Rural Latino Adolescents
A significant proportion of California’s Latino adolescents live in rural or non-suburban or non-metropolitan communities. This series of briefs presents quantitative and qualitative data on the current health status of Latino adolescents in rural counties, trends and inequities in their health outcomes, and factors that can promote or risk their health.
The three briefs in this series provide data on the following:
- A snapshot of Latino adolescents in California’s rural counties, including health outcomes in injury, overweight and obesity, asthma and sexual and reproductive health, as well as findings from key informant interviews with adolescent health professionals in rural counties.
- Access to and quality of health care for Latino adolescents in rural counties, including rates of health insurance and delays in care, adolescents’ experiences with rural health care systems and their barriers to care.
- Educational and economic opportunity for Latino adolescents in rural areas, including graduation rates, unemployment rates, role of family support in education, and impact of family and personal financial barriers on educational attainment.