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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Progress towards achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) amongst Pacific island countries (PICs) has seen mixed results. As focus shifts to formulation of new health-related development goals be...

    Authors: Simon A Sheridan, Claire E Brolan, Lisa Fitzgerald, John Tasserei, Marie-France Maleb, Jean-Jacques Rory and Peter S Hill
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:80
  16. Equity should be implicit within universal health coverage (UHC) however, emerging evidence is showing that without adequate focus on measurement of equity, vulnerable populations may continue to receive inade...

    Authors: Anna M Rodney and Peter S Hill
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:72
  17. 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
  18. Global discussion on the post-2015 development goals, to replace the Millennium Development Goals when they expire on 31 December 2015, is well underway. While the Millennium Development Goals focused on redre...

    Authors: Claire E Brolan, Sameera Hussain, Eric A Friedman, Ana Lorena Ruano, Moses Mulumba, Itai Rusike, Claudia Beiersmann and Peter S Hill
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:66
  19. The United Nations presented a set of Millennium Development Goals that aimed to improve social and economic development and eradicate poverty by 2015. Most low and middle-income countries will not meet these ...

    Authors: Ana Lorena Ruano, Silvia Sánchez, Fernando José Jerez and Walter Flores
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:57
  20. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders persistently experience a significantly lower standard of health in comparison to non-Indigenous Australians. The factors contributing to this disparity are complex and e...

    Authors: Josifini T Baba, Claire E Brolan and Peter S Hill
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:56
  21. Addressing inequities is a key role for international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) working in health and development. Yet, putting equity principles into practice can prove challenging. In-depth empi...

    Authors: Elizabeth Dyke, Nancy Edwards, Ian McDowell, Richard Muga and Stephen Brown
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:86
  22. In the year 2000, a set of eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were presented as a way to channel global efforts into the reduction of poverty and the promotion of social development. A global discussion...

    Authors: Moses Mulumba, Juliana Nantaba, Claire E Brolan, Ana Lorena Ruano, Katie Brooker and Rachel Hammonds
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:76
  23. Financial stress is an important source of distress and is related to poor mental and physical health outcomes. The present study investigated whether tangible social support could buffer the effect of financi...

    Authors: Cecilia Åslund, Peter Larm, Bengt Starrin and Kent W Nilsson
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:85
  24. Transgender (TG) women in many settings continue to contend with barriers to healthcare, including experiences of stigma and discrimination. Argentina has a universal health care system and laws designed to pr...

    Authors: María Eugenia Socías, Brandon DL Marshall, Inès Arístegui, Marcela Romero, Pedro Cahn, Thomas Kerr and Omar Sued
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:81
  25. We aimed to determine the extent to which three core variables (school environment, peer group and family affluence) were associated with unhealthy behaviours and health outcomes among Tuscan adolescents. The ...

    Authors: Giacomo Lazzeri, Elena Azzolini, Andrea Pammolli, Rita Simi, Veronica Meoni and Mariano Vincenzo Giacchi
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:83
  26. The substantial gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians has been slow to improve, despite increased dedicated funding. Partnerships between Australian Indigenous and mainstream...

    Authors: Emma Haynes, Kate P Taylor, Angela Durey, Dawn Bessarab and Sandra C Thompson
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:75
  27. Health expectancy is a useful tool to monitor health inequalities. The evidence about the recent changes in social inequalities in healthy expectancy is relatively scarce and inconclusive, and most studies hav...

    Authors: Unai Martin and Santiago Esnaola
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:74
  28. Since 2008, Spain has been in the throes of an economic crisis. This recession particularly affects the living conditions of vulnerable populations, and has also led to a reversal in social policies and a redu...

    Authors: Erica Briones-Vozmediano, Andres A Agudelo-Suarez, Isabel Goicolea and Carmen Vives-Cases
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:79
  29. Emerging fields such as environmental health have been challenged, in recent years, to answer the growing methodological calls for a finer integration of sex and gender in health-related research and policy-ma...

    Authors: Geneviève Nadeau and Katherine Lippel
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:78
  30. The province of Ontario hosts nearly a half of Canada´s temporary foreign migrant farm workers (MFWs). Despite the essential role played by MFWs in the economic prosperity of the region, a growing body of rese...

