Infographic
July 2014

Latino Health Disparities Compared to Non-Hispanic Whites

Racial and ethnic health disparities undermine our communities and our health care system. Our infographic shows some of the more prevalent health disparities that afflict Latinos in the United States (compared to non-Hispanic whites). See our infographic series for data about other communities of color.

Full Sources

Liver Disease: Deborah L. Blackwell, Jacqueline W. Lucas, and Tainya C. Clarke, Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey 2012 (Atlanta: CDC, 2014), table 8.

Tuberculosis: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Reported Tuberculosis in the United States, 2012 (Atlanta: CDC, 2013), table 2.

Obesity: Deborah L. Blackwell, Jacqueline W. Lucas, and Tainya C. Clarke, Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey 2012 (Atlanta: CDC, 2014), table 29.

Diabetes (incidence): Deborah L. Blackwell, Jacqueline W. Lucas, and Tainya C. Clarke, Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey 2012 (Atlanta: CDC, 2014), table 8.

Diabetes (end-stage renal disease): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Rates of Initiation of Treatment for End-Stage Renal Disease Related to Diabetes Mellitus (ESRD-DM) per 100,000 Diabetic Population, among Hispanics, by Age, United States, 1997–2008 (Atlanta: CDC, 2012); and Rates of Initiation of Treatment for End-Stage Renal Disease Related to Diabetes Mellitus (ESRD-DM) per 100,000 Diabetic Population, among Whites, by Age, United States, 1980–2008 (Atlanta: CDC, 2012).

Diabetes (death): Sherry L. Murphy, Jiaquan Xu, and Kenneth D. Kochanek, Deaths: Final Data for 2010 (Atlanta: CDC, 2013), table 17.

HIV (diagnoses): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HIV Surveillance Report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2011 (Atlanta: CDC, 2013), table 1a.

HIV (deaths): Sherry L. Murphy, Jiaquan Xu, and Kenneth D. Kochanek, Deaths: Final Data for 2010 (Atlanta: CDC, 2013), table 17.

Cervical Cancer (diagnoses) National Center for Health Statistics, Health, United States 2013: With Special Feature on Prescription Drugs (Hyattsville, MD: NCHS, 2014), table 42.

Cervical Cancer (deaths): Sherry L. Murphy, Jiaquan Xu, and Kenneth D. Kochanek, Deaths: Final Data for 2010 (Atlanta: CDC, 2013), table 17.

Asthma (diagnoses): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Current Asthma Prevalence Percents by Age, United States: National Health Interview Survey 2011 (Atlanta: CDC, 2013).

Infant Mortality: T.J. Matthews and Marian F. MacDorman, Infant Mortality Statistics from the 2009 Period Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Set (Atlanta: CDC, 2013), table b.

Childhood Asthma: Jeanne E. Moorman, Lara J. Akinbami, Cathy M. Bailey, et al., National Surveillance of Asthma: United States, 2001-2010 (Atlanta: CDC, 2012), table 2.

Childhood Obesity: Cynthia L. Ogden et al., Prevalence of High Body Mass Index in U.S. Children and Adolescents, 2007-2008, JAMA 303, no 3 (January 20, 2010): table 2.

High School Student Suicide Attempts: Danice K. Eaton et al. Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance – United States, 2011 (Atlanta: CDC, 2012).