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v Contents List of Figures vii List of Tables ix Foreword xi David R. Williams Acknowledgments xiii Introduction: A Social and Structural Framework for the Analysis of Latino Males’ Health 1 Marilyn Aguirre-Molina, Luisa N. Borrell, Miguel Muñoz-Laboy, and William Vega Part I Key Issues Affecting the Health of Latino Men Chapter 1 Demographic Transformations, Structural Contexts, and Transitions to Adulthood 17 Rubén G. Rumbaut Chapter 2 The Implications and Impact of Race on the Health of Hispanic/Latino Males 32 Luisa N. Borrell and Clara Rodríguez Chapter 3 Improvements in Latino Health Data 53 Olivia Carter-Pokras and Alexander H. Fischer Part II The Life Cycle and Latino Males’ Health Chapter 4 Latino Boys: The Early Years 67 Marilyn Aguirre-Molina and Gabriela Betancourt Chapter 5 The Sexual and Reproductive Health of Young Latino Males Living in the United States 83 M. Antonia Biggs, Claire D. Brindis, Lauren Ralph, and John Santelli vi Contents Chapter 6 Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs 99 Andres Gil and William Vega Chapter 7 The Causes and Consequences of Poor Health among Latino Vietnam Veterans: Parallels for Latino Veterans of the War in Iraq 123 Valentine V. Villa, Nancy Harada, and Anh-Luu Huynh-Hohnbaum Chapter 8 Health of Incarcerated Latino Men 139 Sandra P. Arévalo, Laia Bécares, and Hortensia Amaro Chapter 9 Emergent Chronic Conditions 158 Sandra Echeverria and Ana Diez-Roux Chapter 10 Psychiatric Disorders and Mental Health Service Use among Latino Men in the United States 183 Antonio Polo and Margarita Alegría Chapter 11 Social Determinants of HIV/AIDS: A Focus on Discrimination and Latino Men Who Have Sex with Men 212 George Ayala Chapter 12 Health Coverage, Utilization, and Expenditures among Latino Men 229 Russell Homan, Patricia A. Homan, and Olveen Carrasquillo Chapter 13 Mental Health of Elderly Latino Males 249 Cynthia Alford and David Espino Conclusion: New Directions for Research, Policy, and Programs Addressing the Health of Latino Males 261 William Vega, Luisa N. Borrell, and Marilyn Aguirre-Molina Appendix: An Overview of Latino Males’ Health Status 268 Olivia Carter-Pokras and Mariano Kanamori Contributors 307 Index 311 ...


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