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ERIC Number: EJ958307
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4392
Health Care Disparities and Language Use at Home among Latino, Asian American, and American Indian Adolescents: Findings from the California Health Interview Survey
Hahm, Hyeouk Chris; Lahiff, Maureen; Barreto, Rose M.; Shin, Sunny; Chen, Wan-Yi
Journal of Community Psychology, v36 n1 p20-34 Jan 2008
Using the 2001 California Health Interview Survey, this study compared health status, medical insurance, and having a usual source of care for 2,230 ethnic minority adolescents based on language use at home: Group 1, English only; Group 2, both English and another language; and Group 3, exclusively another language. Adjusting for demographic variables, adolescents in Group 3 were more likely to report fair or poor health (OR=2.37, p=0.012) and to not have medical insurance (OR=4.61, p less than 0.001) compared to adolescents in Group 1. Young adolescents in Group 3 were more likely to have no usual source of care (OR=4.07, p=0.029). Interventions need to consider language barriers in the context of an adolescent's age. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California