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Investigation of the Disparity Between New York City and National Prevalence of Nonspecific Psychological Distress Among Hispanics

Racial/Ethnic Group CHS, % NHIS, %
Whites 4.8 2.8
All Hispanics 9.3 2.7
Puerto Ricans 11.7 5.2
Dominicans 9.8 2.3
Mexicans 5.9 2.9
Central/South Americans 6.3 2.4
Other Hispanic 9.9 3

Figure. Age-adjusted prevalence of nonspecific psychological distress by race/ethnicity, Community Health Survey (CHS) 2006 and National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) 2006. Within CHS, the difference between the white reference group and all Hispanic groups except Mexicans and Central/South Americans was significant at P < .05. Within NHIS, there were no significant differences across race/ethnic groups. The difference between CHS and NHIS for all racial/ethnic groups except Mexican was significant at P < .05. Nonspecific psychological distress defined as a score of >12 on the K6 scale.

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