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  1. Obesity is an increasing problem in South Asian countries and Sri Lanka is no exception. The socioeconomic determinants of obesity in Sri Lanka, and in neighbouring countries are inadequately described. Aim wa...

    Authors: Ambepitiyawaduge Pubudu De Silva, Sudirikku Hennadige Padmal De Silva, Rashan Haniffa, Isurujith Kongala Liyanage, Kosala Saroj Amarasiri Jayasinghe, Prasad Katulanda, Chandrika Neelakanthi Wijeratne, Sumedha Wijeratne and Lalini Chandika Rajapakse
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2015 14:6
  2. Many Chinese elderly increasingly face the serious problem of the “empty nest” phenomenon. The elderly living independently, also called empty-nest elderly, refers to elderly people living alone whose children...

    Authors: Yicheng Zhou, Linyi Zhou, Changluan Fu, You Wang, Qingle Liu, Hongtao Wu, Rongjun Zhang and Linfeng Zheng
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2015 14:5
  3. Ensuring access to timely and appropriate primary healthcare for deprived patients is an issue facing all countries, even those with universal healthcare systems. There is a paucity of information on how patie...

    Authors: Christine Loignon, Catherine Hudon, Émilie Goulet, Sophie Boyer, Marianne De Laat, Nathalie Fournier, Cristina Grabovschi and Paula Bush
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2015 14:4
  4. Glasgow City has poorer adolescent and adult health outcomes in comparison to demographically similar cities in England and the rest of Scotland. Until now, little exploration of differences in child developme...

    Authors: Louise Marryat, Lucy Thompson, Helen Minnis and Philip Wilson
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2015 14:3
  5. Access to health insurance is expected to have positive effect in improving access to healthcare and offer financial risk protection to households. Ghana began the implementation of a National Health Insurance...

    Authors: Anthony Kusi, Ulrika Enemark, Kristian S Hansen and Felix A Asante
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2015 14:2
  6. In the Netherlands, as in other Western countries, ethnic minority elderly are more often in poorer health than the indigenous population. The expectation is that this health disadvantage results in more frequ...

    Authors: Ilona Verhagen, Wynand JG Ros, Bas Steunenberg, Wijnand Laan and Niek J de Wit
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:125
  7. The purpose of this bibliography is to present studies from peer-reviewed and grey literature that used consultations and other participatory strategies to capture a community’s perspective of their health pri...

    Authors: Faraz Rahim Siddiqui
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:124
  8. Universal Health Coverage (UHC), referring to access to healthcare without financial burden, has received renewed attention in global health spheres. UHC is a potential goal in the post-2015 development agenda...

    Authors: Valerie Obare, Claire E Brolan and Peter S Hill
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:123
  9. Recently settled refugee populations have consistently been reported to have high rates of mental health problems, particularly Post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety disorders. The aim of thi...

    Authors: Maria Brendler-Lindqvist, Marie Norredam and Anders Hjern
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:122
  10. In Hong Kong, migrants arriving from Mainland China often have multiple roles and responsibilities while adapting to new lives in their host destination. This paper explored the factors that contribute to the ...

    Authors: William CW Wong, Petula SY Ho, Jun Liang, Eleanor A Holroyd, Cindy LK Lam and Agnes MY Pau
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:127
  11. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Australia experience a higher prevalence of disability and socio-economic disadvantage than other Australian children. Early intervention is vital for improved...

    Authors: Anna Green, Michelle DiGiacomo, Tim Luckett, Penelope Abbott, Patricia Mary Davidson, Joanne Delaney and Patricia Delaney
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:126
  12. According to the inverse care law, there is a mismatch between patients’ medical needs and medical care supply. As an example, the number of doctors is often lower in areas with high deprivation compared to ar...

    Authors: Anette Fischer Pedersen and Peter Vedsted
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:121
  13. Considerations of how gender-related factors influence smoking first appeared over 20 years ago in the work of critical and feminist scholars. This scholarship highlighted the need to consider the social and c...

    Authors: Joan L Bottorff, Rebecca Haines-Saah, Mary T Kelly, John L Oliffe, Iris Torchalla, Nancy Poole, Lorraine Greaves, Carole A Robinson, Mary HH Ensom, Chizimuzo TC Okoli and J Craig Phillips
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:114
  14. Developing countries with high maternal mortality need to invest in indicators that not only provide information about how many women are dying, but also where, and what can be done to prevent these deaths. Th...

