Navigation Links
Undocumented Hispanics Less Likely to Use U.S. Health Care Services
Date:11/27/2007

Study finds they typically cut back on physician visits

TUESDAY, Nov. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Undocumented Mexican/Hispanics in the United States are less likely to use health care services and report poorer health care system experiences than U.S.-born Mexicans/Hispanics, a U.S. study says

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, analyzed data from a 2003 telephone survey of more than 42,000 Californians.

They found that 1,317 respondents were undocumented Mexicans, 2,851 were U.S.-born Mexicans; 271 were undocumented Hispanics from other countries, and 852 were other Hispanics born in the United States.

The survey data revealed that undocumented Mexicans had 1.6 fewer physician visits in the previous year than U.S.-born Mexicans, while other undocumented Hispanics had 2.1 fewer physician visits than their U.S.-born counterparts.

The researchers also found that undocumented Mexicans were less likely to have a usual source of care and were more likely to report negative health care experiences than U.S.-born Mexicans.

When their status changed from undocumented to holding a "Green Card," Mexican/Hispanic patterns of access to and use of health care services tended to improve, the study said.

When questioned, undocumented Hispanics believed they actually had less difficulty obtaining necessary health care than U.S.-born Hispanics. This finding may have occurred, because undocumented Hispanics are less likely than their U.S.-born counterparts to seek out care, or because the U.S. health care system compares favorably to the health systems in their home countries, the study authors speculated.

The study was published in the Nov. 26 issue of the journal Archives of Internal Medicine.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about Hispanic-American health.

Hispanics



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: JAMA/Archives journals, news release, Nov. 26, 2007


'/>"/>
Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Donate Life America Dispels Myths About Organ & Tissue Donation Among Hispanics During National Hispanic Heritage Month
2. Mega Events in September Allow Heart Health Campaign to Reach Tens of Thousands of Hispanics During Cholesterol Awareness Month
3. U.S. Health Initiative Targets Aging Hispanics
4. Uncontrolled Blood Pressure Highest Among Hispanics, Prompting New Hypertension Project in San Antonio
5. Mega Events in September, Including Chicago Event This Sat./Sun., Allow Heart Health Campaign to Reach Tens of Thousands of Hispanics During Cholesterol Awareness Month
6. Hispanics hypertension better controlled with equal access to care
7. Many U.S. Hispanics Struggle With Health Care System
8. Abbott Named One of the Best Companies for Hispanics by Hispanic Business Magazine
9. Latinos/Hispanics Across the Nation Recognize National Latino AIDS Awareness Day and Call to Action Leaders in Promoting HIV Testing, Prevention and Access to Care
10. New study questions disparities in vascular surgery among Hispanics
11. Blacks, Hispanics Live Longer With Alzheimers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... 18, 2017 , ... Moore Insurance, a Houston area agency ... is launching a regional charity effort to provide publicity assistance and generate donations ... Tumor Foundation (PBTF) has raised nearly $30 million in donations that has been ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... Goss & ... serves residential and commercial clients in the greater Houston region, is helping locally ... for the fight against cancer. , Founded by Tony and Amber Bender after ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... With over 16,000 active ... hormone replacement therapy and integrative medicine, has become a frontrunner for people seeking ... as menopause, andropause, thyroid disorder and adrenal insufficiencies. , Founded in 2003 ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... IN (PRWEB) , ... August 18, 2017 , ... Inc. ... annual list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. This marks ... the exclusive Inc. 5000 ranking . This year’s ranking reflects ASH’s 76 percent ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... “Dangerous Inheritance”: a mystery about ... Winters. Diane is from Southwest Nebraska where she was raised on a farm. ... The story is fictional, but the friendships and mantra of ‘neighbors helping neighbors’ ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/2/2017)... Ore. , Aug. 2, 2017  Life Flight Network ... Agreement. The agreement improves patient care and operational efficiency for ... Springfield , Cottage Grove , ... level medical transportation. PeaceHealth and Life Flight Network work collaboratively ... available during transport, or when a time sensitive emergency exists. ...
(Date:7/31/2017)...  Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO), has been named one ... by Crain,s Detroit Business . The annual ... three-year revenue growth. This year,s edition measures growth from 2013 ... the complete list, visit crainsdetroit.com/awards/fast_50/2017 .  ... said Phil Hagerman , CEO and chairman of Diplomat. ...
(Date:7/28/2017)... July 28, 2017 Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. ("Hill-Rom") ... third quarter ended June 30, 2017, and updated its ... For the fiscal third quarter, Hill-Rom ... $0.68 per diluted share in the prior-year period. These ... $0.39 per diluted share primarily related to the non-cash ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: