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  1. Radiation therapy is an important part of multimodal breast cancer treatment. The aim was to examine the impact of sociodemographic factors on radiation therapy use in breast cancer (BC) patients in Estonia, l...

    Authors: Fereshteh Shahrabi Farahani, Keiu Paapsi and Kaire Innos

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:152

    Content type: Research

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  2. Many LGBTQ youth experience rejection and discrimination in their families and schools, and the range of interventions for improving their resilience and well-being is limited. We developed and piloted an LGBT...

    Authors: Lance S. Weinhardt, Linda M. Wesp, Hui Xie, Jennifer (Jen) Murray, Jeanette Martín, Sarah DeGeorge, Caleb B. Weinhardt, Maren Hawkins and Patricia Stevens

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:150

    Content type: Research

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  3. Researching access to health services, and ways to improve equity, frequently requires researchers to recruit people facing social disadvantage. Recruitment can be challenging, and there is limited high qualit...

    Authors: Pauline Norris, Kimberly Cousins, Marianna Churchward, Shirley Keown, Mariana Hudson, Leina Isno, Leilani Pereira, Jacques Klavs, Lucy Linqing Tang, Hanne Roberti and Alesha Smith

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:149

    Content type: Research

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  4. Women are representing an increasing share of the labor force, thus, raising the need to accommodate breastfeeding working mothers at the workplace. While there is an emerging body of evidence supporting the p...

    Authors: Kathrin Litwan, Victoria Tran, Kate Nyhan and Rafael Pérez-Escamilla

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:148

    Content type: Systematic review

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  5. Chronic pain affects about 20 % of the Canadian population and can lead to physical, psychological and social vulnerabilities. However, this condition remains poorly recognized and undertreated. During 2020, a...

    Authors: Lise Dassieu, M. Gabrielle Pagé, Anaïs Lacasse, Maude Laflamme, Vickie Perron, Audrée Janelle-Montcalm, Maria Hudspith, Gregg Moor, Kathryn Sutton, James M Thompson and Manon Choinière

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:147

    Content type: Research

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  6. Most existing research on rural–urban health inequalities focuses on disparities in service access and health outcomes based on region. This paper examines rural–urban disparities in maternal healthcare utiliz...

    Authors: Menghan Shen, Yushan Wu and Xin Xiang

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:145

    Content type: Research

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  7. Strengthening capacity for mental health in primary care improves health outcomes by providing timely access to coordinated and integrated mental health care. The successful integration of mental health in pri...

    Authors: Rachelle Ashcroft, Matthew Menear, Jose Silveira, Simone Dahrouge, Monica Emode, Jocelyn Booton and Kwame McKenzie

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:144

    Content type: Research

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  8. This study aims to examine: (1) temporal trends in the percentage of cost-sharing and amount of out-of-pocket expenditure (OOPE) from 2011 to 2015; (2) factors associated with cost-sharing and OOPE; and (3) th...

    Authors: Vicky Mengqi Qin, Yuting Zhang, Kee Seng Chia, Barbara McPake, Yang Zhao, Emily S. G. Hulse, Helena Legido-Quigley and John Tayu Lee

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:143

    Content type: Research

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  9. Persistent income inequality, the increase in precarious employment, the inadequacy of many welfare systems, and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have increased interest in Basic Income (BI) interventi...

    Authors: Andrew D. Pinto, Melissa Perri, Cheryl L. Pedersen, Tatiana Aratangy, Ayu Pinky Hapsari and Stephen W. Hwang

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:142

    Content type: Review

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  10. Maintaining oral health is one of the global public health challenges. Income and out-of-pocket payments for dental care services are predictors of dental care utilisation. Although public assistance programme...

    Authors: Daisuke Nishioka, Keiko Ueno, Shiho Kino, Jun Aida and Naoki Kondo

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:141

    Content type: Research

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  11. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in changes in almost every aspect of life. The fatal consequences of the pandemic have been clearly reported, with direct and indirect effects; however, there is some evidenc...

    Authors: Mor Saban, Vicki Myers, Osnat Luxenburg and Rachel Wilf-Miron

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:140

    Content type: Research

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  12. The “Accountability for Reasonableness” (A4R) framework has been widely adopted in working towards equity in health for sub-Saharan Africa (SAA). Its suitability for equitable health policy in Africa hinges, a...

    Authors: Samuel J. Ujewe and Werdie C. van Staden

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:139

    Content type: Research

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  13. While transnational social ties and exchanges are a core concern within migration studies, health researchers have often overlooked their importance. Continuous and circular exchanges of information within tra...

    Authors: Inez Roosen, Sarah Salway and Hibbah Araba Osei-Kwasi

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:138

    Content type: Review

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  14. Osteoarthritis generates substantial health and socioeconomic burden, which is particularly marked in marginalized groups. It is imperative that practitioners have ready access to summaries of evidence-based i...

    Authors: Elizabeth Houlding-Braunberger, Jennifer Petkovic, Nicholas Lebel and Peter Tugwell

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:136

    Content type: Research

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  15. In Japan, foreign residents, and particularly new arrivals in the country, experience barriers to health care and show poorer health outcomes when compared to Japanese nationals. The health-care-related situat...

    Authors: Michiyo Higuchi, Maki Endo and Asako Yoshino

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:135

    Content type: Research

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  16. Inequities in early childhood oral health are evident amongst Indigenous peoples and communities in Manitoba, Canada. Early childhood caries (ECC) is decay in primary dentition in children under 6 years of age...

    Authors: Grace Kyoon-Achan, Robert J. Schroth, Daniella DeMaré, Melina Sturym, Jeannette M. Edwards, Julianne Sanguins, Rhonda Campbell, Frances Chartrand, Mary Bertone and Michael E. K. Moffatt

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:134

    Content type: Research

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  17. Peru is one of the countries with the lowest percentage of population with access to safe drinking water in the Latin American region. This study aimed to describe and estimate, according to city size, socioec...

    Authors: Akram Hernández-Vasquéz, Carlos Rojas-Roque, Denise Marques Sales, Marilina Santero, Guido Bendezu-Quispe, Tonatiuh Barrientos-Gutiérrez and J. Jaime Miranda

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:133

    Content type: Research

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  18. High coverage of care is essential to improving newborn survival; however, gaps exist in access to timely and appropriate newborn care between and within countries. In high mortality burden settings, health in...

    Authors: Kimberly Peven, Lindsay Mallick, Cath Taylor, Debra Bick, Louise T. Day, Lionel Kadzem and Edward Purssell

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:132

    Content type: Research

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  19. To identify key information regarding potential treatment differences in refugees and the host population, we aimed to investigate patterns (trajectories) of antidepressant use during 3 years before and after ...

    Authors: Ridwanul Amin, Syed Rahman, Magnus Helgesson, Emma Björkenstam, Bo Runeson, Petter Tinghög, Lars Mehlum, Ping Qin and Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:131

    Content type: Research

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  20. Violence against women (VAW) is a vast public health problem in Latin America. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of violence against women and to assess its sociogeographical inequalities i...

    Authors: Agnes Edeby and Miguel San Sebastián

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:130

    Content type: Research

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  21. In the United States, Black and Hispanic mothers have lower breastfeeding rates compared with White mothers. To address breastfeeding inequities, the Breastfeeding Heritage and Pride program (BHP) provides bre...

    Authors: Elizabeth C Rhodes, Grace Damio, Helen Wilde LaPlant, Walter Trymbulak, Carrianne Crummett, Rebecca Surprenant and Rafael Pérez-Escamilla

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:128

    Content type: Research

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  22. To promote social justice and equity, global health research should meaningfully engage communities throughout projects: from setting agendas onwards. But communities, especially those that are considered disa...

    Authors: Bridget Pratt

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:127

    Content type: Short report

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  23. Improving health equity is a fundamental goal for establishing social health insurance. This article evaluated the benefits of the Integration of Social Medical Insurance (ISMI) policy for health services util...

