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  1. In contrast to the considerable evidence of inequitable distribution of health, little is known about how health services (particularly primary care services) are distributed in less developed countries. Using a ...

    Authors: Krit Pongpirul, Barbara Starfield, Supattra Srivanichakorn and Supasit Pannarunothai

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

    Content type: Research

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  2. Child injury is an emerging public health issue in both developed and developing countries. It is the main cause of deaths and disabilities of children after infancy. The aim of this study was to investigate t...

    Authors: Sheikh M Giashuddin, Aminur Rahman, Fazlur Rahman, Saidur Rahman Mashreky, Salim Mahmud Chowdhury, Michael Linnan and Shumona Shafinaz

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:7

    Content type: Research

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  3. Diabetes and its associated complications are part of a chronic disease global epidemic that presents a public health challenge. Epidemiologists examining health differences between men and women are being cha...

    Authors: Janet F Grant, Neville Hicks, Anne W Taylor, Catherine R Chittleborough and Patrick J Phillips

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:6

    Content type: Research

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  4. Since the late 1980s, the policy of the Japanese government regarding physician manpower has been to decrease the number of medical students. However, the shortage of doctors in Japan has become a social probl...

    Authors: Shin-ichi Toyabe

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:5

    Content type: Research

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  5. In this paper we seek to tease out differences in socioeconomic position between ethnic groups. There are 3 main reasons why conventional socioeconomic indicators and asset based measures may not be equally ap...

    Authors: Margaret Kelaher, Sheila Paul, Helen Lambert, Waqar Ahmad and George Davey Smith

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:4

    Content type: Research

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  6. A growing body of literature has demonstrated that higher social capital is associated with improved health conditions. However, some research indicated that the association between social capital and health w...

    Authors: Xiaojie Sun, Clas Rehnberg and Qingyue Meng

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:2

    Content type: Research

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  7. Child vaccination is one of the public health interventions that are responsible for the relatively low child morbidity and mortality in developed nations compared to the developing world. We carried out this ...

    Authors: Adamson S Muula, Martine Y Polycarpe, Jayakaran Job, Seter Siziya and Emmanuel Rudatsikira

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2009 8:1

    Content type: Research

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  8. 'Caring for Country' is defined as Indigenous participation in interrelated activities with the objective of promoting ecological and human health. Ecological services on Indigenous-owned lands are belatedly a...

    Authors: Christopher P Burgess, Helen L Berry, Wendy Gunthorpe and Ross S Bailie

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2008 7:26

    Content type: Research

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  9. The former soviet Republic of Armenia entered a turbulent and long-lasting economic transition when it declared its independence in 1991. This analysis sought to identify the determinants of poor self-rated he...

    Authors: Anahit Demirchyan and Michael E Thompson

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2008 7:25

    Content type: Research

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  10. While Arab countries showed an impressive decline in child mortality rates during the past few decades, gaps in mortality by gender and socioeconomic status persisted. However, large socioeconomic disparities ...

    Authors: Marwan Khawaja, Jesse Dawns, Sonya Meyerson-Knox and Rouham Yamout

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2008 7:24

    Content type: Research

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  11. As China re-establishes its health insurance system through various cooperative schemes, little is known about schoolchildren's health insurance. This paper reports findings from a study that examined schoolch...

    Authors: Jane M Zhu, Yiliang Zhu and Rui Liu

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2008 7:23

    Content type: Research

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  12. Trafficking in women and children is a gross violation of human rights. However, this does not prevent an estimated 800 000 women and children to be trafficked each year across international borders. Eighty pe...

    Authors: Christine Joffres, Edward Mills, Michel Joffres, Tinku Khanna, Harleen Walia and Darrin Grund

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2008 7:22

    Content type: Research

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  13. In many diseases men and women, for no apparent medical reason, are not offered the same investigations and treatment in health care. This may be due to staff's stereotypical preconceptions about men and women...

    Authors: Jenny Andersson, Pär Salander, Marie Brandstetter-Hiltunen, Emma Knutsson and Katarina Hamberg

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2008 7:21

    Content type: Research

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  14. Earlier studies have mainly reported the use of antithrombotic drugs, beta-blockers and statins among hospital patient populations or MI patients. This study aimed to describe the use of these drugs among midd...

