CDC Report: Hispanic Population Has Longer Lifespan Than Whites, Despite Barriers to Health Care
Hispanic U.S. residents generally live longer than white individuals, despite less access to health care and other risk factors that should shorten their lives, according to the first CDC report on Hispanic health. The report found that the Hispanic mortality rate is 25% lower than the rate for the white population.
- "U.S. Hispanics Are Healthier Than Whites, CDC Says, Despite Many Reasons That Shouldn't Be" (Bernstein/Ellis Nutt, "To Your Health," Washington Post, 5/5).
- "CDC: Hispanics in US Living Longer Than Whites" (Ferris, The Hill, 5/5).