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Health status and health services utilization among older Asian Indian immigrants

TitleHealth status and health services utilization among older Asian Indian immigrants
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsShibusawa, T, Mui, AC
JournalJ Immigr Minor HealthJ Immigr Minor Health
Volume12
Pagination527-33
Date PublishedAug
ISBN Number1557-1920 (Electronic)<br/>1557-1912 (Linking)
Accession Number18998211
KeywordsAged, Aged, 80 and Over, Asian Americans, Emigrants and Immigrants, Female, Health Services/ utilization, Health Status, Humans, India/ethnology, Insurance, Health, Interviews as Topic, Male, Middle Aged, New York City
AbstractThis study examines the health status and utilization of physicians, hospitals, emergency departments, and traditional medicine among older Asian Indian immigrants (n = 100). The data for this study derives from the Asian American Elders in New York City (AAENYC) Study, which used a regional probability sampling. Multivariate analyses were guided by the Andersen behavioral model. The number of medical conditions is significant in predicting the likelihood of physician visits while age and having medical insurance predicted the likelihood of hospital stays. Having medical insurance was also a significant predictor for the use of emergency department services while poor English proficiency was associated with the use of traditional medicine.