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Understanding Pathways to Usual Source of Care Among Asian Americans (Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved)

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California Health Interview Survey; 2009 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2009); Health Insurance Coverage and Programs

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CHIS Journal Article

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Although the prevailing conceptual model for health care access is the Andersen Behavioral Model of Health Service Use, researchers have not evaluated empirically whether model pathways are appropriate for Asian Americans (AAs). 

Using path analysis with 2009 California Health Interview Survey data, authors tested pathways among predisposing, enabling, and need factors and acculturation factors for having a usual source of care (USC) among AA adults. Pathway differences among ethnic subgroups (Chinese, Koreans, and Vietnamese) were also examined. The model adequately predicted USC among AAs. 

As expected, insurance was the key predictor but higher education levels were associated with lower income and lower income with having a USC. English proficiency also contributed significantly to the AA model. Ethnic subgroup models varied significantly. Findings suggest that the Andersen behavioral model is appropriate for studying USC among AAs though pathways vary by ethnicity.


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California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)

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