Health of Mexican American Population

Data are for the U.S.

Live births
Smoking
  • Percent of men aged 18 and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 14.8% (2015-2017)
  • Percent of women aged 18 and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 6.5% (2015-2017)

Source: Health, United States, 2018, table 19 pdf icon[PDF – 9.8 MB]

Obesity
  • Percent of men aged 20 and over with obesity: 44.4% (2013-2016)
  • Percent of women aged 20 and over with obesity: 51.3% (2013-2016)

Source: Health, United States, 2018, table 26 pdf icon[PDF – 9.8 MB]

Hypertension
  • Percent of men aged 20 and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication): 22.3% (2013-2016)
  • Percent of women aged 20 and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication): 24.6% (2013-2016)

Source: Health, United States, 2018, table 22 pdf icon[PDF – 9.8 MB]

Health insurance coverage
Mortality
  • Number of deaths: 105,392
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 287.4

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2017, Supplemental Tables, table I-4 pdf icon[PDF – 2 MB]

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Page last reviewed: May 3, 2017