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  1. The sustainability of a voluntary community-based health insurance scheme depends to a greater extent on its ability to retain members. In low- and middle-income countries, high rate of member dropout has been...

    Authors: Mohammed Hussien, Muluken Azage and Negalign Berhanu Bayou
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:16
  2. The accessibility and fairness of the floating population’s access to basic public health services have an important impact on improving the health level of the whole population. Existing studies have shown th...

    Authors: Yulin Li and Dongmei Dou
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:15
  3. In Ethiopia, household Out-Of-Pocket healthcare expenditure accounts for one-third of total healthcare expenditure, is one of the highest in the world, and still creates barriers and difficulties for household...

    Authors: Moges Tadesse Borde, Robel Hussen Kabthymer, Mohammed Feyisso Shaka and Semagn Mekonnen Abate
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:14
  4. Failures in care for people with learning disabilities have been repeatedly highlighted and remain an international issue, exemplified by a disparity in premature death due to poor quality and unsafe care. Thi...

    Authors: Lauren Ramsey, Abigail Albutt, Kayley Perfetto, Naomi Quinton, John Baker, Gemma Louch and Jane O’Hara
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:13
  5. The principle of equity is fundamental to many current debates about social issues and plays an important role in community and individual health. Traditional research has focused on singular dimensions of equ...

    Authors: Thomas J. Stopka, Wenhui Feng, Laura Corlin, Erin King, Jayanthi Mistry, Wendy Mansfield, Ying Wang, Peter Levine and Jennifer D. Allen
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:12
  6. Access to healthcare is restricted for newly arriving asylum seekers and refugees (ASR) in many receiving countries, which may lead to inequalities in health. In Germany, regular access and full entitlement to...

    Authors: Judith Wenner, Louise Biddle, Nora Gottlieb and Kayvan Bozorgmehr
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:11
  7. There is growing evidence that government health information related to COVID-19 has failed to adequately reach culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) populations in Australia. Refugees are a unique sub-...

    Authors: Sunita Joann Rebecca Healey, Nafiseh Ghafournia, Peter D Massey, Karinne Andrich, Joy Harrison, Kathryn Taylor and Katarzyna Bolsewicz
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:10
  8. To provide experience for formulating prevention and control policies, this study analyzed the effectiveness of the Coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19) prevention and control policies, and evaluated health equi...

    Authors: Jun Jiao, Leiyu Shi, Yuyao Zhang, Haiqian Chen, Xiaohan Wang, Manfei Yang, Junyan Yang, Meiheng Liu and Gang Sun
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:9
  9. Several studies have shown the beneficial effects of tobacco fiscal policy, but distributional effects have been less examined, especially at the subnational level. The objective of this study is to analyse th...

    Authors: Belen Saenz-de-Miera, Daphne C. Wu, Beverly M. Essue, Norman Maldonado, Prabhat Jha and Luz Myriam Reynales-Shigematsu
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:8
  10. Continuum of Maternal Health Care Services (CMHS) has garnered attention in recent times and reducing socio-economic disparity and geographical variations in its utilisation becomes crucial from an egalitarian...

    Authors: Sumirtha Gandhi, Umakant Dash and M. Suresh Babu
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:7
  11. Children with low socioeconomic status (SES) have an increased risk of a suboptimal start in life with ensuing higher healthcare costs. This study aims to investigate the effects of individual- (monthly househ...

    Authors: Marije van der Hulst, Suzanne Polinder, Rianne Kok, Peter Prinzie, Marijke W. de Groot, Alex Burdorf and Loes C. M. Bertens
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:5
  12. Physical intimate partner violence (IPV) risk looms large for younger women in Bangladesh. We are, however, yet to know the association between their intersectional social locations and IPV across communities....

    Authors: Laila Rahman, Janice Du Mont, Patricia O’Campo and Gillian Einstein
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:4
  13. An Aboriginal-developed empowerment and social and emotional wellbeing program, known as Family Wellbeing (FWB), has been found to strengthen the protective factors that help Indigenous Australians to deal wit...

    Authors: Nirukshi Perera, Komla Tsey, Marion Heyeres, Mary Whiteside, Leslie Baird, Janya McCalman, Yvonne Cadet-James, Bianca Calabria, Michael Hamilton, Li Yan, Ines Zuchowski, Kearrin Sims and Hyacinth Udah
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:2
  14. Gender discrimination (GD) has been frequently linked to mental health. The heterogeneity of how GD is defined has led to variation around the analysis of GD. This might affect the study of the association bet...

    Authors: Laura de la Torre-Pérez, Alba Oliver-Parra, Xavier Torres and Maria Jesús Bertran
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:1
  15. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Kathleen A. Culhane-Pera, Shannon L. Pergament, Maiyia Y. Kasouaher, Andrew M. Pattock, Naima Dhore, Cindy N. Kaigama, Marcela Alison, Michael Scandrett, Mai See Thao and David J. Satin
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:264

    The original article was published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:226

  16. Kangaroo mother care (KMC) can substantially enhance overall survival of low birthweight babies. In a large randomized controlled trial, we recently showed that supporting mothers to provide community initiate...

    Authors: Tarun Shankar Choudhary, Sarmila Mazumder, Øystein Ariansen Haaland, Sunita Taneja, Rajiv Bahl, Jose Martines, Maharaj Kishan Bhan, Kjell Arne Johansson, Halvor Sommerfelt, Nita Bhandari and Ole F Norheim
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:263
  17. Gout is a painful chronic disease which disrupts work and family life and can lead to chronic joint damage. Pacific people in Aotearoa/New Zealand experience significant inequities, with over three times the g...

    Authors: Malakai Ofanoa, Samuela Malakai Ofanoa, Maryann Heather, Siobhan Tu’akoi, Hinamaha Lutui, Nicola Dalbeth, Corina Grey, Bert van der Werf and Felicity Goodyear-Smith
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:262
  18. The experience of loneliness can have drastic consequences for health and quality of life. Given that loneliness is highly prevalent in persons with physical disabilities and that loneliness more profoundly af...

    Authors: Hannah Tough, Mirja Gross-Hemmi, Inge Eriks-Hoogland and Christine Fekete
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:261
  19. Because breastfeeding offers short- and long- term health benefits to mothers and children, breastfeeding promotion and support is a public health priority. Evidence shows that SARS-CoV-2 is not likely to be t...

    Authors: M. Vilar-Compte, P. Gaitán-Rossi, E. C. Rhodes, V. Cruz-Villalba and R. Pérez-Escamilla
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:260
  20. To improve health outcomes to their maximum level, defining indices to measure healthcare quality and accessibility is crucial. In this study, we implemented the novel Quality of Care Index (QCI) to estimate t...

    Authors: Javad Khanali, Mohammad-Reza Malekpour, Mohammadreza Azangou-Khyavy, Sahar Saeedi Moghaddam, Negar Rezaei, Ali-Asghar Kolahi, Mohsen Abbasi-Kangevari, Esmaeil Mohammadi, Nazila Rezaei, Moein Yoosefi, Mohammad Keykhaei, Yosef Farzi, Fateme Gorgani, Bagher Larijani and Farshad Farzadfar
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:259
  21. Belgium was one of the countries that was struck hard by COVID-19. Initially, the belief was that we were ‘all in it together’. Emerging evidence showed however that deprived socioeconomic groups suffered disp...

    Authors: Sylvie Gadeyne, Lucia Rodriguez-Loureiro, Johan Surkyn, Wanda Van Hemelrijck, Wilma Nusselder, Patrick Lusyne and Katrien Vanthomme
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:258
  22. Comorbidities increase the risk of death for patients with COVID-19, however, little is known about how it affects the prognosis of migrants who contract the virus. Therefore, this article aims to determine wh...

    Authors: Oscar A. Martínez-Martínez, Karla A. Valenzuela-Moreno and Brenda Coutiño
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:257
  23. In 2018 and 2019, paediatric vision screening was implemented in Cluj County, Romania, where universal paediatric vision screening does not yet exist. We report on the preparation and the first year of impleme...

