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UNC Research: NHLBI’s Newly-Released ‘Data Book’ Outlines Hispanic, Latino Health, and Lifestyle Habits

A comprehensive health and lifestyle analysis of adults from a range of Hispanic and Latino origins shows that this segment of the U.S. population is diverse, not only in ancestry, culture, and economic status, but also in the prevalence of several diseases, risk factors, and lifestyle habits. A comprehensive summary of findings to date was released February 24 by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, one of the National Institutes of Health, as the “Hispanic Community Health Study Data Book: A Report to the Communities”. Dr. Jianwen Cai, professor and vice chair in the department of biostatistics of the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, is the principal investigator for the HCHS/SOL Coordinating Center, within the department of biostatistics’ Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center (CSCC).