Health and health care disparities among homeless women
This study collected data from 1,331 women residing in Los Angeles, California. This study examined the health and health care disparities among homeless African American, Latina, and Caucasian women. This study explored if race/ethnicity and other factors that predispose homeless women to poor health, or enable them to obtain better health care, were associated with their unmet need for medical care. The study found that Caucasian, non-Latina women were more likely to report unmet need than African Americans and Latinas, and women suffering from drug abuse, violence, or depression were most in need of care. These findings should be considered in planning interventions to reduce the health and health care disparities among homeless women of different racial/ethnic groups.
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