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Income, language, and citizenship status: factors affecting the health care access and utilization of Chinese Americans

Author: Jang,-Michael; Lee,-Evelyn; Woo,-Kent
Author Background:
Date 5/1/98
Type Journal
Journal Title: Health-and-Social-Work
Volume/Pages v. 23 no2 May 1998 p. 136-45
Subject Matter Asian Pacific Islander
Abstract Part of a special section on cultural and ethnic diversity. The writers report the findings of a randomly administered interview of 1,808 Chinese American residents of San Francisco, California, that investigated income, language, and citizenship status and their effect on the use of health-care services by this population. The implications of the findings for uninsured and low-income individuals, especially people of immigrant status, are discussed, and suggestions for local health-care planners and advocates are provided.