In U.S., Hispanics live the longest, CDC says
(AP) - A new government report shows Hispanics in theUnited States outlive whites by more than two years and blacks bymore than seven.
It's the first time a separate life expectancy has beencalculated for Hispanics. The report says that a Hispanic born in2006 could expect to live for more than 80 years.
The report is the strongest evidence yet of the so-calledHispanic paradox - long life expectancy for a population that has alarge share of poor, undereducated members.
Researchers have seen signs of Hispanic longevity for years, butacknowledge most people assume whites live longer.
A leading theory is that Hispanic immigrants are among thehealthiest from their countries.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released thereport Wednesday.