In U.S., Hispanics live the longest, CDC says

(AP) - A new government report shows Hispanics in theUnited States outlive whites by more than two years and blacks bymore than seven.It's the first

ATLANTA - (AP) - A new government report shows Hispanics in theUnited States outlive whites by more than two years and blacks bymore than seven.

It's the first time a separate life expectancy has beencalculated for Hispanics. The report says that a Hispanic born in2006 could expect to live for more than 80 years.

The report is the strongest evidence yet of the so-calledHispanic paradox - long life expectancy for a population that has alarge share of poor, undereducated members.

Researchers have seen signs of Hispanic longevity for years, butacknowledge most people assume whites live longer.

A leading theory is that Hispanic immigrants are among thehealthiest from their countries.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released thereport Wednesday.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A 21-year-old was critically injured after crashing his 1 21-year-old critically injured in crash on Bronx River Parkway
A violent brawl captured on video Thursday night 2 City Island restaurant brawl captured on video
VIDEO: Scenes from fatal accident 3 VIDEO: Scenes from fatal accident
Students at Riverdale Country School are getting the 4 Students at Riverdale Country showcase their art
Police say Timothy Hairston, 27, was shot to 5 Police: Man shot, killed on E. 165th Street

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE