The "Paradox" of Hispanic Health

Lawrence, Stewart J.
November 2010
World & I;Nov2010, Vol. 25 Issue 11, p13
The article discusses the reasons for the high life expectancy among Hispanics in the U.S. A report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control found that on an average Hispanics, lived about two years longer than Whites and nearly eight years longer than Blacks. It has been called the "Hispanic paradox." It is stated that a lower level of smoking and drinking among Hispanic and a reduced incidence of terminal illnesses like cancer has enhanced Hispanic longevity.


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