean Woo
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:110
  2. Although Zambia has achieved notable improvements in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH), continued efforts to address gaps are essential to reach the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030...

    Authors: Andrea K. Blanchard, Choolwe Jacobs, Mwiche Musukuma, Ovost Chooye, Brivine Sikapande, Charles Michelo, Ties Boerma and Fernando C. Wehrmeister
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:109
  3. Access to water and sanitation is a basic human right; however, in many parts of the world, communities experience water, sanitation, and hygiene (WaSH) insecurity. While WaSH insecurity is prevalent in many l...

    Authors: Lourdes Johanna Avelar Portillo, Georgia L. Kayser, Charlene Ko, Angelica Vasquez, Jimena Gonzalez, Diego Jose Avelar, Nayib Alvarenga, Meredith Franklin and Yao-Yi Chiang
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:108
  4. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) can impose a substantial financial burden to households in the absence of an effective financial risk protection mechanism. The national health insurance fund (NHIF) has includ...

    Authors: Robinson Oyando, Vincent Were, Hillary Koros, Richard Mugo, Jemima Kamano, Anthony Etyang, Adrianna Murphy, Kara Hanson, Pablo Perel and Edwine Barasa
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:107
  5. The Leave No One Behind (LNOB) agenda compels sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) implementers to focus on the multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination and inequalities. One strategy to a...

    Authors: Victoria Boydell, Joseph Holden, Ginny Robins, Joyce Mumah, Barnabas Abok, Sandra Mudhune, Caroline Guinard, Heidi Quinn and Meghan Bishop
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:106
  6. Nepal has committed to achieving universal coverage of quality maternal and newborn health (MNH) services by 2030. Achieving this, however, requires urgently addressing the widening inequity gradient in MNH ca...

    Authors: Resham B Khatri, Yibeltal Assefa and Jo Durham
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:105
  7. Promoting the high-quality development (HQD) of undertakings for the aged is an important action to proactively respond to the rapid population aging in China. This study analyzes spatial differentiation and d...

    Authors: Rong Peng, Jianhang Huang, Xueqin Deng and Yingying Wang
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:104
  8. An epidemic of type 2 diabetes in remote Aboriginal people in Central Australia, contributes to high rates of morbidity and mortality. Remote non-Aboriginal Health Care Workers (HCW) and the Aboriginal people ...

    Authors: Mary Wicks, Christine Hampshire, Jeannie Campbell, Louise Maple-Brown and Renae Kirkham
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:103
  9. Barriers to accessing health care result in advanced cervical cancer. In Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Index of Social Responsibility (ISR) synthesizes the situation of each town concerning wealth, education, and lon...

    Authors: Juan Fernando Galindo, Giovana Moura Formigari, Luiz Carlos Zeferino, Carla Fabrine Carvalho, Edson Luiz Ursini and Diama Bhadra Vale
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:102
  10. Violence is a worldwide public health challenge and has been linked to depression in many settings. Depression is higher in women and differential exposure to violence is a potential risk factor – especially i...

    Authors: Matías Mrejen, Leonardo Rosa, Dayana Rosa and Thomas Hone
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:100
  11. Despite a high burden of chronic and mental illness, asylum-seekers show low utilization of ambulatory specialist healthcare. Forgoing timely healthcare when facing access barriers may direct them toward emerg...

    Authors: Nora Gottlieb and Martin Siegel
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:99
  12. Changes in China’s health care system in the last three decades was remarkable. The current study aims on examine the change of equality of health care utilization in mainland China based on a nationwide house...

    Authors: Ming Wu, Ju Huang, Hongqiao Fu, Xueqin Xie and Shiyong Wu
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:98
  13. High rates of emergency department (ED) use by older adults persist despite attempts to improve accessibility of appropriate and comprehensive care. Understanding the drivers of ED visits from the perspective ...

    Authors: Krystal Kehoe MacLeod, Karyle Nama Flores and Kavish Chandra
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:97
  14. Enhancing health intervention for floating populations has become an essential aspect of public health around the world. China launched a policy reform aimed at implementing immediate reimbursement for trans-p...