    Authors: Xiaojing Fan, Min Su, Yafei Si, Yaxin Zhao and Zhongliang Zhou

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:126

    Content type: Research

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  24. Indigenous populations throughout the world experience poorer health outcomes than non-indigenous people. The reasons for the health disparities are complex and due in part to historical treatment of Indigenou...

    Authors: Lisa Vincze, Katelyn Barnes, Mari Somerville, Robyn Littlewood, Heidi Atkins, Ayala Rogany and Lauren T. Williams

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:125

    Content type: Systematic review

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  25. Socioeconomic inequalities between and within countries lead to disparities in the use of health services. These disparities could lead to child mortality in children under 5 years by depriving them of healthc...

    Authors: Joel D. Bognini, Sekou Samadoulougou, Mady Ouedraogo, Tiga David Kangoye, Carine Van Malderen, Halidou Tinto and Fati Kirakoya-Samadoulougou

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:124

    Content type: Research

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  26. Understanding how to create structural change by actively counteracting racialized ways of interacting with Indigenous peoples at an individual and organizational level within health care systems and health pr...

    Authors: Amélie Blanchet Garneau, Marilou Bélisle, Patrick Lavoie and Catherine Laurent Sédillot

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:123

    Content type: Review

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  27. After achieving universal basic medical insurance coverage, Chinese government put the development of private health insurance (PHI) on its agenda to further strengthen financial risk protection. This paper ai...

    Authors: Xian-zhi Fu

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:122

    Content type: Research

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  28. Poor access to healthcare facilities and consequently nutrition counseling services hinders the uptake of recommended infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices. To address these barriers and improve IYCF...

    Authors: Tuan T. Nguyen, Nemat Hajeebhoy, Jia Li, Chung T. Do, Roger Mathisen and Edward A. Frongillo

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:121

    Content type: Research

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  29. Following the 2008 economic crisis many countries implemented austerity policies, including reducing public spending on health services. This paper evaluates the trends and equity in the use of health services...

    Authors: Almudena Moreno, Lourdes Lostao, Johannes Beller, Stefanie Sperlich, Elena Ronda, Siegfried Geyer, José Pulido and Enrique Regidor

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:120

    Content type: Research

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  30. Despite an overt commitment to equity, health inequities are evident throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. A general practice electronic alert system was developed to notify clinicians about their patient’s risk of...

    Authors: Sharon Leitch, Jiaxu Zeng, Alesha Smith and Tim Stokes

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:119

    Content type: Research

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  31. This study describes an interdiscursive evidence-based priority setting process with pregnant and parenting adolescents and their services providers.

    Authors: Anna Dion, Aime Klevor, Amy Nakajima and Neil Andersson

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:118

    Content type: Research

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  32. Access to healthcare services has major implications for vulnerable populations’ health. Socio-cultural and gender characteristics shape the utilization and access of healthcare services among ethnic minoritie...

    Authors: Haneen Shibli, Limor Aharonson-Daniel and Paula Feder-Bubis

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:117

    Content type: Research

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  33. Countries are working hard to improve access to healthcare through Universal Healthcare Coverage. To genuinely address the problems of healthcare access, we need to recognize all the dimensions and complexitie...

    Authors: Anthony Cu, Sofia Meister, Bertrand Lefebvre and Valéry Ridde

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:116

    Content type: Review

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  34. Suboptimal breastfeeding rates in South Africa have been attributed to the relatively easy access that women and families have had to infant formula, in part as a result of programs to prevent maternal-to-chil...

    Authors: Debbie Vitalis, Mireya Vilar-Compte, Kate Nyhan and Rafael Pérez-Escamilla

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:114

    Content type: Systematic review

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  35. Several middle and upper income countries carry out household surveys that seek to trace the profile of access and use of health services. Probably one of the most ambitious examples is Brazil, with its Nation...

