American Academy of Pediatrics
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This book, which is geared toward pediatricians and public health professionals who work with Latino families, presents information on social and economic issues confronting Latino children and their families, indicators of their access to health care, and data on their health behavior and status. It provides a summary of data to help readers better understand Latino families and children, their health behaviors, and the distinct health care issues they face. The book contains the following chapters: (1) demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, (2) health insurance and access, (3) health behaviors and risks, (4) nutrition, (5) general health indicators, (6) infectious diseases, (7) oral health, (8) mental health, and (9) injury and violence. Statistical information is presented in tables throughout the book. The book includes four appendices: (1) guidelines for pediatricians, (2) selected additional readings, (3) selected resources for Latino families and children, and (4) members of the Latino Consortium of the American Academy of Pediatric Center for Child Health Research. Each chapter contains brief guidelines on health supervision and other advice for health professionals to give to families; the guidelines are also printed separately on a small plastic card that health professionals can use in their practices.
Keywords: Children, Families, Racial factors, Ethnic factors, Hispanic Americans, Pediatricians, Public health, Access to health care, Data, Health behavior, Health status, Health insurance, Nutrition, Communicable diseases, Oral health, Mental health, Injury, Violence, Health supervision