Mexico population information for July 2016
More than 1 million Mexicans are in need of medical care in the U.S. and Mexico, a new survey shows.
The United States has the highest number of uninsured Mexicans in the world, and the U of T Health System reported Wednesday that Mexico’s population has more than doubled in the past five years.
Nearly 10 million Mexicans remain uninsured, and they’re getting the medical care they need.
“Our population is growing rapidly and we have to keep our populations healthy,” said U. of T’s director of public health and health systems, Dr. Maria Guadalupe Perez.
“Our system is not designed to deal with that and it’s causing an enormous burden for our health system.”
Guadalupe said the UTAH survey found the U’s population in the border states of Chihuahua and Tamaulipas is increasing, which means the population is not evenly distributed.
“There is a very high prevalence of obesity and diabetes in Mexico and they are disproportionately affected by it, and also from other countries,” she said.
The number of Mexicans in Mexico’s care has doubled in five years, but the numbers in U.s. clinics are also growing, increasing by 8.7 per cent since 2012, according to the UtaH survey.
It’s the second year the UteH survey has been conducted, and UtaCities said it’s the largest of its kind in Mexico.
UtaCITIES said that in 2016, there were 1.1 million people in need in Mexico, which is almost 10 per cent of the total U.T. population.
The number of U. S. residents in Mexico has nearly doubled in less than a decade.