Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

First Advisor

Dr. Damian Damianov

Second Advisor

Dr. Salvador Contreras

Third Advisor

Dr. Xiaohui Wang


This study analyses the factors that determine the intensity of use of preventive health care services for a sample of Hispanic manufacturing workers in South Texas (RGV). Logistic regression is used to estimate the effect of health insurance, age, income level and education on the use of preventive health care of Hispanic workers in the manufacturing sector in South Texas (RGV). The outcome variables are vaccinations, tests and screening for women and men. The sample includes 228 manufacturing workers from the RGV. People with health insurance were more likely to use preventive care services such as vaccination for flu, hepatitis, mammogram and pap smear screening. Age was found significant for screening for colon cancer, mammogram and prostrate screening. Education was found to be a significant factor for pap smear screening.


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Granting Institution

University of Texas-Pan American