Do healthy behaviors decline with greater acculturation? Implications for the Latino mortality paradox.

@article{AbradoLanza2005DoHB,
  title={Do healthy behaviors decline with greater acculturation? Implications for the Latino mortality paradox.},
  author={Ana F Abra{\'i}do-Lanza and Maria T. Chao and Karen R. Fl{\'o}rez},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={61 6},
  pages={1243-55}
}
Relative to non-Latino whites, Latinos in the United States have a lower socioeconomic status (SES) profile, but a lower all-cause mortality rate. Because lower SES is associated with poorer overall health, a great deal of controversy surrounds the Latino mortality paradox. We employed a secondary data analysis of the 1991 National Health Interview Survey to test the health behavior and acculturation hypotheses, which have been proposed to explain this paradox. These hypotheses posit that: (1… CONTINUE READING
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