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Health of Asian or Pacific Islander Population

(Data are for the U.S.)

 

Asian or Pacific Islander population

  • Number of residents: 17.5 million (2011)

Source: Health, United States, 2012, table 1 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

 

Live births for Asian or Pacific Islander population

  • Number of births: 272,802
  • Births per 1,000 women 15-44 years: 62.2
  • Percent of births with low birth weight: 8.2%

Source: Births: Final Data for 2012, tables 1, 18 [PDF - 2.2 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]

 

Health risk factors for Asian population

  • Percent of men 18 years and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 15.6% (2009-2011)
  • Percent of women 18 years and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 5.9% (2009-2011)

Source: Health, United States, 2012, table 56 [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: 51,162
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 301.1

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2010, table 1 [PDF - 3.1 MB]

  • Leading causes of death
    • Cancer
    • Heart disease
    • Stroke

Source:  Deaths: Leading Causes for 2010, table D [PDF - 4.2 MB]

  • Infant deaths per 1,000 live births: 4.40

Source: Infant Mortality Statistics from the 2009 Period Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Set, table A [PDF - 527 KB]

 

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