    Authors: Jan Kik, Mandy Nordmann, Simona Cainap, Mihai Mara, Daniela Rajka, Monica Ghițiu, Alin Vladescu, Frea Sloot, Anna Horwood, Maria Fronius, Cristina Vladutiu and Huibert Jan Simonsz
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:256
  24. Difficulties accessing health care services can result in delaying in seeking and obtaining treatment. Although these difficulties are disproportionately experienced among vulnerable groups, we know very littl...

    Authors: Josephine Etowa, Yujiro Sano, Ilene Hyman, Charles Dabone, Ikenna Mbagwu, Bishwajit Ghose, Muna Osman and Hindia Mohamoud
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:255
  25. Air quality is monitored at a local level in the UK as part of the Local Air Quality Management (LAQM) system. If air quality objectives within an area are not achieved an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) is...

    Authors: Tanith C. Rose, Konstantinos Daras, Jane Cloke, Sarah Rodgers, Paul Farrell, Saiqa Ahmed and Benjamin Barr
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:254
  26. Measuring and improving equitable access to care is a necessity to achieve universal health coverage. Pre-pandemic estimates showed that most conflict-affected and fragile situations were off-track to meet the...

    Authors: Marwa Ramadan, Hannah Tappis, Manuela Villar Uribe and William Brieger
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:253
  27. Due to societal changes and changes in the availability of health promoting factors, explanatory factors of socioeconomic inequalities in health (SIH) may change with time. We investigate differences in the re...

    Authors: Silvia S. Klokgieters, Almar A. L. Kok, Marjolein Visser, Marjolein I. Broese van Groenou and Martijn Huisman
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:252
  28. Social-economic factors have an important role in shaping inequality in congenital heart diseases. The current study aimed to assess and decompose the socio-economic inequality in Congenital Heart Diseases (CH...

    Authors: Mostafa Amini-Rarani, Sajad Vahedi, Maryam Borjali and Mehdi Nosratabadi
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:251
  29. Migrants account for a large part of China’s population. Many policies and inventions have been taken to improve access to public health services and the health of migrants. China’s Basic Public Health Service...

    Authors: Jun Wang, Jingmin Zhu, Xueyao Wang, Yue Che, Yang Bai and Jue Liu
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:250
  30. Reducing health inequalities in the UK has been a policy priority for over 20 years, yet, despite efforts to create a more equal society, progress has been limited. Furthermore, some inequalities have widened ...

    Authors: L. J. Thomson, R. Gordon-Nesbitt, E. Elsden and H. J. Chatterjee
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:249
  31. Preliminary evidence from the COVID-19 pandemic shows the presence of health disparities, especially in terms of morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to systematically review the evidence on the associati...

    Authors: Ahmad Khanijahani, Shabnam Iezadi, Kamal Gholipour, Saber Azami-Aghdash and Deniz Naghibi
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:248
  32. There has been little research on the impact of the 2014-2015 West African Ebola crisis on people with disabilities. This paper outlines the way in which the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Liberia in 20...

    Authors: Maria Kett, Ellie Cole, Lucila Beato, Mark Carew, Richard Ngafuan, Sekkoh Konneh and Tim Colbourn
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:247
  33. Many programs are undertaken to facilitate the empowerment of vulnerable populations across the world. However, an overview of appropriate empowerment measurements to evaluate such initiatives remains incomple...

    Authors: Sandy Campbell, Jianxia Zhai, Jing-Yu Tan, Mursal Azami, Kym Cunningham and Sue Kruske
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:246
  34. Extending Universal Health Coverage (UHC) requires identifying and addressing unmet healthcare need and its causes to improve access to essential health services. Unmet need is a useful monitoring indicator to...

    Authors: Vuthiphan Vongmongkol, Shaheda Viriyathorn, Yaowaluk Wanwong, Waritta Wangbanjongkun and Viroj Tangcharoensathien
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:244
  35. Care services in industrialized nations are increasingly moving towards individualized funding models, which aim to increase individuals’ flexibility, choice and control over their services and supports. Recen...

    Authors: Sophie Yates, Gemma Carey, Jen Hargrave, Eleanor Malbon and Celia Green
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:243
  36. Low socioeconomic status (SES) groups have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We aimed to examine COVID-19 vaccination rate by neighborhood SES and ethnicity in Israel, a country which ...

    Authors: Mor Saban, Vicki Myers, Shani Ben-Shetrit and Rachel Wilf-Miron
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:242
  37. Income inequality is one of the important reflections of the unbalanced development of the world economy and can have adverse effects on physical and mental health.

    Authors: Yuanyuan He, Lulin Zhou, Junshan Li and Jun Wu
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:241
  38. Co-design as a participatory method aims to improve health service design and implementation. It is being used more frequently by researchers and practitioners in various health and social care settings. Co-de...

    Authors: Ashfaq Chauhan, Jessica Leefe, Éidín Ní Shé and Reema Harrison
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:240
  39. For many low and middle-income countries poor quality health care is now responsible for a greater number of deaths than insufficient access to care. This has in turn raised concerns around the distribution of qu...

    Authors: Manon Haemmerli, Timothy Powell-Jackson, Catherine Goodman, Hasbullah Thabrany and Virginia Wiseman
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:239
  40. Disparities in exposure to and density of tobacco advertising are well established; however, it is still unclear how e-cigarette and heated tobacco product (HTP) advertising vary by age, education, sex, gender...

    Authors: Graziele Grilo, Elizabeth Crespi and Joanna E. Cohen
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:238
  41. We argue commercial sex workers have rights to healthcare and psychosocial support. While decriminalization is not legally enacted in most countries, we would suggest these workers rights include freedom from ...

    Authors: Simon D. Taylor-Robinson, Paulo A. De Souza Lopes, Jey Zdravkov and Rachel Harrison
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:237
  42. Primary medical and health care facilities are the first lines of defense for the health of population. This study aims to evaluate the current state and trend of equity and coupling coordination degree (CCD) ...

    Authors: Weicun Ren, Clifford Silver Tarimo, Lei Sun, Zihan Mu, Qian Ma, Jian Wu and Yudong Miao
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:236
  43. There is an increasing global concern of financing poor people who live in low- and middle-income countries. The burden of non-communicable diseases of these people is, by in large, connected to a lack of acce...

    Authors: Felix O. Iyalomhe, Paul O. Adekola and Giuseppe T. Cirella
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:235
  44. Human trafficking is a serious global challenge associated with a complex array of health inequities for individuals, families, and communities. Consequently, in addition to a conventional criminal justice app...

    Authors: Christopher J. Wretman, Rebecca J. Macy, Amanda M. Stylianou, Anita S. Teekah, Elizabeth N. Ebright, Jeongsuk Kim, Jia Luo and Cynthia Fraga Rizo
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:234
  45. Black and minority ethnic women and those with social risk factors such as deprivation, refugee and asylum seeker status, homelessness, mental health issues and domestic violence are at a disproportionate risk...

    Authors: Hannah Rayment-Jones, James Harris, Angela Harden, Sergio A. Silverio, Cristina Fernandez Turienzo and Jane Sandall
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:233
  46. Adolescent pregnancy in rural areas is a persistent health problem that has still not properly been understood. Studies with qualitative perspectives that address this phenomenon as a complex social process, w...

    Authors: Herlan Palacios-Perdomo and Naydú Acosta-Ramírez
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:232
  47. Increasing evidence indicates that the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic had immediate health and social impact, disproportionately affecting certain socioeconomic groups. Assessing inequalities in risk of e...

    Authors: Ana Gama, Joana Alves, Daniela Costa, Pedro A. Laires, Patrícia Soares, Ana Rita Pedro, Marta Moniz, Luísa Solinho, Carla Nunes and Sónia Dias
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:231

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