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Barriers to medical care of Mexican-Americans: the role of social class, acculturation, and social isolation.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Chesney, AP; Chavira, JA; Hall, RP; Gary, HE
Published in: Med Care
September 1982

Literature on medical care utilization by Mexican-Americans suggests that patterns of utilization can be explained, in part, by acculturation, social class and social isolation. The relative importance of these variables is explored in a survey of a rural Mexican-American community in Southern Texas. Data on 152 families are analyzed using a logit analysis, with utilization as the outcome variable. The results suggest that acculturation has a direct effect, while social class and social isolation interact to have a weak effect independent of acculturation. These results confirm the importance of understanding all three variables in planning and implementing medical care programs in Mexican-American communities.

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Med Care

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ISSN

0025-7079

Publication Date

September 1982

Volume

20

Issue

9

Start / End Page

883 / 891

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Texas
  • Social Isolation
  • Social Class
  • Random Allocation
  • Middle Aged
  • Mexico
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Health Services
 

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Chesney, A. P., Chavira, J. A., Hall, R. P., & Gary, H. E. (1982). Barriers to medical care of Mexican-Americans: the role of social class, acculturation, and social isolation. Med Care, 20(9), 883–891. https://doi.org/10.1097/00005650-198209000-00002
Chesney, A. P., J. A. Chavira, R. P. Hall, and H. E. Gary. “Barriers to medical care of Mexican-Americans: the role of social class, acculturation, and social isolation.Med Care 20, no. 9 (September 1982): 883–91. https://doi.org/10.1097/00005650-198209000-00002.
Chesney AP, Chavira JA, Hall RP, Gary HE. Barriers to medical care of Mexican-Americans: the role of social class, acculturation, and social isolation. Med Care. 1982 Sep;20(9):883–91.
Chesney, A. P., et al. “Barriers to medical care of Mexican-Americans: the role of social class, acculturation, and social isolation.Med Care, vol. 20, no. 9, Sept. 1982, pp. 883–91. Pubmed, doi:10.1097/00005650-198209000-00002.
Chesney AP, Chavira JA, Hall RP, Gary HE. Barriers to medical care of Mexican-Americans: the role of social class, acculturation, and social isolation. Med Care. 1982 Sep;20(9):883–891.

Published In

Med Care

DOI

ISSN

0025-7079

Publication Date

September 1982

Volume

20

Issue

9

Start / End Page

883 / 891

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Texas
  • Social Isolation
  • Social Class
  • Random Allocation
  • Middle Aged
  • Mexico
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Health Services