African American Males’ Socioeconomic Status & Access to Mental Healthcare

1.      Racial/Ethnic Disparities in the Use of Mental Health Services In Poverty Areas
Summary
In this study, Chow, Jaffee and Snowden (2003) examined the disparities which are linked to ethnicity or racial extraction in populations and their economic status, in their accessing of mental healthcare services. The subjects of the study were taken from various racial groups and had varied economic statuses. The races represented include whites, Hispanics, African Americans as well as Asians.
The researchers compared the clinical distinctiveness, demographics and the access in subjects of all the races; both those were economically well off and the ones who were poor. The patterns of access of the services and usage were evaluated using logistical models of regression (LMR) with the minority races being matched against the whites at different strata of

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