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Socioeconomic Status and Dissatisfaction With Health Care Among Chronically Ill African Americans

Becker, Gay and Newsom, Edwina (2003) Socioeconomic Status and Dissatisfaction With Health Care Among Chronically Ill African Americans. American Journal of Public Health, 93 (5). pp. 742-748. ISSN 0090-0036

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Abstract

Addressing differences in social class is critical to an examination of racial disparities in health care. Low socioeconomic status is an important determinant of access to health care. Results from a qualitative, in-depth interview study of 60 African Americans who had one or more chronic illnesses found that low-income respondents expressed much greater dissatisfaction with health care than did middle-income respondents. Low socioeconomic status has potentially deadly consequences for several reasons: its association with other determinants of health status, its relationship to health insurance or the abscence thereof, and the constraints on care at sites serving people who have low incomes.


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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: socioeconomic status, SES, health care, African American, black
Subjects: Health > Health Equity > Access To Healthcare
Health > Disparities
Practice > service
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Depositing User: Kismet Loftin-Bell
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2011
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2011 13:15
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/424

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