In a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, experts evaluated health trends in Hispanics across the world.
The study was the first done nationally on Hispanic health risks and leading causes of death in the United States.
Similar to nonwhite Hispanics, the leading causes of death in Hispanics are heart disease and cancer.
However, though fewer Hispanics than white people die from the 10 leading causes of death, the CDC saw higher death rates in Hispanics when it came to chronic liver disease, cirrhosis and kidney disease.
This report reinforces the need to sustain strong community, public health and health care linkages that support Hispanic health, said CDC Associate Director for Minority Health and Health Equity Dr. Leandris C. Liburd.