2007

The Health of Aging Hispanics

The Mexican-Origin Population

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ISBN: 978-0-387-47206-5 (Print) 978-0-387-47208-9 (Online)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XIV

  2. Setting the Stage: Hispanic Health and Aging in the Americas

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      Pages 1-14

      Setting the Stage: Hispanic Health and Aging in the Americas

  3. Exploring the Health Consequences of Hispanic Mortality

    1. Front Matter

      Pages I-XIV

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      Pages 17-25

      Health Status of Elderly Hispanics in the United States

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      Pages 26-39

      Census Disability Rates Among Older People by Race/Ethnicity and Type of Hispanic Origin

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      Pages 40-49

      Disability and Active Life Expectancy of Older U.S.-and Foreign-Born Mexican Americans

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      Pages 50-64

      Predictors of Decline in Cognitive Status, Incidence of Dementia/CIND and All-Cause Mortality in Older Latinos: The Role of Nativity and Cultural Orientation in the Sacramento Area Latino Study on Aging

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      Pages 65-84

      Education and Mortality Risk Among Hispanic Adults in the United States

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      Pages 85-95

      Does Longer Life Mean Better Health? Not for Native-Born Mexican Americans in the Health and Retirement Survey

  4. Contextualizing Support and Mexican-Origin Health in Old Age: Issues of Family, Migration, and Income

    1. Front Matter

      Pages I-XIV

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      Pages 99-120

      Dynamics of Intergenerational Assistance in Middle- and Old-Age in Mexico

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      Pages 121-133

      Aging, Health and Migration: The Voices of the Elderly Poor in Mexico

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      Pages 134-140

      Aging and Health Interrelations at the United States-Mexico Border

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      Pages 141-162

      Colonias, Informal Homestead Subdivisions, and Self-Help Care for the Elderly Among Mexican Populations in the United States

  5. Access to Health Care Services Among Elderly Hispanics with Special Reference to Mexican Americans

    1. Front Matter

      Pages I-XIV

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      Pages 165-180

      Disparities and Access Barriers to Health Care Among Mexican American Elders

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      Pages 181-194

      Lack of Health Insurance Coverage and Mortality Among Latino Elderly in the United States

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      Pages 195-201

      Access Issues in the Care of Mexican-Origin Elders: A Clinical Perspective

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      Pages 202-210

      Cross Border Health Insurance and Aging Mexicans and Mexican Americans

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      Pages 211-221

      Cultural Myths and Other Fables About Promoting Health in Mexican Americans: Lessons Learned from Starr County Border Health Intervention Research

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      Pages 222-234

      Health Insurance Coverage and Health Care Utilization along the U.S.–Mexico Border: Evidence from the Border Epidemiologic Study on Aging

  6. Options for Health Care Reform

    1. Front Matter

      Pages I-XIV

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      Pages 237-262

      Impoverishing and Catastrophic Household Health Spending Among Families with Older Adults in Mexico: A Health Reform Priority

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      Pages 263-279

      The Health Care Safety Net for Hispanics

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      Pages 280-288

      Afterword Globalization and Health: Risks and Opportunities for the Mexico—U.S. Border

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 289-294