Accession Number : ADA192364

Title :   Health and Nutrition: Collection of Vital Statistical Data on Hispanics.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC HUMAN RESOURCES DIV

PDF Url : ADA192364

Report Date : Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Hispanics are the second largest and fastest growing minority group in the United States today. The three main Hispanic subgroups in the United States are: Mexican Americans (59.8 percent of all Hispanics in the 1980 Census), who are concentrated in California and the Southwest; Puerto Ricans (13.8 percent), who are concentrated in New York and New Jersey; and Cuban Americans (5.5 percent), who are located primarily in Florida. (App. I shows the Hispanic population for each state). Research has shown that the health status of these Hispanic subgroups varies significantly and that sometimes these groups differ from one another more than they differ from the general population. Three of the nationwide health and nutrition data collection systems, the Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III, the operated by the Department of Health and Human Services. The Nationwide Food Consumption Survey is conducted by the Department of Agriculture. The Vital Statistics Program is also operated by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Descriptors :   *HEALTH, *HISPANICS, *NUTRITION, *STATISTICAL DATA, AGRICULTURE, CALIFORNIA, DATA ACQUISITION, ETHNIC GROUPS, FLORIDA, FOOD CONSUMPTION, HUMANS, MEXICO, MINORITIES, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, POPULATION, PUERTO RICO, STATISTICS, SURVEYS, UNITED STATES

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE