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  1. It is well known that unemployment is a great problem both to the exposed individual and to the whole society. Unemployment is reported as more common among young people compared to the general level of unempl...

    Authors: Lars Axelsson, Ingemar H Andersson, Lena Edén and Göran Ejlertsson
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2007 6:1
  2. Household food insecurity and under-nutrition remain critically important in developing countries struggling to emerge from the scourge of poverty, where historically, improvements in economic conditions have ...

    Authors: Rathavuth Hong, James E Banta and Jose A Betancourt
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2006 5:15
  3. In this Commentary, we aim to synthesize recent epidemiological data on tobacco and health inequalities for New Zealand and present it in new ways. We also aim to describe both existing and potential tobacco cont...

    Authors: Nick Wilson, Tony Blakely and Martin Tobias
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2006 5:14

    The Erratum to this article has been published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2006 5:16

  4. Within the health literature, a major goal is to understand distribution of service utilisation by social location. Given equivalent access, differential incidence leads to an expectation of differential servi...

    Authors: Moyra E Brackley, Margaret J Penning and Mary L Lesperance
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2006 5:12
  5. The reduction of health inequalities is a focus of many national and international health organisations. The need for pragmatic evidence-based approaches has led to the development of a number of evidence-base...

    Authors: Peter Tugwell, Annette O'Connor, Neil Andersson, Sharmila Mhatre, Elizabeth Kristjansson, Mary Jane Jacobsen, Vivian Robinson, Jan Hatcher-Roberts, Beverley Shea, Daniel Francis, Jil Beardmore, George A Wells and Joe Losos
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2006 5:11
  6. Indigenous peoples in Australia are disadvantaged on all markers of health and social status across the life course. Psychosocial factors are implicated in the aetiology of chronic diseases and in pathways und...

    Authors: Mark Daniel, Alex Brown, JGarnggulkpuy Dhurrkay, Margaret D Cargo and Kerin O'Dea
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2006 5:10
  7. In the United States, life expectancy is significantly lower among blacks than whites. We examined whether socioeconomic status (SES) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors may help explain this disparity.

    Authors: Paul J Nietert, Susan E Sutherland, Julian E Keil and David L Bachman
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2006 5:8
  8. The objective of the study was to observe the inequality in health from the perspective of socio-economic factors in relation to ethnic Pakistanis and ethnic Norwegians in Oslo, Norway.

    Authors: Hammad Raza Syed, Odd Steffen Dalgard, Akhtar Hussain, Ingvild Dalen, Bjorgulf Claussen and Nora L Ahlberg
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2006 5:7
  9. A public hospital in New Mexico required collection of 50% of estimated costs prior to elective surgeries for self-pay patients. This study assesses the impact of this policy on access to elective surgical pro...

    Authors: Will Kaufman, Augustine S Chavez, Betty Skipper and Arthur Kaufman
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2006 5:6
  10. This paper examines an aspect of the problem of measuring inequality in health services. The measures that are commonly applied can be misleading because such measures obscure the difficulty in obtaining a com...

    Authors: Ruth FG Williams and DP Doessel
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2006 5:5
  11. There are large variations in mental health prescribing in UK populations. However the underlying reasons for these differences, which may be related to differences in prevalence, cultural expectations or prac...

    Authors: Elizabeth Goyder, Chris Dibben, Michael Grimsley, Jean Peters, Lindsay Blank and Elizabeth Ellis
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2006 5:4
  12. The aim of the paper is to critically review the notion of social capital and review empirical literature on the association between social capital and health across countries. The methodology used for the rev...

    Authors: M Kamrul Islam, Juan Merlo, Ichiro Kawachi, Martin Lindström and Ulf-G Gerdtham
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2006 5:3
  13. According to the last census, Morocco has a population approaching 30 million people. The country has made good progress in the control of preventable childhood diseases but social inequalities and health ineq...

    Authors: Abdesslam Boutayeb
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2006 5:1
  14. Undernutrition – protein energy malnutrition or specific nutrient deficiencies – has been an inherent characteristic of impoverished populations throughout the world. Over-nutrition, obesity and nutrition imba...

    Authors: Robert J Karp, Cindy Cheng and Alan F Meyers
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2005 4:10
  15. Nepal has witnessed serious human rights violations including arbitrary arrests, detentions, "disappearances", extra judicial executions, abductions and torture carried out by both the Royal Nepalese Army and ...

    Authors: Sonal Singh, Khagendra Dahal and Edward Mills
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2005 4:9
  16. The Kenya Partnership for Health (KPH) program began in 1999, and is currently one of the 12 field projects participating in the WHO's 'Towards Unity for Health initiative' implemented to develop partnership syne...

    Authors: Nzioka M Solomon
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2005 4:8
  17. In order to be optimally effective, continuing training programmes for health-care professionals need to be tailored so that they target specific knowledge deficits, both in terms of topic content and appropri...

