Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 527–533 | Cite as

Health Status and Health Services Utilization Among Older Asian Indian Immigrants

  • Tazuko Shibusawa
  • Ada C. Mui
Original Paper


This study examines the health status and utilization of physicians, hospitals, emergency departments, and traditional medicine among older Asian Indian immigrants (n = 100). The data for this study derives from the Asian American Elders in New York City (AAENYC) Study, which used a regional probability sampling. Multivariate analyses were guided by the Andersen behavioral model. The number of medical conditions is significant in predicting the likelihood of physician visits while age and having medical insurance predicted the likelihood of hospital stays. Having medical insurance was also a significant predictor for the use of emergency department services while poor English proficiency was associated with the use of traditional medicine.


Older Asian Indian immigrants Self-reported health status Health insurance Health service utilization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.New York University Silver School of Social WorkNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Columbia University School of Social WorkNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Social Policy Research CenterNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan, ROC

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