Hispanic Health Care

A new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds over a quarter of Hispanic adults do not have a regular health care provider.

The survey of over 4,000 Hispanic Americans finds nearly forty percent don't have a doctor because they say they're rarely sick.

Hispanics born in the US were more likely to have a provider than those born in other countries, as well as those who speak English. The report also found most Hispanics get their health information from the media.

Hispanic adults have a lower prevalence of many chronic health conditions than the U.S. adult population as a whole. However, they have a higher prevalence of diabetes than do non-Hispanic white adults, and they are also more likely to be overweight. This greater propensity to be overweight puts them at an increased risk to develop diabetes and other serious health conditions.

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