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AARP Segunda Juventud Self-Help Study Among Hispanics Ages 40+

Self-help and self-improvement activities are growing among the Hispanic population, according to this March 2008 survey. AARP's self-help survey found that a majority of Hispanics ages 40 and older are engaging in self-help or self-improvement activities such as eating healthily, exercising regularly, seeking spiritual advice, and using self-help books, tapes or DVDs. The results revealed that in the past two years:

  • 78% of respondents tried to eat a healthier diet
  • 69% tried to exercise regularly
  • 35% sought spiritual advice
  • 30% used self-improvement books, tapes, or DVDs, and
  • 26% attended self-help seminars.

International Communications Research conducted this telephone survey for AARP during March 11-24, 2008, among a representative sample of 528 Hispanic adults age 40 or older. For more information, contact Tracy Needham at 202-434-6322. (6 pages)

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