A record 33.7 million Hispanics of Mexican origin resided in the United States in 2012, according to a brief prepared by Pew Hispanic Research Center. This estimate includes 11.4 million immigrants born in Mexico and 22.3 million born in the U.S. who self-identified as Hispanics of Mexican origin.
Mexicans are by far the largest Hispanic-origin population in the U.S., accounting for nearly two-thirds (64%) of the U.S. Hispanic population in 2012.
- Author: VOXXI by Hope Gillete
February is American Heart Month, and while awareness is important for people of all ages and ethnicities, certain groups—like Latinos—are at a higher risk for heart-related diseases.
Close the Gap, an awareness campaign created specifically to bring attention to heart health disparities, indicates heart diseases are a leading cause of death for Hispanics in the U.S..
Among Mexican American adults alone, for example, 34.4 percent of women and 31.6 percent of men suffer from cardiovascular disease.
According to a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, Latinos born in the United States have...
- Author: American Heart Association
Hispanic Americans meet more heart-healthy goals than other racial and ethnic groups in the United States, according to a new study.
Compared to other racial and ethnic groups in the United States, Hispanics had higher rates of ideal blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels, were less likely to smoke, and were more likely to get recommended amounts of exercise. Like most Americans, however, too few Hispanics ate a heart-healthy diet and too many were overweight, the investigators found.
Researchers analyzed data from nearly 16,000.../span>
- Author: UC Berkeley School of Public Health
As the largest immigrant group in the U.S., Mexican immigrants and their descendants are changing the demography of the nation. Mexican immigrant and Mexican origin youth ages 12-29 are a key part of this change. They are generally healthy. It is expected that they will live their productive adult years in the U.S. contributing to the social and economic well-being of a nation which has always been highly dependent on its immigrants. It is estimated that about the same proportion of today’s U.S. population is immigrant as was the case a century ago. These are some of the findings from Migration and Health: Young Mexican Immigrants in the...
- Author: Lisa M. Rawleigh
Low-income Americans also reap more gains from healthy eating
Although all Americans report better emotional health when they exercise frequently and eat fruits and vegetables regularly, low-income Americans experience an even bigger emotional boost from practicing these good health habits than do those at higher income levels.
These findings are based on 180,299 interviews with American adults conducted as part of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. The Emotional Health Index score is based on Americans' self-reports of positive and negative daily emotions, as well as self-reported clinical diagnoses of depression....