Latinos will soon be the largest minority group in the United States, but too little is known about major access barriers to health care for this group and whether these barriers result in adverse consequences.
To identify important access barriers to health care for Latino children, as cited by parents.
Cross-sectional survey of parents of all 203 children coming to the pediatric Latino clinic at an inner-city hospital.
Questions focused on barriers to health care experienced prior to receiving care at the Latino clinic.
Parental ethnicity included Dominican (36%), Puerto Rican (34%), Central American (13%), and South American (11%). Only 42% of parents were American citizens, whereas 36% had green cards, and 13% had no documentation.
Eight percent of parents and 65% of the children were born in the United States.
Parents rated their ability to speak English as follows :
very well/well, 27% ;
not very well, 46% ;
and not at all, 26%. The median annual household income was $11 000 ;
40% of parents never graduated from high school, and 49% headed single-parent households.
Forty-three percent of the children were uninsured.
A sick child was routinely brought to hospital clinics by 56% of parents, to the emergency department by 21%, and to neighborhood health centers by 21%. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Accessibilité, Soin, Ethnie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Enquête, Enfant, Homme, Latin
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Accessibility, Care, Ethnic group, United States, North America, America, Survey, Child, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0038427
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 31/05/1999.