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  1. Content type: Research

    Patients belonging to marginalised (medically under-served) groups experience problems with medicines (i.e. non-adherence, side effects) and poorer health outcomes largely due to inequitable access to healthca...

    Authors: Asam Latif, Justin Waring, Kristian Pollock, Josie Solomon, Nargis Gulzar, Shahida Choudhary and Claire Anderson

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:151

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  2. Content type: Research

    Type 1 diabetes is a complex chronic condition which requires lifelong treatment with insulin. Health outcomes are dependent on ability to self-manage the condition. Socioeconomic inequalities have been demons...

    Authors: Anne Scott, Alicia O’Cathain and Elizabeth Goyder

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:150

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  3. Content type: Research

    At the turn of the century, when the Millennium Development Goals placed maternal mortality reduction high on the global agenda, Ethiopia relaxed its restrictive abortion law to expand grounds on which a woman...

    Authors: Getnet Tadele, Haldis Haukanes, Astrid Blystad and Karen Marie Moland

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:138

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  4. Content type: Research

    Unsafe abortion continues to be a major hazard for maternal health in Sub-Saharan Africa, where abortion remains highly controversial and access to safe abortion services is unequally distributed. Although nat...

    Authors: Richard Sambaiga, Haldis Haukanes, Karen Marie Moland and Astrid Blystad

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:135

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  5. Content type: Research

    Unsafe abortion is a major contributor to the continued high global maternal mortality and morbidity rates. Legal abortion frameworks and access to sexuality education and contraception have been pointed out a...

    Authors: Astrid Blystad, Haldis Haukanes, Getnet Tadele, Marte E. S. Haaland, Richard Sambaiga, Joseph Mumba Zulu and Karen Marie Moland

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:126

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  6. Content type: Research

    Reproductive health problems such as HIV, unwanted pregnancy and unsafe abortion among adolescents are closely linked to insufficient knowledge about sexuality and reproduction and lack of access to contracept...

    Authors: Joseph Mumba Zulu, Astrid Blystad, Marte E. S. Haaland, Charles Michelo, Haldis Haukanes and Karen Marie Moland

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:116

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  7. Content type: Research

    Women’s empowerment may require women to change their beliefs and views about their rights and capabilities. Empowerment programs often target women who have survived sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), w...

    Authors: John Quattrochi, Rosalie Biaba, Ragnhild Nordås, Gudrun Østby, Susanne Alldén, Aline Cikara, Esther Namegabe and Christina Amisi

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:149

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  8. Content type: Research

    HPV vaccine is a prophylactic vaccine to prevent HPV infections. Recommended by the World Health Organization, this vaccine is clinically proven to be one of the most effective preventive measures against the ...

    Authors: Judy Yuen-man Siu, Timothy K. F. Fung and Leo Ho-man Leung

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:147

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  9. Content type: Research

    In 2012, the WHO described the quality of health care as the route to equity and dignity for women and children.

    Authors: Ammal M. Metwally, Rehan M. Saleh, Lobna A. El-Etreby, Somia I. Salama, Ahmed Aboulghate, Hala A. Amer, Asmaa M. Fathy, Reham Yousry, Sherif E. El-Deeb, Ghada A. Abdel-Latif, Dalia M. Elmosalami, Nihad A. Ibrahim, Osama M. Azmy, Tamer Taha, Hanaa M. Imam, Mohamed Abdel Rahman…

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:146

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  10. Content type: Research

    Millions of poor households in India undertake short duration rural to urban migration along with their children to find work in the informal economy in the city. While literature has documented the precarity ...

    Authors: Divya Ravindranath, Jean-Francois Trani and Lora Iannotti

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:143

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  11. Content type: Research

    The economic crisis posed various challenges to policy-makers who had to decide on which health policy measures to focus on and on which to refrain from. The aim of this research was to assess the relevance of...

    Authors: Caroline Brall, Peter Schröder-Bäck, Rouven Porz, Farhang Tahzib and Helmut Brand

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:144

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  12. Content type: Research

    Racial discrimination is acknowledged as a central social determinant of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (hereafter referred to as Aboriginal) health, although quantitative empirical literatur...

    Authors: Leah Cave, Matthew N. Cooper, Stephen R. Zubrick and Carrington C. J. Shepherd

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:142

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  13. Content type: Research

    Improving maternal and child health remains a public health priority in Ghana. Despite efforts made towards universal coverage, there are still challenges with access to and utilization of maternal health care...

    Authors: Jacob Novignon, Bernice Ofori, Kwasi Gyabaa Tabiri and Mohammad Habibullah Pulok

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:141

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  14. Content type: Review

    This article aims to clarify the moral underpinning of the policy framework of Healthy Ageing. It is a policy adopted by the World Health Organization designed to operate in alignment with the United Nations (UN)...

    Authors: Kebadu Mekonnen Gebremariam and Ritu Sadana

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:140

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  15. Content type: Research

    Migrant women at risk of social exclusion often experience health inequities based on gender, country of origin or socioeconomic status. Traditional health promotion programs designed for this population have ...

    Authors: A. Bonmatí-Tomas, M. C. Malagón-Aguilera, S. Gelabert-Vilella, C. Bosch-Farré, L. Vaandrager, M. M. García-Gil and D. Juvinyà-Canal

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:139

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  16. Content type: Research

    In Ethiopia it is documented that 16% of all grade repetitions in primary school and 33.9% childhood deaths are associated with undernutrition. School aged children are often omitted from public health researc...

