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Tag Results for "Hispanic Statistics"

Study: Stark Differences in Media Use Between Minority, White Youth

Minority youth aged 8 to 18 consume an average of 13 hours of media content a day -- about 4-1/2 hours more than their white counterparts, according to a Northwestern University report, the first national study to focus exclusively on children’s media use by race and ethnicity. continue reading »

Lancaster County No Longer Land of the Amish but Rather of the Latino

Lancaster County in Pennsylvania no longer appears to be the land of the Amish but rather the Latino, with its population surging past the Amish. The U.S. census data is showing that this southern central Pennsylvania region will have a decidedly Latino flavor with over 45,000 Latinos living in the area. The Hispanic population grew over 68 percent in the last 10 years and surpassing the 30,000 Amish that have long ca continue reading »

Aetna Seeks to Find and Promote a Diverse Generation of U.S. Doctors

Aetna Inc. is addressing the lack of ethnic diversity amongst physicians by allocating $454,000 to seek and promote the next generation of ethnically diverse U.S. physicians. continue reading »

Hispanics Improve Civics Exam Scores, Still Scoring Lower Than Non-Hispanics

The National Assessment of Educational Progress has released a report in which it states that students of all ages have poor knowledge of how the democratic process works, including one-third of high school seniors. Hispanics however, have showed some improvement. continue reading »

Research:  Latino Purchasing Power Now Pegged at $1 Trillion

With an estimated buying power of $616 billion, Latinos of Mexican heritage represent the single most influential segment of the Hispanic market. By 2015, Packaged Facts forecasts the buying power of the Latino population as a whole will reach $1.3 trillion. continue reading »

STUDY: Stop Smoking Campaigns Aimed at Minorities Must be Respectful of Culture & Language to Work

Research finds positive media encouragement campaigns help Hispanic’s stop smoking. The American Legacy Foundation surveyed 4,067 current adult smokers on media campaigns featuring diverse characters with sympathetic stop smoking messages. continue reading »

White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

Hispanic success in education and in the labor market is of immediate and long‐term importance to America’s economy, according to a new report released today by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics continue reading »

PEW:  Record Number of Latinos Voted in 2010 Midterm Elections

A new study out by the Pew Hispanic Center shows that a record 6.6 million Latinos voted in last year’s mid-term elections. This finding disputes some earlier reports that Latino’s stayed home and also signals the influence they can exert in the upcoming Presidential elections. continue reading »

In Colorado Minority Student Population Grows, Yet Less Minority Teachers

In Colorado as the number of minority students has grown, the number of minority teachers working in the schools has declined – concerning students, parents and teachers alike. continue reading »

President’s Approval Amongst Hispanics and Blacks Slipped in March

A Gallup poll released today shows President Obama’s approval rating is slipped amongst Hispanics and Blacks in March. continue reading »

59% of U.S. TB Cases Occur in Foreign-Born, Mainly from Mexico & Philippines

In the United States, the number of TB cases reported in foreign-born persons has remained virtually level, with approximately 7,000 to 8,000 cases reported each year from 1993 to 2008. continue reading »

The Hispanic Labor Force in the Recovery

At nearly 23 million, people of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity represented 15 percent of the United States' labor force in 2010. By 2018, Hispanics are expected to comprise 18 percent of the labor force. continue reading »

21.5 Million Latinos Eligible to Vote, an Estimated 8 Million Still Need to Register

With 33 U.S. Senate contests and a Presidential election across 50 states in 2012, the Latino voter is positioned to have a bigger impact than ever on the political landscape of America. continue reading »

Cardiologists: 35 Mil Mexicans at High Risk for Heart Attacks

“Thirty percent of adult Mexicans are hypertensive – that is to say, some 20 million people, of whom some 7 million don’t know or take care of themselves,” said cardiologist Eugenio Ruesga while he presented his book “Cardiopatia.” In his book he compiled articles on heart disease from 200 Latin American physicians. continue reading »

Hispanic Support for Current Health Care Law Appears to be Waning

As the debate about repealing the Affordable Care Act, Hispanics majority support for it appears waning and indicates they may support an appeal. continue reading »

Majority of Children in Puerto Rico Live in Poverty

A recent report from the National Council of La Raza paints a grim picture for the youth of Puerto Rico: 56% live in poverty, they have highest rate of teen births, and the highest rate in U.S. of teens not attending school or working. continue reading »

A Near Majority of Hispanic Adults Do Not Get Recommended Preventive Health Services

Critical gaps exist between older Americans who receive potentially lifesaving preventive services and those who do not, according to a new report from agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. continue reading »

Paradox in Child Abuse Reporting: Hispanics Have Low Rate, Blacks Higher Rate Yet Same Poverty Level

Black children are involved in reported cases of child abuse at approximately twice the rate of white children. Until now, this has generally been attributed to racial bias in the child welfare system. continue reading »

Hispanics and African-Americans More Positive than Others About Homeownership

Fannie Mae's latest national housing survey finds that Americans are more confident about the stability of home prices than they were at the beginning of 2010, even though they lack confidence in the strength of the economy. continue reading »

U.S. Teenage Birth Rate Declines, For Hispanic Teens at Lowest Level Ever

The U.S. birth rate for teenagers in 2009 was the lowest it has ever been in the nearly 70 years for which national data are available. The rate was 39.1 births per 1,000 females aged 15-19 years, 37 percent below the 1991 rate, the most recent peak. continue reading »