Latinos Face Tough Health Issues, Says CDC Disparities Report
A new new federal report has uncovered striking health disparities between racial/ethnic U.S. groups, and Hispanics tended to fall into some of the worst categories, Fox New Latino reports.
Other Hispanic-related findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, which examined disparities by sex, race, income and education, included:
- While teenage pregnancy rates fell fell among all ethnic groups, Hispanic girls (77.4 per 1,000) were three times more likely than whites (26.7) and blacks (62.7) to end up pregnant.
- Mexican-Americans have the least success in controlling high blood pressure.
- Hispanics account for one-third of the population that is uninsured – and they tend to live in some of the most polluted and contaminated areas.
- Asthma rates were higher among Puerto Ricans (18.4%) than any other ethnic groups.
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