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Fact Sheet: Latino Veterans and the Cultural Aspects that Influence Their Treatment Needs

Fact Sheet

In 2010, there were 1.3 million Hispanic veterans in the United States, and a 23% increase is expected by 2030. Latinos represent 18% of the 2.1 million U.S. troops deployed to the Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation New Dawn (OND) wars and, consequently, have been exposed to traumas that can result in conditions, like Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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