Health characteristics and utilization of public sector health facilities among migrant agricultural workers in Orange County, New York

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Abstract

Publicly subsidized medical clinics were established to provide migrant farmworkers with minimal access to mainstream medical care. Nevertheless, migrant farmworkers delay treatment of health problems and refrain totally from use of medical facilities. The present study explores the health status and utilization of subsidized migrant clinics by farmworkers in a vegetable production county (Orange County) in upstate New York. Multivariate analysis indicated that economic resources, mental health status, health insurance coverage, language, education and utilization of acute care facilities are important predictors of these decisions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-75
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Health and Social Policy
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

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agricultural worker
Public Sector
Health Facilities
health status
public sector
migrant
Public Health
utilization
health insurance
worker
Health Status
mental health
Health
health
multivariate analysis
vegetable
insurance coverage
Insurance Coverage
language education
education

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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