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According to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Puerto Ricans and Mexican Americans, living in the U.S., have poorer health than other Latino groups, The Bismarck Tribune reports.
The report shows that 3 in 10 Puerto Ricans and 1 in 5 Mexican Americans have a chronic illness, such as heart disease or hypertension.
In terms of mental health, Puerto Ricans also fared worse; 6% said they had a serious psychological distress in the last 30 days compared to 3.3% among Central and South American adults.
“Although the Hispanic population in the United States may share a common language, there is considerable variation among subgroups when it comes to culture, economics and even their attitudes toward seeking out health care,” researchers wrote.