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  1. Content type: Research

    Socioeconomic inequalities in cardiovascular disease seem to widen or endure in Sweden. However, research on inequalities in antecedent cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs), and particularly what underpins them...

    Authors: Paola A. Mosquera, Miguel San Sebastian, Anneli Ivarsson and Per E. Gustafsson

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:102

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    China has seen rapid socio-economic changes and epidemiological transitions in the last few decades. Previous studies often fail to examine how wider macro-level forces contribute to changes in health inequali...

    Authors: Nan Zhang

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:101

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    The 2015 Global Burden of Disease Study estimated that oral conditions affect 3.5 billion people worldwide with a higher burden among older adults and those who are socially and economically disadvantaged. Stu...

    Authors: Alexander Kailembo, Raman Preet and Jennifer Stewart Williams

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:99

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    The Nigerian National Health Act proposes a radical shift in health financing in Nigeria through the establishment of a fund – Basic Healthcare Provision Fund, (BHCPF). This Fund is intended to improve the fun...

    Authors: Benjamin Uzochukwu, Emmanuel Onwujekwe, Chinyere Mbachu, Chinyere Okeke, Sassy Molyneux and Lucy Gilson

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:100

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  5. Content type: Research

    Current policy priorities to strengthen the nursing sector in India have focused on increasing the number of nurses in the health system. However, the nursing sector is afflicted by other, significant problems...

    Authors: Joe Varghese, Anneline Blankenhorn, Prasanna Saligram, John Porter and Kabir Sheikh

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:98

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  6. Content type: Research

    Breast cancer stands as the leading cause of cancer related mortality in women worldwide. Mammography screening has the potential to improve prognosis by reducing stage at diagnosis. Socioeconomic inequalities...

    Authors: A. Relecom, B. Arzel and T. Perneger

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:95

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  7. Content type: Research

    Female refugees can be a vulnerable population, often having suffered through traumatic events that pose risks to their health, especially during pregnancy. Pregnancy can be an entry point into the health care...

    Authors: Anika Winn, Erin Hetherington and Suzanne Tough

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:91

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  8. Content type: Research

    The burden of multimorbidity is a growing clinical and health system problem that is known to be associated with socioeconomic status, yet our understanding of the underlying determinants of inequalities in mu...

    Authors: Luke Mondor, Deborah Cohen, Anum Irfan Khan and Walter P. Wodchis

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:90

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  9. Content type: Research

    China has set up a universal coverage social health insurance system since the 2009 healthcare reform. Due to the inadequate funds, the social health insurance system reimbursed the inpatient expenditures with...

    Authors: Yudong Miao, Jianqin Gu, Liang Zhang, Ruibo He, Sandeep Sandeep and Jian Wu

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:89

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  10. Content type: Research

    Following the introduction of user fees in Cambodia, Health Equity Funds (HEF) were developed to enable poor people access to public health services by paying public health providers on their behalf, including...

    Authors: Bart Jacobs, Ashish Bajracharya, Jyotirmoy Saha, Chhorvann Chhea, Ben Bellows, Steffen Flessa and Adelio Fernandes Antunes

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:88

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  11. Content type: Research

    Compared with the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) vaccines, the coverage rate of the non-EPI vaccines is still low. The aim of this study is to explore the rural-urban disparity in category II vaccine a...

    Authors: Xinyi Zhang, Zerin Imam Syeda, Zhengyue Jing, Qiongqiong Xu, Long Sun, Lingzhong Xu and Chengchao Zhou

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:87

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  12. Content type: Research

    There is a lack of focused research on the older population in Ghana and about issues pertaining to their access to healthcare services. Furthermore, information is lacking regarding the fairness in the access...

    Authors: Vincent Dei and Miguel San Sebastian

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:86

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  13. Content type: Research

    The Safe Motherhood Research Project studies the implementation and scale-up of maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) initiatives in Jimma Zone, Ethiopia. This qualitative rapid assessment study was undert...

    Authors: Nicole Bergen, Abebe Mamo, Shifera Asfaw, Lakew Abebe, Jaameeta Kurji, Getachew Kiros, Muluemebet Abera, Gebeyehu Bulcha Duguma, Kunuz Haji Bedru, Manisha A. Kulkarni, Ronald Labonté and Sudhakar Morankar

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:84

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  14. Content type: Research

    Tens of millions of rural “left-behind children (LBC)” in China grow up experiencing prolonged separation from their migrant worker parents. This study aimed to explore how children are affected by parental mi...

    Authors: Chenyue Zhao, Feng Wang, Xudong Zhou, Minmin Jiang and Therese Hesketh

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:80

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    Equitable access to primary health care (PHC) is an important component of integrated chronic disease management. Whilst context is known to influence access to PHC, it is poorly researched. The aim of this st...

    Authors: Bernadette Ward, Riki Lane, Julie McDonald, Gawaine Powell-Davies, Jeff Fuller, Sarah Dennis, Rachael Kearns and Grant Russell

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:78

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  16. Content type: Research

    Disparities in prostate cancer (PCa) outcomes and their links to socioeconomic status (SES) have been intensively studied. A relatively low incidence rate and a high proportion of late-stage diagnosis have bee...

    Authors: Chi-Chen Wu, Ching-Heng Lin, Han-Sun Chiang and Ming-Je Tang

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:79

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  17. Content type: Research

    Hypertension has become a global health challenge given its high prevalence and but low awareness and detection. Whether the actual prevalence of hypertension has been estimated is important, especially for th...

    Authors: Min Su, Yafei Si, Zhongliang Zhou, Chi Shen, Wanyue Dong, Xiaojing Fan, Xiao Wang and Xiaolin Wei

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:82

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  18. Content type: Research

    Despite the reputation of Canada’s healthcare system as being accessible to all Canadians, certain populations continue to face inequities within our healthcare system. In addition to promoting fairness, addre...

    Authors: Victoria Nkunu and Kevin J. McLaughlin

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:81

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  19. Content type: Research

    Suicide is a major global health problem, especially among youth. Suicide is known to be associated with a variety of social, economic, political and religious factors, vary across geographical and cultural re...

    Authors: Hassan Haghparast-Bidgoli, Giulia Rinaldi, Hossein Shahnavazi, Hamid Bouraghi and Aliasghar A. Kiadaliri

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:77

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  20. Content type: Research

    This study explores the perceived barriers to primary health care as identified among a sample of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) identified individuals and health care providers in Nova...

    Authors: Jacqueline Gahagan and Montse Subirana-Malaret

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:76

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  21. Content type: Research

    Opioid use is a severe problem in Iran. Despite methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) programs being one of the most important treatment strategies for reducing individual and public harms associated with opio...

    Authors: Maryam Khazaee-Pool, Maryam Moeeni, Koen Ponnet, Arezoo Fallahi, Leila Jahangiri and Tahereh Pashaei

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:75

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  22. Content type: Research

    Public Private Partnerships (PPP) are increasingly utilized as a public health strategy for strengthening health systems and have become a core component for the delivery of TB control services in India, as pr...

    Authors: Solomon Salve, Kristine Harris, Kabir Sheikh and John D. H. Porter

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2018 17:73

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