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  1. Numerous reports have demonstrated the disproportionate impact that COVID-19 has had on vulnerable populations. Our purpose is to describe our health care system’s response to this impact.

    Authors: Paul A. Pirraglia, Cristina Huebner Torres, Jessica Collins, Jane Garb, Marian Kent, Sarah Perez McAdoo, Yemisi Oloruntola-Coates, Jacob M. Smith and Abraham Thomas
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:230
  2. Equity of healthcare spatial access is essential for the health outcomes of medical investments and the welfare of populations, and efficiency of medical resource allocation is important for obtaining a supply...

    Authors: Shaoyao Zhang, Xueqian Song and Jie Zhou
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:229
  3. Community mobilization (CM) is recommended as a best practice intervention for low resource settings to reduce maternal mortality. Measurement of process outcomes are lacking and little is known about how CM i...

    Authors: Dana Beck, Philip T. Veliz, Michelle Munro-Kramer, Carol Boyd, Isaac Sakala, Nchimunya Chiboola and Jody Lori
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:228
  4. Healthcare quality measurements in the United States illustrate disparities by racial/ethnic group, socio-economic class, and geographic location. Redressing healthcare inequities, including measurement of and...

    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 20:226

    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:264

  5. Child malnutrition remains a major public health issue in India. Along with myriad upstream and social determinants of these adverse outcomes, recent studies have highlighted regional differences in mean child...

    Authors: Anoop Jain, Justin Rodgers, Rockli Kim and S. V. Subramanian
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:225
  6. Persisting evidence suggests significant socioeconomic and sociodemographic inequalities in access to medical treatment in the UK. Consequently, a systematic review was undertaken to examine these access inequ...

    Authors: Sebastian Ryan-Ndegwa, Reza Zamani and Mohammad Akrami
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:224
  7. Inequitable access to primary health care (PHC) remains a problem for most western countries. Failure to scale up effective interventions has been due, in part, to a failure to share the logic and essential el...

    Authors: Catherine Spooner, Virginia Lewis, Cathie Scott, Simone Dahrouge, Jeannie Haggerty, Grant Russell, Jean-Frederic Levesque, Emilie Dionne, Nigel Stocks and Mark F. Harris
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:223
  8. Social mobilisation is potentially a key tool in the prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in fragile settings. This formative study addressed existing and potential social mobilisation mechanisms see...

    Authors: Lizzie Caperon, Stella Arakelyan, Cinzia Innocenti and Alastair Ager
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:222
  9. COVID-19 has a direct impact on the employment of older people. This adds to the challenge of ageism. The World Health Organization has started a worldwide campaign to combat ageism and has called for more res...

    Authors: Sabrina Pit, Malcolm Fisk, Winona Freihaut, Fashola Akintunde, Bamidele Aloko, Britta Berge, Anne Burmeister, Adriana Ciacâru, Jürgen Deller, Rae Dulmage, Tae Hwa Han, Qiang Hao, Peter Honeyman, Peter C. Huber, Thomas Linner, Stefan Lundberg…
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:221
  10. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians experience persistent health and social inequities. Chronic conditions, many of which are diet-related, are leading contributors to the burden of disease and h...

    Authors: Rebecca Christidis, Mark Lock, Troy Walker, Mikaela Egan and Jennifer Browne
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:220
  11. It is broadly accepted that poverty is associated with poor health, and the health impact of poverty has been explored in numerous high-income country settings. There is a large and growing body of evidence of...

    Authors: Jane Parry, Meredith Vanstone, Michel Grignon and James R. Dunn
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:219
  12. Socioeconomic status (SES) is an important determinant of health, and SES data is an important confounder to control for in epidemiology and health services research. Individual level SES measures are cumberso...

    Authors: Daniel Yan Zheng Lim, Ting Hway Wong, Mengling Feng, Marcus Eng Hock Ong and Andrew Fu Wah Ho
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:218
  13. The present study analyzes inequalities in catastrophic health expenditures in conflict-affected regions of Meta, Colombia and socioeconomic factors contributing to the existence and changes in catastrophic ex...

