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Health Status and Access to Health Care of Documented and Undocumented Immigrant Latino Women
Health Gae for Women International (2005)
  • Francisco Soto Mas, University of Texas at El Paso
  • Khiya J Marshall
Abstract

Immigrant Latino women represent about one fifth of the total Latino population; however, data on health status and access to care for this population is limited. Using secondary data, we used a cross-sectional study to examine sociodemographic, migration, health status, and access to health care characteristics of immigrant documented and undocumented Latino women in North Texas. Undocumented women were less likely to report having health insurance and a regular health care provider, and reported lower education and income. These results support the need forproviding immigrant women with health services such as health fairs, affordable health insurance programs, community health services, and increased opportunities for participation in federal and state programs.

Keywords
  • Immigrants,
  • Latinas,
  • Access,
  • Health Care
Publication Date
2005
Citation Information
Francisco Soto Mas and Khiya J Marshall. "Health Status and Access to Health Care of Documented and Undocumented Immigrant Latino Women" Health Gae for Women International Vol. 26 (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/fsotomas/14/