    Authors: Wen He
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:96
  15. Authors: Maya Allan, Maja Lièvre, Henry Laurenson-Schafer, Stéphane de Barros, Yuka Jinnai, Sophie Andrews, Thomas Stricker, Jesus Perez Formigo, Craig Schultz, Anne Perrocheau and Julia Fitzner
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:95

    The original article was published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:167

  16. While community participation is an established pro-equity approach in Primary Health Care (PHC), it can take many forms, and the central category of power is under-theorised. The objectives were to (a) conduc...

    Authors: Denny Mabetha, Temitope Ojewola, Maria van der Merwe, Reflect Mabika, Gerhard Goosen, Jerry Sigudla, Jennifer Hove, Sophie Witter and Lucia D’Ambruoso
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:94
  17. Available research suggests that menstrual inequity has an impact on (menstrual) health outcomes and emotional wellbeing. It is also a significant barrier to achieve social and gender equity and compromises hu...

    Authors: Laura Medina-Perucha, Tomàs López-Jiménez, Constanza Jacques-Aviñó, Anna Sofie Holst, Carme Valls-Llobet, Jordina Munrós-Feliu, Cristina Martínez-Bueno, Diana Pinzón-Sanabria, Mª Mercedes Vicente-Hernández and Anna Berenguera
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:92
  18. There is a large and growing unmet need for rehabilitation – a diverse category of services that aim to improve functioning across the life course – particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Yet despit...

    Authors: Rachel Neill, Yusra Ribhi Shawar, Lamisa Ashraf, Priyanka Das, Sarah N. Champagne, Hunied Kautsar, Nukhba Zia, Georgia J. Michlig and Abdulgafoor M. Bachani
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:91
  19. To assess the effectiveness of China's medicine and health care reform in promoting equity in health care utilization among rural residents, it is necessary to analyze temporal trends in equity in health care ...

    Authors: Jinpeng Xu, Guomei Tian, Jiale Sun, Jian Liu, Fangting Chen, Qi Shi, Ting Zhang, Hongyu Zhang, Jingran He, Fangmin Deng, Bokai Zhang, Haixin Wang, Qunhong Wu and Zheng Kang
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:90
  20. New York State (NYS) is the 27th largest state and the 4th most populous state in the U.S., with close to 20 million people in 62 counties. Territories with diverse populations present the best opportunity to stu...

    Authors: Maria Isabel Roldós, John Orazem and Talita Fortunato-Tavares
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:89
  21. The transmission of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused global panic in the past three years. Countries have learned an important lesson in the practice of responding to COVID-19 pandemic: timely and ...

    Authors: Baoguo Shi, Yanjie Wang, Xiaodan Bai, Yongqiang Lai, Wenjing Xiang, Bing Wu, Qi Xia, Xinwei Liu and Ye Li
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:88
  22. The gender gap remains a major impediment in the path toward equality, and it is especially wide in low-income countries. Gender differences in health-seeking behaviors may be a factor. Family size and childbi...

    Authors: Yunyun Zhang, Hongyu Guan, Yuxiu Ding and Jing Xue
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:87
  23. Cigarette smoking is usually more prevalent among those with a lower socioeconomic status (SES), which can be driven by inequalities in the initiation and cessation of smoking, giving rise to SES disparities i...

    Authors: Ming Zhao Huang, Tai Yi Liu, Zhong Min Zhang, Fujian Song and Ting Chen
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:86
  24. Providing equitable access to health care for all populations is an important sustainable development goal. China has made significant progress in achieving equity in healthcare utilization. However, research ...

    Authors: Cidan Zhuoga, Zhaxi Cuomu, Shunping Li, Lei Dou, Chaofan Li and Zhaxi Dawa
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:85
  25. Syphilis is among the most common sexually transmitted infections worldwide. When it occurs during pregnancy, it can seriously affect the fetus and newborn`s health. The scarcity of studies on maternal and con...

