CitationTabb, K. M.; Larrison, C. R.; Choi, S.; & Huang, H. (2015). Disparities in Health Services Use Among Multiracial American Young Adults. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. vol. 18 (6) pp. 1462-1469
AbstractAddressing disparities in health services utilization remains critical for improving minority health; however, most studies do not report on the health service use of multiracial young adults (age 22-34). This study compares past year health service use of self-identified multiracial (two or more races) young adults with monoracial White young adults. Weighted survey data from Add Health (N = 7296) and multivariate logistic regression analyses were used. Compared to monoracial White young adults, Black-White multiracial [OR 0.40, 95 % CI (0.17-0.90)] and Black-Native American multiracial [OR 0.23, 95 % CI (0.09-0.63)] young adults are less likely to report primary care service use in the past year. Multiracial young adults have different health care service utilization than their White monoracial peers with Black-Native American young adults appearing to be particularly vulnerable to under-utilization of primary care services. It is important to examine multiracial subgroups when studying patterns of health services utilization.
Keyword(s)Ethnicity Health care Health care utilization Health disparities Health services Mixed race
Notes1557-1920 Tabb, Karen M Larrison, Christopher R Choi, Shinwoo Huang, Hsiang Journal article J Immigr Minor Health. 2015 Sep 29.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleJournal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Author(s)Tabb, K. M.
Larrison, C. R.