    Authors: Sebastián León-Giraldo, Juan Sebastián Cuervo-Sánchez, Germán Casas, Catalina González-Uribe, Noemi Kreif, Oscar Bernal and Rodrigo Moreno-Serra
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:217
  14. The small-area deprivation indices are varied across countries due to different social context and data availability. Due to lack of chronic disease-related social deprivation index (SDI) in Hong Kong, China, ...

    Authors: Kailu Wang, Chi-Kin Law, Jiaying Zhao, Alvin Yik-Kiu Hui, Benjamin Hon-Kei Yip, Eng Kiong Yeoh and Roger Yat-Nork Chung
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:216
  15. Lack of control over life situations is an important social determinant that may negatively affect parental and child health. This study took place in an area of Stockholm, Sweden with high indications of soci...

    Authors: Madelene Barboza, Anneli Marttila, Bo Burström and Asli Kulane
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:215
  16. COVID-19 has caused almost unprecedented change across health, education, the economy and social interaction. It is widely understood that the existing mechanisms which shape health inequalities have resulted ...

    Authors: Grant M. A. Wyper, Eilidh Fletcher, Ian Grant, Oliver Harding, Maria Teresa de Haro Moro, Diane L. Stockton and Gerry McCartney
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:214

    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:117

  17. The Australian Nurse Family Partnership Program (ANFPP) is an evidence-based, home visiting program that offers health education, guidance, social and emotional support to first-time mothers having Aboriginal ...

    Authors: Luciana Massi, Sophie Hickey, Sarah-Jade Maidment, Yvette Roe, Sue Kildea, Carmel Nelson and Sue Kruske
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:212
  18. While organized and opportunistic cervical cancer screening (CCS) programs implemented across the European Union have increased participation rates, barriers to socioeconomically deprived women remain substant...

    Authors: Vincent De Prez, Vladimir Jolidon, Barbara Willems, Stéphane Cullati, Claudine Burton-Jeangros and Piet Bracke
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:211
  19. Health care workers in Kenya have launched major strikes in the public health sector in the past decade but the impact of strikes on health systems is under-explored. We conducted a qualitative study to invest...

    Authors: Michael L. Scanlon, Lauren Y. Maldonado, Justus E. Ikemeri, Anjellah Jumah, Getrude Anusu, Sheilah Chelagat, Joann Chebet Keter, Julia Songok, Laura J. Ruhl and Astrid Christoffersen-Deb
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:210
  20. Does higher health literacy lead to higher trust in public hospitals? Existing literature suggests that this is the case since a positive association between the level of health literacy and the level of trust...

    Authors: Maja Bertram, Urs Steiner Brandt, Rikke Klitten Hansen and Gert Tinggaard Svendsen
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:209
  21. Cycling for transport provides many health and social benefits – including physical activity and independent access to jobs, education, social opportunities, health care and other services (accessibility). How...

    Authors: Christopher Standen, Melanie Crane, Stephen Greaves, Andrew T. Collins and Chris Rissel
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:208
  22. The importance of social and economic capital as predictors of health is widely documented, yet the complexity of interactions between them and effects on older people’s health is still unclear. Combining the ...

    Authors: Lijuan Gu, Yang Cheng, David R. Phillips, Mark Rosenberg, Linsheng Yang, Li Wang and Hairong Li
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:207
  23. Global persistence of health inequities for Indigenous peoples is evident in ongoing discrepancies in health and standards of living. International literature suggests the key to transformation lies in Indigen...

    Authors: Rachel Eni, Wanda Phillips-Beck, Grace Kyoon Achan, Josée G. Lavoie, Kathi Avery Kinew and Alan Katz
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:206
  24. Women are disadvantaged by ageing: older women are more likely than older men to suffer from ill-health, have less access to health care and suffer discrimination within the health care system. Globally, there...

    Authors: Rebecca Dodd, Janani Shanthosh, Thomas Lung, Aporosa Robaigau, Mai Ling Perman, Eric Rafai, Roslyn Poulos, Anthony B. Zwi, Renu John and Anna Palagyi
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:205
  25. People with disabilities (PwD) have been facing multiple health, social, and economic disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic, stemming from structural disparities experienced for long time. This paper aims t...

    Authors: Tiago S. Jesus, Sureshkumar Kamalakannan, Sutanuka Bhattacharjya, Yelena Bogdanova, Juan Carlos Arango-Lasprilla, Jacob Bentley, Michel D. Landry and Christina Papadimitriou
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:204
  26. To address the challenge of the aging population, community-based care services (CBCS) have been developed rapidly in China as a new way of satisfying the needs of elderly people. Few studies have described th...

    Authors: Zhang Yue, Nan Xiang, Huwei Li and Erpeng Liu
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:203
  27. Low socioeconomic status deemed by income-based measures is a risk factor for depression. Material hardship is commonly used as a multidimensional socioeconomic indicator to identify the struggles that low-inc...

    Authors: Soo Hyun Kang, Selin Kim, Eun-Cheol Park and Sung-In Jang
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:202
  28. Parents in the Arab population of Israel are known to be “pro-vaccination” and vaccinate their children at higher rates than the Jewish population, specifically against human papilloma virus (HPV) and seasonal...

    Authors: Nour Abed Elhadi Shahbari, Anat Gesser-Edelsburg, Nadav Davidovitch, Shuli Brammli-Greenberg, Rami Grifat and Gustavo S. Mesch
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:201
  29. The evolving pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has become a severe threat to public health, and the workplace presents high risks in terms of spreading the disease. Few studies have focused on th...

    Authors: Kailu Wang, Eliza Lai Yi Wong, Kin Fai Ho, Annie Wai Ling Cheung, Emily Ying Yang Chan, Samuel Yeung Shan Wong and Eng Kiong Yeoh
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:200
  30. Gender-based discrimination remains a substantial barrier to health care access and HIV prevention among transgender women in Brazil. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between gender-bas...

    Authors: Beo Oliveira Leite, Danielle Souto de Medeiros, Laio Magno, Francisco Inácio Bastos, Carolina Coutinho, Ana Maria de Brito, Maria Socorro Cavalcante and Inês Dourado
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:199
  31. In Korea, the universal health system offers coverage to all members of society. Despite this, it is unclear whether risk of death from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) varies depending on income. We evaluated t...

    Authors: Dong Jun Kim, Ji Won Yoo, Jong Wha Chang, Takashi Yamashita, Eun-Cheol Park, Kyu-Tae Han, Seung Ju Kim and Sun Jung Kim
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:151
  32. The goal of this paper was to assess the quality of primary healthcare services at community health centres (CHCs) from the demand (patient) and supplier (healthcare service institution) angles.

    Authors: RuQing Liu, Leiyu Shi, YiFan Meng, Ning He, JingLan Wu, XinWen Yan and RuWei Hu
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:198
  33. Most estimates of visual impairment and blindness worldwide do not include data from specific minority groups as indigenous populations. We aimed to evaluate frequencies and causes of visual impairment and bli...

    Authors: Arthur Gustavo Fernandes, Monica Alves, Roberta Andrade e Nascimento, Natalia Yumi Valdrighi, Rafael Cunha de Almeida and Celso Takashi Nakano
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:197
  34. Equity is one of three dimensions of universal health coverage (UHC). However, Iraq has had capital-focused health services and successive conflicts and political turmoil have hampered health services around t...

    Authors: Hiroko Taniguchi, Md Mizanur Rahman, Khin Thet Swe, Md Rashedul Islam, Md Shafiur Rahman, Nadia Parsell, Ashraf Hussain, Kenji Shibuya and Masahiro Hashizume
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:196
  35. In India the number of registered deaths increased substantially in recent years, improving the potential of the civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) system to be the primary source of mortality data...

    Authors: Jayanta Kumar Basu and Tim Adair
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:195
  36. Maternal mortality (MM) reflects one of the most striking global health inequalities. Global figures of MM fell significantly from 1990 to 2017. The reduction was largely due to a 70% fall in haemorrhages, and...

    Authors: José M. Belizán, Luz Gibbons and Gabriela Cormick
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:194
  37. Research indicates the adverse impacts of perceived discrimination on health, and discrimination inflamed by the COVID-19 pandemic, a type of social exclusion, could affect the well-being of the Chinese diaspo...

    Authors: Youli Chen, Zicong Wang, Weizhen Dong, Jia Huei Chen Xu, Sizhe Ji Wu, Xiangyang Zhang and Chun Chen
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:192
  38. Few studies explored the relationship between the family doctor contract services (FDCS) and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among patients with chronic diseases in rural China. This study aims to explo...

    Authors: Zhixian Li, Jie Li, Peipei Fu, Yan Chen, Zhengyue Jing, Yemin Yuan, Shijun Yang, Chen Yan, Wenjuan Li, Jie Li, Zhen Gui and Chengchao Zhou
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:191
  39. Active transportation is a crucial sort of physical activity for developing sustainable environments and provides essential health benefits. This is particularly important in Latin American countries because t...

    Authors: Gerson Ferrari, Juan Guzmán-Habinger, Javiera L. Chávez, André O. Werneck, Danilo R. Silva, Irina Kovalskys, Georgina Gómez, Attilio Rigotti, Lilia Yadira Cortés, Martha Cecilia Yépez García, Rossina G. Pareja, Marianella Herrera-Cuenca, Clemens Drenowatz, Carlos Cristi-Montero, Adilson Marques, Miguel Peralta…
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:190
  40. In the past few years, increasing numbers of Indigenous doula collectives have been forming across Canada. Indigenous doulas provide continuous, culturally appropriate support to Indigenous women during pregna...

    Authors: Jaime Cidro, Caroline Doenmez, Stephanie Sinclair, Alexandra Nychuk, Larissa Wodtke and Ashley Hayward
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:189
  41. Information on socioeconomic inequalities in physical activity over time is sparse in low- to middle-income countries. In this study, we examined trends in physical activity educational inequalities in adults ...

    Authors: Gerson Ferrari, Pedro Toteff Dulgheroff, Rafael M. Claro, Leandro F. M. Rezende and Catarina Machado Azeredo
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:188
  42. Intersectionality is a widely adopted theoretical orientation in the field of women and gender studies. Intersectionality comes from the work of black feminist scholars and activists. Intersectionality argues ...

    Authors: Christine Kelly, Danielle Kasperavicius, Diane Duncan, Cole Etherington, Lora Giangregorio, Justin Presseau, Kathryn M. Sibley and Sharon Straus
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:187
  43. Although evidence suggest that many slum dwellers in low- and middle-income countries have the most difficulty accessing family planning (FP) services, there are limited workable interventions/models for reach...

    Authors: John Kuumuori Ganle, Leonard Baatiema, Paul Ayamah, Charlotte Abra Esime Ofori, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Abdul-Aziz Seidu and Augustine Ankomah
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:186
  44. Socioeconomic inequalities in health behaviors have been attributed to both structural and individual factors, but untangling the complex, dynamic pathways through which these factors influence inequalities re...

    Authors: Andrea L. Mudd, Frank J. van Lenthe, Sanne E. Verra, Michèlle Bal and Carlijn B. M. Kamphuis
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:184
  45. The determinants of access to immunizers are still poorly understood, leading to questions about which criteria were considered in this distribution. Given the above, the present study aimed to analyze the det...

    Authors: Brigitte Renata Bezerra de Oliveira, Ana Iza Gomes da Penha Sobral, Marcelo Luiz Monteiro Marinho, Marcos Felipe Falcão Sobral, André de Souza Melo and Gisleia Benini Duarte
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:183
  46. Although Ethiopia has already achieved a remarkable progress in reducing under-five mortality in the last decades, undernutrition among children is still a common problem in this country. Socioeconomic inequal...

    Authors: Mengesha Yayo Negasi
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:182

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