    Authors: Luiz Felipe Pinto, Otavio Pereira D’Avila, Lisiane Hauser and Erno Harzheim

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:113

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  36. The World Health Organisation framed responsiveness, fair financing and equity as intrinsic goals of health systems. However, of the three, responsiveness received significantly less attention. Responsiveness ...

    Authors: Gadija Khan, Nancy Kagwanja, Eleanor Whyle, Lucy Gilson, Sassy Molyneux, Nikki Schaay, Benjamin Tsofa, Edwine Barasa and Jill Olivier

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:112

    Content type: Review

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  37. Socio-economic inequities can strongly influence suboptimal infant feeding outcomes. Factors such as lack of knowledge about breastfeeding, low family income, low educational attainment, social and economic st...

    Authors: Wen Shu, Menglong Li, Nubiya Amaerjiang, Xin Fan, Shunna Lin, Sofia Segura-Pérez, Rafael Pérez-Escamilla and Yifei Hu

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:111

    Content type: Study protocol

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  38. Breastfeeding can be affected by maternal employment. This is important considering that in 2019, 47.1% of women globally participated in the labor force. The aim of this study was to review workplace interven...

    Authors: Mireya Vilar-Compte, Sonia Hernández-Cordero, Mónica Ancira-Moreno, Soraya Burrola-Méndez, Isabel Ferre-Eguiluz, Isabel Omaña and Cecilia Pérez Navarro

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:110

    Content type: Systematic review

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  39. As under-5 mortality rates declined all over the world, the relative distribution of under-5 deaths during different periods of life changed. To provide information for policymakers to plan for multi-layer hea...

    Authors: Zhihui Li, Omar Karlsson, Rockli Kim and S. V. Subramanian

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:109

    Content type: Research

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  40. We assessed the prevalence and trends in racial discrimination among African Canadian adolescents in British Columbia. The association between racial discrimination and self-rated health, access to mental heal...

    Authors: Helen U. Okoye and Elizabeth Saewyc

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:108

    Content type: Research

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  41. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has significantly impacted the global economy, by forcing people to stay indoors and creating a ‘new normal’ of living. Rwanda has made notable efforts to fight the pandemic....

    Authors: Emery Manirambona, Theogene Uwizeyimana, Emmanuel Uwiringiyimana and Henna Reddy

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:107

    Content type: Commentary

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  42. Partial- or full-lockdowns, among other interventions during the COVID-19 pandemic, may disproportionally affect people (their behaviors and health outcomes) with lower socioeconomic status (SES). This study e...

    Authors: Peng Nie, Lanlin Ding, Zhuo Chen, Shiyong Liu, Qi Zhang, Zumin Shi, Lu Wang, Hong Xue, Gordon G. Liu and Youfa Wang

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:106

    Content type: Research

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  43. Inequalities in healthcare utilization exist across ethnic groups; however, the contributions of health-related knowledge and psychosocial factors to these inequalities remain unclear. We examined associations...

    Authors: Shira Sagie, Wasef Na’amnih, Juda Frej, Gershon Alpert and Khitam Muhsen

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:105

    Content type: Research

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  44. The rising prevalence of type 2 diabetes results in a worldwide public healthcare crisis, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) with unprepared and overburdened health systems mainly focused o...

    Authors: Christine Cécile Leyns, Niek Couvreur, Sara Willems and Ann Van Hecke

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:104

    Content type: Research

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  45. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people do not enjoy equal access to specialist health services that adequately meet their needs. Clinical genetics services are at the vanguard of realising the health ben...

    Authors: Philippa Dalach, Ravi Savarirayan, Gareth Baynam, Julie McGaughran, Emma Kowal, Libby Massey, Misty Jenkins, Yin Paradies and Margaret Kelaher

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:103

    Content type: Research

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  46. Antenatal care (ANC) is an essential intervention associated with a reduction of maternal and new-born morbidity and mortality. However, evidence suggested substantial inequalities in maternal and child health...

    Authors: Luisa Arroyave, Ghada E. Saad, Cesar G. Victora and Aluisio J. D. Barros

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:102

    Content type: Research

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