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Hispanics are attracted to North Carolina by a moderate climate, job opportunities, and low cost of living. There are approximately 230,000 living in the state. The once stereotypical image of Hispanic-as-migrant no longer is applicable, as many now work in construction, food service, and factories, as well as higher paying jobs, including engineering, medicine, and law. A statistical profile of the 1997 Hispanic population by counties is included.
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How well Hispanics are able to access health care services is influenced by a number of factors. Inability to communicate in English limits knowledge of services and ability to communicate health needs. Many lack health insurance or other ways to pay for services. Others lack means of transportation, either personal or public, or are unfamiliar with how the health care system operates in America.
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Community outreach programs seek to ensure that Hispanics have access to the same quality of health services that the rest of the community has. Outreach programs include providing interpreters at health facilities, providing health literature in Spanish, providing transportation to and from clinics, and visiting migrant farm camps.
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Vital health issues among Hispanics vary by gender and by age group. Access to health care and inadequate or no health insurance are common to all, and are affected by low income and lack of transportation. Prenatal care is significant to women, while job injuries are important to men. Among children, immunization and nutrition rank high.
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