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Volume 4: No. 2, April 2007

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Filipino Child Health in the United States: Do Health and Health Care Disparities Exist?

Racial or Ethnic Group Percentage US Population
Non-Hispanic White 65%
Hispanic 16%
Black 14%
Asian or Pacific Islander 4%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Figure 1. Percentage of U.S. children (Ages 0-18) by racial or ethnic group, 2000. All categories include those of mixed race and mixed ethnicity (7). Calculated by Joyce R. Javier from U.S. Bureau of the Census, Census 2000 Summary File 2 (SF 2) 100-Percent Data files.

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Asian Subgroup Percentage
Chinese 21%
Filipino 21%
Asian Indian 15%
Korean 11%
Vietnamese 11%
Japanese 9%
Other Asian 12%

Figure 2. U.S. Asian children (Ages 0-18) by subgroup, 2000. All categories include those of mixed race and mixed ethnicity (7). Calculated by Joyce R. Javier from U.S. Bureau of the Census, Census 2000 Summary File 2 (SF 2) 100-Percent Data files.

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