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  1. There is a lack of high quality population-based studies from low- and middle-income countries examining the relative economic status of households with and without a member with a mental health problem. The a...

    Authors: Yohannes Hailemichael, Charlotte Hanlon, Kebede Tirfessa, Sumaiyah Docrat, Atalay Alem, Girmay Medhin, Abebaw Fekadu, Crick Lund, Dan Chisholm and Damen Hailemariam

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:121

    Content type: Research

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  2. Considerable evidence has advanced the role of citizen-led coalitions (CLC) in supporting the health and social needs of rural citizens. There has been little research focusing on the experiences and strategie...

    Authors: Kathy L. Rush, Mike Chiasson, Mary Butterfield, Silvia Straka and Barbara Jean Buckley

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:119

    Content type: Research

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  3. Around the world, millions of people are impoverished due to health care spending. The highest catastrophic health expenditures are found in countries in transition. Our study analyzes the extent of financial ...

    Authors: Chaw-Yin Myint, Milena Pavlova and Wim Groot

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:118

    Content type: Research

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  4. Croatia and Slovenia were the transit countries on the Balkan route for migrants and refugees from Middle East countries in 2015 and 2016. They had to optimize health care delivery in the special circumstances...

    Authors: Mateja Žagar, Danica Rotar Pavlič, Igor Švab, Alem Maksuti, Boris Ilić, Martina Smrekar and Irena Kovačević

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:117

    Content type: Research

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  5. The concept of intersectionality has gradually been introduced to health inequality research, adding depth and breadth to the way inequalities in health are approached. We conducted a scoping review with the p...

    Authors: Nadja Fagrell Trygg, Per E. Gustafsson and Anna Månsdotter

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:115

    Content type: Review

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  6. Homeless people have poor health and mortality indices. Despite this they make poor usage of health services. This study sought to understand why they use health services differently from the domiciled populat...

    Authors: Austin O’Carroll and David Wainwright

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:113

    Content type: Research

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  7. People’s social and economic circumstances are important determinants of their health, health experiences, healthcare access, and healthcare outcomes. However, patients’ socioeconomic circumstances are rarely ...

    Authors: Andrew Moscrop, Sue Ziebland, Nia Roberts and Andrew Papanikitas

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:112

    Content type: Systematic review

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  8. Guatemala has the highest prevalence of stunting among under-five children in Latin America. We aimed to compare indigenous and non-indigenous under-five child populations in relation to stunting, as well as t...

    Authors: Giovanna Gatica-Domínguez, Cesar Victora and Aluisio J. D. Barros

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:110

    Content type: Research

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  9. Socio-economic and sexual orientation inequalities in cigarette smoking are well-documented; however, there is a lack of research examining the social processes driving these complex inequalities. Using an int...

    Authors: Nada Amroussia, Jennifer L. Pearson and Per E. Gustafsson

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:109

    Content type: Research

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  10. Andalusia has been one of the regions most damaged by the economic crisis in Spain. A qualitative study of the effects of the economic crisis and austerity policies in this region has been conducted within the...

    Authors: Javier Alvarez-Galvez, Victor Suarez-Lledo, Gloria Martinez-Cousinou, Eider Muniategui-Azkona and Auxiliadora Gonzalez-Portillo

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:108

    Content type: Research

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  11. Chronic disease is a global concern. While ample research has aimed to identify the epidemiology of multimorbidity and patient complexity using administrative data, little attention has been paid to the proces...

    Authors: Fiona Webster, Kathleen Rice, Onil Bhattacharyya, Joel Katz, Eric Oosenbrug and Ross Upshur

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:107

    Content type: Research

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  12. Overcoming continuing polarization regarding judicial enforcement of health rights in Latin America requires clarifying divergent normative and political premises, addressing the lack of reliable empirical dat...

    Authors: Alicia Ely Yamin, Andrés Pichon-Riviere and Paola Bergallo

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:106

    Content type: Commentary

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  13. We sought to identify the types of care and care resources available to older Korean adults with disabilities, and document the inequality in care received according to gender, marital status, and socioeconomi...

    Authors: Soong-nang Jang and Ichiro Kawachi

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:105

    Content type: Research

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  14. A lack of education among migrants remains an important but overlooked issue that indirectly contributes to HIV transmission. It is necessary to know who has received HIV education and who has a lower probabil...

    Authors: Zheng Zhu, Mengdi Guo, Darina V. Petrovsky, Tingyue Dong, Yan Hu and Bei Wu

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:104

    Content type: Research

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  15. Prior research suggests that undernutrition and enteric infections predispose children to stunted growth. Undernutrition and infections have been associated with limited access to healthy diets, lack of sanita...

    Authors: Mireya Vilar-Compte, James Macinko, Beth C. Weitzman and Carlos M. Avendaño-Villela

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:103

    Content type: Research

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  16. For a large part of the prisoners population, the prevalence of many diseases and the number of risk factors are greater than for the general population. In this work, we present an analysis of the prevalence ...

    Authors: Barbara Stawińska-Witoszyńska, Katarzyna Czechowska and Barbara Więckowska

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:102

    Content type: Research

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  17. People experiencing homelessness are often marginalized and are known to face barriers to accessing acceptable and respectful healthcare services. This study examines the experience of accessing hospital-based...

    Authors: Eva Purkey and Meredith MacKenzie

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:101

    Content type: Research

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  18. Health inequalities have been consistently reported across and within European countries and continue to pose major challenges to policy-making. The development of scenarios regarding what could affect populat...

    Authors: António Alvarenga, Carlos A. Bana e Costa, Carme Borrell, Pedro Lopes Ferreira, Ângela Freitas, Liliana Freitas, Mónica D. Oliveira, Teresa C. Rodrigues, Paula Santana, Maria Lopes Santos and Ana C. L. Vieira

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:100

    Content type: Research

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  19. Through a number of healthcare reforms, Kenya has demonstrated its intention to extend financial risk protection and service coverage for poor and vulnerable groups. These reforms include the provision of free...

    Authors: Evelyn Kabia, Rahab Mbau, Robinson Oyando, Clement Oduor, Godfrey Bigogo, Sammy Khagayi and Edwine Barasa

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:98

    Content type: Research

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  20. Many organizations have prioritized health equity and the social determinants of health (SDoH). These organizations need information to inform their planning, but, relatively few quantifiable measures exist. T...

    Authors: Kevin A. Kovach, Cory B. Lutgen, Elisabeth F. Callen and Christina M. Hester

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:97

    Content type: Research

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  21. Belgium has a long history of migration. As the migrant population is ageing, it is crucial thoroughly to document their health. Many studies that have assessed this, observed a migrant mortality advantage. Th...

    Authors: Katrien Vanthomme and Hadewijch Vandenheede

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:96

    Content type: Research

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  22. Health social enterprises in Africa working with community health workers (CHWs) are growing rapidly but understudied. In particular, gender equality issues related to their work has important public health an...

    Authors: Kevin McKague and Sarah Harrison

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:95

    Content type: Research

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  23. Health needs and access to health care is a huge challenge in developing countries, especially in some isolated indigenous communities. Amantani is an island located at 3854 m above sea level in Lake Titicaca,...

    Authors: María Calderón, Rosa Alvarado-Villacorta, Miguel Barrios, Devy Quiroz-Robladillo, Doris Rocío Guzmán Naupay, Ana Obregon, Sthefanny Calderón Chávez, Lisa Glaser, Andres M. Carnero, Carla Cortez-Vergara, David Iglesias Quilca, Jose Colque Gonzales and David Moore

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:94

    Content type: Research

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  24. Although Latinos, African-Americans, and American Indians/Alaska Natives comprise 34% of Americans, these under-represented minorities (URMs) account for only 7% of US medical-school faculty. Even when URMs be...

