Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA
Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Dr. Dejun Su
Dr. Igor Ryabov
Dr. Guang-zhen Wang
Historically, residents who live along the southern Texas and northern Mexican border live below the poverty threshold. This study examines the likelihood, of the independent variables of age, sex, education, marital status, income, number of children, and residency status, in contributing to a community's accessibility to health care along the Texas-Mexican border. During the second half of the month of March 2009, a sample of 517 residents completed a health-care survey at four different branches of a community-based non-profit organization. The results suggest that age, education, income, and residency status had a significant effect on a respondent's likelihood of having health insurance. Age and sex had a significant effect on a respondent's likelihood of having access to American health care. In addition, income had a significant effect on being able to obtain medication for oneself. Lastly, residency status had a significant effect on all of the dependent variables that were examined.
University of Texas-Pan American
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