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Accession Number PB2013-101012
Title Rural Border Health Chartbook.
Publication Date Jan 2013
Media Count 42p
Personal Author A. B. Martin J. C. Probst M. Torres M. Vyavaharkar S. Towne Z. Chen
Abstract Similarities exist in the health issues and priorities in the United States (U.S.) and Mexico, particularly in the border region where eight of the ten leading causes of death are the same on either side of the border. Given these similarities, the changing dynamics of the U.S. population, and the fluidity with which people cross the border each day, it is essential to better understand health status and health care utilization among border residents. A majority of research related to the health of U.S.-Mexico border residents has examined selected health topics or locations within border states. Other studies have analyzed specific interventions, social factors related to border crossings to obtain healthcare and health disparities. There is little documentation of the health status and health care utilization among persons residing on the U.S. side of the entire U.S.-Mexico border. Our chartbook adds to existing knowledge regarding conditions in the border region by examining potential geographic and ethnic disparities among U.S. border residents. Our chartbook describes select indicators related to access to care, womens preventive services, oral health, infectious and communicable diseases and mental health that have been previously identified as serious disparities warranting programmatic and policy interventions. We examine these issues among residents of the four border states, Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas, comparing indicators by ethnicity (Hispanic vs. non-Hispanic), rurality (rural vs. urban), and proximity to border (border vs. nonborder). Our findings should be useful in educating public health officials, policymakers and intervening organizations such as the United States Border Health Commission, the Office of Rural Health Policy, and the National Rural Health Association. Data for this chartbook were drawn from three sources: 2005-2009 State Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Surveys obtained from four border states (Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas), 2006-2009 National Health Interview Surveys (NHIS), and 2008 Area Resource File (ARF).
Keywords Access to health care
Arizona
California
Chartbook
Death
Ethnic groups
Geographic areas
Health disparities
Health statistics
Health status
Intervention
New Mexico
Priorities
Public health
Rural areas
Social factors
Surveys
Texas
U.S.-Mexico border region


 
Source Agency Public Health Serviceup n
NTIS Subject Category 44C - Community & Population Characteristics
92C - Social Concerns
57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
Corporate Author South Carolina Univ., Columbia. Rural Health Research Center.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1310
Contract Number N/A

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