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Harvard Co-Sponsored Poll Finds Diabetes Top Health Concern for Latino Families

A new NPR/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health poll was released January 21 on the views of Latinos in America about their health and health care, communities, financial situation, and discrimination in their lives. The poll found that Latinos see diabetes as the biggest health problem for their own families. Nearly one in five (19 percent) Latinos said diabetes is the biggest health problem facing their families. The next most cited problem, cancer, is mentioned by just one in 20 Latinos (5 percent). Diabetes was the biggest health problem reported by both immigrant (16 percent) and non-immigrant Latinos (22 percent).