Human Development and Family Studies
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Latinos account for 16.3 percent (50.5 million) of the total U.S. population, for more than half of the total growth of the U.S. population in the last decade (Humes, Jones, and Ramirez, 2011), and halting, and in some cases reversing, the gradual population decline in pockets of rural America (Kandel and Cromatie, 2004). However, as the Latino population has grown, so has the prevalence of poverty (21.5% in 2000; 26.6% in 2010) (DeNavas-Walt C, Proctor BD, and Smith, 2011) and food insecurity (21.8% in 2000; 26.2% in 2010) (Nord, Andrews and Carlson, 2011; Coleman-Jensen, Nord and Carlson , 2010), both of which compromise mental health (Slopen, Fitzmaurice, Williams, and Gilman, 2010). Despite these statistics, little attention has been focused on the mental health of Latinos, including the prevalence of depression.
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Browder, Dawn; Greder, Kimberly A.; and Jasper, Sedahlia, "Factors Related to Depression Among Latina Immigrant Mothers" (2013). Human Development and Family Studies Publications. 116.
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