Ethnic Differences in the Use of Health Care Services Among Older Texans

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Article on ethnic differences in the use of health care services among older Texans.

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Eve, Susan Brown & Friedsam, Hiram J. 1979.

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Abstract: The purpose of this research was to identify ethnic differences between nonwhites (i.e., blacks and Mexicans) and whites, who were 60 or more years of age, in their use of physicians, hospitals, and dentists. The secondary data were collected in 1975 as a part of a needs assessment study of older Texans. No significant ethnic differences were found in the presence of hospital admissions or the number of physician visits, but nonwhites were more likely to report difficulty in obtaining needed medical care, due primarily to its costs and problems with transportation. They were also more likely to use public clinics as their usual sources of health care. Finally, nonwhites reported significantly fewer dental visits than whites, due primarily to differences in income and education.

A revised version of a paper presented at the 31st annual meeting of the Gerontological Society, Dallas, Texas, November 1978, the study was supported by an AoA multidisciplinary grant and a grant from the Faculty Research funds, North Texas State University.

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  • Journal of Minority Aging, 1979, Washington D.C.: National Council on Black Aging (U.S.), pp. 62-75

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  • Publication Title: Journal of Minority Aging
  • Volume: 4
  • Page Start: 62
  • Page End: 75
  • Pages: 14
  • Peer Reviewed: Yes

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Eve, Susan Brown & Friedsam, Hiram J. Ethnic Differences in the Use of Health Care Services Among Older Texans, article, 1979; [Washington, D.C.]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc485926/: accessed April 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service.