ERIC Number: ED297056
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Mar
A Profile of Puerto Rican Health in the United States: Data from the Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1982-84.
Munoz, Eric; And Others
The health conditions and health status of Hispanic Americans will assume increased importance as their population increases. The goal of this book of charts is to present data from the Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (HHANES) on Puerto Ricans. The Puerto Rican HHANES sampling procedure is a multi-stage probability sample of civilian non-institutionalized Puerto Ricans in New York City. From July 1982 through November 1983, 2,834 persons were interviewed and examined. Data were gathered on sociodemographic background, health status, reproduction and fertility factors, health care utilization, and financial issues. Findings include the following: (1) Puerto Ricans represent the second largest Hispanic American subgroup; (2) they have a median age of 23 years; (3) they have limited education, with 59% having been graduated from high school; (4) the New York City area has the largest concentration of Puerto Ricans; (5) 48% have an income below the poverty level; (6) most families have four or fewer members; (7) females reported higher rates of health problems than males; (8) non-use of health care was related to cost and long periods of waiting; and (9) SES had considerable influence upon whether health care was received when needed. Extensive charts of statistical data, a list of references, and a subject index are included. (FMW)
Descriptors: Contraception, Dental Health, Diseases, Females, Financial Problems, Health Behavior, Health Needs, Males, Medical Evaluation, Medical Services, Physical Examinations, Physical Health, Puerto Ricans, Statistical Surveys, Urban Population
Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Department of Surgery, 270-05 76th Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY 11042 ($12.00).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Long Island Jewish Medical Center, NY.; Health Services Research, Arlington, TX.