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Hispanic Health in America

HISPANIC HEALTH IN AMERICA #AHR2012 28% vs. 31% VS. More than 66 million people in the US are obese. That is more than the population of the UK. of the adult Hispanic population in the US is obese 37% of the Hispanic population in Texas is obese, the largest margin of any state. Every state has over 20% of its population as obese A Latino favorite, natural juices are rich in nutrients and minerals that can help in warding off chronic diseases such as diabetes and cancer. Diabetes is at an all-time high with 9.5% of the population diagnosed Mexican Americans are twice as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes than other Hispanic groups America is spending $147B Less than one fourth of Hispanics have ideal body mass 1/4 in health care costs associated with poor diet and physical inactivity With each cup of coffee consumed daily, the risk of type 2 diabetes drops by 7 percent. Energetic Latin dance styles (merengue, bachata, salsa, rumba, zumba) burn approximately 300 to 800 calories an hour Cancer surpassed heart disease as the number one killer among Hispanics last year. CANCER HEART DISEASE These numbers are a comparison of the ten most Hispanic populated states – CA, CO, NV, NM, AZ, TX, IL, NY, NJ, FL. AMERICA'S HEALTH RANKINGS UNITED HEALTH FOUNDATION

Hispanic Health in America

shared by TheBCScoop on Dec 19
An overview of Hispanic health in America, released with the United Health Foundation's America's Health Rankings 2012.


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