    Authors: Eleni Belay, Simegnew Handebo, Terefe Derso, Amare Tariku and Mekonnen Sisay

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:137

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  17. Content type: Systematic review

    Indigenous Australians are under-represented in the health workforce, with large disparities between rates of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in every health profession, including nurses, medical practiti...

    Authors: Emma V. Taylor, Alex Lalovic and Sandra C. Thompson

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:136

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  18. Content type: Systematic review

    One way to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) is the implementation of health insurance schemes. A robust and up to date overview of empirical evidence assessing...

    Authors: Suzanne G. M. van Hees, Timothy O’Fallon, Miranda Hofker, Marleen Dekker, Sarah Polack, Lena Morgon Banks and Ernst J. A. M. Spaan

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:134

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  19. Content type: Research

    The prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) in Mexico is one of the highest in the world, with high morbidity and mortality, and difficulty meeting glycemic targets. The purpose of this study was to identify the c...

    Authors: Robin Whittemore, Mireya Vilar-Compte, Selene De La Cerda, Denise Marron, Rosabelle Conover, Roberta Delvy, Annel Lozano-Marrufo and Rafael Pérez-Escamilla

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:133

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  20. Content type: Research

    Racism is a pervasive experience in the life of Aboriginal Australians that begins in childhood. As a psychosocial stressor, racism compromises wellbeing and impacts developmental trajectories. The purpose of ...

    Authors: D. M. Macedo, L. G. Smithers, R. M. Roberts, Y. Paradies and L. M. Jamieson

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:132

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  21. Content type: Research

    The presence of insufficient effort responding participants (IERPs) in a survey can produce systematic bias. Validation questions are commonly used to exclude IERPs. Participants were defined as IERPs if respo...

    Authors: Jingjing Lu, Feng Wang, Xiaomin Wang, Leesa Lin, Weiyi Wang, Lu Li and Xudong Zhou

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:131

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  22. Content type: Research

    Refugees are potentially at an increased risk for health problems due to their past and current migration experiences. How migration factors shape refugee health is not well understood. We examined the associa...

    Authors: Alison Dowling, Joanne Enticott, Marina Kunin and Grant Russell

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:130

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  23. Content type: Research

    Hierarchical medical systems are common in developed countries, but it’s not optimistic in China. This study aimed to identify the factors affecting healthcare-seeking behavior among pregnant women in Guangdon...

    Authors: Guihao Liu, Yunlian Xue, Zhenzhu Qian, Liuna Yang, Yunbin Yang, Qingshan Geng and Xin Wang

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:129

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  24. Content type: Research

    The newborn and child death associated with inadequate post-natal health checks continued to be a significant issue across the world. This study aimed to assess the socioeconomic inequalities in post-natal hea...

    Authors: Nguyen Duc Lam, Nguyen Duy Anh, Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, Truong Quang Vinh, Vu Thi Mai Anh and Vu Duy Kien

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:128

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  25. Content type: Research

    Difficulty in accessing sexual and reproductive healthcare is one of the challenges young refugee women face worldwide, in addition to sexual exploitation, violence and abuse. Although Ghana hosts several refu...

    Authors: John Kuumuori Ganle, Doris Amoako, Leonard Baatiema and Muslim Ibrahim

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:127

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  26. Content type: Research

    Immigrants face barriers in accessing healthcare services in high-income countries. Inequalities in health and access to healthcare services among immigrants have been previously investigated. However, little ...

    Authors: Vivian N. Mbanya, Laura Terragni, Abdi A. Gele, Esperanza Diaz and Bernadette N. Kumar

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:125

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  27. Content type: Research

    In this paper we examine the relationship between social capital and two mental health outcomes—self-rated mental health (SRMH) and heavy episodic drinking (HED)—among the Indigenous populations of Canada. We ...

    Authors: Alexander Levesque and Amélie Quesnel-Vallée

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:124

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  28. Content type: Research

    Despite recent progress in improving access to maternal health services, the utilization of these services remains inequitable among women in developing countries, and rural women are particularly disadvantage...

    Authors: Eugenia Amporfu and Karen A. Grépin

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:123

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  29. Content type: Research

    Unmet need for mental health services remains high in the United States and is disproportionately concentrated in some groups. The scale and nature of these disparities have not been fully elucidated and bear ...

    Authors: Justin C. Yang, Andres Roman-Urrestarazu, Martin McKee and Carol Brayne

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:122

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  30. Content type: Research

    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

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  31. Content type: Research

    Early childhood social and emotional development underpins later social, emotional, academic and other outcomes. The first aim of this study was to explore the association between child, family and area-level ...

    Authors: Anna Williamson, Alison Gibberd, Mark J. Hanly, Emily Banks, Sandra Eades, Kathleen Clapham and Kathleen Falster

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:120

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  32. Content type: Research

    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

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  33. Content type: Research

    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

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  34. Content type: Research

    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

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  35. Content type: Review

    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

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  36. Content type: Research

    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

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  37. Content type: Systematic review

    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

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  38. Content type: Research

    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

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  39. Content type: Research

    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

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  40. Content type: Research

    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

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  41. Content type: Research

    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

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  42. Content type: Commentary

    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

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  43. Content type: Research

    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

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  44. Content type: Research

    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

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  45. Content type: Research

    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

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  46. Content type: Research

    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

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