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Health of Asian or Pacific Islander Population

Data are for the U.S.

Live births for Asian or Pacific Islander population

  • Number of births: 282,723
  • Births per 1,000 women 15-44 years: 60.7

Source: Births: Final Data for 2014, table 1 [PDF - 2.9 MB]

Health status for Asian population

  • Percent of persons all ages in fair or poor health: 7.0%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for the U.S. Population: National Health Interview Survey, 2014, Table P-1c [PDF - 442 KB]

Smoking for Asian population

  • Percent of men 18 years and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 15.3% (2012-2014)
  • Percent of women 18 years and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 5.4% (2012-2014)

Source: Health, United States, 2015, table 49 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

Health insurance coverage for Asian population

  • Percent of persons under 65 years without health insurance coverage: 10.8%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for the U.S. Population: National Health Interview Survey, 2014, Table P-11c [PDF - 398 KB]

Mortality for Asian or Pacific Islander population

  • Number of deaths: 59,869
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 321.4

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2013, table 1 [PDF - 1.5 MB]

Leading causes of death for Asian or Pacific Islander population

  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke

Source: Deaths: Leading Causes of Death for 2013, table 12 [PDF - 1.5 MB]

Infant deaths for Asian or Pacific Islander population

  • Infant deaths per 1,000 live births: 4.07

Source: Infant Mortality Statistics from the 2013 Period Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Set, table 1 [PDF - 570 KB]

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