Healthy Americas Survey 2017
The Healthy Americas Survey of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance), and the Healthy Americas Institute at the University of Southern California (USC), is a national survey providing insight on health care status and access, preventive care, and healthy lifestyles. Support for the 2017 Healthy Americas Survey was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.
Key Findings on Hispanics health status, access, and quality of care
Soda Consumption. During the past 30 days, half (53%) of Hispanics and non-Hispanic blacks (51%) report drinking sugary soda daily or weekly compared to 37% of non-Hispanic whites.
Fruits and Vegetables. Hispanics (7%) and non-Hispanic blacks (8%) are significantly less likely than non-Hispanic whites (18%) to report eating 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables on average each day.
Usual Source of Care. About one in four (27%) of Hispanics report not having a usual place to go to when they are sick or need advice about health compared to 17% of non-Hispanic blacks and 7% of non-Hispanic whites .
Worry About Cost of Care. 40% of Hispanics report that they would be very worried about affording care if they got sick or had an accident compared to 22% of non-Hispanic blacks and 11% of non-Hispanic whites.