Health Care by Ilan Stavans

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Immigration status and health insurance coverage: Who gains? Who loses? American Journal of Public Health 95(1):109–16. Ren, X. , and B. C. Amick. 1996. Race and self assessed health status: The role of socioeconomic factors in the USA. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 50:269–73. , and A. Pebley. 2003. Non-response in the Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey. RAND labor and population program working paper series 03-01. DRU–2400/7-LAFANS. , B. Ghosh-Dastidar, J. Adams, and A. Pebley.

2000; Franzini and Fernandez-Esquer 2004; Lara, Gamboa, Kahramanian, Morales, and Hayes Bautista 2005). These two opposing processes for immigrants’ SRH could, in effect, cancel each other out. Our second hypothesis was that differences in SES would partially account for the disparity between Hispanics’ and whites’ SRH. This hypothesis was confirmed by our finding that lower SES (particularly schooling) is associated with poorer SRH, and that adjustment for SES substantially reduces the differences between Hispanics, and whites’ self-ratings of health.

Is there a Hispanic paradox in biological risk profiles for poor health? American Journal of Public Health. Dey, A. , and J. W. Lucas. 2006. Physical and mental health characteristics of US- and foreign-born adults: United States, 1998–2003. Advance data from vital and health statistics no. 369, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Escobar, J. , M. Rubio-Stipec, G. Canino, and M. Karno. 1989. Somatic Symptom Index (SSI): A new and abridged somatization construct. Prevalence and epidemiological correlates in two large community samples.

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