Community demographics and access to health care among U.S. Hispanics.

  title={Community demographics and access to health care among U.S. Hispanics.},
  author={Carole Roan Gresenz and Jeannette A. Rogowski and Jos{\'e} J. Escarce},
  journal={Health services research},
  volume={44 5 Pt 1},
OBJECTIVE To explore the influence of the communities in which Hispanics live on their access to health care. DATA 1996-2002 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data, linked to secondary data sources and including 14,504 observations from 8,371 Mexican American respondents living in metropolitan areas. STUDY DESIGN We use multivariate probit regression models, stratified by individuals' insurance status, for analyses of four dependent variables measuring access to health care. We measure… CONTINUE READING