By The Numbers

Check out the latest data on Latino childhood health.

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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10

steps

to Successful Breastfeeding hospital initiative increases breastfeeding initiation, duration, and exclusivity.

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14

percent

of public education dollars are spent on early childhood education, although 90% of brain development occurs before age 5.

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90

percent

of human brain development occurs before age 5.

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81

percent

of Latino neighborhoods lack recreational facilities compared to 38% of white neighborhoods.

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