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.