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Fernando S. Mendoza
Journal Articles

Children with Special Health Care Needs: How Immigrant Status is Related to Health Care Access, Health Care Utilization, and Health Status

Javier JR, Lynne C. Huffman, Fernando S. Mendoza, Paul Wise
Maternal and Child Health Journal , 2009

To compare health care access, utilization, and perceived health status for children with SHCN in immigrant and nonimmigrant families. This cross-sectional study used data from the 2003 California Health Interview Survey to identify 1404 children (ages 0-11) with a special health care need. Chi-square and logistic regression analyses were used to examine relations between immigrant status and health access, utilization, and health status variables. Compared to children with special health care needs (CSHCN) in nonimmigrant families, CSHCN in

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The Relationship of Immigrant Status with Access, Utilization, and Health Status for Children with Asthma

JR Javier, Paul Wise, Fernando Mendoza
Ambulatory Pediatrics , 2007

Despite their high levels of poverty and less access to health care, children in immigrant families have better than expected health outcomes compared with children in nonimmigrant families. However, this observation has not been confirmed in children with chronic illness. The objective of this study was to determine whether children with asthma in immigrant families have better than expected health status than children with asthma in nonimmigrant families.

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Are Perceived Neighborhood Hazards a Barrier to Physical Activity in Children?

AJ Romero, Thomas N Robinson, HC Kraemer, SJ Erickson, KF Haydel, Fernando S Mendoza, J Killen
Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine , 2001
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Why Ethnicity and Race Are so Important in Child Health Services Research Today

G Flores, E Fuentes-Afflick, O Carter-Pokras, L Claudio, M Lara, L Pachter, FR Gomez, Fernando S Mendoza, RB Valdez, RE Zambrana
Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine , 2001
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Books

Health and Nutritional Status of Immigrant Hispanic Children: Analyses of the Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, The

Fernando S. Mendoza, LB Dixon
National Acad Press (Washington DC) in "Children of Immigrants: Health, Adjustment, and Public Assistance", D Hernandez (ed) , 1999
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Books

Health Issues of Immigrant Children of Color, The

Fernando S. Mendoza
Garland Publishing, Inc. (New York and London) in "Children of Color: Research, Health, and Policy Issues", Fitzgerald H, Lester B, Zuckerman B (ed). , 1999

By the year 2050, the population of the United States is projected to be approximately half white and half non-white. Yet the knowledge of child development within ethnic minority groups lags markedly behind knowledge of child development for white Americans, and it is increasingly clear that the rich diversity within minority groups is masked by studies focusing on between-group comparisons.

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Latino Children's Health and the Family: Community Health Promotion Model

Fernando S. Mendoza, E Fuentes-Afflick
Western J of Med , 1999
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