ERIC Number: ED438393
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb-25
Reference Count: N/A
Health Outcomes among Hispanic Subgroups: Data from the National Health Interview Survey, 1992-95. Advance Data, Number 310.
Hajat, Anjum; Lucas, Jacqueline B.; Kington, Raynard
In this report, various health measures are compared across Hispanic subgroups in the United States. National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data aggregated from 1992 through 1995 were analyzed. NHIS is one of the few national surveys that has a sample sufficiently large enough to allow such comparisons. Both age-adjusted and unadjusted estimates of several health outcomes are compared for Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican, and "other Hispanic" subgroups. The health indicators for Puerto Ricans are significantly worse than for other Hispanic origin subgroups. In contrast, the health indicators for Cubans are often better than those of the other subgroups. Mexican subgroup members fare better than Puerto Ricans on measures such as days of restricted activity, bed disability days, and hospitalizations. The data demonstrate clear difference in health status as well as indicators of socioeconomic status across Hispanic subgroups in the United States. Data on Hispanic subgroups can facilitate the planning of public health services for various underserved populations. (Contains 3 figures, 10 tables, and 22 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Health, Hispanic Americans, Interviews, Low Income Groups, Socioeconomic Status, Urban Areas
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Health Statistics (DHHS/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Health Interview Survey