    Authors: Elizabeth Echoka, Dominique Dubourg, Anselimo Makokha, Yeri Kombe, Øystein Evjen Olsen, Moses Mwangi, Bjorg Evjen-Olsen and Jens Byskov
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:112
  15. Notwithstanding the significant progress in reducing maternal mortality in recent years, social inequalities in the utilization of maternal care continue to be a challenge in Bangladesh. In this study, we aim ...

    Authors: Mohammad Hajizadeh, Nazmul Alam and Arijit Nandi
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:120
  16. In the field of health, numerous frameworks have emerged that advance understandings of the differential impacts of health policies to produce inclusive and socially just health outcomes. In this paper, we pre...

    Authors: Olena Hankivsky, Daniel Grace, Gemma Hunting, Melissa Giesbrecht, Alycia Fridkin, Sarah Rudrum, Olivier Ferlatte and Natalie Clark
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:119
  17. Since the late 1990s, the Chinese government has carried out several reforms on the primary health care, which is greatly improved but still left much to be desired, especially for the health workforces. The a...

    Authors: Kang Xu, Kaijin Zhang, Dan Wang and Ling Zhou
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:117
  18. Vaccines are very important to reduce morbidity and mortality by preventable infectious diseases, especially during childhood. Optimal coverage is not always achieved, for several reasons. Here we assessed vac...

    Authors: Fernando Luiz Cunha Castelo Branco, Thasciany Moraes Pereira, Breno Matos Delfino, Athos Muniz Braña, Humberto Oliart-Guzmán, Saulo Augusto Silva Mantovani, Antonio Camargo Martins, Cristieli Sérgio de Menezes Oliveira, Alanderson Alves Ramalho, Claudia Torres Codeço and Mônica da Silva-Nunes
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:118
  19. Since no hospital-based, nationwide study has been yet conducted on the association between risk factors and in-hospital mortality due to myocardial infarction (MI) by educational level in Iran, the present st...

    Authors: Ali Ahmadi, Arsalan Khaledifar, Homeira Sajjadi and Hamid Soori
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:116
  20. Measuring inequality in access to safe drinking-water and sanitation is proposed as a component of international monitoring following the expiry of the Millennium Development Goals. This study aims to evaluate...

    Authors: Weiyu Yu, Robert ES Bain, Shawky Mansour and Jim A Wright
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:113
  21. Socio-economic inequalities in basic maternal health interventions exist in Egypt, yet little is known about health-seeking of poor households. This paper assesses levels of maternal health-seeking behaviours ...

    Authors: Lenka Benova, Oona MR Campbell, Hania Sholkamy and George B Ploubidis
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:111
  22. Ethiopia records high levels of inequity in skilled birth care (SBC), where the gaps are much wider among urban migrant women. An intervention project has been conducted in Addis Ababa, intending to improve qu...

    Authors: Alemnesh H Mirkuzie
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:110
  23. While the prevalence of metabolic syndrome is increasing, little is presently known about this syndrome in Korean elderly. This study aimed to group metabolic risk factors and to examine the associations betwe...

    Authors: Hak-Seon Kim
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:463
  24. What is the factor that affects healthy life expectancy? Healthy life expectancy (HLE) at birth may be influenced by components of the gender inequality index (GII). Notably, this claim is not tested on the be...

    Authors: Jong In Kim and Gukbin Kim
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:106
  25. Understanding sex differences in willingness to test and testing experience could aid the design of focus interventions to enhance uptake and engagement with care, treatment and support services. This study de...

    Authors: Alfred E Yawson, Labi K Appiah, Anita O Yawson, George Bonsu, Simon Aluze-Ele, Nana AK Owusu Amanhyia, Margaret Lartey, Andrew A Adjei, Aaron L Lawson, Curt Beckwith, Awewura Kwara and Timothy Flanigan
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:109
  26. A longstanding and widely held assumption is that immigrants suffer from ill health and adaptation problems. Yet recent studies show that immigrants report the same or better state of health compared to their ...

    Authors: Kyunghwa Kwak and Floyd Rudmin
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:103
  27. In Sweden, self-reported depressive symptoms have increased among young people of both genders, but little is known about social differences in the risk of depressive symptoms among adolescents in welfare stat...

    Authors: Therese Wirback, Jette Möller, Jan-Olov Larsson, Maria Rosaria Galanti and Karin Engström
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:96
  28. The provision of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) is widely accepted in Burkina Faso thanks to large-scale national distribution campaigns. However, household also use other methods of prevention. Thus far, the...

    Authors: Fadima Yaya Bocoum, Danielle Belemsaga, Alex Adjagba, Damian Walker, Seni Kouanda and Halidou Tinto
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:108
  29. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), while traditionally considered a "rich world"-problem, have been spreading fast in low and middle income countries and by now account for a large share of mortality and ill-he...

