Use of Preventive Services Among Hispanic Sub-Groups: Does One Size Fit All?


The Hispanic population, the largest and fastest growing minority group in the nation, is generally under-served with regard to health services. This executive summary includes results from the exploration of the use of preventive health services among Mexicans, Puerto-Ricans, Cubans, and "other" Latinos (persons from all other Spanish-speaking countries such as Spain, Central and South America) and examined how the use of preventive services was influenced by nation of origin and by rural versus urban residence.

Rural and Minority Health Research Center
Myriam Torres, Jessica Bellinger, Janice Probst, Nusrat Harun, Andrew Johnson