ERIC Number: ED357115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
The State of Hispanic Health, 1992. Facing the Facts.
ASPIRA Association, Inc., Washington, DC. National Office.
This publication offers an overview of the health of Hispanic Americans in the United States. Topics covered include the following: (1) Hispanic representation in health fields; (2) access to health care; (3) maternal and child health; (4) substance abuse; (5) Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and Hispanics; (6) Hispanic elderly; (7) migrant farm workers; (8) leading causes of death; and (9) availability of Hispanic health data. The paper notes that 1 out of every 10 women of reproductive age is Hispanic, that 51 percent of Hispanic women of child-bearing age have family incomes at least 200 percent below the poverty level; that 31 percent of Hispanics have no private or public health insurance compared to 12 percent of Whites and 22 percent of African Americans; and that 2 times as many Hispanics as Whites use the emergency room as a source of primary care. (Contains 15 references.) (JB)
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Children, Death, Demography, Health Needs, Hispanic Americans, Medical Education, Medical Services, Migrant Workers, Mothers, National Surveys, Older Adults, Social Problems, Special Health Problems, Statistical Data, Substance Abuse
Publications, ASPIRA Association, Inc., National Office, 1112 16th Street, N.W., Suite 340, Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: ASPIRA Association, Inc., Washington, DC. National Office.
Identifiers - Location: United States