Ethnic variation in health and the determinants of health among Latinos.

  title={Ethnic variation in health and the determinants of health among Latinos.},
  author={Barbara A Zsembik and Dana Fennell},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={61 1},
The purpose of this research is to document and explain ethnic variation in health among Latino adults in the United States. Results of analyses of data pooled from the 1997-2001 National Health Interview surveys reveal that health patterns are clearly different among Latino ethnic groups. Mexicans have health advantages, whereas Puerto Ricans experience health disparities. Cubans and Dominicans reveal a mix of health disparities and advantages, depending on the health outcome. The effects of… CONTINUE READING
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