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May 2, 2006

posted by soe 2:48 pm

Can anyone explain to me why when looking at obesity statistics, I cannot find numbers for certain ethnic groups? I can find numbers for Caucasians, African Americans, and Mexican Americans.

I cannot however find information on Latinos in general (I grew up in the Northeast and am well aware that there are obese Puerto Ricans out there — and that Puerto Ricans would be pretty insulted be classified as Mexicans.), Asian Americans, or Native Americans.

Why hasn’t the government tracked this information? And if they have, why have they hidden it away?

This makes writing a book using facts so much harder…

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