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Hispanic Health Infographic

Differences in selected CHRONIC DISEASE BURDEN for Non-Hispanic Whites vs. Hispanics

Differences in selected CHRONIC DISEASE BURDEN for Non-Hispanic Whites vs. Hispanics

Heart Disease: 8% Non-Hispanic Whites, 5% Hispanics

Cancer: 4% Non-Hispanic Whites, 2% Hispanics

High Blood Pressure: 20% Non-Hispanic Whites, 17% Hispanics

Poorly controlled High Blood Pressure: 54% Non-Hispanic Whites, 68% Hispanics

SOURCES: National Health Interview Survey, 2009-2013, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009-2012.

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Differences in the 10 leading causes of death, NON-HISPANIC WHITES vs HISPANICS

Differences in the 10 leading causes of death, NON-HISPANIC WHITES vs HISPANICS

Non-Hispanic Whites

  1. Heart Disease
  2. Cancer
  3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases
  4. Unintentional Injuries
  5. Stroke
  6. Alzheimer's Disease
  7. Diabetes
  8. Influenza & Pneumonia
  9. Suicide
  10. Kidney Diseases*

Hispanics

  1. Cancer
  2. Heart Disease
  3. Unintentional Injuries
  4. Stroke
  5. Diabetes
  6. Chronic Liver Disease & Cirrhosis
  7. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases
  8. Alzheimer's Disease
  9. Influenza & Pneumonia
  10. Kidney Diseases*

*Types of kidney diseases–Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome & Nephrosis

SOURCES: Vital Statistics Cooperative Program, Mortality Data Files, 2013.

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TOP DISEASES and RISK FACTORS for HISPANICS

Top Diseases and Risk Factors for Hispanics

Top Diseases

% of Hispanic population with disease

  • Cancer: 2.7% US-born, 1.4% Foreign-born.
  • Heart Disease: 6.8% US-born, 3.6% Foreign-born.

Risk Factors

% of Hispanic population with risk factor

  • Obesity: 47.1% US-born, 36.3% Foreign-born.
  • Cigarette Smoking: 17.7% US-born, 10.3% Foreign-born.

SOURCES: National Health Interview Survey, 2009-2013, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009-2012.

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