Sociodemographic correlates of hearing loss and hearing aid use in hispanic adults

David J Lee, Orlando W Gomez-Marin, Heidi M. Lee

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Abstract

We examined sociodemographic correlates of hearing loss and hearing aid use in adult Hispanics using data from the Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. After adjustment for age and gender, odds ratios (ORs) of hearing impairment for nonmarried vs married participants were 1.6 [95% confidence interval (CI) = 1.0-2.5] for Mexican-Americans and 2.2 (95% CI = 1.2-4.2), for Puerto Ricans. ORs ranged from 1.6 to 3.2 for unemployed vs employed, and from 1.7 to 2.1 for uninsured vs insured Hispanics. For Mexican-Americans, the OR of hearing aid use for those living below vs above the poverty line was 9.1 (95% CI = 1.1-100.0). These results are consistent with those reported for other ethnic groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-446
Number of pages4
JournalEpidemiology
Volume7
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 5 1996

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Keywords

  • audiometry
  • hearing aids
  • hearing loss
  • Hispanic Americans
  • social class
  • sociodemographic status

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  • Epidemiology

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Sociodemographic correlates of hearing loss and hearing aid use in hispanic adults. / Lee, David J; Gomez-Marin, Orlando W; Lee, Heidi M.

In: Epidemiology, Vol. 7, No. 4, 05.07.1996, p. 443-446.

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Lee, David J ; Gomez-Marin, Orlando W ; Lee, Heidi M. / Sociodemographic correlates of hearing loss and hearing aid use in hispanic adults. In: Epidemiology. 1996 ; Vol. 7, No. 4. pp. 443-446.
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