- Words: 2367
- Length: 8 Pages
- Topic: Race
- Paper #: 51959416
These are high cholesterol levels, obesity, physical activity, smoking and racism. According to the 2003 report by the American Heart Association, 53% of Mexican-American men and 48% of women aged 20-74 have high bad cholesterol levels.
The 1999-2000 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey reported that 33%
of Mexican-American women and 28% of men were obese, as compared with 20% of non-Hispanic women. Adolescents aged 12-19 were 24% overweight as compared