The risk typology of healthcare access and its association with unmet healthcare needs in Asian Americans

Yuri Jang, Nan Sook Park, Hyunwoo Yoon, Ya Ching Huang, Min Kyoung Rhee, David A. Chiriboga, Miyong T. Kim

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Abstract

Using data from the 2015 Asian American Quality of Life Survey (N = 2,609), latent profile analysis was conducted on general (health insurance, usual place for care and income) and immigrant-specific (nativity, length of stay in the U.S., English proficiency and acculturation) risk factors of healthcare access. Latent profile analysis identified a three-cluster model (low-risk, moderate-risk and high-risk groups). Compared with the low-risk group, the odds of having an unmet healthcare need was 1.52 times greater in the moderate-risk group and 2.24 times greater in the high-risk group. Challenging the myth of model minority, the present sample of Asian Americans demonstrates its vulnerability in access to healthcare. Findings also show the heterogeneity in healthcare access risk profiles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-79
Number of pages8
JournalHealth and Social Care in the Community
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2018

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© 2017 John Wiley & Sons Ltd

Keywords

  • Asian Americans
  • access to healthcare
  • latent profiling
  • unmet healthcare needs

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