    Authors: Anthony Shakeshaft, Bijan Nassirimanesh, Carolyn Day and Kate A Dolan
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2005 4:7
  18. In developing countries, user fees may represent an important source of revenues for private-non-for-profit hospitals, but they may also affect access, use and equity.

    Authors: Joseph Amone, Salome Asio, Adriano Cattaneo, Annet Kakinda Kweyatulira, Anna Macaluso, Gavino Maciocco, Maurice Mukokoma, Luca Ronfani and Stefano Santini
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2005 4:6
  19. African-American women are disproportionately affected by HIV, accounting for 60% of all cases among women in the United States. Although their race is not a precursor for HIV, the socioeconomic and cultural d...

    Authors: E James Essien, Angela F Meshack, Ronald J Peters, GO Ogungbade and Nora I Osemene
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2005 4:4
  20. There is a small, but growing body of literature highlighting inequities in GP practice prescribing rates for many drug therapies. The aim of this paper is to further explore the equity of prescribing for five...

    Authors: Paul R Ward, Peter R Noyce and Antony S St Leger
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2005 4:3
  21. By the dawn of the third millennium, non communicable diseases are sweeping the entire globe, with an increasing trend in developing countries where, the transition imposes more constraints to deal with the do...

    Authors: Abdesslam Boutayeb and Saber Boutayeb
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2005 4:2
  22. In response to the Kosovo crisis, Canada received 5,500 Albanian Kosovar refugees in 1999 as part of the emergency humanitarian evacuation and settlement effort. This study attempts to describe the experiences...

    Authors: Nancy Fowler, Lynda Redwood-Campbell, Elizabeth Molinaro, Michelle Howard, Janusz Kaczorowski, Morteza Jafarpour and Susan Robinson
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2005 4:1
  23. Health disparities are a growing concern. Recently, we conducted a practice-based trial to help primary care physicians improve adherence with 21 quality indicators relevant to the primary and secondary preven...

    Authors: Paul J Nietert, Steven M Ornstein, Ruth G Jenkins, Loraine F Roylance, Lori M Dickerson and Chris Feifer
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2004 3:12
  24. The objective of the study was to compare the prevalence and severity of musculo-skeletal pain between two socioeconomically contrasting areas in Oslo, Norway, and to explore possible explanatory factors.

    Authors: Mette Brekke and Per Hjortdahl
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2004 3:10
  25. Health and nutrition inequality is a result of a complex web of factors that include socio-economic inequalities. Various socio-economic indicators exist however some do not accurately predict inequalities in ...

    Authors: Henry Wamani, Thorkild Tylleskär, Anne Nordrehaug Åstrøm, James K Tumwine and Stefan Peterson
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2004 3:9
  26. Malaria is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity in Nigeria. It is not known how user fees introduced under the Bamako Initiative (BI) system affect healthcare seeking among different socio-econ...

    Authors: Benjamin SC Uzochukwu and Obinna E Onwujekwe
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2004 3:6
  27. The relationship between primary source of income and HIV risk behaviors and the racial/ethnic differences in risk behavior profiles among disadvantaged populations have not been fully explored. This is unusua...

    Authors: E James Essien, Michael W Ross, Mark L Williams, Angela F Meshack, Maria E Fernández-Esquer, Ronald J Peters and GO Ogungbade
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2004 3:5
  28. Research on health equity which mainly utilises population-based surveys, may be hampered by serious selection bias due to a considerable number of invitees declining to participate. Sufficient information fro...

    Authors: Anne Johanne Søgaard, Randi Selmer, Espen Bjertness and Dag Thelle
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2004 3:3
  29. Educational interventions are grounded on scientific data and assumptions about the community to be served. While the Pan Asian community is composed of multiple, ethnic subgroups, it is often treated as a sin...

    Authors: Georgia Robins Sadler, Lisa Ryujin, Tammy Nguyen, Gia Oh, Grace Paik and Brenda Kustin
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2003 2:12
  30. Imbalance in the distribution of human resources for health (HRH), eventually leading to inequities in health services delivery and population health outcomes, is an issue of social and political concern in ma...

    Authors: Neeru Gupta, Pascal Zurn, Khassoum Diallo and Mario R Dal Poz
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2003 2:11
  31. During the last decades research has disclosed gender differences and gender bias in different fields of academic and clinical medicine. Consequently, a gender perspective has been asked for in medical curricu...

    Authors: Gunilla Risberg, Eva E Johansson, Göran Westman and Katarina Hamberg
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2003 2:10
  32. Currently, poor-rich inequalities in health in developing countries receive a lot of attention from both researchers and policy makers. Since measuring economic status in developing countries is often problema...

    Authors: Tanja AJ Houweling, Anton E Kunst and Johan P Mackenbach
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2003 2:8
  33. To assess and quantify the magnitude of inequalities in under-five child malnutrition, particularly those ascribable to socio-economic status and to consider the policy implications of these findings.

    Authors: Eyob Zere and Diane McIntyre
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2003 2:7

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