Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders
Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders represented:
– 0.2% of the U.S. population in 2007
– 2% of new HIV infections in 2007
– 1% of all TB cases reported in 2010
The HIV/AIDS diagnosis rate in Native Hawaiians/Other Pacific Islanders in the United States was 34.6 cases per 100,000 population. In 2007 the AIDS rate was 18.3 per 100,000 in the Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander population. The AIDS mortality rate was less than 1% for Native Hawaiians/other Pacific Islanders in 2007.
In 2010, the gonorrhea rate among Asians/Pacific Islanders was 15.5 cases per 100,000 population, which was lower than the rate among whites. This difference is larger for Asian/Pacific Islander women than for Asian/Pacific Islander men. In 2010, rates among Asians/Pacific Islanders were again lower than rates among whites in all four regions of the United States.
In 2010, the chlamydia rate among Asians/Pacific Islanders was 115.3 cases per 100,000 population, an increase of 5.1% from the 2009 rate of 109.7 cases per 100,000. The overall rate among Asians/Pacific Islanders was lower than the rate among whites.
During 2009–2010, the rate of primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis among Asians/Pacific Islanders decreased 13.3% (from 1.5 to 1.3 cases per 100,000 population). In 2010, 1.5% of all cases reported to CDC were among Asians/Pacific Islanders. The 2010 rate of P&S syphilis for Asians/Pacific Islanders was 0.6 times the rate for whites.
The downward trend in the hepatitis B incidence rate among Asians/Pacific Islanders continues from 2004, and, in 2007, the rate for this population was 0.9 cases per 100,000 population.
In 2007, the hepatitis C incidence rate was similar across racial/ethnic populations and the rate was 0.02 cases per 100,000 population among Asians and Pacific Islanders.
- Viral Hepatitis Topic Site
- Surveillance Report for Acute Viral Hepatitis-United States, 2007