Publications

print share
Version HistoryVersion History

Title

Disparities in Health Care Utilization Between Asian Immigrant Women and Non-Hispanic White Women in the United States (Journal of Women’s Health)

Publication Topics

California Health Interview Survey; 2014 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2014); 2015 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2015); Access to Health Care; Use of Health Services; Asian; Hispanic/Latino; Women

Publication Type

CHIS Journal Article

Publication Date

2019-07-02T07:00:00Z

Author 1

<a onclick="OpenPopUpPage('http://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/_layouts/listform.aspx?PageType=4&ListId={7AAD61FA-4BCB-48C0-B0B7-87AFDC3673EF}&ID=1598&RootFolder=*', RefreshPage); return false;" href="http://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/_layouts/listform.aspx?PageType=4&ListId={7AAD61FA-4BCB-48C0-B0B7-87AFDC3673EF}&ID=1598&RootFolder=*">Jin Young Seo</a>

Author 2

<a onclick="OpenPopUpPage('http://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/_layouts/listform.aspx?PageType=4&ListId={7AAD61FA-4BCB-48C0-B0B7-87AFDC3673EF}&ID=151&RootFolder=*', RefreshPage); return false;" href="http://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/_layouts/listform.aspx?PageType=4&ListId={7AAD61FA-4BCB-48C0-B0B7-87AFDC3673EF}&ID=151&RootFolder=*">et al</a>

Author 3

Author 4

Author 5

Author 6

Author 7

Author 8

Author 9

Author 10

Author 11

Author 12

Author 13

Author 14

Abstract

Asians accounted for 30% of all U.S. immigrants in 2014, of which 53% were women. Foreign-born Asian immigrant (FBAI) women experience difficulties in obtaining timely and needed health care due to multifaceted barriers. Using 2014–2015 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), this study examined factors influencing health service utilization among FBAI women compared with native-born (non-Hispanic) white American (NBWA) women.

A secondary data analysis was conducted using CHIS. Guided by a modified version of Andersen's behavioral model of health service utilization, 1,021 FBAI women aged 18 to 64 were compared with 7,086 NBWA women of the same ages. Outcome variables included having at least one doctor's visit in the past year and having an emergency room (ER) visit in the past year.

Findings:

  • FBAI women were significantly less likely to have at least one doctor's visit in the past year and were less likely to have a usual source of care than NBWA women.
  • Significant predictors of having at least one doctor's visit for FBAI women were having high school education, having a usual source of care, having medical insurance, and having a chronic disease.
  • The only significant predictor of having an ER visit for FBAI women was having a chronic disease.
Health care providers must be aware of lower levels of health service utilization among FBAI women than NBWA women regardless of whether or not the FBAI women have chronic conditions. It is important to educate these women on the importance of regular health care visits.
 

Thumbnail

Article 1

Journal Article: Disparities in Health Care Utilization Between Asian Immigrant Women and Non-Hispanic White Women in the United States

Article 2

Article 3

Article 4

Article 5

Article 6

Article 7

Article 8

Article 9

Article 10

Article 11

Article 12

Press Release

Related Link 1

California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)

Related Link 2

Related Link 3

Related Link 4

Related Link 5

Related Link 6

Related Link 7

Related Link 8

Related Link 9

Related Link 10

Related Link 11

Related Link 12

Related Link 13

Related Link 14

Related Link 15

Related Link 16

Version: 2.0
Created at 7/23/2019 10:23 AM by i:0#.f|uclachissqlmembershipprovider|celeste
Last modified at 7/23/2019 11:03 AM by i:0#.f|uclachissqlmembershipprovider|celeste