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  1. Research suggests that literacy plays a key role in mediating the relationship between formal education and care-seeking among women in developing countries. However, little research has examined literacy’s ro...

    Authors: Yukyan Lam, Elena T Broaddus and Pamela J Surkan
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:95
  2. Many studies examining the phenomena of medical tourism have identified health equity issues associated with this global health services practice. However, there is a notable lack of attention in this existing...

    Authors: Victoria Casey, Valorie A Crooks, Jeremy Snyder and Leigh Turner
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:94
  3. Access to hepatitis C (hereafter HCV) antiviral therapy has commonly excluded populations with mental health and substance use disorders because they were considered as having contraindications to treatment, p...

    Authors: Julie Hepworth, Tanya Bain and Mieke van Driel
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:92
  4. The target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is now closer than ever. There is lack of sufficient progress in achieving the MDG targets in many low- and middle-income countries. Furthe...

    Authors: Eyob Zere, Yuki Suehiro, Aminul Arifeen, Loshan Moonesinghe, Sanchoy K Chanda and Joses M Kirigia
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:90
  5. The distribution and severity of dental caries among preschool children vary according to the socio-economic and ethnic differences within and between countries. Understanding socio-economic influences on chil...

    Authors: Vajira Nanayakkara, André Renzaho, Brian Oldenburg and Lilani Ekanayake
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:89
  6. Refugees have many complex health care needs which should be addressed by the primary health care services, both on their arrival in resettlement countries and in their transition to long-term care. The aim of...

    Authors: Chandni Joshi, Grant Russell, I-Hao Cheng, Margaret Kay, Kevin Pottie, Margaret Alston, Mitchell Smith, Bibiana Chan, Shiva Vasi, Winston Lo, Sayed Shukrullah Wahidi and Mark F Harris
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:88
  7. The concept of social cohesion has invoked debate due to the vagueness of its definition and the limitations of current measurements. This paper attempts to examine the concept of social cohesion, develop meas...

    Authors: Ying-Chih Chuang, Kun-Yang Chuang and Tzu-Hsuan Yang
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:87
  8. In Canada waiting lists for bariatric surgery are common, with wait times on average > 5 years. The meaning of waiting for bariatric surgery from the patients’ perspective must be understood if health care pro...

    Authors: Deborah M Gregory, Julia Temple Newhook and Laurie K Twells
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:86
  9. Research has shown that mHealth initiatives, or health programs enhanced by mobile phone technologies, can foster women’s empowerment. Yet, there is growing concern that mobile-based programs geared towards wo...

    Authors: Larissa Jennings and Laina Gagliardi
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:85
  10. Inequities in a population in spending on food and non-food items can contribute to disparities in health status. The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) was launched in rural I...

    Authors: TR Dilip, Rakhi Dandona and Lalit Dandona
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:84
  11. Access to quality maternal health services mainly depends on existing policies, regulations, skills, knowledge, perceptions, and economic power and motivation of service givers and target users. Critics questi...

    Authors: Dismas B Vyagusa, Godfrey M Mubyazi and Melchiory Masatu
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:83
  12. Human influenza infection poses a serious public health threat in Cambodia, a country at risk for the emergence and spread of novel influenza viruses with pandemic potential. Prior pandemics demonstrated the a...

    Authors: Sara U Schwanke Khilji, James W Rudge, Tom Drake, Irwin Chavez, Khieu Borin, Sok Touch and Richard Coker
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:82
  13. The aim of this paper was to investigate the association between health, social position, social participation and the welfare state. Extending recent research on the social consequences of poor health, we ask...

    Authors: Therese Saltkjel, Espen Dahl and Kjetil A van der Wel
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:81
  14. Understanding health inequity is necessary for addressing the disparities in health outcomes in many populations, including the health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. This report investi...

    Authors: Yuejen Zhao, Jiqiong You, Jo Wright, Steven L Guthridge and Andy H Lee
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:79
  15. Myanmar is a developing country with considerable humanitarian needs, rendering its pursuit of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) an especially high priority. Yet progress to date remains under-examined o...