    Authors: Andrey Moreira Cardoso, Aline Diniz Rodrigues Caldas, Evelin Santos Oliveira, Enny Santos Paixão, Maria Auxiliadora Santos Soares, Idália Oliveira dos Santos, Maurício Lima Barreto and Maria Yury Travassos Ichihara
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:84
  26. Refugee women exhibit some of the highest rates of chronic pain yet the diversity and challenges of health care systems across countries pose numerous challenges for refugee women trying to access quality heal...

    Authors: Areni Altun, Helen Brown, Elizabeth Sturgiss and Grant Russell
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:83
  27. For over a decade, the global health community has advanced policy engagement with migration and health, as reflected in multiple global-led initiatives. These initiatives have called on governments to provide...

    Authors: Karima Manji, Shehani Perera, Johanna Hanefeld, Jo Vearey, Jill Olivier, Lucy Gilson and Helen Walls
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:82
  28. The prioritisation of updating published systematic reviews of interventions is vital to prevent research waste and ensure relevance to stakeholders. The consideration of health equity in reviews is also impor...

    Authors: Eve Tomlinson, Jordi Pardo Pardo, Torunn Sivesind, Mindy D Szeto, Melissa Laughter, Ruth Foxlee, Michael Brown, Nicole Skoetz, Robert P Dellavalle, Juan VA Franco, Mike Clarke, Alison Krentel, Ludovic Reveiz, Ashrita Saran, Frances Tse, George A Wells…
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:81
  29. Globally, homelessness is a growing concern, and homeless women of reproductive age are particularly vulnerable to adverse physical, mental, and reproductive health conditions, including violence. Although Eth...

    Authors: Kalkidan Yohannes, Mats Målqvist, Hannah Bradby, Yemane Berhane and Sibylle Herzig van Wees
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:80
  30. Primary care in Aotearoa New Zealand is largely delivered by general practices, heavily subsidised by government. Te Tiriti o Waitangi (1840) guarantees equal health outcomes for Māori and non-Māori, but diffe...

    Authors: Nicolette Sheridan, Tom Love and Timothy Kenealy
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:79
  31. Lebanon has one of the highest incidence rates of bladder cancer (BC) in the world. In 2019, Lebanon’s economy collapsed which majorly impacted healthcare costs and coverage. This study assesses the overall di...

    Authors: Elie Raad, Samar Helou, Karl Hage, Melissa Daou and Elie El Helou
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:77
  32. Although ethnicity is a key social determinant of health, there are no global analyses aimed at identifying countries that succeeded in reducing ethnic gaps in child health and nutrition.

    Authors: Luis Paulo Vidaletti, Bianca O. Cata-Preta, David E. Phillips, Sonya Shekhar, Aluísio J.D. Barros and Cesar G. Victora
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:76
  33. Intimate partner violence (IPV) affects millions of women each year and has been recognized as a leading cause of poor health, disability, and death among women of reproductive age. However, the existing studi...

    Authors: Muluken Dessalegn Muluneh, Lyn Francis, Kingsley Agho and Virginia Stulz
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:75
  34. This review summarises the present state of research on health inequalities using a social network perspective, and it explores the available studies examining the interrelations of social inequality, social n...

    Authors: Sylvia Keim-Klärner, Philip Adebahr, Stefan Brandt, Markus Gamper, Andreas Klärner, André Knabe, Annett Kupfer, Britta Müller, Olaf Reis, Nico Vonneilich, Maxi A. Ganser, Charlotte de Bruyn and Holger von der Lippe
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:74
  35. This study examined the dental care utilization and self-preserved dental health of Asian immigrants relative to non-immigrants in Canada. Factors associated with oral health-related disparities between Asian ...

    Authors: Qianqian Li, Yu Wang, John C. Knight, Yanqing Yi, Sara Ozbek, Matin Shariati, Peizhong Peter Wang and Yun Zhu
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:73
  36. The self-rated health of older adults (SHOA) plays an important role in enhancing their medical service utilization and quality of life. However, the determinants and magnitude variations in SHOA at the family...

