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Research Article

Immigrant Health Inequalities in the United States: Use of Eight Major National Data Systems

Table 5

Weighted prevalence and adjusted odds of parent- or self-assessed fair or poor health among US children and adults from 26 ethnic-immigrant groups: The National Health Interview Survey, 2006–2012.

Ethnic-immigrant groupChildren under 18 years ( ,105)Adults aged 18+ years ( ,024)
PrevalenceAdjusted odds ratio1 PrevalenceAdjusted odds ratio1
%SEOR 95% CI%SEOR95% CI

Duration of residence in the US (years)
51.870.280.720.53–0.976.210.350.510.45–0.57
 5–92.270.310.820.62–1.096.880.300.530.48–0.58
 10–142.240.350.790.57–1.109.070.350.660.60–0.72
 15+2.280.710.860.46–1.6015.450.250.870.83–0.91
 US-born1.870.051.00Reference12.690.131.00Reference
Ethnic-immigrant group
 Non-Hispanic white, US-born1.200.061.00Reference11.810.151.00Reference
 Non-Hispanic white, immigrant0.880.290.660.34–1.2711.080.420.880.81–0.95
 Non-Hispanic black, US-born3.390.131.891.67–2.1418.600.271.481.41–1.54
 Non-Hispanic black, immigrant1.420.460.730.37–1.449.280.410.720.65–0.79
 American Indian/Alaska native2.670.771.560.88–2.7820.381.001.651.41–1.93
 Asian Indian, US-born0.890.250.920.52–1.622.390.880.580.26–1.28
 Asian Indian, immigrant0.740.390.540.19–1.576.070.460.650.56–0.75
 Chinese, US-born0.820.260.760.41–1.424.821.010.690.43–1.10
 Chinese, immigrant2.461.202.050.75–5.658.600.650.620.54–0.72
 Filipino, US-born1.020.310.960.52–1.759.080.941.000.80–1.24
 Filipino, immigrant0.290.220.220.05–0.969.280.570.790.69–0.92
 Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, US-born2.991.742.070.66–6.458.911.830.910.63–1.29
 Pacific Islander, immigrant2.982.111.600.37–6.9211.573.370.830.48–1.45
 Other Asians, US-born21.670.251.260.93–1.718.001.280.940.73–1.21
 Other Asians, immigrant21.190.370.730.39–1.3511.400.480.890.81–0.98
 Mexican, US-born2.690.131.541.32–1.8112.820.321.361.28–1.44
 Mexican, immigrant3.190.321.291.01–1.6413.710.350.980.91–1.04
 Puerto Rican, mainland US-born3.520.342.041.61–2.6012.620.661.611.42–1.81
 Puerto Rican, Puerto Rico-born6.331.672.871.60–5.1524.080.921.581.42–1.76
 Cuban, US-born2.170.661.600.87–2.946.330.771.010.79–1.29
 Cuban, immigrant4.582.341.900.67–5.3720.931.151.040.92–1.17
 Central and South American, US-born1.910.211.140.89–1.485.420.500.970.80–1.18
 Central and South American, immigrant1.850.460.920.55–1.5412.460.370.900.83–0.97
 Other Hispanics, US-born3.140.472.121.54–2.9113.990.751.291.13–1.48
 Other Hispanics, immigrant0.490.500.250.03–2.0113.181.940.970.71–1.31
 All other groups1.780.371.430.93–2.209.230.690.830.70–0.98

OR: odds ratio; SE: standard error; CI: confidence interval.
1Adjusted by logistic regression model for survey year, age, gender, ethnic-immigrant status (or race/ethnicity and length of immigration), region of residence, and poverty status.
2This category includes Koreans, Vietnamese, Japanese, Cambodians, Laotians, Hmongs, Thais, Pakistanis, and other Asians.