Health of Asian or Pacific Islander Population

Data are for the U.S.

Live births

Asian non-Hispanic population

  • Number of births: 249,250
  • Births per 1,000 women aged 15-44: 58.0

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander non-Hispanic population

  • Number of births: 9,426
  • Births per 1,000 women aged 15-44: 72.8

Source: Births: Final Data for 2017, table 1 pdf icon[PDF – 1.1 MB]

Health status for Asian population
Smoking for Asian population
  • Percent of men aged 18 and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 12.5% (2015-2017)
  • Percent of women aged 18 and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 4.0% (2015-2017)

Source: Health, United States, 2018, table 19 pdf icon[PDF – 9.8 MB]

Obesity for Asian non-Hispanic population
  • Percent of men aged 20 and over with obesity: 11.7% (2013-2016)
  • Percent of women aged 20 and over with obesity: 13.6% (2013-2016)

Source: Health, United States, 2018, table 26 pdf icon[PDF – 9.8 MB]

Hypertension for Asian non-Hispanic population
  • Percent of men aged 20 and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication): 27.8% (2013-2016)
  • Percent of women aged 20 and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication): 24.2% (2013-2016)

Source: Health, United States, 2018, table 22 pdf icon[PDF – 9.8 MB]

Health insurance coverage for Asian population
Mortality for Asian or Pacific Islander non-Hispanic population
  • Number of deaths: 72,598
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 359.8

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2017, table 1 pdf icon[PDF – 2 MB]

Leading causes of death for Asian or Pacific Islander non-Hispanic population
Infant deaths

Asian non-Hispanic population

  • Infant deaths per 1,000 live births: 3.78

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander non-Hispanic population

  • Infant deaths per 1,000 live births: 7.64

Source: User Guide to the 2017 Period Linked Birth/Infant Death Public Use File, table 2 pdf icon[PDF – 1.05 MB]

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Page last reviewed: May 3, 2017