Hispanics In The U.S. Have Bad Habits, Don’t Go To The Doctors

August 13, 2008

A new study carried out by the Pew Hispanic Center, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has found that Hispanics in the U.S. have some bad habits of not going to see doctors regularly....Washington (ChattahBox) – A new study carried out by the Pew Hispanic Center, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has found that Hispanics in the U.S. have some bad habits of not going to see doctors regularly.

This new study was carried out via a phone survey, talking with over 4,000 Hispanics in the U.S.

They found that many Hispanics in the U.S. do not see a doctor regularly, even if they have insurance, and language is not an issue.

Overall, 27% of Hispanics do not regularly see a doctor, even if there is nothing keeping them from doing so.

The majority, 64% of Hispanics in the U.S. read media reports to figure out what diets to follow and such.

This is an alarming report, as it shows that Hispanics in the U.S. have bad habits of seeking health advice from sources outside a doctor’s office.


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