Latino Culture

*Largest and fastest growing minority in the U.S.* Encompasses ethnicities from Central and South America and the Caribbean Islands. Cultural Values Familismo, Respecto, Personalismo, Fatalismo, Machismo, & Marianismo Religion Spirituality and religion is of great importance and a core cultural value. Majority believe in Christianity and are Catholic. Main Religious Celebrations Cuaresma (Lent), Semana Santa (Holy Week), La Navidad (Christmas), Los Tres Reyes Magos (Three Kings Day) Religious Symbols The Cross, Rosary, Saints, & Image of Virgen Mary Celebrations Cinco de Mayo, El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), Quinceañera Folk Medicine Believe in the Hot and Cold Theory Folk Healers: Curanderismo, yerberos (herbalists), parteras (midwives), and sobadors or sobadoras (who use massage, bone manipulation, acupressure) Nutrition Reliance on grains and beans, incorporate fruits and vegetables, use lard for cooking, eat together as a family
Predominant Health Problems Leading Causes of Death

Latino Culture
*Largest and fastest growing minority in the U.S.* Encompasses ethnicities from Central and South America and the Caribbean Islands. Cultural Values Familismo, Respecto, Personalismo, Fatalismo, Machismo, & Marianismo Religion Spirituality and religion is of great importance and a core cultural value. Majority believe in Christianity and are Catholic. Main Religious Celebrations Cuaresma (Lent), Semana Santa (Holy Week), La Navidad (Christmas), Los Tres Reyes Magos (Three Kings Day) Religious Symbols The Cross, Rosary, Saints, & Image of Virgen Mary Celebrations Cinco de Mayo, El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), Quinceañera Folk Medicine Believe in the Hot and Cold Theory Folk Healers: Curanderismo, yerberos (herbalists), parteras (midwives), and sobadors or sobadoras (who use massage, bone manipulation, acupressure) Nutrition Reliance on grains and beans, incorporate fruits and vegetables, use lard for cooking, eat together as a family
Predominant Health Problems Leading Causes of Death

Latino Culture
*Largest and fastest growing minority in the U.S.* Encompasses ethnicities from Central and South America and the Caribbean Islands. Cultural Values Familismo, Respecto, Personalismo, Fatalismo, Machismo, & Marianismo Religion Spirituality and religion is of great importance and a core cultural value. Majority believe in Christianity and are Catholic. Main Religious Celebrations Cuaresma (Lent), Semana Santa (Holy Week), La Navidad (Christmas), Los Tres Reyes Magos (Three Kings Day) Religious Symbols The Cross, Rosary, Saints, & Image of Virgen Mary Celebrations Cinco de Mayo, El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), Quinceañera Folk Medicine Believe in the Hot and Cold Theory Folk Healers: Curanderismo, yerberos (herbalists), parteras (midwives), and sobadors or sobadoras (who use massage, bone manipulation, acupressure ) Nutrition Reliance on grains and beans, incorporate fruits and vegetables, use lard for cooking, eat together as a family
Predominant Health Problems Leading Causes of Death

Hypertension Diabetes Mellitus II Obesity Cancer Heart Disease

Heart Disease Cancer Unintentional Injury Stroke Diabetes

Hypertension Diabetes Mellitus II Obesity Cancer Heart Disease

Heart Disease Cancer Unintentional Injury Stroke Diabetes

Hypertension Diabetes Mellitus II Obesity Cancer Heart Disease

Heart Disease Cancer Unintentional Injury Stroke Diabetes

Es mejor prevenir que curar
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Es mejor prevenir que curar
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Es mejor prevenir que curar
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

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