Research :: Disparities in Adolescent Health and Health Care: Does Socioeconomic Status Matter?

This article assesses the relationship between income and a broad set of health status, access, and utilization indicators. The authors used the most current nationally representative data available, including new variables, not previously available, in domains including mental health status and dental health services. These new data permit a more comprehensive assessment of income’s relationship to health status and access to and utilization of health care services among adolescents.

Newacheck, P. W., Hung, Y. Y., Park, M. J., Brindis, C. D., & Irwin, C. E., Jr. (2003). Disparities in adolescent health and health care: Does socioeconomic status matter? Health Services Research, 38(5), 1235-52.

TOPIC(S)

Archives

DATE POSTED

February 7, 2003

AUTHOR(S)

Paul W Newacheck; Yun Yi Hung; M Jane Park; Claire D Brindis; and Charles E Irwin, Jr.

MORE NEWS AND ARTICLES BY SIMILAR TOPIC(S)

Health Futures of Youth II: Pathways to Adolescent Health, Executive Summary and Overview

This 2002 overview summarizes adolescent health issues as presented at the meeting, Health Futures of Youth II.

Archives

Adolescents and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program

This 1999 report highlights the potential impact of CHIP for adolescents, provides case studies of innovative strategies, and makes recommendations for how to better reach and serve adolescents who are eligible for or enrolled in CHIP.

Archives

NAHIC Fact Sheets

Over the last five years, NAHIC has created a series of Fact Sheets on adolescent and young adult health that are concise and easy to use. Access all nine.

Archives | Fact Sheets

School-based Health Centers: Accessibility and Accountability

This 2003 article examines the current experience of school-based health centers in meeting the needs of children and adolescents, changes over time in services provided and program sponsorship, and program adaptations to the changing medical marketplace.

Archives

Adolescent Health Insurance Coverage: Recent Changes and Access to Care

This 1999 article assesses the health insurance status of adolescents, the trends in adolescent health care coverage, the demographic and socioeconomic correlates of insurance coverage, and the role that insurance coverage plays in influencing access to and use of health care.

Archives