    Authors: Glenn Flores, Fernando S. Mendoza, Michael R. DeBaun, Elena Fuentes-Afflick, V. Faye Jones, Jason A. Mendoza, Jean L. Raphael and C. Jason Wang

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:93

    Content type: Review

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  25. Fair financial contribution in healthcare financing is one of the main goals and challengeable subjects in the evaluation of world health system functions. This study aimed to investigate the equity in healthc...

    Authors: Faride Sadat Jalali, Abdosaleh Jafari, Mohsen Bayati, Peivand Bastani and Ramin Ravangard

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:92

    Content type: Research

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  26. The Chinese government has now achieved universal coverage of medical insurance through two systems: the Basic Medical Insurance System for Urban Employees (BMISUE) and the Basic Medical Insurance System for U...

    Authors: Junqiang Han and Yingying Meng

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:91

    Content type: Research

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  27. The inequity of healthcare utilization in rural China is serious, and the urban-rural segmentation of the medical insurance system intensifies this problem. To guarantee that the rural population enjoys the sa...

    Authors: Zengwen Wang, Yucheng Chen, Tianyi Pan, Xiaodi Liu and Hongwei Hu

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:90

    Content type: Research

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  28. Out-of-pocket (OOP) payments can constitute a major barrier for affordable and equitable access to essential medicines. Household surveys in Kyrgyzstan pointed to a perceived growth in OOP payments for outpati...

    Authors: Sabine Vogler, Peter Schneider, Guillaume Dedet and Hanne Bak Pedersen

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:89

    Content type: Research

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  29. Breast cancer is the leading cause of death by cancer in women in Brazil. Timely access to treatment is a priority for health policy in the country. However, indicators of the disease are not equally distribut...

    Authors: Ana Lúcia Lobo Vianna Cabral, Luana Giatti, Ángel Martínez-Hernáez and Mariângela Leal Cherchiglia

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:88

    Content type: Research

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  30. Inequalities in mental health are a notable and well documented policy concern in many countries, including South Africa. Individuals’ perception of their position in the social hierarchy is strongly and negat...

    Authors: Chipo Mutyambizi, Frederik Booysen, Per Stornes and Terje A. Eikemo

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:87

    Content type: Research

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  31. Studies show that sexual and gender minorities have unique health care needs and encounter complicated problems to access health services. Drawing on the intersectionality approach, this paper examines the int...

    Authors: Getnet Tadele and Woldekidan Kifle Amde

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:86

    Content type: Research

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  32. The actual distribution of stroke and myocardial infarction (MI) associated with social economic status (SES) among the Chinese population is unclear. We aim to understand the development of disparity in strok...

    Authors: Yao Yao, Gordon Liu, Linhong Wang, Hanqing Zhao, Zhenping Zhao, Mei Zhang, Meijiao Wang and Limin Wang

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:85

    Content type: Research

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  33. By analyzing the gap of hospitalization service among floating population covered by different medical insurance in Jiangsu Province, this paper aimed to understand the current situation of hospitalized health...

    Authors: Xinzhao Cai, Fan Yang and Ying Bian

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:84

    Content type: Research

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  34. Globally, there has been increasing attention to women’s experiences of care and calls for a person-centered care approach. At the heart of this approach is the patient-provider relationship. It is necessary t...

    Authors: May Sudhinaraset, Katie Giessler, Ginger Golub and Patience Afulani

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:83

    Content type: Research

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  35. In the context of public expenditure reduction and cuts, in 2012, the Spanish government approved the RDL 16/2012, which significantly affected the core values of the national health system. The measure partic...

    Authors: Maider Urtaran-Laresgoiti, Janire Fonseca Peso and Roberto Nuño-Solinís

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:82

    Content type: Research

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  36. Health equity is a priority in the global sustainable development agenda. Available health equity indicators often focus on health outcomes, access to healthcare, risk factors and determinants such as income, ...

