Demographic and socio-cultural correlates of medical mistrust in two Australian States: Victoria and South Australia

Andre Renzaho, Michael Jay Polonsky, Zoe McQuilten, Neil Waters

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Studies on medical mistrust have mainly focused on depicting the association between medical mistrust and access/utilization of healthcare services. The effect of broader socio-demographic and psycho-social factors on medical mistrust remains poorly documented. The study examined the effect of broader socio-demographic factors, acculturation, and discrimination on medical mistrust among 425 African migrants living in Victoria and South Australia, Australia. After adjusting for socio-demographic factors, low medical mistrust scores (i.e., more trusting of the system) were associated with refugee (?=-4.27, p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216 - 224
Number of pages9
JournalHealth & Place
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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