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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


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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    3.6 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.9 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.792 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.914 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    41 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    191 days submission to accept (Median)

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