    Authors: Yevgeniy Goryakin and Marc Suhrcke
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:107
  30. Research consistently shows that gaps in health and health care persist, and are even widening. While the strength of a country´s primary health care system and its primary care attributes significantly improv...

    Authors: Efrat Shadmi, William CW Wong, Karen Kinder, Iona Heath and Michael Kidd
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:104
  31. NHS Direct, a leading telephone healthcare provider worldwide, provided 24/7 health care advice and information to the public in England and Wales (1998-2014). The fundamental aim of this service was to increa...

    Authors: Erica J Cook, Gurch Randhawa, Shirley Large, Andy Guppy, Angel M Chater and Dong Pang
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:99
  32. This study analyzes the factors that influence the turnover intention of village doctors by investigating village clinic workers in rural areas, particularly in Xiangyang City, Hubei Province.

    Authors: Pengqian Fang, Xiangli Liu, Lingxiao Huang, Xiaoyan Zhang and Zi Fang
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:84
  33. Measurement of health inequities is fundamental to all health equity initiatives. It is complex because it requires considerations of ethics, methods, and policy. Drawing upon the recent developments in relate...

    Authors: Yukiko Asada, Jeremiah Hurley, Ole Frithjof Norheim and Mira Johri
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:98
  34. Inequities in accessibility to, and utilisation of maternal healthcare services impede progress towards attainment of the maternal health-related Millennium Development Goals. The objective of this study is to...

    Authors: John K Ganle, Michael Parker, Raymond Fitzpatrick and Easmon Otupiri
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:89
  35. According to several empirical studies, mental well-being is significant in adolescence; adolescent´s social network is undergoing radical changes while at the same time depression is increasing. The primary g...

    Authors: Szabolcs Varga, Bettina F Piko and Kevin M Fitzpatrick
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:100
  36. There is the tendency in occupational health research of approximating the `changed world of work´ with a sole focus on the intrinsic characteristics of the work task, encompassing the job content and working ...

    Authors: Deborah De Moortel, Hadewijch Vandenheede and Christophe Vanroelen
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:90
  37. Inequalities in health attributable to inequalities in society have long been recognized. Typically, those most privileged experience better health, regardless of universal access to health care. Associations ...

    Authors: Nathalie Saint-Jacques, Ron Dewar, Yunsong Cui, Louise Parker and Trevor JB Dummer
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:94
  38. Aboriginal Australians have a substantially higher frequency of ischaemic heart disease (IHD) events than their non-Aboriginal counterparts, together with a higher prevalence of comorbidities. The pattern of h...

    Authors: Derrick Lopez, Judith M Katzenellenbogen, Frank M Sanfilippo, John A Woods, Michael S T Hobbs, Matthew W Knuiman, Tom G Briffa, Peter L Thompson and Sandra C Thompson
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:93
  39. We used an exploratory sequential mixed methods approach to study the association between cultural continuity, self-determination, and diabetes prevalence in First Nations in Alberta, Canada.

    Authors: Richard T Oster, Angela Grier, Rick Lightning, Maria J Mayan and Ellen L Toth
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:92
  40. Neighbourhood level deprivation has been shown to influence adverse perinatal outcomes independent of individual level socioeconomic status (SES) in countries with high income inequality, such as the United St...

    Authors: Sari Räisänen, Michael R Kramer, Mika Gissler, Juho Saari and Seppo Heinonen
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:95
  41. Aboriginal Australians are a culturally, linguistically and experientially diverse population, for whom national statistics may mask important geographic differences in their health and the determinants of the...

    Authors: Alison Markwick, Zahid Ansari, Mary Sullivan, Lorraine Parsons and John McNeil
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:91
  42. Caesarean section (CS) can prevent maternal or fetal complications. Sub-Saharan Africa has the lowest CS levels in the world but large variations are seen between and within countries. The tertiary hospital, K...

    Authors: Cecilie Nilsen, Truls Østbye, Anne Kjersti Daltveit, Blandina Theophil Mmbaga and Ingvild Fossgard Sandøy
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:87
  43. In September 2012 the United Nations (UN) initiated a process that would extend and enhance the unfinished agenda of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), integrating a new vision for sustainable developmen...

    Authors: Ana Lorena Ruano, Eric A Friedman and Peter S Hill
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:82
  44. If human rights are “inalienable rights of all members of the human family”, as is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, then no government should be allowed to deny people of them. When some...

    Authors: Gorik Ooms and Rachel Hammonds
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:68

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