The Resource Health care access of Hispanic immigrants in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, Jocelyn M. Betts

Health care access of Hispanic immigrants in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, Jocelyn M. Betts

Label
Health care access of Hispanic immigrants in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area
Title
Health care access of Hispanic immigrants in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area
Statement of responsibility
Jocelyn M. Betts
Creator
Contributor
Author
Degree supervisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The purpose of this study is to discover what factors affect health care access for Hispanics in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. The Hispanic population is the largest and fastest growing immigrant groups in the US and warrants special attention because Hispanics are less likely to complete high school and more likely to live in poverty, be unemployed, and have no health insurance than non-Hispanic whites. Traditional and segmented assimilation theory were used to inform health care access for Hispanics. The factors that affect access to health care derived from these theories included immigrant generation, income, education, language spoken, and residency in an ethnic enclave. Previous research has shown that residing in an ethnic enclave provided better access to health care for Hispanic immigrants. The demographics of age and gender were also included in this analysis because they affect any individual{u2019}s likelihood to access health care in the United States. Data for this project was taken from the 2012 Hispanic Needs Assessment Community Survey, conducted for the Kansas City Metropolitan Area in 2012. Three measures were used to define access to health care. These included access to a doctor in the previous 12 months when needed, access to a dentist in the previous 12 months when needed, and access to prescription medication in the previous 12 months when needed. Bivariate and multivariate statistical analysis were used. Logistic regression analysis revealed that the main factor that affected the ability to access health care for Hispanic immigrants in Kansas City was income. For accessing a doctor and dentist in the past 12 months, residing in ethnic enclave was also statistically significant. For Hispanics in Kansas City, however, residing in an ethnic enclave led to worse access to health care. For accessing a dentist in the previous 12 months only, first generation immigrants had significantly less access to a dentist when needed
Cataloging source
UMK
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1987-
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Betts, Jocelyn M.
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation note
(Department of Sociology).
Dissertation year
2016.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Kansas City,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Smith, Deborah B.
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  • Hispanic Americans
  • Medical care
Label
Health care access of Hispanic immigrants in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, Jocelyn M. Betts
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A thesis in Sociology."
  • Advisor: Deborah Smith
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 41-43)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Review of literature -- Methodology -- Results -- Discussion
Control code
957277626
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (44 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)957277626
System details
  • The full text of the thesis is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Health care access of Hispanic immigrants in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, Jocelyn M. Betts
Publication
Note
  • "A thesis in Sociology."
  • Advisor: Deborah Smith
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 41-43)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Review of literature -- Methodology -- Results -- Discussion
Control code
957277626
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (44 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)957277626
System details
  • The full text of the thesis is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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