US-born Hispanic/Latina, Chinese, and Japanese immigrants were more likely to report sleep complaints than their first-generation ethnic counterparts, a finding largely explained by language acculturation and unmeasured factors associated with language acculturation.
The aims of the present study were to examine whether Asian American youth experience disparities in quality of life (QL) compared with Hispanic, African American, and white youth in the general population and to what extent socioeconomic status (SES) mediates any disparities among these racial/ethnic groups.
Efforts to measure patients' health care experiences must expand to include non-English speakers. However, drastic differences in “subjective” ratings on medical surveys provided in multiple languages suggest that some questions may not be compatible across cultures.
Compared with white residents, black residents in California experienced roughly 2.5 times the exposure to air pollution in excess of federal standards. Pollution exposure may help to explain difference in hospital visits across races and ethnicities.
The good health habits of adolescent Asian immigrants improve with each generation born in the United States, but health habits among adolescent Latino immigrants generally remain poor or become worse in succeeding generations.