From Chicago Tribune:
According to a recently released life expectancy report by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are significant disparities between ethnic groups in America.
Hispanics living in the US outlive Caucasians by more than two years.
African Americans lag even further behind. Their life expectancy is
more than seven years shorter than Hispanics, at just under 73 years,
compared to Hispanics' life expectancy of nearly 81 years.
But the so-called "Hispanic paradox" that the Chicago Tribune mentions may not be such a mystery after all, if you look at what drives longevity in the first place.
Can Money Buy You Health and Longevity?
Conventional wisdom tells us that populations with more money and
higher educational status live longer. And there's plenty of evidence to
The "Hispanic paradox" refers to the curious fact that despite having
such a large portion of poor and undereducated members (three times as
many Hispanics live below the poverty level compared with Caucasians),
the Hispanic community still outlives the wealthier and more educated