Health disparities and children in immigrant families: a research agenda.

@article{Mendoza2009HealthDA,
  title={Health disparities and children in immigrant families: a research agenda.},
  author={Fernando S. Mendoza},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={124 Suppl 3},
  pages={S187-95}
}
Children in immigrant families now comprise 1 in 5 children in the United States. Eighty percent of them are US citizens, and 53% live in mixed-citizenship families. Their families are among the poorest, least educated, least insured, and least able to access health care. Nonetheless, these children demonstrate better-than-expected health status, a finding termed "the immigrant paradox" and one suggesting that cultural health behaviors among immigrant families might be protective in some areas… CONTINUE READING