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  1. Content type: Research

    Income-related inequality measures such as the concentration index are often used to describe the unequal distribution of health, health care access, or expenditure in a single measure. This study demonstrates...

    Authors: Natalie Carvalho, Dennis Petrie, Linkun Chen, Joshua A. Salomon and Philip Clarke

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:57

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    A consensus is developing on interventions to improve newborn survival, but little is known about how to reduce socioeconomic inequalities in newborn mortality in low- and middle-income countries. Participator...

    Authors: Joanna Morrison, David Osrin, Glyn Alcock, Kishwar Azad, Jyoti Bamjan, Bharat Budhathoki, Abdul Kuddus, Mahfuza Akter Mala, Dharma Manandhar, Albert Nkhata, Shrijana Pathak, Tambosi Phiri, Shibanand Rath, Prasanta Tripathy, Anthony Costello and Tanja A. J. Houweling

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:55

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  3. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the author reported her name has been erroneously spelled as Blanca E. Pelcastre. The full name is Blanca E. Pelcastre-Villafuerte.

    Authors: Angélica Castro-Ríos, Hortensia Reyes-Morales, Blanca E. Pelcastre-Villafuerte, Mario E. Rendón-Macías and Arturo Fajardo-Gutiérrez

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:54

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    The original article was published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:40

  4. Content type: Research

    The increasing mental health inequalities between native- and foreign-born persons in Sweden is an important public health issue. Improving social integration has been stressed as a key strategy to combat this...

    Authors: Anna Brydsten, Mikael Rostila and Andrea Dunlavy

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:48

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  5. Content type: Research

    In 2012 the South African National Department of Health (SA NDoH) set out, using a top down process, to implement several innovations in eleven health districts in order to test reforms to strengthen the distr...

    Authors: Marsha Orgill, Lucy Gilson, Wezile Chitha, Janet Michel, Ermin Erasmus, Bruno Marchal and Bronwyn Harris

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:53

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  6. Content type: Research

    While the negative effects of housing insecurity on health are well known, the mechanisms and mediators of these effects have been less well studied. The aim of this study is to identify perceived mediators in...

    Authors: Hugo Vásquez-Vera, Ana Fernández, Ana M. Novoa, Lucía Delgado, Joaquín Barcala, Carlos Macías and Carme Borrell

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:52

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  7. Content type: Research

    Ensuring equitable access to medical care with financial risk protection has been at the center of achieving universal health coverage. In this paper, we assess the levels and trends of inequalities in medical...

    Authors: Kai Liu, S. V. Subramanian and Chunling Lu

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:51

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  8. Content type: Research

    In an effort to increase Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) enrollment and retention rates, the NHIS introduced membership renewal and premium payment by mobile phone. The success of such an innov...

    Authors: Joseph Marfo Boaheng, Eugenia Amporfu, Daniel Ansong and Anthony Kofi Osei-Fosu

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:50

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  9. Content type: Research

    Older people utilise more healthcare services and are likely to incur higher healthcare expenditure, however, data on their healthcare financing mechanisms are scarce in low-and middle- income countries includ...

    Authors: Williams Agyemang-Duah, Charles Peprah and Prince Peprah

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:47

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  10. Content type: Commentary

    The purpose of this article is to describe an interventional project in a University Hospital. It explains the adjustments that were made to provide good care for patients with intellectual and developmental d...

    Authors: Séverine Lalive d’Epinay Raemy and Adeline Paignon

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:46

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  11. Content type: Research

    In Uganda 13% of persons have at least one form of disability. The United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities guarantees persons with disabilities the same level of right to access q...

    Authors: Rebecca R. Apolot, Elizabeth Ekirapa, Linda Waldman, Rosemary Morgan, Christine Aanyu, Aloysius Mutebi, Evelyne B. Nyachwo, Gloria Seruwagi and Suzanne N. Kiwanuka

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:43

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  12. Content type: Research

    Although decreasing in trend, one-in-three children remain stunted in Nepal and its distribution is unequal among different socioeconomic and geographical subgroups. Thus, it is crucial to assess inequalities ...