    Authors: Kristiina Manderbacka, Ilmo Keskimäki, Antti Reunanen and Timo Klaukka

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2008 7:16

    Content type: Research

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  15. Equitable financing is a key objective of health care systems. Its importance is evidenced in policy documents, policy statements, the work of health economists and policy analysts. The conventional categorisa...

    Authors: Chai Ping Yu, David K Whynes and Tracey H Sach

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2008 7:15

    Content type: Research

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  16. Large inequalities of mortality by most cancers in general, by mouth and pharynx cancer in particular, have been associated to behaviour and geopolitical factors. The assessment of socioeconomic covariates of ...

    Authors: José Leopoldo Ferreira Antunes, Carme Borrell, Glòria Pérez, Antonio Fernando Boing and Victor Wünsch-Filho

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2008 7:14

    Content type: Research

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  17. Social networks and social support are supposed to contribute to the development of unequal health within populations. However, little is known about their socio-economic distribution. In this study, we explor...

    Authors: Simone Weyers, Nico Dragano, Susanne Möbus, Eva-Maria Beck, Andreas Stang, Stephan Möhlenkamp, Karl Heinz Jöckel, Raimund Erbel and Johannes Siegrist

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2008 7:13

    Content type: Research

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  18. As pharmaceutical expenditure continues to rise, third-party payers in most high-income countries have increasingly shifted the burden of payment for prescription drugs to patients. A large body of literature ...

    Authors: Marin C Gemmill, Sarah Thomson and Elias Mossialos

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2008 7:12

    Content type: Research

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  19. User fees were introduced in public health facilities in Cambodia in 1997 in order to inject funds into the health system to enhance the quality of services. Because of inadequate health insurance, a social sa...

    Authors: Sokrin Khun and Lenore Manderson

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2008 7:10

    Content type: Research

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  20. This paper highlights the socio-economic impacts of HIV/AIDS on women. It argues that the socio-cultural beliefs that value the male and female lives differently lead to differential access to health care serv...

    Authors: Pamella A Opiyo, Takashi Yamano and TS Jayne

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2008 7:8

    Content type: Research

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  21. While the importance of promoting equity to achieve health is now recognised, the health gap continues to increase globally between and within countries. The description that follows looks at how the Cape Town...

    Authors: Vera Scott, Ruth Stern, David Sanders, Gavin Reagon and Verona Mathews

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2008 7:6

    Content type: Research

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  22. Perceived racial discrimination is one factor which may discourage ethnic minorities from using healthcare. However, existing research only partially explains why some persons do accept health promotion messag...

    Authors: Ann Carroll Klassen, Katherine C Smith, Salma Shariff-Marco and Hee-Soon Juon

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2008 7:5

    Content type: Research

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  23. Use of psychotropic drugs is widespread in Europe, and is markedly more common in France than elsewhere. Young adults often fare less well than adolescents on health indicators (injury, homicide, and substance...

    Authors: Nearkasen Chau, Michèle Baumann, Bruno Falissard and Marie Choquet

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2008 7:3

    Content type: Research

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  24. This study examines associations between female participation in a microcredit program in India, known as self help groups (SHGs), and women's health in the south Indian state of Kerala. Because SHGs do not ha...

    Authors: KS Mohindra, Slim Haddad and D Narayana

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2008 7:2

    Content type: Research

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  25. Health insurance coverage for all citizens is often considered a requisite for reducing disparities in health care accessibility. In Germany, health insurees are covered either by statutory health insurance (S...

    Authors: Markus Lungen, Bjoern Stollenwerk, Philipp Messner, Karl W Lauterbach and Andreas Gerber

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2008 7:1

    Content type: Research

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  26. Until 2005, the Malawi National Tuberculosis Control Programme had been implemented as a vertical programme. Working within the Sector Wide Approach (SWAp) provides a new environment and new opportunities for ...

