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Men often lack health insurance

A recent study published by the US Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health revealed that males from racial and ethnic minority groups often lack health insurance. Some key findings from the study include:

  • Nearly 2 out of 5 African-American and Latino adult males less than 35 years old are uninsured.
  • More than 70% of African-American and White uninsured adult males and nearly 60% of Asian and Latino uninsured adult males have a high school diploma.
  • Nearly 50% of uninsured Asian adult males are married.
  • Among uninsured adult males, 28% of Asians and 24% of Latinos reside in limited English proficient households.
  • Among uninsured adult males, 59% of African-Americans report family income at or below 100% FPL followed by, Latinos (39%), and Whites (39%), and Asians (38%).
  • Eighty-one percent of uninsured Latino adult males report having a full-time worker in the household.
  • Among uninsured adult males, Whites (12%) and African-Americans (11%) report the highest proportion of disability.

To download and read the entire study published by OMH, click here.

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