    Authors: Miya Narushima and Ana Lourdes Sanchez
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:65
  31. Equity is an important issue in the healthcare research field. Many studies have focused on the relationship between patient characteristics and outcomes of care. These studies, however, have seldom examined w...

    Authors: Tsung-Hsien Yu, Yu-Chang Hou and Kuo-Piao Chung
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:64
  32. Few studies have described the inequalities in hormonal emergency contraception (HEC) use in developing countries. Thus, the main aim of this manuscript is to study socio-demographic inequalities in HEC use am...

    Authors: Mariano Salazar and Ann ohman
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:61
  33. The inequity of randomising participants to control groups in randomised controlled trials (RCTs) is often considered inappropriate, especially for research trials that include vulnerable populations such as I...

    Authors: Karla Canuto, Robyn McDermott and Margaret Cargo
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:77
  34. The prevalence of Community Treatment Orders (CTOs) in the Western world has generated considerable discussion regarding best practices in the outpatient treatment of the seriously mentally ill. Although probl...

    Authors: Magnus Mfoafo-M’Carthy
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:69
  35. Studies have shown important gender differences among drug (including crack) users related to: drug use patterns; health risks and consequences; criminal involvement; and service needs/use. Crack use is preval...

    Authors: Neilane Bertoni, Chantal Burnett, Marcelo Santos Cruz, Tarcisio Andrade, Francisco I Bastos, Erotildes Leal and Benedikt Fischer
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:70
  36. The prevailing inequities in healthcare have been well addressed in previous research, especially screening program participation, but less attention has been paid to how to overcome these inequities. This pap...

    Authors: Erik Olsson, Malena Lau, Svante Lifvergren and Alexander Chakhunashvili
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:62
  37. Most studies on inequalities in health and health-care focus on single indicators of social position, e.g. income or education. Recent research has suggested that multiple social circumstances need to be analy...

    Authors: Kristiina Manderbacka, Martti Arffman, Reijo Sund and Sakari Karvonen
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:67
  38. About half a million people in South Africa are deprived of antiretroviral therapy (ART), and there is little systematic knowledge on who they are – e.g. by severity of disease, sex, or socio-economic status (...

    Authors: Noor Tromp, Charlotte Michels, Evelinn Mikkelsen, Jan Hontelez and Rob Baltussen
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:60
  39. In 2009, Europe was hit by one of the worst debt crises in history. Although the Eurozone crisis is often depicted as an effect of government mismanagement and corruption, it was a consequence of the 2008 U.S....

    Authors: Roberto De Vogli
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:58
  40. Although suicide rates have increased in some European countries in relation to the current economic crisis and austerity policies, that trend has not been observed in Spain. This study examines the impact of ...

    Authors: Juan Antonio Córdoba-Doña, Miguel San Sebastián, Antonio Escolar-Pujolar, Jesús Enrique Martínez-Faure and Per E Gustafsson
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:55
  41. To investigate the magnitude of barriers in access to health services for chronic patients and the socioeconomic and demographic characteristics that affect them.

    Authors: Ilias-Ioannis Kyriopoulos, Dimitris Zavras, Anastasis Skroumpelos, Katerina Mylona, Kostas Athanasakis and John Kyriopoulos
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:54
  42. To analyze the impacts of pharmaceutical sector policies implemented to contain country spending during the economic recession – a reference price system in Finland and a mix of policies including changes in r...

    Authors: Christine Leopold, Fang Zhang, Aukje K Mantel-Teeuwisse, Sabine Vogler, Silvia Valkova, Dennis Ross-Degnan and Anita K Wagner
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:53
  43. The social insurance system in Sweden underwent extensive change between 2006 and 2010, with the overall aim of making people enter the labour market. At the same time, economic recession hit Sweden. Previous ...

    Authors: Sandra Blomqvist, Bo Burström and Mona C Backhans
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:51
  44. Health-income inequality has been the focus of many studies. The relationship between economic conditions and health has also been widely studied. However, not much is known about how changes in aggregate econ...

    Authors: Tinna Laufey Ásgeirsdóttir and Dagný Ósk Ragnarsdóttir
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:50
  45. The National Health Insurance Act, 2003 (Act 650) established the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in Ghana with the aim of increasing access to health care and improving the quality of basic health car...

    Authors: Ama P Fenny, Kristian S Hansen, Ulrika Enemark and Felix A Asante
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:63

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