The United States resettles refugees every year. Their population in south-central Kentucky (KY) is diverse and fitting to research into culture-dependent healthcare utilization patterns. A mixed study was conducted with one hundred and ten semi-structured questionnaires and three individual interviews. Significant differences were observed between the use of healthcare services and refugees’ nationality (F (5, 98) = 4.29, p < 0.001), acculturation (t = −2.03, p < 0.04), and interpreters (t = 1.92, p < 0.05). Beliefs affect use through the level of cultural competency of the healthcare provider. These findings contribute to the health policy debates surrounding this culturally diverse population.
Part of the book: Demographic Analysis