The institutional context within which care is provided has an effect on the level of satisfaction of older Latinos. Many of the disease conditions noted above have consequences for physical and social functioning. J Am, Geriatrics Soc. Van Hook Jennifer.
Between andAfrican American and whites used more preventative services than Latinos. Fairness in financing occurs to the extent that individuals pay for medical care based on their ability to pay rather than their medical needs.
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US Life Expectancy Today. Top 5 States. Projected obesity set to rise to For this table, the period life expectancy at a given age is the average remaining number of years expected prior to death for a person at that exact age, born on January 1, using the mortality rates for over the course of his or her remaining life.
For a different calculation with similar results, see Bernard et al. In summary, despite longer Latino life expectancies, significant inequities exist for older Latinos in a number of health outcomes including some chronic diseases, disability and self assessed health. Choi Namkee G.