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The researchers note that considering there are 54 million Hispanic Americans — making them the nation’s largest minority group — “data on Hispanic subgroups are needed to understand the health of Hispanic persons of diverse backgrounds.”
Overall, Hispanics reported worse general health than non-Hispanics. But when researchers looked at health measures among specific subgroups of Hispanics, they found Puerto Ricans were much more likely to report having multiple health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and diabetes.