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Salud Pública de México

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SALINAS, Jennifer J. Preventive health screening utilization in older Mexicans before and after healthcare reform. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2015, vol.57, suppl.1, pp.s70-s78. ISSN 0036-3634.

Objective. To assess changes in preventive screening utilization in older Mexicans, pre- and post-Seguro Popular. Materials and methods. Data from the Mexican Health and Aging Study (MHAS/Enasem) 2001 and 2012 were used. Logistic and ordinary least squares regression adjusted models were used to predict preventive care in 2012 by insurance status categories in 2001-2012, as the focus explanatory variable. Results. Participants who were uninsured in 2001 and had Seguro Popular in 2012 were significantly more likely to be tested for diabetes, high blood pressure and receive a tetanus shot than the continually uninsured. Conclusions. While disparities in preventive screening between the insured and uninsured continue to exist in Mexico, Seguro Popular seems to have provided better access to health services to prevent chronic and infectious diseases for the otherwise uninsured population.

Keywords : health care reform; prevention; vaccination; chronic disease; Mexico.

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