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Acculturation and Disability Rates Among Filipino-Americans.
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PMID:  23054536     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Filipinos are the fastest growing Asian subgroup in America. Among immigrants, higher acculturation (adaptation to host society) predicts disability outcomes and may relate to disability prevalence among older Filipinos. We conducted a secondary analysis of the 2006 American Community Survey using a representative sample of older Filipinos (2,113 males; 3,078 females) to measure functional limitations, limitations in activities of daily living, blindness/deafness and memory/learning problems. Filipino males who were Americans by birth/naturalization had higher odds of blindness/deafness (OR 2.94; 95 % CI = 1.69, 5.12) than non-citizens. Males who spoke English at home had higher odds of blindness/deafness (OR 1.82; 95 % CI = 1.05, 3.17) and memory/learning problems (OR 2.28; 95 % CI = 1.25, 4.15), while females had higher odds of memory/learning problems (OR 1.75; 95 % CI = 1.13, 2.73). Acculturation is associated with greater odds of disabilities for Filipino men. Males may be more sensitive to acculturation-effects than females due to culturally prescribed roles and gender-specific experiences at the time of immigration.
Leanne R De Souza; Esme Fuller-Thomson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of immigrant and minority health / Center for Minority Public Health     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1557-1920     ISO Abbreviation:  J Immigr Minor Health     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101256527     Medline TA:  J Immigr Minor Health     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada,
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