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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207339/measuring-socioeconomic-inequalities-with-predicted-absolute-incomes-rather-than-wealth-quintiles-a-comparative-assessment-using-child-stunting-data-from-national-surveys
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Günther Fink, Cesar G Victora, Kenneth Harttgen, Sebastian Vollmer, Luís Paulo Vidaletti, Aluisio J D Barros
OBJECTIVES: To compare the predictive power of synthetic absolute income measures with that of asset-based wealth quintiles in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) using child stunting as an outcome. METHODS: We pooled data from 239 nationally representative household surveys from LMICs and computed absolute incomes in US dollars based on households' asset rank as well as data on national consumption and inequality levels. We used multivariable regression models to compare the predictive power of the created income measure with the predictive power of existing asset indicator measures...
February 16, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207067/early-adolescent-childbearing-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-associations-with-income-inequity-human-development-and-gender-equality
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Michele R Decker, Amanda Kalamar, Özge Tunçalp, Michelle J Hindin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199042/global-effects-of-income-and-income-inequality-on-adult-height-and-sexual-dimorphism-in-height
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Barry Bogin, Christiane Scheffler, Michael Hermanussen
OBJECTIVES: Average adult height of a population is considered a biomarker of the quality of the health environment and economic conditions. The causal relationships between height and income inequality are not well understood. We analyze data from 169 countries for national average heights of men and women and national-level economic factors to test two hypotheses: (1) income inequality has a greater association with average adult height than does absolute income; and (2) neither income nor income inequality has an effect on sexual dimorphism in height...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193186/afghan-migrants-face-more-suboptimal-care-than-natives-a-maternal-near-miss-audit-study-at-university-hospitals-in-tehran-iran
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Soheila Mohammadi, Soraya Saleh Gargari, Masoumeh Fallahian, Carina Källestål, Shirin Ziaei, Birgitta Essén
BACKGROUND: Women from low-income settings have higher risk of maternal near miss (MNM) and suboptimal care than natives in high-income countries. Iran is the second largest host country for Afghan refugees in the world. Our aim was to investigate whether care quality for MNM differed between Iranians and Afghans and identify potential preventable attributes of MNM. METHODS: An MNM audit study was conducted from 2012 to 2014 at three university hospitals in Tehran...
February 13, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191505/correlates-of-health-communication-preferences-in-a-multiethnic-population-of-pregnant-women-and-mothers-of-young-children
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Katrina Daoud, Audra Gollenberg, Kim Fendley
BACKGROUND: As posited in multiple health communication theories, it is vital to understand modern health communication preferences among communities in order to develop tailored interventions to reduce Infant Mortality (IM). Literature suggests that health communication inequalities play an important role in infant health knowledge gaps, thus contributing to the disparate IM rates. We sought to understand preferred methods of communication among expectant or mothers of young children of varying sociodemographics...
March 2016: J Health Educ Res Dev
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188054/exposure-to-air-pollutants-during-commuting-in-london-are-there-inequalities-among-different-socio-economic-groups
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Ioar Rivas, Prashant Kumar, Alex Hagen-Zanker
People with low income often experience higher exposures to air pollutants. We compared the exposure to particulate matter (PM1, PM2.5 and PM10), Black Carbon (BC) and ultrafine particles (PNCs; 0.02-1μm) for typical commutes by car, bus and underground from 4 London areas with different levels of income deprivation (G1 to G4, from most to least deprived). The highest BC and PM concentrations were found in G1 while the highest PNC in G3. Lowest concentrations for all pollutants were observed in G2. We found no systematic relationship between income deprivation and pollutant concentrations, suggesting that differences between transport modes are a stronger influence...
February 7, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186936/narrowing-mortality-gap-between-men-and-women-over-two-decades-a-registry-based-study-in-ontario-canada
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Laura C Rosella, Andrew Calzavara, John W Frank, Tiffany Fitzpatrick, Peter D Donnelly, David Henry
BACKGROUND: Historically, women have lower all-cause mortality than men. It is less understood that sex differences have been converging, particularly among certain subgroups and causes. This has implications for public health and health system planning. Our objective was to analyse contemporary sex differences over a 20-year period. METHODS: We analysed data from a population-based death registry, the Ontario Registrar's General Death file, which includes all deaths recorded in Canada's most populous province, from 1992 to 2012 (N=1 710 080 deaths)...
