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Health of Mexican American Population

Data are for the U.S.

Live births

  • Number of births: 555,823
  • Percent of births with low birth weight: 6.5%

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

Health status

  • Percent of persons all ages in fair or poor health:  10.0%

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

Health risk factors: Smoking

  • Percent of Mexican origin men 18 years and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 16.6% (2010-2012)
  • Percent of Mexican origin women 18 years and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 7.6% (2010-2012)

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

Health risk factors: 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, 2013, table 69 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

Hypertension

  • Percent of Mexican origin men 20 years and over with hypertension: 19.1% (2009-2012)
  • Percent of Mexican origin women 20 years and over with hypertension: 22.0% (2009-2012)

Source: Health, United States, 2013, table 65 [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: 80,578
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 244.7

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2010, table 5 [PDF - 2.1 MB]

 

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