    Authors: Mirak Raj Angdembe, Bishnu Prasad Dulal, Kreepa Bhattarai and Sumit Karn

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:42

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  13. Content type: Research

    Young people have unique social, emotional and developmental needs that require a welcoming and responsive health system, and policies that support their access to health care. Those who are socially or cultur...

    Authors: Fiona Robards, Melissa Kang, Katharine Steinbeck, Catherine Hawke, Stephen Jan, Lena Sanci, Ying Ying Liew, Marlene Kong and Tim Usherwood

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:41

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  14. Content type: Research

    Although acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) 5 years survival in minors has reached 90%, socioeconomic differences have been reported among and within countries. Within countries, the difference has been relate...

    Authors: Angélica Castro-Ríos, Hortensia Reyes-Morales, Blanca E. Pelcastre-Villafuerte, Mario E. Rendón-Macías and Arturo Fajardo-Gutiérrez

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:40

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    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:54

  15. Content type: Research

    The prevalence of hypertension and diabetes are expected to increase in sub-Saharan Africa over the next decade. Some studies have documented that lifestyle factors and lack of awareness are directly influenci...

    Authors: Haeyoon Chang, Nicola L. Hawley, Robert Kalyesubula, Trishul Siddharthan, William Checkley, Felix Knauf and Tracy L. Rabin

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:38

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  16. Content type: Research

    Nearly 20% of the population in Barcelona is foreign-born and this percentage rises to up to 40% in some neighborhoods. Consequently, migration health patterns may play an important role in trends in socioecon...

    Authors: Maica Rodríguez-Sanz, Mercè Gotsens, Marc Marí dell’Olmo and Carme Borrell

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:37

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  17. Content type: Research

    Despite the wealth of frameworks on social determinants of health (SDOH), two current limitations include the relative superficial description of factors affecting health and a lack of focus on measuring healt...

    Authors: Douglas C. Dover and Ana Paula Belon

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:36

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  18. Content type: Research

    Hormonal therapy is an integral component for breast cancer treatment in women with oestrogen receptor positive tumours in early-stage and advanced cases of the disease. Little is known about what factors infl...

    Authors: Yolanda Eraso

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:35

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  19. Content type: Research

    The oral health of a child not only impacts the physical well-being of the child, but can have quality of life implications for parents and families as they endeavour to provide care and support their child’s ...

    Authors: Kaley Butten, Newell W. Johnson, Kerry K. Hall, Maree Toombs, Neil King and Kerry-Ann F. O’Grady

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:34

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  20. Content type: Research

    In recent years, developing countries like Bangladesh are facing a higher burden of non-communicable diseases such as hypertension as a result of demographic transition. Prevalence of hypertension is often stu...

    Authors: Sayem Ahmed, Md. Tariqujjaman, Md. Arafat Rahman, Md. Zahid Hasan and Md. Mehedi Hasan

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:33

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  21. Content type: Research

    Indigenous Australians diagnosed with cancer have poorer survival compared to non-Indigenous Australians. We aim to: 1) identify differences by Indigenous status in out-of-pocket expenditure for the first thre...

    Authors: Emily Callander, Nicole Bates, Daniel Lindsay, Sarah Larkins, Stephanie M. Topp, Joan Cunningham, Sabe Sabesan and Gail Garvey

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:32

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  22. Content type: Research

    One of the challenges in international health care policy is the reduction of health inequalities. We study the case of a recent health care reform in Ecuador, based on a revised model of public provision and ...

    Authors: María Luisa Granda and Wilson Giovanni Jimenez

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:31

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  23. Content type: Commentary

    Adopting key mechanisms to restructure public policy in developing countries is a crucial political task. The strengthening of infrastructure of health services, care quality, monitoring and population health;...

    Authors: Jorge L. León-Cortés, Gustavo Leal Fernández and Héctor J. Sánchez-Pérez

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:30

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  24. Content type: Research

    This study aimed to measure outpatients’ general satisfaction with and experiences of different aspects of health care in Chinese public hospitals and to investigate to what extent general satisfaction could b...

    Authors: Xuanxuan Wang, Jiaying Chen, Bo Burström and Kristina Burström

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:29

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  25. Content type: Research

    The alarming progression of an increasingly aging population in China has attracted much attention within the country and abroad. In 2003, the Chinese central government launched the New Cooperative Medical Sc...

    Authors: Yanbing Zeng, Jiajing Li, Zhipeng Yuan and Ya Fang

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:27

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  26. Content type: Research

    Over the last several decades, global efforts to end female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) have intensified through combined efforts of international and non-governmental organizations, governments, and re...

    Authors: Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala and Bettina Shell-Duncan

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:25

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  27. Content type: Research

    Power imbalances are a key driver of avoidable, unfair and unjust differences in health. Devolution shifts the balance of power in health systems. Intersectionality approaches can provide a ‘lens’ for analysin...

    Authors: Rosalind McCollum, Miriam Taegtmeyer, Lilian Otiso, Rachel Tolhurst, Maryline Mireku, Tim Martineau, Robinson Karuga and Sally Theobald

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:24

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  28. Content type: Research

    In spite of increasing international commitment to young people’s sexual and reproductive health, unintended pregnancies remain a major problem for young women worldwide. This article explores the issue of uni...

    Authors: Mulumebet Zenebe and Haldis Haukanes

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:23

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  29. Content type: Research

    Co-insurance rates in Japan decrease when patients turn 70 years of age. We aim to compare changes in medical demand for Japanese patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) at age 70 prior to 2014, when there was...

    Authors: Jörg Mahlich and Rosarin Sruamsiri

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:22

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  30. Content type: Research

    The Zambian Termination of Pregnancy Act permits abortion on socio-economic grounds, but access to safe abortion services is limited and this constitutes a considerable problem for rights to sexual and reprodu...

    Authors: Marte E. S. Haaland, Haldis Haukanes, Joseph Mumba Zulu, Karen Marie Moland, Charles Michelo, Margarate Nzala Munakampe and Astrid Blystad

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:20

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  31. Content type: Research

    Diabetes mellitus type 2 is a central challenge for health policy and healthcare in all advanced countries. For the affected persons, living with a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes is difficult because the disease...

    Authors: Astrid Fink, Eva-Maria Fach and Sara Lena Schröder

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:19

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  32. Content type: Research

    The government of Gujarat, India runs a large public private partnership program to widen access to emergency obstetric care (EmOC). The program include a disincentive for Cesareans section (CS) which are capp...

    Authors: Mariano Salazar, Kranti Vora, Kristi Sidney Annerstedt and Ayesha De Costa

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:17

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  33. Content type: Research

    Health insurance has been found to increase healthcare utilisation and reduce catastrophic health expenditures in a number of countries; however, coverage is often unequally distributed among populations. The ...

    Authors: Sophie H. Allcock, Elizabeth H. Young and Manjinder S. Sandhu

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:16

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  34. Content type: Research

    Low back pain is an important public health issue across the world. However, it is unclear whether socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with low back pain. This study determines an association between SES ...

    Authors: Takaaki Ikeda, Kemmyo Sugiyama, Jun Aida, Toru Tsuboya, Nanae Watabiki, Katsunori Kondo and Ken Osaka

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:15

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  35. Content type: Research

    Analyzing the impact of the China’s health care reform policy in 2009 on the intangible service efficiency of PHCI and exploring the way to improve the service efficiency of PHCI.

