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.
|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|
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