By The Numbers

Check out the latest data on Latino childhood health.

37

Percent

of Head Start and Early Head Start participants are Latino.

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15.1

Percent

of Latinos lack health insurance vs. 6.6% of non-Latino whites.

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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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