By The Numbers

Check out the latest data on Latino childhood health.

40

PERCENT

OF LATINO CHILDREN ARE OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE (COMPARED TO 32% OF ALL U.S. CHILDREN)

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50

percent

of U.S. Latino children are served by the WIC program.

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74

percent

of Latino kids have had a sugary drink by age 2 (vs. 45% of white kids).

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84

percent

of Latino parents support public funding for afterschool programs.

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10

fewer minutes

Girls in Latino majority schools engaged in 10 fewer minutes of vigorous activity than girls at white majority schools.

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37

percent

improvement in cardiorespiratory fitness after 16-walking walking program.

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3.5

times

When vending machines were available, Latino students were 3.5 times more likely to buy snacks and beverages for lunch than white students.

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115

percent

students had a 115% increase in physical activity on days with 60 minutes of PE, lunch recess and extra recess.

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1.71

to 1.38

Students consumption of sugary drinks declined when banned from school.

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158

fewer calories

Students at schools with stricter food and drink nutrition standards consumed 158 fewer calories

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24

percent

of U.S. public school students are Latino.

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50

percent

Students consume up to half their daily calories at school.

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46

Percent

of all Latinos are homeowners. That's far fewer than Whites (72%).

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35

Percent

of Latinos age 18-24 are enrolled in a two- or four-year college.

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21.1

Percent

of all Latinos under the age of 65 are without health insurance.

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3

aces

Children exposed to 3+ ACEs had attention problems and aggression in kindergarten.

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3

aces

Children exposed to 3+ ACEs had below average language & math skills in kindergarten.

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42

percent

of children under 5, across 8 states, live in child care deserts.

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70

percent

of 4-year-old children go to early learning centers.

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4.46

times

Latino children experiencing four ACES have 4.46 times increase in lifetime asthma compared to white children who had only a 1.19 times increase.

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