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  1. Women and men face different gender-based health inequities in relation to HIV, including HIV testing as well as different challenges in accessing HIV care, treatment and support programs and services when tes...

    Authors: Jacqueline C Gahagan, Janice L Fuller, E Michelle Proctor-Simms, Todd F Hatchette and Larry N Baxter

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:18

    Content type: Research

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  2. Equal utilization of health services for equal need, is one of the main targets for public health systems. Given the public-private structure of the Greek NHS, the main aim of the study was to investigate the ...

    Authors: Eleni Lahana, Evelina Pappa and Dimitris Niakas

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:16

    Content type: Research

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  3. Changes in third party financing, whether public or private, are linked to a household's ability to access dental care. By removing costs at point of purchase, changes in financing influence the need to reach ...

    Authors: Carlos Quiñonez and Paul Grootendorst

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:14

    Content type: Research

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  4. Despite free healthcare to pregnant women and children under the age of six, access to healthcare has failed to secure better child health outcomes amongst all children of the country. There is growing evidenc...

    Authors: Lungiswa L Nkonki, Mickey Chopra, Tanya M Doherty, Debra Jackson and Bjarne Robberstad

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:13

    Content type: Research

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  5. This study aimed to measure the income-related inequalities and inequities - the inequalities that remain after accounting for differences in health need - in expenditure on fully publicly covered (hospital an...

    Authors: Colleen M Cunningham, Gillian E Hanley and Steven G Morgan

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:12

    Content type: Research

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  6. Health inequality and its social determinants are well-studied, but the determinants of inequality of alcohol consumption are less well-investigated.

    Authors: Jean-Baptiste Combes, Ulf-Göran Gerdtham and Johan Jarl

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:10

    Content type: Research

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  7. Studies have shown an inverse relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and mortality due to coronary heart disease (CHD). Little is known about this association in Iran. This study aimed to investigate ...

    Authors: Tahereh Donyavi, Kourosh Holakouie Naieni, Saharnaz Nedjat, Mariam Vahdaninia, Mahdi Najafi and Ali Montazeri

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:9

    Content type: Research

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  8. The aim of this study was to explore inequities in knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding tuberculosis (TB) among the urban and rural populations.

    Authors: Muhammad Umair Mushtaq, Ubeera Shahid, Hussain Muhammad Abdullah, Anum Saeed, Fatima Omer, Mushtaq Ahmad Shad, Arif Mahmood Siddiqui and Javed Akram

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:8

    Content type: Research

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  9. Studies from various countries have observed worse population health in geographical areas with more income inequality. The psychosocial interpretation of this association is that large income disparities are ...

    Authors: Jon Ivar Elstad

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:7

    Content type: Research

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  10. Equity focused health impact assessments (EFHIAs), or health equity impact assessments, are being increasingly promoted internationally as a mechanism for enhancing the consideration of health equity in the de...

    Authors: Ben F Harris-Roxas, Patrick J Harris, Elizabeth Harris and Lynn A Kemp

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:6

    Content type: Research

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  11. In recent years the close connection between SES and differences in health between ethnic groups have been subject to growing interest among researchers, and some studies have found an association between ethn...

    Authors: Pernille T Andersen, Carsten K Bak, Susanne Vangsgaard, Unni Dokkedal and Pia V Larsen

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:5

    Content type: Research

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  12. One of the key functions of health insurance is to provide financial protection against high costs of health care, yet evidence of such protection from developing countries has been inconsistent. The current s...

    Authors: Ha TH Nguyen, Yogesh Rajkotia and Hong Wang

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:4

    Content type: Research

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  13. Tuberculosis (TB) and human immune virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) stigmas affect public attitudes toward TB treatment and policy. This study examined 'stigmatizing' ideas and the view tha...

    Authors: Jane M Cramm and Anna P Nieboer

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:2

    Content type: Research

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  14. In the Indian context, a household's caste characteristics are most relevant for identifying its poverty and vulnerability status. Inadequate provision of public health care, the near-absence of health insuran...

    Authors: Subrata Mukherjee, Slim Haddad and Delampady Narayana

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:1

    Content type: Research

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  15. User fees are a known common barrier to using health services, particularly among the poor. When fees are present, many facilities have waiver systems for poor patients to exempt them from paying. Targeting wa...