    Authors: Yao Leng, Weiwei Liu, Nanzi Xiao, Yannan Li and Jing Deng

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:14

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  36. Content type: Research

    Benefit Incidence Analysis (BIA) is used to understand the distribution of health care utilization and spending in comparison to income distribution. The results can illustrate how effectively governments allo...

    Authors: Diana Bowser, Bryan Patenaude, Manjiri Bhawalkar, Denizhan Duran and Peter Berman

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:13

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    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:45

  37. Content type: Research

    In Botswana, one fifth of the adult population is infected with HIV, with young women most at risk. Structural factors such as poverty, poor education, strong gender inequalities and gender violence render man...

    Authors: David Loutfi, Neil Andersson, Susan Law, Jon Salsberg, Jeannie Haggerty, Leagajang Kgakole and Anne Cockcroft

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:12

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  38. Content type: Research

    Treatment of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs) is costly and could expose households to financial hardship and vulnerability. This paper examines the association betwe...

    Authors: Biplab Kumar Datta, Muhammad Jami Husain and Samira Asma

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:9

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  39. Content type: Research

    There are many factors across different sectors that contribute to inequities in obesity levels. This implies the need for action across different government departments and policy domains (hereafter referred ...

    Authors: Melanie Pescud, Ginny Sargent, Paul Kelly and Sharon Friel

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:8

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  40. Content type: Research

    Previous studies demonstrated a positive association between perceived discrimination and mental health problems among immigrants in countries that traditionally host immigrants. Recent trends in international...

    Authors: Chaelin Karen Ra, Jimi Huh, Brian Karl Finch and Youngtae Cho

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:7

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  41. Content type: Research

    Namibia has one of the highest levels of income inequality in the world. Increased smoking prevalence, especially among the youth, may leave the country facing the spectre of higher smoking-related disease pre...

    Authors: Zunda Chisha, Chijioke O. Nwosu and John Ele-Ojo Ataguba

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:6

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  42. Content type: Research

    Brazilian Primary Care Facilities (PCF) provide primary care and must offer dental services for diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases. According to a logic of promoting equity, PCF should be better ...

    Authors: Rejane Christine de Sousa Queiroz, Ana Graziela Araújo Ribeiro, Aline Sampieri Tonello, Ana Carolina Mendes Pinheiro, José Aquino Júnior, Thiago Augusto Hernandes Rocha, Núbia Cristina da Silva, Elisa Miranda Costa, João Ricardo Nickenig Vissoci, Catherine Staton, Luiz Augusto Facchini and Erika Bárbara Abreu Fonseca Thomaz

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:5

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  43. Content type: Research

    Population ageing in China has brought increasing attention to the health inequalities of the elderly. The purpose of this paper is to measure income-related health inequality among the elderly in China and de...

    Authors: Hai Gu, Yun Kou, Hua You, Xinpeng Xu, Nichao Yang, Jing Liu, Xiyan Liu, Jinghong Gu and Xiaolu Li

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:4

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  44. Content type: Research

    Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) is a common long-term condition affecting the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders; one in every four New Zealanders is pre-diabetic. Māori, the Indigenous people of New Zealand, are at...

    Authors: Angela Beaton, Carey Manuel, Jade Tapsell, Jeff Foote, John G. Oetzel and Maui Hudson

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:3

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  45. Content type: Systematic review

    China has an unusual pattern of suicides, with overall suicide rates in rural areas higher than urban areas. While suicide rates have decreased dramatically, older people increasingly contribute to the overall...

    Authors: Meizhi Li and Srinivasa Vittal Katikireddi

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:2

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  46. Content type: Research

    In Singapore, the burden of hypertension disproportionately falls on the elderly population of low socio-economic status. Despite availability of effective treatment, studies have shown high prevalence of sub-...

    Authors: Sok Teng Tan, Rina Yu Chin Quek, Victoria Haldane, Joel Jun Kai Koh, Emeline Kai Lin Han, Suan Ee Ong, Fiona Leh Hoon Chuah and Helena Legido-Quigley

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:1

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