    Authors: Bertha Nhlema Simwaka, George Bello, Hastings Banda, Rhehab Chimzizi, Bertel SB Squire and Sally J Theobald

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2007 6:24

    Content type: Research

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  27. In recent years, interest in the study of inequalities in health has not stopped at quantifying their magnitude; explaining the sources of inequalities has also become of great importance. This paper measures ...

    Authors: Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan, Lynette LY Lim, Gordon A Carmichael, Alexandra Sidorenko and Adrian C Sleigh

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2007 6:23

    Content type: Research

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  28. In Africa, national governments and international organizations are focusing on rapidly "scaling up" malaria control interventions to at least 60 percent of vulnerable populations. The potential health and eco...

    Authors: Don P Mathanga and Cameron Bowie

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2007 6:22

    Content type: Research

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  29. Malnutrition is a major public health and development concern in the developing world and in poor communities within these regions. Understanding the nature and determinants of socioeconomic inequality in maln...

    Authors: Ellen Van de Poel, Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor, Caroline Jehu-Appiah, Jeanette Vega and Niko Speybroeck

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2007 6:21

    Content type: Research

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  30. Based on previously reported differences in fracture incidence in the socioeconomic less affluent Oslo East compared to the more privileged West, our aim was to study bone mineral density (BMD) in the same soc...

    Authors: Kari Alver, Anne J Søgaard, Jan A Falch and Haakon E Meyer

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2007 6:19

    Content type: Research

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  31. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians experience widespread socioeconomic disadvantage and health inequality. In an attempt to make Indigenous health research more culturally-appropriate, Aborigina...

    Authors: Emma Kowal, Wendy Gunthorpe and Ross S Bailie

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2007 6:18

    Content type: Research

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  32. There has been a growing interest in the role of the private for-profit sector in health service provision in low- and middle-income countries. The private sector represents an important source of care for all...

    Authors: Edith Patouillard, Catherine A Goodman, Kara G Hanson and Anne J Mills

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2007 6:17

    Content type: Research

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  33. Notions of equity are fundamental to, and drive much of the current thinking about global health. Health inequity, however, is usually measured using health inequality as a proxy – implicitly conflating equity...

    Authors: Daniel D Reidpath and Pascale Allotey

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2007 6:16

    Content type: Research

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  34. As reducing socio-economic inequalities in health is an important public health objective, monitoring of these inequalities is an important public health task. The specific inequality measure used can influenc...

    Authors: Tanja AJ Houweling, Anton E Kunst, Martijn Huisman and Johan P Mackenbach

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2007 6:15

    Content type: Research

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  35. In many developing countries, out-of-pocket payment remains a primary mechanism by which patients infected with HIV access treatment. In India, this has been changing as the National AIDS Control Organization ...

    Authors: Duncan Smith-Rohrberg Maru, Deepika C Khakha, Mohammad Tahir, Sanjay Basu and Surendra K Sharma

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2007 6:14

    Content type: Commentary

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  36. Several measures have been implemented at international level to ensure that there is a greater focus on sex differences in health research. This study evaluates the effect of various formal incentives that we...

    Authors: Debby G Keuken, Joke A Haafkens and Niek S Klazinga

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2007 6:13

    Content type: Research

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  37. This paper reports on health inequalities awareness-raising workshops conducted with senior New Zealand health sector staff as part of the Government's goal of reducing inequalities in health, education, emplo...

    Authors: Louise Signal, Jennifer Martin, Papaarangi Reid, Christopher Carroll, Philippa Howden-Chapman, Vera Keefe Ormsby, Ruth Richards, Bridget Robson and Teresa Wall

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2007 6:12

    Content type: Research

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  38. In 2001, the Government of Thailand introduced a universal coverage scheme with the aim of ensuring equitable health care access for even the poorest citizens. For a flat user fee of 30 Baht per consultation, ...

    Authors: Sophie Coronini-Cronberg, Wongsa Laohasiriwong and Christian A Gericke

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2007 6:11

    Content type: Research

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  39. The association between area deprivation and health has mostly been examined in cross-sectional studies or prospective studies with short follow-up. These studies have rarely taken migration into account. This...

    Authors: Fredrik Niclas Piro, Øyvind Næss and Bjørgulf Claussen

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2007 6:10

    Content type: Research

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