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Primary Health Care Utilization by the Mexican Indigenous Population

Objective

To analyze the relationship between primary health care utilization and extended health insurance coverage under the Seguro Popular (SP) among Mexican indigenous people.

Methodology

A cross-sectional analysis was conducted using data from the Mexican National Nutrition Survey 2012 (nā€Š=ā€Š194,758). Quasi-experimental matching methods and nonlinear regression probit models were used to estimate the influence of SP on primary health care utilization.

Results

25% of the Mexican population reported having no health insurance coverage, while 59% of indigenous versus 35% of non-indigenous reported having SP coverage. Health problems were reported by 13.9% of indigenous vs. 10.5% of non-indigenous; of these, 52.8% and 57.7% respectively, received primary health care (p
Subtitle The Role of the Seguro Popular in Socially Inequitable Contexts
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