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Mexican Immigrants are Generally Healthier, but Have Less Access to Needed Health Care

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Barriers to/Disparities in Health Care; Screening for Early Disease Detection; Use of Health Services; 2001 CA Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2001); Uninsured; Chronic Condition Prevalence; Asthma; Diabetes; Adolescents/Children; Elderly; Immigrant; Racial and Ethnic Groups; Uninsured; Access to Health Care; Health Status and Conditions; Health Insurance Coverage and Programs; Population Focus; Data Sources

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This health policy fact sheet presents information on selected indicators of the health status and access to health care of Mexican immigrants in California. Their situation is compared to that of U.S.-born persons of Mexican ancestry and U.S.-born non-Latino whites, based on data from the 2001 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2001). This fact sheet was produced to commemorate Binational Health Week, October 12-19, 2003. Funding for the research and the development of this fact sheet was provided by The California Endowment in support of the New Tools Project at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.


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The California Endowment page on Binational Health Week

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California Health Interview Survey

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UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

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