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Health of Asian or Pacific Islander Population

Data are for the U.S.

Population

  • Number of Asian or Pacific Islander residents (all ages): 18.6 million (2013)

Source: Health, United States, 2014, table 1 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

Live births for Asian or Pacific Islander population

  • Number of births: 265,673
  • Births per 1,000 women 15-44 years: 59.2
  • Percent of births with low birth weight: 8.3%

Source: Births: Final Data for 2013, tables 1, 18 [PDF - 1.8 MB]

Health status for Asian population

  • Percent of persons all ages in fair or poor health: 7.5%

Source: Summary Health Statistics for the U.S. Population: National Health Interview Survey, 2012, Appendix III, table V [PDF - 983 KB]

Smoking for Asian population

  • Percent of Asian men 18 years and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 15.6% (2011-2013)
  • Percent of Asian women 18 years and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 5.4% (2011-2013)

Source: Health, United States, 2014, table 54 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

Health insurance coverage for Asian population

  • Percent of persons under 65 years without health insurance coverage: 16.8%

Source: Summary Health Statistics for the U.S. Population: National Health Interview Survey, 2012, Appendix III, table XV [PDF - 1 MB]

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

  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2013, table 12 [PDF - 1.5 MB]

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