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Health of Mexican American Population

Data are for the U.S.

Live births

  • Number of births: 545,202
  • Percent of births with low birth weight: 6.6%

Source: Births: Final Data for 2013, tables 5, 19 [PDF - 1.8 MB]

Smoking

  • Percent of Mexican origin men 18 years and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 16.6% (2011-2013)
  • Percent of Mexican origin women 18 years and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 7.0% (2011-2013)

Source: Health, United States, 2014, table 54 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

Obesity

  • Percent of Mexican origin men 20 years and over who are obese: 40.2% (2009-2012)
  • Percent of Mexican origin women 20 years and over who are obese: 45.2% (2009-2012)

Source: Health, United States, 2014, table 64 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

Hypertension

  • Percent of Mexican origin men 20 years and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication): 19.1% (2009-2012)
  • Percent of Mexican origin women 20 years and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication): 22.0% (2009-2012)

Source: Health, United States, 2014, table 60 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

Health insurance coverage

  • Percent of persons under 65 years without health insurance coverage: 33.2%

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: 88,362
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 259.6

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2012, table 5 [PDF - 1.5 MB]

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