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BMC Series - Focus Issue

Health Disparities

With World Humanitarian Day falling on 19th August, the BMC Series has compiled a collection of articles focusing on health disparities. Browse our biology, chemistry and medical titles for insight into health disparities, including racial health disparities, socioeconomic health disparities and regional disparities

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BMC Series Blogs

LGBTQ2S+ People as a Disadvantaged Group in Healthcare

COVID-19: The Health Inequity Magnifier

Protecting maternal and child health during an economic crisis: Lessons learned from the Great Recession

Preventing dementia and disability: the association of modifiable risk factors such as financial strain and low income with incidence of dementia and disability in older adults in the U.S.

Working in partnership with communities: listening to women’s lived experiences to help set research priorities to address the preterm birth epidemic


Debates

Reframing implementation science to address inequities in healthcare delivery
BMC Health Services Research 20:190 (2020)
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Debate: Why should gender-affirming health care be included in health science curricula?
BMC Medical Education 20:51 (2020)
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Research articles

Socioeconomic disparities in six-year incident dementia in a nationally representative cohort of U.S. older adults: an examination of financial resources
BMC Geriatrics 20:156 (2020)
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The influence of race in older adults with infective endocarditis
BMC Infectious Diseases 20:146 (2020)
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Using quantile regression to investigate racial disparities in medication non-adherence
BMC Medical Research Methodology 11:88 (2011)
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Nucleotide polymorphism assay for the identification of west African group Bacillus anthracis: a lineage lacking anthrose
BMC Microbiology 20:6 (2020)
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Ethnic minority disparities in progression and mortality of pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease: a systematic scoping review
BMC Nephrology 21:217 (2020)
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Use of prescription stimulant for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Aboriginal children and adolescents: a linked data cohort study
BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology 16:35 (2015)
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Estimating racial health disparities among adverse birth outcomes as deviations from the population rates
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 20:155 (2020)
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Co-occurring mental illness, drug use, and medical multimorbidity among lesbian, gay, and bisexual middle-aged and older adults in the United States: A nationally representative study
BMC Public Health
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Gestational diabetes and macrosomia by race/ethnicity in Hawaii
BMC Research Notes volume 6:395 (2013)
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Racial disparities in pre-operative pain, function and disease activity for patients with rheumatoid arthritis undergoing Total knee or Total hip Arthroplasty: a New York based study
BMC Rheumatology 4:17 (2020)
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Regional disparities in the flow of access to breast cancer hospitalizations in Brazil in 2004 and 2014
BMC Women's Health 20:137 (2020)
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2019 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    1.831 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.235 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.526 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.831 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
     

    Usage 
    1,657,988 downloads
     

    Social Media Impact
    2793 mentions