Mortality rates in the region and elsewhere continue to fall over time. The Houston area has trended downward more rapidly than statewide, and is now slightly below statewide benchmarks. The rates of the six most significant causes of death in the region illustrate that the heaviest burden of illness comes from chronic diseases. More below…
A growing body of literature describes what has come to be known as the “healthy migrant” phenomenon – the fact that on many measures, first generation immigrants are often healthier than U.S.-born residents who share similar ethnic or racial backgrounds. This is surprising because immigrants tend to have higher rates of poverty than U.S.-born residents, and often come from countries with lower standards of living. However, as immigrants assimilate the migrant health advantage diminishes.
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