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Health of Asian or Pacific Islander Population

Data are for the U.S.

Live births

Asian population

  • Number of births: 254,471
  • Births per 1,000 women aged 15-44: 61.1

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander population

  • Number of births: 9,342
  • Births per 1,000 women aged 15-44: 72.9

Source: Births: Final Data for 2016, table 11 [PDF – 1.1 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, 2016, Table P-1c [PDF – 143 KB]

Smoking for Asian population

  • Percent of men aged 18 and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 13.8% (2013-2015)
  • Percent of women aged 18 and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 4.4% (2013-2015)

Source: Health, United States, 2016, table 49 [PDF – 9.8 MB]

Obesity for Asian population

  • Percent of men aged 20 and over with obesity: 11.7% (2011-2014)
  • Percent of women aged 20 and over with obesity: 11.9% (2011-2014)

Source: Health, United States, 2016, table 58[PDF – 9.8 MB]

Hypertension for Asian population

  • Percent of men aged 20 and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication): 25.7% (2011-2014)
  • Percent of women aged 20 and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication): 24.3% (2011-2014)

Source: Health, United States, 2016, table 54[PDF – 9.8 MB]

Health insurance coverage for Asian population

  • Percent of persons under age 65 without health insurance coverage: 6.5%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for the U.S. Population: National Health Interview Survey, 2016, Table P-11c [PDF – 263 KB]

Mortality for Asian or Pacific Islander population

  • Number of deaths: 65,277
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 341.5

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2015, table 1 [PDF – 2.7 MB]

Leading causes of death for Asian or Pacific Islander population

  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke

Source: Deaths: Leading Causes of Death for 2015, table 1 [PDF – 2.3 MB]

Infant deaths for Asian or Pacific Islander population

  • Infant deaths per 1,000 live births: 3.86 (2014)

Source: Trends in Infant Mortality in the United States, 2005–2014

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