By The Numbers

Check out the latest data on Latino childhood health.

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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70

percent

of Latinos say they have neighborhoods with safe places to play compared to 82.5% of whites.

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16

times

Structured physical activity programs increased community use of shared-use sites by 16 times.

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22

PERCENT

of Latino youth have depressive symptoms (a rate higher than most other groups).

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17.2

PERCENT

OF LATINO STUDENTS REPORT BEING BULLIED AT SCHOOL.

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68.2

percent

of children in Bexar County, Texas, are Latino.

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8

PERCENT

OF LATINO KIDS USED MENTAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES. THAT'S LESS THAN THEIR PEERS.

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