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BMC Med. 2012; 10: 55.
Published online 2012 May 31. doi:  10.1186/1741-7015-10-55
PMCID: PMC3378434

Access to preventive care by immigrant populations

Abstract

Many immigrant populations lack access to primary health care. A recently published study on cholesterol screening among immigrant populations in the US found disparities in cholesterol screening in those originating from Mexico, largely due to limited access to healthcare. This inverse care affects immigrants in many destination countries despite their greater health need.

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Keywords: Cardiovascular risk, immigrants, preventive care, primary care

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