    Authors: Jo Durham, Nicola Fa’avale, Andrew Fa’avale, Catrina Ziesman, Eden Malama, Sarai Tafa, Tamaika Taito, Jori Etuale, Mitieli Yaranamua, Ueta Utai and Lisa Schubert

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:81

    Content type: Research

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  37. The valuation of medicines as health needs vary depending on the stakeholders involved (users, prescribers, managers, etc.) and their expectations. These factors modulate the role of medicines as a health need...

    Authors: Claudia Marcela Vargas-Pelaez, Marina Raijche Mattozo Rover, Luciano Soares, Carine Raquel Blatt, Aukje K. Mantel-Teeuwisse, Francisco Augusto Rossi, Luis Guillermo Restrepo, María Cristina Latorre, José Julián López, María Teresa Bürgin, Consuelo Silva, Silvana Nair Leite and Mareni Rocha Farias

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:68

    Content type: Research

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  38. Adequate access to sexual and reproductive health services is associated with better results. Analyzing the differences in access and outcomes of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) by share of poverty at the...

    Authors: Juan Pablo Gutiérrez, René Leyva Flores and Belkis Aracena Genao

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:49

    Content type: Research

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  39. Health is recognized as a fundamental right in Brazil’s constitution. In the absence of a clearly defined benefit packages of healthcare services that are financed under the Unified Health System (Sistema Únic...

    Authors: Fabiana da Mota Almeida Peroni, Magnus Lindelow, David Oliveira De Souza and Mirja Sjoblom

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:39

    Content type: Research

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  40. In 2014 the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the “End TB Strategy”, setting new ambitious goals for elimination of tuberculosis (TB). In contrast with previous efforts to control TB, the new strategy a...

    Authors: Camila Gianella, M. Amalia Pesantes, Cesar Ugarte-Gil, David A.J. Moore and Claudia Lema

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:28

    Content type: Research

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  41. The bioethical debate in the world on who should pay for the continuity of post-trials treatment of patients that have medical indication remains obscure and introduces uncertainties to the patients involved i...

    Authors: Roberto Iunes, Manuela Villar Uribe, Janet Bonilla Torres, Marina Morgado Garcia, Juliana Alvares-Teodoro, Francisco de Assis Acurcio and Augusto Afonso Guerra Junior

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:26

    Content type: Research

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  42. Despite representing 70 million people in Latin America, access to comprehensive rehabilitation and participation in the community remains a challenge for persons with disability (PWDs) in the region. Through ...

    Authors: María Luisa Toro-Hernández, Alejandra Mondragón-Barrera, Sara Múnera-Orozco, Laura Villa-Torres and Wendy Camelo-Castillo

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:18

    Content type: Research

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  43. Sustainability and the ability to maintain the right to health, with the guarantee of access to quality medicines and health services, have been a great challenge for countries with universal health systems. T...

    Authors: Roberto F. Iunes, Manuela Villar Uribe, Janet Bonilla Torres, Marina Morgado Garcia, Carolina Zampirolli Dias, Juliana Alvares-Teodoro, Francisco de Assis Acurcio and Augusto Afonso Guerra-Junior

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:11

    Content type: Research

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  44. Equity has been acknowledged as a required principle for the fulfilment of the universal right to health once it seeks to tackle avoidable and unfair inequalities among individuals. In Brazil, a country marked...

    Authors: Luciana de Melo Nunes Lopes, Francisco de Assis Acurcio, Semíramis Domingues Diniz, Tiago Lopes Coelho and Eli Iola Gurgel Andrade

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:10

    Content type: Research

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  45. Implementation research is increasingly used to identify common implementation problems and key barriers and facilitators influencing efficient access to health interventions.

    Authors: J. Eslava-Schmalbach, N. Garzón-Orjuela, V. Elias, L. Reveiz, N. Tran and E. V. Langlois

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:80

    Content type: Research

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  46. Illness is the leading cause (44%) of poverty in China. Since 2016, The health poverty alleviation project, an integral component of the Targeted Poverty Alleviation in China, was implemented in 2016 to streng...

    Authors: Chu Chen and Jay Pan

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:79

    Content type: Research

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