    Authors: Laura C Steinhardt and David H Peters

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:28

    Content type: Research

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  16. Sex and gender sensitive inquiry is critical in pharmaceutical policy due to the sector's historical connection with women's health issues and due to the confluence of biological, social, political, and econom...

    Authors: Devon L Greyson, Annelies RE Becu and Steven G Morgan

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:26

    Content type: Research

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  17. In resource-poor countries, such as Solomon Islands, the research agenda on health is often dominated by researchers from resource-rich countries. New strategies are needed to empower local researchers to set ...

    Authors: Michelle L Redman-MacLaren, David J MacLaren, Rowena Asugeni, Chillion E Fa'anuabae, Humpress Harrington, Alwin Muse, Richard Speare and Alan R Clough

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:25

    Content type: Research

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  18. Medical tourism involves patients intentionally leaving their home country to access non-emergency health care services abroad. Growth in the popularity of this practice has resulted in a significant amount of...

    Authors: Rory Johnston, Valorie A Crooks, Jeremy Snyder and Paul Kingsbury

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:24

    Content type: Research

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  19. Uganda is proposing introduction of the National Health Insurance scheme (NHIS) in a phased manner with the view to obtaining additional funding for the health sector and promoting financial risk protection. I...

    Authors: Juliet Nabyonga Orem and Charlotte Muheki Zikusooka

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:23

    Content type: Research

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  20. Information about quality of malaria treatment services of different healthcare providers is needed to know how to improve the treatment of malaria since inappropriate service provision leads to increased burd...

    Authors: Obinna Onwujekwe, Eric Obikeze, Benjamin Uzochukwu, Ijeoma Okoronkwo and Ogochukwu C Onwujekwe

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:22

    Content type: Research

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  21. In all OECD countries, there is a trend to increasing patients' copayments in order to balance rising overall health-care costs. This systematic review focuses on inequalities concerning the amount of out-of-p...

    Authors: Sandro Corrieri, Dirk Heider, Herbert Matschinger, Thomas Lehnert, Elke Raum and Hans-Helmut König

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:20

    Content type: Research

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  22. Despite recent achievement in economic progress in India, the fruit of development has failed to secure a better nutritional status among all children of the country. Growing evidence suggest there exists a so...

    Authors: Barun Kanjilal, Papiya Guha Mazumdar, Moumita Mukherjee and M Hafizur Rahman

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:19

    Content type: Research

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  23. Asthma is more common among Indigenous than non-Indigenous Australian adults, but little is known about socioeconomic patterning of asthma within the Indigenous population, or whether it is similar to the non-...

    Authors: Joan Cunningham

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:18

    Content type: Research

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  24. To better understand income-related inequalities in health care use, it is imperative to identify sources of inequalities and assess the extent to which health care use is still related to income after differe...

    Authors: Hosung Shin and Jinsook Kim

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:17

    Content type: Research

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  25. Inequities in the utilization of maternal health services impede progress towards the MDG 5 target of reducing the maternal mortality ratio by three quarters, between 1990 and 2015. In Namibia, despite increas...

    Authors: Eyob Zere, Prosper Tumusiime, Oladapo Walker, Joses Kirigia, Chris Mwikisa and Thomas Mbeeli

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:16

    Content type: Research

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  26. It can be assumed that resettlers (ethnic German immigrants from the Former Soviet Union) show similar smoking patterns as persons in their countries of origin at the time of migration. We analysed how the smokin...

    Authors: Katharina Reiss, Jacob Spallek and Oliver Razum

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:15

    Content type: Research

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  27. The 1986 Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion coincided with a preponderance of research, worldwide, on the social determinants of health and health inequities. Despite the establishment of a 'health inequities...

    Authors: Patricia A Collins and Michael V Hayes

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:13

    Content type: Research

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  28. The aim of the present study was to describe the use of prescribed and non prescribed medicines in a non-institutionalised population older than 15 years of an urban area during the year 2000, in terms of age ...

