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Health and healthcare perspectives of African American residents of an unincorporated community: a qualitative assessment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18835739     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Residential perspectives about health in unincorporated communities are virtually unexplored. In this study, we conducted focus groups to assess individual and community health status, environmental health mediators, and systematic barriers to healthcare among African American residents of the unincorporated town, Fresno, Texas. Residents described their individual health status as excellent, but depicted the community's health status as fair. Unaffordable healthcare, limited access to healthcare, and environmental mediators were perceived to impact the Fresno community's health status. Our findings suggest a need to begin to examine health outcomes for minority residents in other unincorporated communities.
Denae W King; S Amy Snipes; Angelica P Herrera; Lovell A Jones
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-08-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health & place     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1353-8292     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Place     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-05     Completed Date:  2009-04-09     Revised Date:  2014-09-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9510067     Medline TA:  Health Place     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  420-8     Citation Subset:  T    
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MeSH Terms
African Americans*
Aged, 80 and over
Health Services Accessibility
Health Status*
Healthcare Disparities
Middle Aged
Qualitative Research
Residence Characteristics*
Grant Support
P60 MD000503/MD/NIMHD NIH HHS; P60 MD000503-01/MD/NIMHD NIH HHS; P60 MD000503-02/MD/NIMHD NIH HHS; P60 MD000503-03/MD/NIMHD NIH HHS; P60 MD000503-04/MD/NIMHD NIH HHS; P60 MD000503-05/MD/NIMHD NIH HHS; P60 MD000503-06/MD/NIMHD NIH HHS

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