    Authors: Weicun Ren, Yiqing Xing, Clifford Silver Tarimo, Ruibo He and Zhang Liang
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:72
  37. Involving communities in research priority setting can increase the relevance and efficiency of research, leading to better health outcomes. However these exercises often lack clarity in how communities are in...

    Authors: Christopher Cartwright, Aamnah Rahman, Shahid Islam, Bridget Lockyer, Euroline Roper, Meegan Worcester, Melany Zarate and Rosemary McEachan
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:71
  38. Understanding the causes and pathways of cognitive decline among older populations is of great importance in China. This study aims to examine whether the discrepancy in socioeconomic status (SES) makes a diff...

    Authors: Leiyu Shi, Lei Tao, Nanqian Chen and Hailun Liang
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:70
  39. Over the last decade, the prevalence of young stroke has increased 40% particularly among vulnerable populations. These strokes are often more severe with worse outcomes. However, few studies have examined the...

    Authors: Molly Jacobs and Charles Ellis
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:69
  40. Colorectal cancer is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality across U.S. racial/ethnic groups. Existing studies often focus on a particular race/ethnicity or single domain within the care continuum. Granula...

    Authors: Anya L. Greenberg, Nathan R. Brand, Alan Zambeli-Ljepović, Katherine E. Barnes, Sy Han Chiou, Kim F. Rhoads, Mohamed A. Adam and Ankit Sarin
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:68
  41. Meeting the demands of older adults for health promotion services (DOAHPS) is essential for maintaining their health and enhancing their quality of life. The purpose of this study was to construct a model for ...

    Authors: Weicun Ren, Xiwang Ma, Clifford Silver Tarimo, Yiqing Xing, Xinyuan Lv and Zhang Liang
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:67
  42. Perceived financial security impacts physical, mental, and social health and overall wellbeing at community and population levels. Public health action on this dynamic is even more critical now that the COVID-...

    Authors: Candace I. J. Nykiforuk, Ana Paula Belon, Evelyne de Leeuw, Patrick Harris, Lisa Allen-Scott, Kayla Atkey, Nicole M. Glenn, Elaine Hyshka, Karla Jaques, Krystyna Kongats, Stephanie Montesanti, Laura M. Nieuwendyk, Roman Pabayo, Jane Springett and Aryati Yashadhana
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:66
  43. Australian data has indicated that the frequency and severity of family and domestic violence (FDV) tends to increase with remoteness. Rural communities rely on Emergency Departments (ED) within public hospita...

    Authors: Sheree Moore, Rachael Fox, Bróna Nic Giolla Easpaig and Linda Deravin
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:65
  44. This study attempted to illustrate whether mental health deterioration could be alleviated by high social capital in an environment with high economic inequality. Daily mental stress was employed as a mental h...

    Authors: Sungik Kang, Joo-Lim Lee and Ja-Hoon Koo
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:64
  45. Many syphilis infected pregnant women do not receive treatment, representing a major missed opportunity to reduce the risk of syphilis-related adverse pregnancy outcomes. This study explored correlates of trea...

    Authors: Huihui Liu, Niannian Chen, Weiming Tang, Songying Shen, Jia Yu, Huiyun Xiao, Xingwen Zou, Jianrong He, Joseph D. Tucker and Xiu Qiu
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:63
  46. One of the major goals of health systems is providing a financing strategy without inequality; this has a significant impact on people’s access to healthcare. The present study aimed to investigate the inequal...

    Authors: Maryam Moeeni, Shirin Nosratnejad, Manizhe Rostampour and Koen Ponnet
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:62
  47. As the leading cause of disability and the fourth leading cause of premature death in Mexico, type 2 diabetes (T2D) represents a serious public health concern. The incidence of diabetes has increased dramatica...

    Authors: Héctor Gallardo-Rincón, María Jesús Ríos-Blancas, Alejandra Montoya, Rodrigo Saucedo-Martínez, Linda Morales-Juárez, Ricardo Mujica, Alejandra Cantoral, Lorena Suarez Idueta, Rafael Lozano and Roberto Tapia-Conyer
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:61

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