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International Journal for Equity in Health

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720105/decomposing-the-causes-of-socioeconomic-related-health-inequality-among-urban-and-rural-populations-in-china-a-new-decomposition-approach
#1
Jiaoli Cai, Peter C Coyte, Hongzhong Zhao
BACKGROUND: In recent decades, China has experienced tremendous economic growth and also witnessed growing socioeconomic-related health inequality. The study aims to explore the potential causes of socioeconomic-related health inequality in urban and rural areas of China over the past two decades. METHODS: This study used six waves of the China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS) from 1991 to 2006. The recentered influence function (RIF) regression decomposition method was employed to decompose socioeconomic-related health inequality in China...
July 18, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709422/evaluation-on-equality-and-efficiency-of-health-resources-allocation-and-health-services-utilization-in-china
#2
Jian Sun, Hongye Luo
BACKGROUND: China is faced with a daunting challenge to equality and efficiency in health resources allocation and health services utilization in the context of rapid economic growth. This study sought to evaluate the equality and efficiency of health resources allocation and health services utilization in China. METHODS: Demographic, economic, and geographic area data was sourced from China Statistical Yearbook 2012-2016. Data related to health resources and health services was obtained from China Health Statistics Yearbook 2012-2016...
July 14, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705253/trends-in-socioeconomic-inequalities-among-adult-male-hardcore-smokers-in-vietnam-2010-2015
#3
Vu Duy Kien, Tej Ram Jat, Kim Bao Giang, Phan Thi Hai, Doan Thi Thu Huyen, Luong Ngoc Khue, Nguyen Tuan Lam, Phan Thi Quynh Nga, Nguyen The Quan, Hoang Van Minh
BACKGROUND: Despite male smokers being dominant in Vietnam, scarce evidence on trends in socioeconomics inequalities among the hardcore male smokers is available in the country. In this study, we aimed at assessing the trends in socioeconomics inequalities among the hardcore smokers in adult male population in Vietnam over a five-year period from 2010 to 2015. METHODS: We used data from two rounds of the Vietnam Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) conducted in 2010 and 2015...
July 14, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705242/non-communicable-diseases-and-related-risk-behaviors-among-men-and-women-living-with-hiv-in-cambodia-findings-from-a-cross-sectional-study
#4
Pheak Chhoun, Chanrith Ngin, Sovannary Tuot, Khuondyla Pal, Martin Steel, Jennifer Dionisio, Hattie Pearson, Gitau Mburu, Carinne Brody, Siyan Yi
BACKGROUND: There is a growing concern for an increasing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in people living with HIV. This concern is evident especially in developing countries where dietary and lifestyle risk factors associated with NCDs are becoming more prominent. This study explored the prevalence of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia and related risk factors in men and women living with HIV in Cambodia. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted among 510 adult people living with HIV randomly selected from one city and four provinces in Cambodia...
July 14, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697768/identifying-inequitable-healthcare-in-older-people-systematic-review-of-current-research-practice
#5
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Sarah M Salway, Nick Payne, Melanie Rimmer, Stefanie Buckner, Hannah Jordan, Jean Adams, Kate Walters, Sarah L Sowden, Lynne Forrest, Linda Sharp, Mira Hidajat, Martin White, Yoav Ben-Shlomo
BACKGROUND: There is growing consensus on the importance of identifying age-related inequities in the receipt of public health and healthcare interventions, but concerns regarding conceptual and methodological rigour in this area of research. Establishing age inequity in receipt requires evidence of a difference that is not an artefact of poor measurement of need or receipt; is not warranted on the grounds of patient preference or clinical safety; and is judged to be unfair. METHOD: A systematic, thematic literature review was undertaken with the objective of characterising recent research approaches...
July 11, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697732/an-assessment-of-equity-in-the-distribution-of-non-financial-health-care-inputs-across-public-primary-health-care-facilities-in-tanzania
#6
August Kuwawenaruwa, Josephine Borghi, Michelle Remme, Gemini Mtei
BACKGROUND: There is limited evidence on how health care inputs are distributed from the sub-national level down to health facilities and their potential influence on promoting health equity. To address this gap, this paper assesses equity in the distribution of health care inputs across public primary health facilities at the district level in Tanzania. METHODS: This is a quantitative assessment of equity in the distribution of health care inputs (staff, drugs, medical supplies and equipment) from district to facility level...
July 11, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693602/house-ownership-frequency-of-illness-fathers-education-the-most-significant-socio-demographic-determinants-of-poor-nutritional-status-in-adolescent-girls-from-low-income-households-of-lahore-pakistan
#7
Fatima Hassan, Muhammad Asim, Shafya Salim, Ayesha Humayun
BACKGROUND: Socio demographic factors besides dietary factors play important role in determining the health status of an individual. Health and nutritional Intervention programs stand a greater chance of success if planned, keeping the socio demographic characteristics of a certain population in focus. The present study was conducted to identify those socio demographic determinants which have a significant association with poor nutritional status in adolescent girls belonging to economically deprived households of Lahore...
July 11, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687089/it-s-all-about-the-money-a-qualitative-study-of-healthcare-worker-motivation-in-urban-china
#8
Ross Millar, Yaru Chen, Meng Wang, Liang Fang, Jun Liu, Zhidong Xuan, Guohong Li
BACKGROUND: China's healthcare reform programme continues to receive much attention. Central to these discussions has been how the various financial incentives underpinning reform efforts are negatively impacting on the healthcare workforce. Research continues to document these trends, however, qualitative analysis of how these incentives impact on the motivation of healthcare workers remains underdeveloped. Furthermore, the application of motivational theories to make sense of healthcare worker experiences has yet to be undertaken...
July 7, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687082/experiences-of-inequitable-care-among-afghan-mothers-surviving-near-miss-morbidity-in-tehran-iran-a-qualitative-interview-study
#9
Soheila Mohammadi, Aje Carlbom, Robabeh Taheripanah, Birgitta Essén
BACKGROUND: Providing equitable maternal care to migrants is a seriously challenging task for hosting countries. Iran, the second-most accessed country for refugees from Afghanistan, has achieved maternal health improvement. However, Afghan women with near-miss morbidity faced pre-hospital delays and disparity in maternal care at hospitals. This study explores experiences of maternal care among Afghan women surviving near-miss morbidity to increase insight into healthcare improvements for migrants...
July 7, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683808/up-close-and-real-living-and-learning-in-a-remote-community-builds-students-cultural-capabilities-and-understanding-of-health-disparities
#10
Rosalie D Thackrah, Maeva Hall, Kathryn Fitzgerald, Sandra C Thompson
BACKGROUND: Rural and remote communities in Australia fare worse than their urban counterparts across major health indicators, with geographic isolation, restricted accessibility to health services, socioeconomic disadvantage, lifestyle and behavioural factors all implicated in poorer health outcomes. Health disparities, which are especially stark in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations, underscore the urgent need to build a culturally responsive and respectful rural health workforce...
July 6, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679409/individual-and-regional-association-between-socioeconomic-status-and-uncertainty-stress-and-life-stress-a-representative-nationwide-study-of-china
#11
Tingzhong Yang, Xiaozhao Y Yang, Lingwei Yu, Randall R Cottrell, Shuhan Jiang
BACKGROUND: Many studies have examined the association between socioeconomic status (SES) and mental stress. Uncertainty stress is a prominent aspect of mental stress. Yet no research has ever empirically analyzed the impact of SES on uncertainty stress. METHODS: Students were identified through a multistage survey sampling process including 50 universities. Each student participant completed the Global Health Professions Student Survey (GHPSS) on Tobacco Control in China...
July 5, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673302/area-level-socioeconomic-deprivation-and-mortality-differentials-in-thailand-results-from-principal-component-analysis-and-cluster-analysis
#12
Suchunya Aungkulanon, Viroj Tangcharoensathien, Kenji Shibuya, Kanitta Bundhamcharoen, Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong
BACKGROUND: Despite achievement of universal health coverage in Thailand, socioeconomic inequality in health has been a major policy concern. This study examined mortality patterns across different socioeconomic strata in Thailand. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of the 2010 Population and Housing Census on area-level socioeconomic deprivation against the 2010 mortality from the vital registration database at the super-district level. We used principal components analysis to construct a socioeconomic deprivation index and K-mean cluster analysis to group socioeconomic status and cause-specific mortality...
July 3, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673295/the-impact-of-racial-discrimination-on-the-health-of-australian-indigenous-children-aged-5-10%C3%A2-years-analysis-of-national-longitudinal-data
#13
Carrington C J Shepherd, Jianghong Li, Matthew N Cooper, Katrina D Hopkins, Brad M Farrant
BACKGROUND: A growing body of literature highlights that racial discrimination has negative impacts on child health, although most studies have been limited to an examination of direct forms of racism using cross-sectional data. We aim to provide further insights on the impact of early exposure to racism on child health using longitudinal data among Indigenous children in Australia and multiple indicators of racial discrimination. METHODS: We used data on 1239 Indigenous children aged 5-10 years from Waves 1-6 (2008-2013) of Footprints in Time, a longitudinal study of Indigenous children across Australia...
July 3, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666449/impact-of-health-workforce-availability-on-health-care-seeking-behavior-of-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus-in-china
#14
Yinzi Jin, Weiming Zhu, Beibei Yuan, Qingyue Meng
BACKGROUND: China has a high burden of diabetes mellitus (DM), and a large proportion of DM patients remain untreated for various reasons, including low availability of primary health care providers. DM patient management is one of the priorities in China's national essential public health programs. Shortage of health workforce has been a major barrier to improving access to health care for DM patients. This study examines the impact of the health workforce on outpatient utilization of DM patients...
July 1, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666448/catastrophic-healthcare-expenditure-and-its-inequality-for-households-with-hypertension-evidence-from-the-rural-areas-of-shaanxi-province-in-china
#15
Yafei Si, Zhongliang Zhou, Min Su, Meng Ma, Yongjian Xu, Jesse Heitner
BACKGROUND: China has been undergoing tremendous demographic and epidemiological transitions during the past three decades and increasing burden from non-communicable diseases and an ageing population have presented great health-care challenges for the country. Numerous studies examine catastrophic healthcare expenditures (CHE) worldwide on whole populations rather than specific vulnerable groups. As hypertension and other chronic conditions impose a growing share of the disease burden in China, they will become an increasingly important component of CHE...
July 1, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666445/challenges-for-gatekeeping-a-qualitative-systems-analysis-of-a-pilot-in-rural-china
#16
Jin Xu, Anne Mills
BACKGROUND: Gatekeeping involves a generalist doctor who controls patients' access to specialist care, and has been discussed as an important policy option to rebalance the primary care and hospital sectors in low- and middle-income countries, despite thin evidence. A gatekeeping pilot in a Chinese rural setting launched in 2013 has offered an opportunity to study the functioning of gatekeeping under such conditions. METHODS: In this qualitative study within a mixed-method evaluation of the gatekeeping pilot, we developed an innovative systems analysis method, combining the World Health Organisation categorisation of health system building blocks, the "Framework" approach of policy analysis and causal loop analysis...
July 1, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666444/development-of-village-doctors-in-china-financial-compensation-and-health-system-support
#17
REVIEW
Dan Hu, Weiming Zhu, Yaqun Fu, Minmin Zhang, Yang Zhao, Kara Hanson, Melisa Martinez-Alvarez, Xiaoyun Liu
BACKGROUND: Since 1968, China has trained about 1.5 million barefoot doctors in a few years' time to provide basic health services to 0.8 billion rural population. China's Ministry of Health stopped using the term of barefoot doctor in 1985, and changed policy to develop village doctors. Since then, village doctors have kept on playing an irreplaceable role in China's rural health, even though the number of village doctors has fluctuated over the years and they face serious challenges...
July 1, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666443/the-effect-of-health-literacy-and-self-management-efficacy-on-the-health-related-quality-of-life-of-hypertensive-patients-in-a-western-rural-area-of-china-a-cross-sectional-study
#18
Chenli Wang, Juntao Lang, Lixia Xuan, Xuemei Li, Liang Zhang
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is a common and frequently occurring chronic disease of the cardiovascular system. Besides the pathological factors, the occurrence and exacerbation of hypertension are also associated with many factors of lifestyle and behaviors. Thus hypertensive patients' Health-related quality of life (HRQL) is not only influenced by the disease itself but also by many subjective factors such as health literacy and self-management efficacy, especially in the deeper part of southwestern China and thus is less developed compared to the other places...
July 1, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666442/strengthening-health-system-to-improve-immunization-for-migrants-in-china
#19
Hai Fang, Li Yang, Huyang Zhang, Chenyang Li, Liankui Wen, Li Sun, Kara Hanson, Qingyue Meng
BACKGROUND: Immunization is the most cost-effective method to prevent and control vaccine-preventable diseases. Migrant population in China has been rising rapidly, and their immunization status is poor. China has tried various strategies to strengthen its health system, which has significantly improved immunization for migrants. METHODS: This study applied a qualitative retrospective review method aiming to collect, analyze and synthesize health system strengthening experiences and practices about improving immunizations for migrants in China...
July 1, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666460/measuring-inequalities-in-the-distribution-of-the-fiji-health-workforce
#20
Virginia Wiseman, Mylene Lagarde, Neha Batura, Sophia Lin, Wayne Irava, Graham Roberts
BACKGROUND: Despite the centrality of health personnel to the health of the population, the planning, production and management of human resources for health remains underdeveloped in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In addition to the general shortage of health workers, there are significant inequalities in the distribution of health workers within LMICs. This is especially true for countries like Fiji, which face major challenges in distributing its health workforce across many inhabited islands...
June 30, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
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