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Disparities in Health Insurance Coverage and Health Status Among Farmworkers, Sonoma County, California, 2013-2014 (Preventing Chronic Disease)

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California Health Interview Survey; 2011 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2011); 2012 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2012); Health Behaviors; Chronic Condition Prevalence; Diabetes; Adult; Local-level/Community Population; Low-Income; Health Insurance Coverage and Programs

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CHIS Journal Article

Publication Date

2016-05-31T07:00:00Z

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Abstract

The Sonoma County Farmworker Health Survey (FHS) was conducted to describe the health and well-being of adult farmworkers in Sonoma County, California, and to identify preventable health disparities for this population. Authors used venue-based and convenience sampling to survey 293 farmworkers aged 18 years or older. The questions included self-rated general health, diabetes and hypertension, and body mass index. To identify disparities between surveyed farmworkers and Sonoma County residents overall, authors developed age-adjusted prevalence estimates using indirect standardization to the adult (≥18 years) Sonoma County sample from the California Health Interview Survey for 2011–2012.

Results showed farmworkers were mostly male (91%) and Latino or Hispanic (95%), and 54% had an educational attainment of 8th grade or less. Most (81%) farmworkers reported their families earned less than $30,000 in 2012. After adjusting for age, 30% of farmworkers had US-based health insurance as compared with the 86% of Sonoma County adults in 2011–2012, and 15% of farmworkers reported ever being diagnosed with diabetes after adjusting for age as compared with 5% of Sonoma County adults. After adjusting for age, 44% of farmworkers reported poor or fair health in general as compared with 13% of Sonoma County adults.​

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