Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Hispanic Mortality Paradox

In a recent Time article, the author discusses the Hispanic mortality paradox. While the Hispanic population has several characteristics that are usually associated with a shorter life (more obesity/poverty and lower education), the life expectancy of a Hispanic baby born in 2006 was 80.6 years - which is 2.5 years longer than whites, 7 years longer than African-Americans and almost three times the national average.

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