    Authors: Ferran Daban, M Isabel Pasarín, Maica Rodríguez-Sanz, Anna García-Altés, Joan R Villalbí, Corinne Zara and Carme Borrell

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:12

    Content type: Research

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  29. The health sector in Lebanon suffers from high levels of spending and is acknowledged to be a source of fiscal waste. Lebanon initiated a series of health sector reforms which aim at containing the fiscal wast...

    Authors: Nisreen Salti, Jad Chaaban and Firas Raad

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:11

    Content type: Research

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  30. Colombia is a lower-middle income country that faces the challenge of addressing health inequalities. This effort includes the task of developing measures of socioeconomic position (SEP) to describe and analys...

    Authors: Catalina González, Tanja AJ Houweling, Michael G Marmot and Eric J Brunner

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:10

    Content type: Research

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  31. There has been an increasing availability and accessibility of modern health services in rural Bangladesh over the past decades. However, previous studies on the socioeconomic differentials in the utilization ...

    Authors: Ruhul Amin, Nirali M Shah and Stan Becker

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:9

    Content type: Research

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  32. The New Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme (NRCMS, voluntary health insurance) and the Medical Financial Assistance (MFA, financial relief program) were established in 2003 for rural China. The aim of this study...

    Authors: Wuxiang Shi, Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong, Alan Geater, Junhua Zhang, Hong Zhang and Daniele Brombal

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:7

    Content type: Research

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  33. A large body of international research reveals that single mothers experience poorer mental health than their partnered counterparts, with socioeconomic disadvantage identified as an important contributory fac...

    Authors: Ewelina Dziak, Bonnie L Janzen and Nazeem Muhajarine

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:6

    Content type: Research

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  34. Women's health research strives to make change. It seeks to produce knowledge that promotes action on the variety of factors that affect women's lives and their health. As part of this general movement, import...

    Authors: Olena Hankivsky, Colleen Reid, Renee Cormier, Colleen Varcoe, Natalie Clark, Cecilia Benoit and Shari Brotman

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:5

    Content type: Research

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  35. Because California has higher managed care penetration and the race/ethnicity of Californians differs from the rest of the United States, we tested the hypothesis that California's lower health plan Consumer A...

    Authors: John Zweifler, Susan Hughes and Rebeca A Lopez

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:4

    Content type: Research

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  36. Socioeconomic health inequalities in adolescence are not consistently reported. This may be due to the measurement of self-reported general health, which probably fails to fully capture the psychological dimen...

    Authors: Konstantina Magklara, Petros Skapinakis, Dimitrios Niakas, Stefanos Bellos, Anastasia Zissi, Stylianos Stylianidis and Venetsanos Mavreas

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:3

    Content type: Research

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  37. When patient selection processes determine who can and cannot use healthcare there can be inequalities and inequities in individuals' opportunities to benefit. This paper evaluates the influence of a hospital ...

    Authors: Jennifer A Stewart Williams, Julie E Byles and Kerry J Inder

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:2

    Content type: Research

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  38. The introduction of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) has improved the diagnosis and treatment of malaria. However, any successful control of malaria will depend on socio-economic factors that influence its manage...

    Authors: Benjamin SC Uzochukwu, Obinna E Onwujekwe, Nkoli P Uguru, Maduka D Ughasoro and Ogochukwu P Ezeoke

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:1

    Content type: Research

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  39. It is not clearly evident whether malaria affects the poor more although it has been argued that the poor bear a very high burden of the disease. This study explored the socioeconomic and geographic difference...

    Authors: Obinna Onwujekwe, Benjamin Uzochukwu, Nkem Dike, Chijioke Okoli, Soludo Eze and Ogoamaka Chukwuogo

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:45

    Content type: Research

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  40. There is an ongoing debate in Germany about the assumption that patients with private health insurance (PHI) benefit from better access to medical care, including shorter waiting times (Lüngen et al. 2008), co...

    Authors: Björn A Kuchinke, Dirk Sauerland and Ansgar Wübker

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:44

    Content type: Research

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  41. A rural pharmacy initiative (RPI) designed to increase access to medicines in rural Kyrgyzstan created a network of 12 pharmacies using a revolving drug fund mechanism in 12 villages where no pharmacies previo...

    Authors: Brenda Waning, Jason Maddix, Yorghos Tripodis, Richard Laing, Hubert GM Leufkens and Manjusha Gokhale

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:43

    Content type: Research

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