Center on the Developing Child

Study: Immigrant Hispanics Less Stressed, Healthier

A recently published study on racial disparities in health is the focus of this CNN Health blog entry. The study, co-authored by Center faculty affiliate David R. Williams, Center postdoctoral fellow Natalie Slopen, and Michelle Sternthal, shows that stress levels among American-born Hispanics and African-Americans are significantly higher than for foreign-born Hispanics and whites. According to the study, these higher levels of chronic stress lead to worse outcomes in health. This article was written by William Hudson.

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