About every three years, the Community Health Status Survey conducts telephone interviews to learn about the health of adults in Greater Cincinnati. Once again in 2017, the survey, funded by Interact for Health, took an in-depth look at the health of the region’s growing population of Latino adults.
The survey found that Latinos rated highly various aspects of their communities, such as housing, feelings of support and the availability of healthy foods. For example:
Latinos adults also reported some positive changes since 2013, the last year the survey was conducted. Compared with 2013, Latino adults in 2017 were:
While any changes are interesting to note, small subgroup oversamples such as the Latino oversample have a larger margin of error and are more likely to be volatile than the larger regional sample. It is important to monitor changes over time to see if the trends continue.
"Greater Cincinnati, like the nation, has a growing Latino community," said Liliana Rojas-Guyler, Associate Professor at the University of Cincinnati and Community Health Status Survey consultant. "This year’s report will be useful in assessing, providing and educating about the service needs of Latinos."
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