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The Latina Portrait …

The Latina Portrait
Presented by Daniel B. Martinez, M.D.
Medical Director, Pilsen Wellness Center, Inc.
October 14, 2011

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  • Let’s talk about the quality of life for women.Poverty-self imposed rationing of meds to keep cost downSocial isolation- we don’t believe in nursing homes and women stay with grown kids often time not very availabel
  • Heart Cancer and stroke, top three killers for women
  • 57% of Lfemales will get HIV from their male partners Compare with 7.5% of Lm will get HIV from their female partners33.3% of females become HIV from using a contaminated needle Compare that with no White females and 19% of Black females
  • 58% Latina adolescents are sexually active
  • 46% of whites are sexually active and 69% of blacks
  • Latinas have the highest birth rates of any racial and ethnic group

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  • 1. The Latina Portrait
    Daniel B. Martinez, M.D.
    Medical Director, Pilsen Wellness Center, Inc.
    October 14, 2011
  • 2.
  • 3.
  • 4. Mortality among
  • 5.
  • 6. Latinas
    -Latinas have among the longest life expectancies (83.7)
    Yes, but women are three times more likely than men:
    -To live in poverty
    -To live in social isolation
    -To experience depression
    -To suffer chronic illness
    -to have a disability
    (National Institute of Health, 1999)
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  • 10. 53% Latinas consumed alcohol in past month.
    15% use tobacco
    Least likely to consume fruits and vegetables
    45% reported no physical activity
    1/3 obese, 1/3 overweight
    33% of adolescent births are of Latinas
    (74% of these are Mexican-Americans)
    Lifestyle and Behavioral Risks
  • 11.
  • 12. Education and Income
    Advocacy for minimal insurance
    Keep in Mind the Body Mass Index (BMI)
    Keep in mind Lipid Profiles
    Smoking Cessation
    Exercise
    Screenings
    “Latina health is an epidemiological paradox.”
    (Lower death, lower disease, good health)
    Prevention-Prevention-Prevention
  • 13.
  • 14. Latinas have the highest birth rates
    58% Latina adolescents are sexually active
    5 times more likely of contracting syphyllis
    3 times more likely of contracting gonorrhea
  • 15. 43,441 Latino births in 2005
  • 16.
  • 17. Amigas Latinas started in 1995
    Proyecto survey ran from January-July, 2007
    Reports on findings from 305 LGBTQ
    32% not born in U.S.
    47% higher ed.
    44% unfair treatment in the workplace
    18.8% not out to their mothers
    38% of those that did experience a negative rxn
    22% afraid of being rejected by friends and family
    30% believe others know but don’t say anything
    Proyecto Latino: Descubriendonos
  • 18. 21% report high rates of depression
    15.6% report high rates of anxiety
    15% report suicidal thoughts
    18% have attempted suicide
    20% say their sexual orientation is what causes them the greatest stress in life
    31% violence and threats of being killed by partner
    20% report being sexually abused by a parent
    19% report having been forced into sex
    Latina LGBTQ continued:
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  • 22. 50% do not have a high school diploma
    45% are not U.S. citizens
    43% report not speaking English “well.”
    40% make less than $18,000/year
    55% of production workforce
    30% of cleaning and maintenance
    Overpresented in these jobs and underpresented in 8 of the other top 10.
    Latina Facts:
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  • 25. REFERENCES:http://www.mujereslatinasenaccion.org/resources/latina-portraits.pdfhttp://www.mujereslatinasenaccion.org/resources/HealthDisparities.pdfhttp://www.mujereslatinasenaccion.org/resources/documents/LTQ.pdfhttp://www.mujereslatinasenaccion.org/resources/LatinasMentalHealthNeeds.pdfhttp://www.mujereslatinasenaccion.org/resources/LatinasReproductiveHealth.pdf