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Generation Status as a Determinant of Influenza Vaccination Among Mexican-Identified Adults in California, 2011-12 (Preventive Medicine Reports)

Publication Topics

California Health Interview Survey; 2011 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2011); 2012 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2012); Racial and Ethnic Groups; Hispanic/Latino; Adult; Health Behaviors; Health Status and Conditions; Chronic Condition Prevalence

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CHIS Journal Article

Publication Date

2015-11-17T08:00:00Z

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Abstract

​First generation Latinos often have better health behaviors and outcomes than second and third generation Latinos. This study examined the correlates of seasonal influenza vaccinations among Mexican-identified (Mexican) adults, who make up the largest Latino subgroup in California. A sample of Mexican adults from the 2011-2012 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) was used to compare the odds of first, second, and third generation Mexicans receiving influenza vaccinations in the past year.

Authors found that being a second and third generation or later Mexican was associated with lower odds of getting an influenza vaccination compared to first generation Mexicans. Having a chronic disease, and access to care was associated with higher odds of vaccination, while lower age was associated with lower odds of vaccination among both US-, and foreign-born Mexicans. Given that the majority of Mexicans in California are US-born, the fact that being second- and third-generation Mexicans was associated with lower influenza vaccination rates is of significant concern.

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