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  1. This paper aims to compare the classification of race/skin color based on the discrete categories used by the Demographic Census of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) and a skin color s...

    Authors: Claudia Travassos, Josué Laguardia, Priscilla M Marques, Jurema C Mota and Celia L Szwarcwald

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:35

    Content type: Research

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  2. One strategic approach available to policy makers to improve the availability of reproductive and child health care supplies and services as well as the sustainability of programs is to expand the role of the ...

    Authors: David R Hotchkiss, Deepali Godha and Mai Do

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:33

    Content type: Research

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  3. Mortality exhibits seasonal variations, which to a certain extent can be considered as mid-to long-term influences of meteorological conditions. In addition to atmospheric effects, the seasonal pattern of mort...

    Authors: Katrin Burkart, Mobarak H Khan, Alexander Krämer, Susanne Breitner, Alexandra Schneider and Wilfried R Endlicher

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:32

    Content type: Research

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  4. There is expert consensus that delivery at a health facility substantially reduces the risk of maternal death. By increasing the use of antenatal (ANC), postnatal care (PNC) and family planning, the risk of ma...

    Authors: Sohail Agha and Thomas W Carton

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:31

    Content type: Research

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  5. In Tanzania, the distribution and coverage of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) is inequitable. Arguments about the most effective and equitable approach to distributing ITNs centre around whether to provide ITN...

    Authors: George M Ruhago, Phares GM Mujinja and Ole F Norheim

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:29

    Content type: Research

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  6. There is growing recognition that the urban built environment influences physical activity at the population level, although the effects on disadvantaged groups are less well understood. Using the examples of ...

    Authors: Jamie R Pearce and Ralph Maddison

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:28

    Content type: Research

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  7. Human Papillomavirus vaccines are widely hailed as a sweeping pharmaceutical innovation for the universal benefit of all women. The implementation of the vaccines, however, is far from universal or equitable. ...

    Authors: Janice E Graham and Amrita Mishra

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:27

    Content type: Commentary

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  8. Financial protection against the cost of unforeseen ill health has become a global concern as expressed in the 2005 World Health Assembly resolution (WHA58.33), which urges its member states to "plan the transiti...

    Authors: James Akazili, John Gyapong and Diane McIntyre

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:26

    Content type: Research

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  9. Inequity in use of physician services has been detected even within health care systems with universal coverage of the population through public insurance schemes. In this study we analyse and compare inequity...

    Authors: Astrid L Grasdal and Karin Monstad

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:25

    Content type: Research

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  10. Gender segregation of occupations, which typically assigns caring/nurturing jobs to women and technical/managerial jobs to men, has been recognized as a major source of inequality worldwide with implications f...

    Authors: Constance J Newman, Linda Fogarty, Lucia Nthabiseng Makoae and Erik Reavely

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:24

    Content type: Research

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  11. Despite the considerable changes in the provision of health care to prisoners in the UK there is little published literature that attempts to examine broader aspects of health and the impact of imprisonment on...

    Authors: Emma Plugge, Nick Douglas and Ray Fitzpatrick

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:21

    Content type: Research

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  12. Female genital mutilation (FGM) usually undertaken between the ages of 1-9 years and is widely practised in some part of Africa and by migrants from African countries in other parts of the world. Laws prohibit...

    Authors: Bue Karmaker, Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala, Donna Chung and Aileen Clarke

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:20

    Content type: Research

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  13. Food insecurity is a critical problem in the United States and throughout the world. There is little published data that provides insights regarding the extent and severity of food insecurity among the hard-to...

    Authors: Joseph R Sharkey, Wesley R Dean and Cassandra M Johnson

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:19

    Content type: Research

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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