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  1. Promoting health equity is a key goal of many public health systems. However, little is known about how equity is conceptualized in such systems, particularly as standards of public health practice are establi...

    Authors: Andrew D Pinto, Heather Manson, Bernadette Pauly, Joanne Thanos, Amanda Parks and Amy Cox
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:28
  2. Long-term measures to reduce tobacco consumption in Australia have had differential effects in the population. The prevalence of smoking in Aboriginal peoples is currently more than double that of the non-Abor...

    Authors: Anna P Dawson, Margaret Cargo, Harold Stewart, Alwin Chong and Mark Daniel
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:27
  3. Continued action is needed to tackle health inequalities in Canada, as those of lower income continue to be at higher risk for a range of negative health outcomes. There is arguably a lack of political will to...

    Authors: Ketan Shankardass, Aisha Lofters, Maritt Kirst and Carlos Quiñonez
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:26
  4. Mexican-origin women in the U.S. living in colonias (new-destination Mexican-immigrant communities) along the Texas-Mexico border suffer from a high incidence of food insecurity and diet-related chronic disease. ...

    Authors: Wesley R Dean, Joseph R Sharkey, Cassandra M Johnson and Julie St John
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:25
  5. Vietnam has succeeded in reducing maternal mortality in the last decades. Analysis of survey data however indicate that large inequities exist between different segments of the population. We have analyzed uti...

    Authors: Emilia Goland, Dinh Thi Phuong Hoa and Mats Målqvist
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:24
  6. Indigenous Australians suffer markedly higher rates of end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) but are less likely than their non-Indigenous counterparts to receive a transplant. This difference is not fully explained...

    Authors: Kate Anderson, Jeannie Devitt, Joan Cunningham, Cilla Preece, Meg Jardine and Alan Cass
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:21
  7. This study sought to identify factors associated with health service utilisation by individuals with mental disorders in a Canadian catchment area.

    Authors: Marie-Josée Fleury, Guy Grenier, Jean-Marie Bamvita, Michel Perreault, Yan Kestens and Jean Caron
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:20
  8. Mental ill-health among children and young adults is a growing public health problem and research into causes involves consideration of family life and gender practice. This study aimed at exploring the associ...

    Authors: Lisa Norström, Lene Lindberg and Anna Månsdotter
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:19
  9. Mental health is of special importance regarding socioeconomic inequalities in health. On the one hand, mental health status mediates the relationship between economic inequality and health; on the other hand,...

    Authors: Esmaeil Khedmati Morasae, Ameneh Setareh Forouzan, Reza Majdzadeh, Mohsen Asadi-Lari, Ahmad Ali Noorbala and Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:18
  10. Tuberculosis remains a major public health problem in India with the country accounting for one-fifth or 21% of all tuberculosis cases reported globally. The purpose of the study was to obtain an understanding...

    Authors: Vishnu Vardhan Kamineni, Nevin Wilson, Anand Das, Srinath Satyanarayana, Sarabjit Chadha, Kuldeep Singh Sachdeva and Lakbir Singh Chauhan
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:17
  11. Breast cancer screening rates have increased over time in the United States. However actual screening rates appear to be lower among black women compared with white women.

    Authors: Tomi F Akinyemiju, Amr S Soliman, May Yassine, Mousumi Banerjee, Kendra Schwartz and Sofia Merajver
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:16
  12. In recent years, the country of Mongolia (population 2.8 million) has experienced rapid social changes associated with economic growth, persisting socio-economic inequities and internal migration. In order to ...

    Authors: Khandsuren Lhamsuren, Tserendolgor Choijiljav, Enkhtuya Budbazar, Surenchimeg Vanchinkhuu, Diana Chang Blanc and John Grundy
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:15
  13. Data supporting external validity of trial results allows clinicians to assess the applicability of a study's findings to their practice population. Socio-economic status (SES) of trial participants may be cri...

    Authors: John Furler, Parker Magin, Marie Pirotta and Mieke van Driel
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:14
  14. Addressing the underrepresentation of indigenous health professionals is recognised internationally as being integral to overcoming indigenous health inequities. This literature review aims to identify 'best p...

    Authors: Elana Curtis, Erena Wikaire, Kanewa Stokes and Papaarangi Reid
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:13
  15. In recent years, the importance of social differences in the physician-patient relationship has frequently been the subject of research. A 2002 review synthesised the evidence on this topic. Considering the in...

    Authors: Evelyn Verlinde, Nele De Laender, Stéphanie De Maesschalck, Myriam Deveugele and Sara Willems
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:12
  16. Until 2010, Burkina Faso was an exception to the international trend of abolishing user fees for antiretroviral treatment (ART). Patients were still expected to pay 1,500F CFA (2 Euros) per month for ART. Neve...

    Authors: Valéry Ridde, Paul Andre Somé and Catherine M Pirkle
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:11
  17. Health care financing reforms in both China and Vietnam have resulted in greater financial difficulties in accessing health care, especially for the rural poor. Both countries have been developing rural health...

