Health of Hispanic or Latino Population

Data are for the U.S.

Live births
  • Number of births: 866,713
  • Births per 1,000 women aged 15-44: 63.1

Source: Births: Final Data for 2020 [PDF – 1 MB]

Health status
  • Percent of adults aged 18 and over in fair or poor health: 15.4% (2021)

Source: Interactive Summary Health Statistics for Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2019-2021

  • Percent of children under age 18 years in fair or poor health: 3.0% (2021)

Source: Interactive Summary Health Statistics for Children: National Health Interview Survey, 2019-2021

Smoking
  • Percent of adults aged 18 and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 7.7% (2021)

Source: Interactive Summary Health Statistics for Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2019-2021

Obesity
  • Percent of men aged 20 and over with obesity: 44.8% (2015-2018)
  • Percent of women aged 20 and over with obesity: 46.8% (2015-2018)

Source: Health, United States, 2019, Table 26 [PDF – 9.8 MB]

Hypertension
  • Percent of men aged 20 and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication): 46.0% (2015-2018)
  • Percent of women aged 20 and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication): 35.4% (2015-2018)

Source: Health, United States, 2019, Table 22 [PDF – 9.8 MB]

Health insurance coverage
  • Percent of adults aged 18–64 without health insurance coverage: 28.7% (2021)

Source: Interactive Summary Health Statistics for Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2019-2021

  • Percent of children under age 18 years without health insurance coverage: 7.7% (2021)

Source: Interactive Summary Health Statistics for Children: National Health Interview Survey, 2019-2021

Mortality
  • Number of deaths: 305,708
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 498.6

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2020) via CDC WONDER

Leading causes of death