Journal article

Health issues among Filipino women in remote Queensland.

M Kelaher, H Potts, L Manderson

Australian Journal of Rural Health | Published : 2001

Abstract

This paper discusses health issues among Filipinas (women born in the Philippines) living in remote and rural environments in Queensland. The sample was recruited as part of the University of Queensland component of the Australian Longitudinal Study of Women's Health (ALSWH). Most of the women lived in an urban or semi-urban area (391), whereas 90 lived in rural or remote areas. Community perceptions had a much greater impact on health service utilisation in rural and remote areas than in urban areas. The transition between newcomer and old-timer is more difficult for Filipinas than for other rural women because they are visibly different from other members of the community and suffer from s..

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