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Food Security Among Hispanic Adults in the United States, 2011-2014

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/2083802/eib-153.pdf

Estimates the extent and severity of food insecurity across diverse groups of Hispanic households.  Food insecurity was worse among Hispanics identifying as Mexicans, Central/South American, and Puerto Rican than among those identifying as Cuban.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

The State of Racial Diversity in the Educator Workforce

Categories: African Americans,Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Hispanics,Statistics

http://www2.ed.gov/rschstat/eval/highered/racial-diversity/state-racial-diversity-workforce.pdf

Reviews trends in the diversity of elementary and secondary school teachers and examines the teacher pipeline from enrollment in postsecondary education to entrance into the teaching profession and beyond.  Finds a lack of racial diversity among teachers (18% are teachers of color compared to 49% of students who are individuals of color).  From the U.S. Department of Education

 

Reduced Disparities in Birth Rates Among Teens Aged 15-19 Years, United States, 2006-2007 and 2013-2014

Categories: African Americans,Births/Deaths,Headlines,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/pdfs/mm6516a1.pdf

Reports that births among Hispanic and black teens have dropped by almost half since 2006 and that teen age births in general have dropped by more than 40%.  Includes birth rates to teen age mothers by race/ethnicity and state and shows percentage change from 2006.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

FDA Approves Folic Acid Fortification of Corn Masa Flour

Categories: Births/Deaths,Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm496104.htm

Press release on federal approval of fortifying corn flour with 0.7 milligrams of folic acid per pound of corn masa flour.  Folic acid helps prevent birth defects affecting the brain, spine, and spinal cord.  The change is expected to help Hispanics for whom corn masa flour is a staple food.  From the Food and Drug Administration

 

Number of Minority- and Women-Owned Firms Each Increase by More than 2 Million Nationally

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Business/Economics,Hispanics,Native Americans,Statistics,Women

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-209.html

Los Angeles County led the nation in the number of Hispanic-, Asian-, and American Indian and Alaska Native-owned firms in 2012 and ranked second in the number of African American-owned firms. Shows an overall rise of minority-owned firms from 5.8 million in 2007 to 8.0 million in 2012. From the Census Bureau

 

How Does Cause of Death Contribute to the Hispanic Mortality Advantage in the United States?

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db221.pdf

In 2013 life expectancy at birth for Hispanic males was greater than for non-Hispanic whites or blacks. This report traces the differences to lower death rates from cancer, heart disease, respiratory diseases, stroke and diabetes for Hispanic males. Similar patterns were found for Hispanic females. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Reported Child Health Status, Hispanic Ethnicity, and Language of Interview: United States, 2011-2012

Categories: African Americans,Children,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr082.pdf

Looks at the health status of four subgroups of school-age children: Hispanic with an English interview, Hispanic with a Spanish interview, and non-Hispanic black and white chidren. Tries to determine if characteristics of children account for subgroup variations in reported health status. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

2014 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report: Chartbook on Care Coordination

Categories: African Americans,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Native Americans,Statistics

http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/2014chartbooks/carecoordination/2014nhqdr-care.pdf

One of the supporting reports associated with the annual National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report, which reports on disparities in health care experienced by different racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.  This chartbook includes a summary of trends across measures of care coordination from the QDR.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

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