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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Barriers to access to health care among Latino immigrants in the United States: A quantitative study
by Ramirez, Ednita Y., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 55; 1585522
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to explore the barriers of access to health care amongst the Latino Immigrant population in the United States. This was accomplished by performing a quantitative study analyzing secondary data obtained from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS). The results revealed that Latino immigrants with lower level of English proficiency had fewer doctor's visits, reported lower levels of acculturation, and the majority were born in Mexico whom reported having no health insurance in the entire year. The variables of gender, citizenship status, general health status, and insurance coverage within the past 12 months had a strong correlation with the utilization of the emergency room. The findings may be beneficial in providing awareness to the barriers Latino immigrants face while accessing health care services in the United States.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Santhiveeran, Janaki
Commitee: Campbell, Venetta, Jennings, Lisa K.
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Latin American literature, Latin American Studies, Public health, Health care management
Keywords: Access, Barriers, Health care, Immigrants, Latino
Publication Number: 1585522
ISBN: 978-1-321-62898-2
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