    Authors: Yu Mon Saw, Khine Lae Win, Laura Wen-Shuan Shiao, Moe Moe Thandar, Rachel M Amiya, Akira Shibanuma, Soe Tun and Masamine Jimba
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:78
  16. Research on the intimate partnerships of female sex workers (FSWs) tends to focus on the risks associated with these relationships. This paper takes as its starting point that the situation of FSWs is better u...

    Authors: Cecilia Benoit, Eric Roth, Helga Hallgrimsdottir, Mikael Jansson, Elizabeth Ngugi and Kimberly Sharpe
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:76
  17. Monitoring inequalities in healthcare is increasingly being recognized as a key first step in providing equitable access to quality care. However, the detailed sociodemographic data that are necessary for moni...

    Authors: Maritt Kirst, Ketan Shankardass, Sivan Bomze, Aisha Lofters and Carlos Quiñonez
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:75
  18. The dispersion of motorcycle related injuries and deaths might be a result of disparity in motorcycle helmet use. This study uses national roadside survey data, injury sentinel surveillance data and other nati...

    Authors: Paibul Suriyawongpaisa, Ammarin Thakkinstian, Aratta Rangpueng, Piyapong Jiwattanakulpaisarn and Pimpa Techakamolsuk
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:74
  19. The socio-economic circumstances and health of people with disabilities has been relatively ignored in public health research, policy and practice in Australia and internationally. This is despite emerging evi...

    Authors: Anne M Kavanagh, Lauren Krnjacki, Andrew Beer, Anthony D Lamontagne and Rebecca Bentley
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:73
  20. Despite greater need, rural inhabitants and individuals of low socioeconomic status (SES) are less likely to undertake cardiac rehabilitation (CR). This study examined barriers to enrollment and participation ...

    Authors: Shamila Shanmugasegaram, Paul Oh, Robert D Reid, Treva McCumber and Sherry L Grace
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:72
  21. Kenya is characterized by high unmet need for family planning (FP) and high unplanned pregnancy, in a context of urban population explosion and increased urban poverty. It witnessed an improvement of its FP an...

    Authors: Jean Christophe Fotso, Ilene S Speizer, Carol Mukiira, Paul Kizito and Vane Lumumba
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:71
  22. Targeting patients for multimorbid care management interventions requires accurate and comprehensive assessment of patients’ need in order to direct resources to those who need and can benefit from them the mo...

    Authors: Efrat Shadmi and Tobias Freund
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:70
  23. Multimorbidity has been linked to elevated healthcare utilization and previous studies have found that socioeconomic status is an important factor associated with multimorbidity. Nonetheless, little is known r...

    Authors: Raymond N Kuo and Mei-Shu Lai
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:69
  24. Multimorbidity, presence of two or more health conditions, is a widespread phenomenon affecting populations’ health all over the world. It becomes a serious public health concern due to its negative consequenc...

    Authors: Anahit Demirchyan, Vahe Khachadourian, Haroutune K Armenian and Varduhi Petrosyan
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:68
  25. To investigate the association between multimorbidity and Preference_Weighted Health Related Quality of Life (PW_HRQoL), a score that combines physical and mental functioning, and how this varies by socioecono...

    Authors: Kenny D Lawson, Stewart W Mercer, Sally Wyke, Eleanor Grieve, Bruce Guthrie, Graham CM Watt and Elisabeth AE Fenwick
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:67
  26. In adults, multimorbidity is associated with social position. Socially disadvantaged adults typically experience more chronic illness at a younger age than comparable individuals who are more advantaged. The r...

    Authors: Rosie P Cornish, Andy Boyd, Tjeerd Van Staa, Chris Salisbury and John Macleod
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:66
  27. Very little is known about socioeconomic related inequalities in multimorbidity, especially in developing countries. Traditionally, studies on health inequalities have mainly focused on a single disease condit...

    Authors: John Ele-Ojo Ataguba
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:64
  28. Multimorbidity is a growing concern worldwide, with approximately 1 in 4 adults affected. Most of the evidence on multimorbidity, its prevalence and effects, comes from high income countries. Not much is known...

    Authors: Olufunke Alaba and Lumbwe Chola
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:63
  29. Care giving for children with chronic diseases can lead to financial strain and compromised family well being. Little is known about whether these stresses lead to changes in residential movement patterns as t...

    Authors: Eyal Cohen, Nicole Yantzi, Jun Guan, Kelvin Lam and Astrid Guttmann
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:62
  30. The number of subjects with tuberculosis (TB) presenting with co-occurrence of multiple chronic medical conditions, or multimorbidity (MM) is increasing in Brazil. This manuscript aimed to characterize subject...

    Authors: Bárbara Reis-Santos, Teresa Gomes, Laylla R Macedo, Bernardo L Horta, Lee W Riley and Ethel L Maciel
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:61
  31. Non communicable diseases are the biggest cause of death worldwide. Beside mortality, these diseases also cause high rates of morbidity and disability. Their high prevalence is generally associated to multi-mo...

    Authors: Abdesslam Boutayeb, Saber Boutayeb and Wiam Boutayeb
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:60
  32. One of the most extensive Chilean health care reforms occurred in July 2005, when the Regime of Explicit Health Guarantees (AUGE) became effective. This reform guarantees coverage for a specific set of health ...

    Authors: Alicia Núñez and Chunhuei Chi
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:58
  33. Gender inequalities exist in work life, but little is known about their presence in relation to factors examined in occupation health settings. The aim of this study was to identify and summarize the working a...

    Authors: Javier Campos-Serna, Elena Ronda-Pérez, Lucia Artazcoz, Bente E Moen and Fernando G Benavides
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:57
  34. The purpose of this article is to investigate whether and to what degree participation in physical activity among adolescents is associated with area economic deprivation in the municipality where they live. I...

    Authors: Brit Logstein, Arild Blekesaune and Reidar Almås
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:56
  35. Black Canadian youth remain disproportionally affected by an array of social and health issues, including sexually transmitted infections. While research exists in support of the involvement of parents as a ke...

    Authors: Antoinette N Davis, Jacqueline C Gahagan and Clemon George
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:55
  36. Recent research on health inequalities moves beyond illustrating the importance of psychosocial factors for health to a more in-depth study of the specific psychosocial pathways involved. Social capital is a c...

    Authors: Eleonora P Uphoff, Kate E Pickett, Baltica Cabieses, Neil Small and John Wright
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:54
  37. The aim of publicly-provided health care is generally not only to produce health, but also to decrease variation in health by socio-economic status. The aim of this study is to measure to what extent this goal...

    Authors: Tinna Laufey Ásgeirsdóttir and Dagný Ósk Ragnarsdóttir
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:53
  38. Most studies on health inequalities use average measures, but describing the distribution of health can also provide valuable knowledge. In this paper, we estimate and compare within-group and between-group in...

    Authors: Eirik Joakim Tranvåg, Merima Ali and Ole Frithjof Norheim
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:52
  39. Despite encouraging reductions in global maternal mortality rates, Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5 on reducing maternal mortality and achieving universal access to reproductive health remains the most off-...

    Authors: Antonia Dingle, Timothy Powell-Jackson and Catherine Goodman
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:51
  40. Health insurance is an important mechanism that succors individuals, states and the nation at large. The purpose of this study was to assess individual’s attitude towards health insurance policy and the factor...

    Authors: Daniel Boateng and Dadson Awunyor-Vitor
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:50
  41. Many low and middle-income countries rely on out-of-pocket payments to help finance health care. These payments can pose financial hardships for households; valid measurement of this type of economic burden is...

    Authors: Sheila R Reddy, Dennis Ross-Degnan, Alan M Zaslavsky, Stephen B Soumerai and Anita K Wagner
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:49
  42. Cycling is a major activity for adolescents in Canada and potential differences exist in bicycling-related risk and experience of injury by population subgroup. The overall aim of this study was to inform heal...

    Authors: Colleen M Davison, Michael Torunian, Patricia Walsh, Wendy Thompson, Steve McFaull and William Pickett
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:48
  43. There is now considerable evidence that racism is a pernicious and enduring social problem with a wide range of detrimental outcomes for individuals, communities and societies. Although indigenous people world...

    Authors: Joan Cunningham and Yin C Paradies
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2013 12:47

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