Thursday, October 14, 2010

Report: In U.S., Hispanics outlive whites, blacks by years

ATLANTA - U.S. Hispanics can expect to outlive whites by more than two years and blacks by more than seven, government researchers said in a startling report that is the first to calculate Hispanic life expectancy in this country.
The report released Wednesday is the strongest evidence yet of what some experts call the "Hispanic paradox" - longevity for a population with a large share of poor, undereducated members. A leading theory is that Hispanics who manage to immigrate to the U.S. are among the healthiest from their countries.

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