Access to Health-Care and Preventive Services Among Hispanics and Non-Hispanics—United States, 2001-2002

LS Balluz, CA Okoro, TW Strine & Disease Prevention National Center For Chronic
ALTHOUGH HISPANICS ARE THE LARGEST ethnic minority population in the United States, they are underserved by the health-care system.1 Hispanics are less likely to seek and receive health-care services, which might contribute to their poorer health status and higher rates of morbidity and mortality.2 To assess differences in access to health-care and preventive services between Hispanics and non-Hispanics, CDC analyzed 2001-2002 data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) surveys. This report summarizes the...
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