TABLE 10-6Usual Source of Care for Working-Age Adults, by Language Preference

Language Preference Source of Care
No Usual Source of Care (%) Physician's Office (%) Clinic or Hospital Output Department (%) ER (%) Other (%) Number
All Hispanics
      English 21 57 19 1 1 13,587
      Spanish 39 35 23 1 1 9,409
Mexican
      English 25 55 18 1 1 7,380
      Spanish 45 30 23 1 1 5,903
Puerto Rican
      English 15 59 23 2 1 1,953
      Spanish 15 48 34 2 0 500
Cuban
      English 14 72 11 2 2 390
      Spanish 22 66 11 1 1 744
Other Hispanics
      English 20 59 18 1 1 3,864
      Spanish 36 35 25 3 1 2,262

SOURCE: 1997–2001 NHIS.

From: 10, Access to and Quality of Health Care

Cover of Hispanics and the Future of America
Hispanics and the Future of America.
National Research Council (US) Panel on Hispanics in the United States; Tienda M, Mitchell F, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2006.
Copyright © 2006, National Academy of Sciences.

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