    Authors: Xiaoyun Liu, Shenglan Tang, Baorong Yu, Nguyen Khanh Phuong, Fei Yan, Duong Duc Thien and Rachel Tolhurst
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:10
  18. This study expands on previous research on the healthy immigrant effect (HIE) in Canada by considering the effects of both immigrant and visible minority status on self-rated health for males and females in mid-(...

    Authors: Karen M Kobayashi and Steven G Prus
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:8
  19. An understanding of the febrile illness experience of Nigerian nomadic Fulani is necessary for developing an appropriate strategy for extending malaria intervention services to them. An exploratory study of th...

    Authors: Oladele B Akogun, Minnakur A Gundiri, Jacqueline A Badaki, Sani Y Njobdi, Adedoyin O Adesina and Olumide T Ogundahunsi
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:5
  20. In this paper, we create an index of economic exclusion based on validated questionnaires of economic hardship and material deprivation, and examine its association with health in Canada. The main study object...

    Authors: Emilie Renahy, Beatriz Alvarado-Llano, Maria Koh and Amélie Quesnel-Vallée
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:4
  21. This study aims to resolve two limitations of previous studies. First, as only a few studies examining social capital have been conducted in non-western countries, it is inconclusive that the concept, which ha...

    Authors: Sehee Han, Heaseung Kim and Hee-Sun Lee
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:3
  22. Progress towards the first Millennium Development Goal (MDG1) to end poverty and hunger has lagged behind attainment of other MDGs due to chronic poverty and worldwide inequity in access to adequate health car...

    Authors: Agnès Binagwaho, Mawuena Agbonyitor, Alphonse Rukundo, Niloo Ratnayake, Fidel Ngabo, Josephine Kayumba, Bridget Dowdle, Elena Chopyak and Mary C Smith Fawzi
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:61
  23. The importance of gender in understanding health practices and illness experiences is increasingly recognized, and key to this work is a better understanding of the application of gender relations. The influen...

    Authors: Joan L Bottorff, John L Oliffe, Carole A Robinson and Joanne Carey
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:60
  24. Improving maternal health is one of the eight Millennium Development Goals. It is widely accepted that the use of maternal health services helps in reducing maternal morbidity and mortality. The utilization of...

    Authors: Tej Ram Jat, Nawi Ng and Miguel San Sebastian
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:59
  25. Although the Republic of Vanuatu has improved maternal indicators, more needs to be done to improve equity among the poorest in the use of reproductive health services to expedite the progress towards the Mill...

    Authors: Mosiur Rahman, Syed E Haque, Md G Mostofa, Len Tarivonda and Muhammad Shuaib
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:58
  26. The movement of women across international borders is occurring at greater rates than ever before, yet the relationship between migration and women's health has been under-explored. One reason may be difficult...

    Authors: Lisa Merry, Anita J Gagnon, Isabelle Hemlin, Heather Clarke and Jason Hickey
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:56
  27. Achieving health equity is a pertinent need of the developing health systems. Though policy process is crucial for planning and attaining health equity, the existing evidences on policy processes are scanty in...

    Authors: Saji S Gopalan, Satyanarayan Mohanty and Ashis Das
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:55
  28. Longitudinal studies using multi-level models to examine health inequalities in lower and middle income countries (LMICs) are rare. We explored socio-economic gradients in health among small farm members parti...

    Authors: Donald C Cole, Fadya A Orozco, Selahadin Ibrahim and Susitha Wanigaratne
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:54
  29. Roma, the largest minority group in Europe, face widespread racism and health disadvantage. Using qualitative data from Serbia and Macedonia, our objective was to develop a conceptual framework showing how thr...

    Authors: Teresa Janevic, Pooja Sripad, Elizabeth Bradley and Vera Dimitrievska
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:53
  30. Few studies have measured gender inequality at levels lower than the country. We sought to develop neighbourhood indicators of gender inequality, and assess their ability to capture variability in gender inequ...

    Authors: Lum Tamambang, Nathalie Auger, Ernest Lo and Marie-France Raynault
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:52
  31. Surprisingly few studies have investigated the interplay of multiple factors affecting self-rated health outcomes and the role of social capital on health in developing countries, a prerequisite to strengtheni...

    Authors: Jane M Cramm and Anna P Nieboer
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:51
  32. There is need for new information about the socio-economic and geographic differences in health seeking and expenditures on many health conditions, so to help to design interventions that will reduce inequity ...

    Authors: Obinna Onwujekwe, Chima Onoka, Benjamin Uzochukwu and Kara Hanson
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:50
  33. The STOP TB Partnership aims to improve global tuberculosis (TB) control through expanding access to the directly observed treatment short course (DOTS) strategy. One approach to this is 'Engaging all Care Pro...

    Authors: Rasmus Malmborg, Gillian Mann and S Bertel Squire
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:49
  34. Inequalities in health have received considerable attention from health scientists and economists. In South Africa, inequalities exist in socio-economic status (SES) and in access to basic social services and ...

    Authors: John E Ataguba, James Akazili and Di McIntyre
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:48

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