Hospitalizations Among Homeless Women: Are There Ethnic and Drug Abuse Disparities?

  title={Hospitalizations Among Homeless Women: Are There Ethnic and Drug Abuse Disparities?},
  author={MSPH Lillian Gelberg and Ronald Andersen and Douglas L. Longshore and Barbara Leake and PhD FAAN Adeline Nyamathi ANP and Cheryl Teruya and Lisa Arangua MPP},
  journal={The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research},
This paper explores associations among the vulnerabilities of being female, being a member of a minority group, and being a drug abuser in homeless women’s hospitalizations. It uses a 1997 probability survey of 974 homeless females age 15–44 in Los Angeles. In unadjusted analyses, whites were more likely than other ethnic minority groups to be hospitalized, and drug abusers were more likely to be hospitalized than non-drug abusers. Multiple logistic regression analyses indicated that factors… CONTINUE READING
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