Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The National Survey of Children’s Health conducted by federal agencies shows that 41% of Hispanic children ages 10 to 17 in Arizona were overweight or obese as of 2007
The state average was 31%, while the rate for non-Hispanic white children was 22%. The fact that so many young Hispanics are overweight or obese significantly increases their risk of developing diseases such as diabetes. Since many Latinos are on government programs such as Medicaid this means that the American taxpayer is going to end up picking up the bill for the healthcare of diabetic Hispanics.