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Cardiovascular Disease Behavioral Risk Factors Among Latinos by Citizenship and Documentation Status (BMC Public Health)

Publication Topics

California Health Interview Survey; 2011 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2011); 2012 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2012); 2013 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2013); 2014 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2014); 2015 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2015); Health Status and Conditions; Chronic Condition Prevalence; Immigrant; Hispanic/Latino; Health Behaviors; Physical Activity

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Journal Article

Publication Date

2020-05-06T07:00:00Z

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Abstract

Summary: Studies have observed that recent Latino immigrants tend to have a physical health advantage compared to immigrants who have been in the U.S. for many years or Latinos who are born in the United States. An explanation of this phenomenon is that recent immigrants have positive health behaviors that protect them from chronic disease risk. This study aims to determine if trends in positive cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk behaviors extend to Latino immigrants in California according to citizenship and documentation status.

Authors examined CVD behavioral risk factors by citizenship/documentation statuses among Latinos and non-Latino U.S.-born whites in the 2011–2015 waves of the California Health Interview Survey. 

Findings: Using U.S.-born Latinos as the reference group, undocumented Latino immigrants had the lowest odds of current smoking, binge drinking, and frequency of fast food consumption. There were no differences across the groups for fruit/vegetable intake and walking for leisure. Among those with high blood pressure, undocumented immigrants were least likely to be on medication. Undocumented immigrant women had better patterns of CVD behavioral risk factors on some measures compared with other Latino citizenship and documentation groups.

This study observes that the healthy Latino immigrant advantage seems to apply to undocumented female immigrants, but it does not necessarily extend to undocumented male immigrants who had similar behavioral risk profiles to U.S.-born Latinos.

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