January 29, 2015


Hispanics and Diabetes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among the millions of people who identify themselves as Hispanic/Latino, many have a disproportionate rate of disease, injury, death, and disability for certain conditions when compared with non-Hispanic whites. Hispanics have higher age-adjusted incidence for cancers of the cervix and stomach, as well as a greater risk of death from stroke, chronic liver disease and diabetes. For many years the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other leading organizations, such as the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, have been taking steps to educate Hispanic consumers about a variety of health-related topics, including health screenings and illnesses that have higher rates of incidence among those of Hispanic descent.