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Resources by Topic: Asian and Pacific Islanders

Geographic Differences in Obesity Prevalence and Its Risk Factors Among Asian Americans: Findings from the 2013–2014 California Health Interview Survey
Analyzes the geographic disparities in obesity prevalence and the differences in its risk factors among Asian Americans, including Filipinos, Koreans, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Chinese, who live in rural and urban California.
Author(s): Shaoqing Gong, Kesheng Wang, Ying Li, Arsham Alamian
Citation: Science Reports, 8, 12510
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
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Veterans Health Administration: Opportunities Exist for Improving Veterans' Access to Health Care Services in the Pacific Islands
Details opportunities for veterans to access healthcare in the Pacific Islands. Discusses barriers to care, such as long travel distances, and the use of telehealth and the Choice Program as methods of improving access.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities Among Rural Adults — United States, 2012-2015
Reports on racial/ethnic health disparities among rural residents. Includes data by race/ethnicity for health-related quality of life, healthcare access and use, chronic health conditions, and health-related behaviors. Based on data from the 2012–2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
Author(s): Cara V. James, Ramal Moonesinghe, Shondelle M. Wilson-Frederick, et al.
Citation: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 66(23), 1-9
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Block Grant - Palau: FY 2018 Application/FY 2016 Annual Report
A description of the status and activities of Palau's maternal and child health programs. Includes data on financial, program, and performance measures, and features demographic information on ethnicity and race, household types, poverty levels, maternal and infant mortality, and statistics related to healthcare and health insurance.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maternal and Child Health Bureau
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Snapshot: Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health
Fact sheet with statistics on uninsurance rates by ethnicity, health disparities by ethnicity, sex, and three types of cancer incidence rates, and rates of hepatitis B and HIV infection.
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
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Data Quality Assessment of the 2014 Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander National Health Interview Survey
Assesses the quality of the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander National Health Interview Survey (NHPI NHIS), the first federal survey focused on the health of the NHPI population of the United States. Compares the survey's population characteristic results to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey and the annual NHIS for combined years 2010–2014.
Author(s): Adena M. Galinsky, Carla E. Zelaya, Catherine Simile, Patricia M. Barnes
Citation: Vital Health Statistics, 2(174)
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Health Care Access and Utilization Among Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Persons in the United States, 2014
Provides detailed statistics on healthcare access and utilization for the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) population as a whole, as well as multiple- and single-race NHPI populations, with comparisons to other groups and to the U.S. population. Topics addressed include health insurance coverage, usual place of care, emergency department visits, delayed care due to cost, dentist visits, influenza and pneumococcal vaccination, and HIV screening.
Author(s): Carla E. Zelaya, Adena M. Galinsky, Catherine Simile, Patricia M. Barnes
Citation: Vital Health Statistics, 3(41)
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Health Conditions and Behaviors of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Persons in the United States, 2014
Offers detailed statistics on health conditions and behaviors for the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) population and for multiple and single-race NHPI populations, with comparisons to other racial groups and to the U.S. population as a whole. Topics covered include general health status, specific health conditions, disabilities, body mass index, physical activity, and substance use.
Author(s): Adena M. Galinsky, Carla E. Zelaya, Catherine Simile, Patricia M. Barnes
Citation: Vital and Health Statistics, 3(40)
Date: 07/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Promoting Optimal Native Outcomes (PONO) by Understanding Women's Stress Experiences
Analyzes psychosocial stressors in women, aged 18-35, living in a rural Hawaiian community with a large Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander population to promote optimal native outcomes (PONO). Gathered information from 36 women participating in focus groups and identified seven stressor themes: intimate relationships; family and home life; child rearing; time for self; neighborhood environment; workplace; and finances.
Author(s): May Okihiro, Lisa Duke, Deborah Goebert, et al.
Citation: The Journal of Primary Prevention, 38(1-2), 159-173
Date: 04/2017
Type: Document
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Making Cancer Survivorship Care Plans More Inclusive of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities
Describes reviews and assessments of 4 survivorship care plans and offers recommendations on how plans could be more inclusive of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders.
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
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