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Health of Hispanic or Latino Population

Data are for the U.S.

Population

  • Number of Hispanic residents (all ages): 53.0 million (2012)

Source: Health, United States, 2013, table 1 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

Live births

  • Number of births: 907,677
  • Births per 1,000 women 15-44 years: 74.4
  • Percent of births with low birth weight: 7.0%

Source: Births: Final Data for 2012, tables 5, 19 [PDF - 2.2 MB]

Health risk factors

  • Percent of Hispanic men 18 years and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 16.7% (2010-2012)
  • Percent of Hispanic women 18 years and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 8.4% (2010-2012)

Source: Health, United States, 2013, table 58 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

Health insurance coverage

  • Percent of persons under 65 years without health insurance coverage: 30.4%

Source: Summary Health Statistics for the U.S. Population: National Health Interview Survey, 2012, Appendix III, table XV [PDF - 1 MB]

Mortality

  • Number of deaths: 149,635
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 287.5

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2011, table 2 [PDF - 1.5 MB]

Leading causes of death

  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Accidents (unintentional injuries)

Source: Deaths: Leading Causes for 2010, table E [PDF - 4.2 MB]

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