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Hispanic health in the USA: a scoping review of the literature

Overview of attention for article published in Public Health Reviews, December 2016
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#27 of 141)
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Title
Hispanic health in the USA: a scoping review of the literature
Published in
Public Health Reviews, December 2016
DOI 10.1186/s40985-016-0043-2
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Authors

Eduardo Velasco-Mondragon, Angela Jimenez, Anna G. Palladino-Davis, Dawn Davis, Jose A. Escamilla-Cejudo

Abstract

Hispanics are the largest minority group in the USA. They contribute to the economy, cultural diversity, and health of the nation. Assessing their health status and health needs is key to inform health policy formulation and program implementation. To this end, we conducted a scoping review of the literature and national statistics on Hispanic health in the USA using a modified social-ecological framework that includes social determinants of health, health disparities, risk factors, and health services, as they shape the leading causes of morbidity and mortality. These social, environmental, and biological forces have modified the epidemiologic profile of Hispanics in the USA, with cancer being the leading cause of mortality, followed by cardiovascular diseases and unintentional injuries. Implementation of the Affordable Care Act has resulted in improved access to health services for Hispanics, but challenges remain due to limited cultural sensitivity, health literacy, and a shortage of Hispanic health care providers. Acculturation barriers and underinsured or uninsured status remain as major obstacles to health care access. Advantageous health outcomes from the "Hispanic Mortality Paradox" and the "Latina Birth Outcomes Paradox" persist, but health gains may be offset in the future by increasing rates of obesity and diabetes. Recommendations focus on the adoption of the Health in All Policies framework, expanding access to health care, developing cultural sensitivity in the health care workforce, and generating and disseminating research findings on Hispanic health.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 106 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 28 26%
Unspecified 20 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 12%
Researcher 11 10%
Other 17 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 29 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 24 23%
Social Sciences 21 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 9%
Psychology 6 6%
Other 16 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. 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 11 September 2019.
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#1,135,882
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Outputs from Public Health Reviews
#27
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#43,819
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#4
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