Arch Mainous, PhD

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Completed Projects - (2)

  • Diabetes and Hypertension in Rural Hispanics
    The project will examine the similarities and differences between rural and urban Hispanics and Caucasian adults diagnosed with diabetes mellitus and hypertension.
    Research center: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Chronic diseases and conditions, Cultural competency, Health disparities, Hispanics, Minority health
  • Insurance Status and Quality of Care for Children in Rural Areas: 1993-2000
    Research center: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Children, Health insurance and the uninsured, Minority health, Poverty, Quality

Publications - (2)

  • Rural Minority Children's Access To And Timeliness Of Immunizations: 1993-2001
    South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 11/2003
    The purpose of this study is to assess the quality of pediatric health care provided to rural minorities using timeliness of immunization receipt as a marker for quality. Findings include: 1) Children living in rural areas are less likely to receive newly recommended vaccines within the first two years after introduction of the recommendation.; 2) There are no significant differences in the percentages of children up-to-date with their immunizations between Whites, Blacks, and Hispanics living in urban and rural areas.; 3) By 2001 lack of health insurance was the strongest predictor for children not receiving their immunizations in a timely manner.; 4) When using national surveys, there is significant year-to-year variation in the percentage of children who are up-to-date with their immunizations.
  • Rural Residence and Hispanic Ethnicity: Doubly Disadvantaged for Diabetes?
    South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 2006
    Determines whether living in a rural area and being Hispanic confers special risks for diagnosis and control of diabetes.