The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has cited some of the leading causes of illness and death among Hispanics, which include heart disease, cancer, unintentional injuries (accidents), stroke, and diabetes.
What is the largest Hispanic group in the US?
Puerto Ricans are the largest group in the Orlando, Florida, metro area, while Salvadorans are the largest in the Washington, D.C., metro area.
What percentage of Hispanics are obese?
Obesity and Hispanic Americans. Among Hispanic American women, 78.8 percent are overweight or obese, as compared to 64 percent of non-Hispanic white women. In 2018, Hispanic Americans were 1.2 times more likely to be obese than non-Hispanic whites.
How many Hispanics are living in the US?
60 million Hispanics
How does Hispanic culture affect healthcare?
Latinos are a diverse ethnic group that includes many different cultures, races, and nationalities. Barriers to care have resulted in striking disparities in quality of health care for these patients. Latinos have disproportionately higher rates of obesity and diabetes mellitus.