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Comparative Analysis on Determinants of Self-Rated Health Among Non-Hispanic White, Hispanic, and Asian American Older Adults
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health (2014)
  • Jong Won Min, San Diego State University
  • Siyon Rhee, California State University, Los Angeles
  • Sang E. Lee, San Jose State University
  • Jessica Rhee, Beckman Research Institute
  • Thanh Tran, Boston College
Abstract
The purpose of the study is (1) to compare the effects of factors on self-rated health (SRH) among older non-Hispanic Whites (NHW), Hispanic, and Asian Californians and (2) to provide estimated influence size of each factor on SRH. This study analyzed secondary data drawn from the 2005 California Health Interview Survey. Binary logit regressions were used to analyze data with the Jackknife replication sampling weights. Significant differences were found in SRH among the three groups. Hispanics and Asians reported poorer health than NHW. Socioeconomic status, acculturation, and health access significantly accounted for an association between ethnicity and SRH. However, the magnitudes of their effects on SRH varied across the groups and by the factors examined. This study discusses and concludes with some recommendations on the opportunities presented by the Affordable Care Act and Healthy People 2020.
Keywords
  • Health disparities,
  • Self-rated health,
  • Hispanic elders,
  • Asian elders,
  • Foreign-born immigrants,
  • Older adults
Disciplines
Publication Date
June, 2014
DOI
10.1007/s10903-013-9852-2
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Citation Information
Jong Won Min, Siyon Rhee, Sang E. Lee, Jessica Rhee, et al.. "Comparative Analysis on Determinants of Self-Rated Health Among Non-Hispanic White, Hispanic, and Asian American Older Adults" Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health Vol. 16 Iss. 3 (2014) p. 365 - 372 ISSN: 1557-1920
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sang-lee/5/