|Title||Korean American women's preventive health care practices: stratified samples in California, USA.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Lee, Y-S, C Hofstetter, R, Irvin, VL, Kang, S, Chhay, D, Reyes, WD, Hovell, MF|
|Journal||Health care for women international|
Using data from a larger study, we explored the characteristics of preventive health care practices (influenza vaccination, mammogram, and Pap test) among a representative sample of 1,786 Korean American women residing in California by telephone. Three preventive health care practices were related to the goals set by Healthy People 2010. Participants with no education in the United States, who were born in Korea, resided in the United States longer, and had a primary care provider were more likely than others to reach these goals. Our findings indicate that a behavioral model was suitable to explain the three preventive health care practices.