This study investigates racial and ethnic disparities in hospital admission and emergency room visit rates resulting from exposure to ozone and fine particulate matter levels in excess of federal standards ("excess attributable risk").
Case management of community interventions is intended to narrow racial and ethnic disparities, but this study of homeless individuals with severe mental illness found that it reduced disparities for blacks, but not for Latinos.
Mexican American injection drug users reported fewer sex-related risks than Whites and African Americans. Mexican Americans were more likely to participate in drug treatment during a 6 month period, but less likely to receive any health care.
Depressed Latino patients receiving care in public-sector clinics preferred counseling or counseling/medication over medication alone. Compared to usual care, those receiving collaborative care were 21 times as likely to receive preferred treatment.
This study investigates the relationship between anthropometric markers (height and knee height), early-life conditions, education, and cognitive function in later life among urban elderly from Latin America and the Caribbean.
This fact sheet summarizes a study examining the variation of the intake of fruits and vegetables for blacks, whites, and Mexican Americans, in addition to the relationship between neighborhood socioeconomic status and this intake.
Hispanic youth are likely to attend schools surrounded by convenience stores, restaurants, or off-licenses. Middle schools have fewer surrounding businesses than high schools, and larger schools have fewer surrounding businesses than smaller schools.
Neighborhood socioeconomic status (SES) is positively associated with fruit and vegetable intake. Neighborhood SES partially explains black-white intake disparity and is differentially associated with white, black, and Mexican American intake.
Uses the Consumer Assessments of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey to examine the experiences of Hispanics enrolled in Medicare managed care. Hispanics face barriers to care; however, their experiences with care vary by language and region.
A literature review from three major databases reveals that obesity rates for Latino male children and adolescents are higher than for other major gender-ethnic groups. Obese Latino male youth are also prone to obesity-related morbidities.
Latino patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often report feeling sad, anxious, nervous, or fearful. Most expressed their desire to receive mental health treatment and preferred psychotherapy over psychotropic medications.
Examines psychosocial correlates of unprotected sex without disclosure of HIV status among men who have sex with men and women, including relationships of race/ethnicity and psychosocial variables to unprotected sex without disclosure of HIV status.