CDC Releases First National Study Of Latino Health
It found that while the death rate among the nation's fastest-growing ethnic group is 24 percent lower than for non-Hispanic whites, the Latino community is hit hard by certain diseases and conditions and has less access to health care.
CDC Releases 1st Natl Study On Latino Health Risks, Causes Of Death
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released Tuesday its first-ever national study of the leading causes of death as well as risk factors, disease prevalence and access to health services among U.S. Hispanics. It found that while the death rate among the nation's fastest-growing ethnic group is 24 percent lower than non-Hispanic whites, the Latino community is hit hard by certain diseases and conditions. (Guadalupe, 5/5)
CDC: Hispanics In US Living Longer Than Whites
Hispanics in the United States are living an average of two years longer than white people, despite having less access to healthcare, according to the first national survey of the population's health. Figures released by the Centers for Disease Control on Tuesday state Hispanics have a mortality rate than is 25 percent lower than for the white population, though Hispanics are three times less likely to have health insurance and twice as likely to be in poverty. (Ferris, 5/5)