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Perceived discrimination and health outcomes among Asian Indians in the United States

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, October 2016
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Title
Perceived discrimination and health outcomes among Asian Indians in the United States
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BMC Health Services Research, October 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12913-016-1821-8
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Ranjita Misra, Haslyn Hunte

Abstract

Perceived interpersonal discrimination while seeking healthcare services is associated with poor physical and mental health. Yet, there is a paucity of research among Asian Americans or its subgroups. This study examined the correlates of reported interpersonal discrimination when seeking health care among a large sample of Asian Indians, the 3rd largest Asian American subgroup in the US, and identify predictors of adverse self-rated physical health, a well-accepted measure of overall health status. Cross-sectional survey. Participants comprised of 1824 Asian Indian adults in six states with higher concentration of Asian Indians. Mean age and years lived in the US was 45.7 ± 12.8 and 16.6 ± 11.1 years respectively. The majority of the respondents was male, immigrants, college graduates, and had access to care. Perceived interpersonal discrimination when seeking health care was reported by a relatively small proportion of the population (7.2 %). However, Asian Indians who reported poor self-rated health were approximately twice as likely to perceived discrimination when seeking care as compared to those in good or excellent health status (OR 1.88; 95 % CI 1.12-3.14). Poor self-rated health was associated with perceived health care discrimination after controlling for all of the respondent characteristics (OR 1.93; 95 % CI: 1.17-3.19). In addition, Asian Indians who lived for more than 10 years in the U.S. (OR 3.28; 95 % CI: 1.73-6.22) and had chronic illnesses (OR 1.39; 95 % CI: 1.17-1.64) (p < 0.05) were more likely to perceive discrimination when seeking health care. However, older Asian Indians, over the age of 55 years, were less likely to perceive discrimination than those aged 18-34 years Indian American. Results offers initial support for the hypothesis that Asian Indians experience interpersonal discrimination when seeking health care services and that these experiences may be related to poor self-rated health status.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Singapore 1 4%
Unknown 23 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Doctoral Student 5 21%
Student > Master 4 17%
Researcher 4 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 17%
Student > Bachelor 3 13%
Other 4 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 8 33%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 17%
Unspecified 3 13%
Social Sciences 3 13%
Other 1 4%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 May 2018.
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#6,811,160
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#2,283
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#105,514
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#5
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