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  1. Health and Health Care For Hispanics in the United States Updated May 2019

  2. Hispanics account for a large and growing share of the population in the United States. 2017: About 58 million people living in the U.S. are Hispanic, making up nearly 1 in 5 of the population. 2060: Hispanics are projected to account for more than 1 in 4 of the people living in the U.S. by 2060. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of 2017 American Community Survey (ACS), 1-Year Estimatesand U.S. Census Bureau 2017 National Population Projections Tables, https://www.census.gov/data/tables/2017/demo/popproj/2017-summary-tables.html.

  3. Hispanics make up a greater share of the population in the west. SHARE OF TOTAL POPULATION THAT IS HISPANIC BY STATE, 2017 VT WA ME ND MT NH MN OR MA NY WI SD RI ID MI CT WY PA IA NJ OH NE DE IN IL NV MD UT VA DC CO MO KS KY CA NC TN OK SC AR AZ NM GA MS AL < 5% (12 states) LA TX 5-15% (26 states + DC) AK FL > 15% (12 states) Source: Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of 2017 American Community Survey (ACS), 1-Year Estimates.

  4. Most nonelderly Hispanics are in a family with a worker, but they are more likely to be poor. They are also younger and more likely to be a non-citizen than Whites. * Indicates statistically significant difference from the White population at the p<0.05 level. Note: Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race; Whites are non-Hispanic and exclude individuals of mixed race. Includes nonelderly individuals 0-64 years of age. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of 2017 American Community Survey (ACS), 1-Year Estimates.

  5. Hispanics face a range of health challenges. HEALTH STATUS AND SELECTED HEALTH CONDITIONS AMONG NONELDERLY ADULTS (18-64) Note: Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race; Whites are non-Hispanic and exclude individuals of mixed race. Includes nonelderly adults 18-64 years of age. All values have a statistically significant difference from the White population at the p<0.05 level. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of 2017 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and 2017 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).

  6. Hispanics are more than 3 times as likely to be diagnosed with HIV and have a more than 2 times higher teen birth rate than Whites. Note: HIV diagnosis rates are for ages 13 and older. For birth rate, persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race; Whites are non-Hispanic. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) AtlasPlus; Martin JA, Hamilton BE, Osterman MJK, Driscoll AK, Drake P. Births: Final data for 2017. National Vital Statistics Reports; vol 67 no 8. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2018.

  7. Hispanics face greater barriers to accessing care and receive less care than Whites. Note: ^ Indicates in the past 12 months. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race; Whites are non-Hispanic and exclude individuals of mixed race. Includes nonelderly individuals 18-64 years of age. Data for uninsured includes nonelderly adults 19-64 years of age. All values have a statistically significant difference from the White population at the p<0.05 level. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of 2017 American Community Survey (ACS), 2017 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), and 2017 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).

  8. Hispanics are more likely to have other characteristics that lead to health challenges. Note: Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race; Whites are non-Hispanic and exclude individuals of mixed race. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2017 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates (Language Other than English Spoken at Home and Education, both among nonelderly adults, ages 19-64), U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Services, Household Food Security in the United States in 2017, Child Trends, Neighborhood Safety, 2016.

  9. Uninsured rate for Hispanics declined under the ACA, but they are still more likely to be uninsured than Whites. Note: Nonelderly adults are 19-64 years of age. Children are ages 0-18 years. Whites are non-Hispanic and exclude individuals of mixed race. All values have a statistically significant difference from the White population at the p<0.05 level. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of 2017 American Community Survey (ACS), 1-Year Estimates.