November 14, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185590/how-can-health-systems-research-reach-the-worst-off-a-conceptual-exploration
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Bridget Pratt, Adnan A Hyder
BACKGROUND: Health systems research is increasingly being conducted in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Such research should aim to reduce health disparities between and within countries as a matter of global justice. For such research to do so, ethical guidance that is consistent with egalitarian theories of social justice proposes it ought to (amongst other things) focus on worst-off countries and research populations. Yet who constitutes the worst-off is not well-defined. METHODS AND RESULTS: By applying existing work on disadvantage from political philosophy, the paper demonstrates that (at least) two options exist for how to define the worst-off upon whom equity-oriented health systems research should focus: those who are worst-off in terms of health or those who are systematically disadvantaged...
November 15, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185560/inequalities-in-socio-economic-characteristics-and-health-and-wellbeing-of-men-with-and-without-disabilities-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-the-baseline-wave-of-the-australian-longitudinal-study-on-male-health
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Anne M Kavanagh, Zoe Aitken, Eric Emerson, Sash Sahabandu, Allison Milner, Rebecca Bentley, Anthony D LaMontagne, Jane Pirkis, David Studdert
BACKGROUND: Internationally, men with disabilities have higher rates of social and economic disadvantage and poorer health and wellbeing than men without disabilities. No single study has provided comprehensive, population-level information about the magnitude of such differences among adult men using a well-validated instrument to measure disability. METHODS: We analysed baseline data from Ten to Men - an Australian longitudinal study of male health. Ten to Men used a stratified multi-stage cluster random sample design to recruit a national sample of males aged 10 to 55 years residing in private dwellings...
October 31, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182796/a-long-way-to-go-estimates-of-combined-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-coverage-for-25-sub-saharan-african-countries
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Rachel Roche, Robert Bain, Oliver Cumming
BACKGROUND: Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) are essential for a healthy and dignified life. International targets to reduce inadequate WASH coverage were set under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs, 1990-2015) and now the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, 2016-2030). The MDGs called for halving the proportion of the population without access to adequate water and sanitation, whereas the SDGs call for universal access, require the progressive reduction of inequalities, and include hygiene in addition to water and sanitation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179415/factors-related-to-receipt-of-non-cancer-related-transurethral-prostatectomy-findings-from-a-large-prospective-study-of-106%C3%A2-769-middle-aged-and-older-australian-men
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Grace Joshy, Kay Soga, Rosemary J Korda, Manish I Patel, Emily Banks
BACKGROUND: Transurethral prostatectomy (TURP) is a common surgical intervention for chronic lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Little large-scale evidence exists on factors related to receipt of non-cancer-related TURP. METHODS: A prospective study of men aged ≥45 years participating in the 45 and Up Study, a large Australian cohort study, without prior prostatectomy and/or bowel/genital/urinary-tract cancer; questionnaire data were linked to hospitalisations and deaths...
February 8, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176186/ethnic-inequalities-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-hospitalization-rates-among-young-and-middle-aged-adults-in-northern-italy-high-risk-for-south-asians
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Ugo Fedeli, Laura Cestari, Eliana Ferroni, Francesco Avossa, Mario Saugo, Pietro Amedeo Modesti
The knowledge of ethnic-specific health needs is now essential to design effective health services and population-based prevention strategies. However, data on migrant populations living in Southern Europe are limited. The study is designed to investigate ethnic inequalities in hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in the Veneto region (Italy). Hospital admissions for AMI in Veneto for the whole resident population aged 20-59 years during 2008-2013 were studied. Age and gender-specific AMI hospitalization rates for immigrant groups (classified by country of origin according to the United Nations geoscheme) and Italians were calculated...
February 7, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163350/is-it-ethnic-fractionalization-or-social-exclusion-which-affects-social-cohesion
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Irene van Staveren, Zahid Pervaiz
The theory about missing links of economic growth often lags behind the empirical estimations of such links. A consensus has emerged that ethnic fractionalization has a negative impact on growth, also when controlled for income inequality. Often, although implicitly, the assumed channel is social cohesion. We analyse the effect of fractionalization on social cohesion with a different inequality measure, namely a social measure of inequality: the Inclusion of Minorities Index. Our results indicate that it is social exclusion, which reduces social cohesion, rather than diversity as such...
2017: Social Indicators Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161668/early-life-and-adult-socioeconomic-determinants-of-myocardial-infarction-incidence-and-fatality
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Fanny Kilpi, Karri Silventoinen, Hanna Konttinen, Pekka Martikainen
Social inequalities in coronary heart disease mortality have roots in childhood conditions, but it is unknown whether they are associated both with the incidence of the disease and the following survival. We studied how several different early-life socioeconomic factors, together with later socioeconomic attainment, were associated with myocardial infarction (MI) incidence and fatality in Finland. The data was based on a register-based sample of households from a census in 1950 that also provided information on childhood circumstances...
January 26, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158837/income-related-inequalities-in-visual-impairment-and-eye-screening-services-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
#15
Jongnam Hwang, Christopher Rudnisky, Sarah Bowen, Jeffrey A Johnson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2, 2016: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158715/reducing-health-inequities-is-universal-basic-income-the-way-forward
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Arne Ruckert, Chau Huynh, Ronald Labonté
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2, 2017: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154759/diarrhea-no-more-does-zinc-help-the-poor-evidence-on-the-effectiveness-of-programmatic-efforts-to-reach-poorest-in-delivering-zinc-and-ors-at-scale-in-up-and-gujarat-india
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Amnesty E LeFevre, Diwakar Mohan, Sarmila Mazumder, Laura L Lamberti, Sunita Taneja, Robert E Black, Christa L Fischer-Walker
BACKGROUND: India has the greatest burden of diarrhea in children under 5 years globally. The Diarrhea Alleviation through zinc and oral rehydration salts (ORS) Therapy program (2010-2014) sought to improve access to and utilization of zinc and ORS among children 2-59 months in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh (UP), India, through public and private sector delivery channels. In this analysis, we present findings on program's effect in reducing child-health inequities. METHODS: Data from cross-sectional baseline and endline surveys were used to assess disparities in key outcomes across six dimensions: socioeconomic strata, gender, caregiver education, ethnicity and geography...
December 2016: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153752/income-financial-barriers-to-health-care-and-public-health-expenditure-a-multilevel-analysis-of-28-countries
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Tae Jun Kim, Nico Vonneilich, Daniel Lüdecke, Olaf von dem Knesebeck
International studies have repeatedly shown that people with lower income are more likely to experience difficulties to access medical services. Less is known on why these relations vary across countries. This study investigates whether the association between income and financial barriers to health care is influenced by national public health expenditures (PHE, in % of total health expenditure). Data from the International Social Survey Programme (2011) was used (28 countries, 23,669 respondents). Financial barriers were assessed by the individual experience of forgone care due to financial reasons...
January 24, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153002/access-and-utilisation-of-primary-health-care-services-comparing-urban-and-rural-areas-of-riyadh-providence-kingdom-of-saudi-arabia
#19
Ghadah Alfaqeeh, Erica J Cook, Gurch Randhawa, Nasreen Ali
BACKGROUND: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has seen an increase in chronic diseases. International evidence suggests that early intervention is the best approach to reduce the burden of chronic disease. However, the limited research available suggests that health care access remains unequal, with rural populations having the poorest access to and utilisation of primary health care centres and, consequently, the poorest health outcomes. This study aimed to examine the factors influencing the access to and utilisation of primary health care centres in urban and rural areas of Riyadh province of the KSA...
February 2, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152345/the-burden-of-invasive-infections-in-critically-ill-indigenous-children-in-australia
#20
Justyna A Ostrowski, Graeme MacLaren, Janet Alexander, Penny Stewart, Sheena Gune, Joshua R Francis, Subodh Ganu, Marino Festa, Simon J Erickson, Lahn Straney, Luregn J Schlapbach
OBJECTIVES: To describe the incidence and mortality of invasive infections in Indigenous children admitted to paediatric and general intensive care units (ICUs) in Australia. DESIGN: Retrospective multi-centre cohort study of Australian and New Zealand Paediatric Intensive Care Registry data. PARTICIPANTS: All children under 16 years of age admitted to an ICU in Australia, 1 January 2002 - 31 December 2013. Indigenous children were defined as those identified as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander in a mandatory admissions dataset...
February 6, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
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