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"Of the three major segments of the U.S. Hispanic population—Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Cuban—Mexican Americans utilize health services least frequently. Mexican Americans had the lowest physician visit rate, 3.7 visits each year. Both Puerto Rican and Cuban Americans saw a doctor about six times each year. Almost one fifth of Mexican Americans had never been to a dentist, and one third of their children never received dental care, twice the number of other Hispanic children. Mexican Americans were least likely to be hospitalized (8.5%) and when they did enter the hospital, had the shortest length of stay, eight days. Puerto
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Health Indicators for Hispanic, Black, and White Americans.. Ann Intern Med. 1985;102:282. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-102-2-282_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(2):282.
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