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Health of Mexican American Population

Data are for the U.S.

Live births

  • Number of births: 535,993

Source: Births: Final Data for 2016, table 12 [PDF – 1.1 MB]

Smoking

  • Percent of men aged 18 and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 15.0% (2014-2016)
  • Percent of women aged 18 and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 6.8% (2014-2016)

Source: Health, United States, 2017, table 49 [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, 2017, 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): 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, 2017, table 54 [PDF – 9.8 MB]

Health insurance coverage

  • Percent of persons under age 65 without health insurance coverage: 22.3%

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: 101,288
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 283.0

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2015, Supplemental Tables, table I-4 [PDF – 2.7 MB]

Infant deaths

  • Infant deaths per 1,000 live births: 4.96

Source: User Guide to the 2016 Period Linked Birth/Infant Death Public Use File, table 1 [PDF – 1.26 MB]

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