Hispanic paradox - than Mexican Americans Life expectancy...

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The “Hispanic Epidemiological Paradox” refers to A. The poor health of elderly Hispanics living in the United States. B. Mexico’s high rates of poverty and low rates of infant mortality. C. Similar life expectancy at birth of Mexican Americans compared to Whites, despite lower socioeconomic status. D. Cuba’s universal health care system.
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Health Differences Among Hispanics in the United  States Several different groups are included in the  category of “Latino.” They have diverse migratory  histories, assimilation experiences, and  geographical locations. These generate socioeconomic, cultural, and  health disparities. For example,  Puerto Ricans have poorer health and longevity 
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Unformatted text preview: than Mexican Americans Life expectancy for Mexican Americans is equal to or higher than for whites, despite their lower socioeconomic status, an Hispanic Paradox. Latino Paradox First generation immigrants have a health advantage compared to U.S. born members of the same ethnic group Healthy Immigrant Effect Support networks apparently buffer the difficulties of immigration Acculturation involves loss of many practices beneficial to health including fiber consumption, decreased breast feeding, increased use of cigarettes and alcohol...
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