To assess the health insurance status of adolescents, the trends in adolescent health care coverage, the demographic and socioeconomic correlates of insurance coverage, and the role that insurance coverage plays in influencing access to and use of health care.
Together, the results provide a current and comprehensive profile of adolescent health insurance coverage.
We analyzed data on 14 252 adolescents, ages 10 to 18 years, included in the 1995 National Health Interview Survey.
The survey obtained information on insurance coverage and several measures of access and utilization, including usual source of care, site of the usual source of care, indications of missed or delayed care, and use of ambulatory physician services by adolescents.
We conducted multivariate analyses to assess the independent association of age, sex, race, poverty status, family structure, family size, region of residence, metropolitan resident status, and health status on the likelihood of insurance coverage.
We conducted bivariate and multivariate analyses to ascertain how insurance coverage was related to each of the access and utilization measures obtained in the survey.
We also examined trends in health insurance coverage using the 1984,1989, and 1995 editions of the National Health Interview Survey.
An estimated 14.1% of adolescents were uninsured in 1995. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Accessibilité, Soin, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Consommation, Service santé, Adolescent, Homme, Assurance maladie, Influence
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Accessibility, Care, United States, North America, America, Consumption, Health service, Adolescent, Human, Health insurance, Influence
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0454374
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 22/03/2000.