Rurality and ethnicity in adolescent physical illness: are children of the growing rural Latino population at excess health risk?

@article{Wickrama2007RuralityAE,
  title={Rurality and ethnicity in adolescent physical illness: are children of the growing rural Latino population at excess health risk?},
  author={Kandauda A. S. Wickrama and Jr. Glen H. Elder and W Todd Abraham},
  journal={The Journal of rural health : official journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association},
  year={2007},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={
          228-37
        }
}
CONTEXT AND PURPOSE This study's objectives are to: investigate potential additive and multiplicative influences of rurality and race/ethnicity on chronic physical illness in a nationally representative sample of youth; and examine intra-Latino processes using a Latino sub-sample. Specifically, we examine how rurality and individual psychosocial processes reflected by acculturation proxies (generational status and use of the English language at home) link to chronic physical illness of Latino… CONTINUE READING
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