Breast cancer care of Mexican American women in high poverty California neighborhoods: Protective effects of social and financial capital, including health insurance, in barrios
Learning Areas:Chronic disease management and prevention
Diversity and culture
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Describe the pattern of Mexican American (MA) versus non-Hispanic white (NHW) diagnostic, treatment and survival disparities that were observed among women with breast cancer in California. Differentiate places where NHW women were advantaged and where MA women were advantaged. Explain the seemingly paradoxical breast cancer care and survival advantages that were observed among some of this study's poorest MA women in light of social capital and barrio advantage theories.
Keyword(s): Health Insurance, Poverty
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