IV. Health care utilization barriers among Mexican Americans: Evidence from HHANES 1982-84

Antonio L Estrada, F. M. Trevino, L. A. Ray

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Data from the Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (HHANES) conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics in 1982-1984 were analyzed to document the type of barriers encountered which prevented Mexican Americans from obtaining health care, the sociodemographic subgroups most vulnerable to such barriers, and to examine the combined effects of predisposing, enabling, and need characteristics on these barriers. The findings suggest, in general, that low income groups, younger age groups, the less acculturated, those who lack health insurance coverage, those with functional limitations, and those in poorer perceived health status encounter more barriers than others, and are prevented by these barriers from obtaining health care for themselves.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-31
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Issue numberSUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - 1990


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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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