Use of health care services is affected by perceived health care needs, insurance status, income, culture, and language.
Compared with whites, Hispanics are more likely to live in poverty, be unemployed or underemployed, and have little education and no private insurance.
Hispanics are at an increased risk for certain medical conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, tuberculosis, human immunodeficiency virus infection, alcoholism, cirrhosis, specific cancers, and violent deaths.
Proportionate to their representation in the population, there are few Hispanic health providers, emphasizing the need for all medical personnel to be knowledgeable about Hispanic halth care needs.
Mots-clés Pascal : Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Santé, Homme, Ethnie, Minorité, Mortalité, Morbidité, Etats Unis, Hispanique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : North America, America, Health, Human, Ethnic group, Minority, Mortality, Morbidity, United States
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 91-0567758
Code Inist : 002B30. Création : 199406.