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Health of Hispanic or Latino Population

Data are for the U.S.

Live births

  • Number of births: 918,447
  • Births per 1,000 women aged 15-44: 70.6

Source: Births: Final Data for 2016, table 11 [PDF – 1.1 MB]

Smoking

  • Percent of men aged 18 and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 15.0% (2013-2015)
  • Percent of women aged 18 and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 7.2% (2013-2015)

Source: Health, United States, 2016, table 49 [PDF – 9.8 MB]

Obesity

  • Percent of men aged 20 and over with obesity: 39.7% (2011-2014)
  • Percent of women aged 20 and over with obesity: 45.0% (2011-2014)

Source: Health, United States, 2016, table 58[PDF – 9.8 MB]

Hypertension

  • Percent of men aged 20 and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication): 20.4% (2011-2014)
  • Percent of women aged 20 and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication): 23.6% (2011-2014)

Source: Health, United States, 2016, table 54[PDF – 9.8 MB]

Health insurance coverage

  • Percent of persons under age 65 without health insurance coverage: 19.6%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for the U.S. Population: National Health Interview Survey, 2016, Table P-11c [PDF – 263 KB]

Mortality

  • Number of deaths: 179,457
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 317.1

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2015, table 1 [PDF – 2.7 MB]

Leading causes of death

  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Accidents (unintentional injuries)

Source: Deaths: Leading Causes of Death for 2015, table D [PDF – 2.3 MB]

Infant deaths

  • Infant deaths per 1,000 live births: 5.20

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2015, table 13 [PDF – 2.7 MB]

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