Dr. Torres stresses in the foreword of his report the lack of organized information on the health status of Latinos in the U.S. Midwest region. The importance of this information has increased as the Hispanic population of this region has increased. In this report, the author has organized information from article journals, unpublished documents, and state health departments. He covers a wide range of health issues including chronic diseases, drug abuse and maternal and child health. His findings are presented in graphic form and the report also includes a section entitled "Highlights" that covers in brief a wide range of health issues for Latino groups in various areas of the Midwest.