Health of Asian or Pacific Islander Population

Data are for the U.S.

Live births

Asian non-Hispanic population

  • Number of births: 238,769
  • Births per 1,000 women aged 15-44: 55.3

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander non-Hispanic population

  • Number of births: 9,770
  • Births per 1,000 women aged 15-44: 74.9

Source: Births: Final Data for 2019 pdf icon[PDF]

Health status for Asian population
Smoking for Asian population
  • Percent of men aged 18 and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 11.7% (2016-2018)
  • Percent of women aged 18 and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 4.5% (2016-2018)

Source: Health, United States, 2019, table 19 pdf icon[PDF – 9.8 MB]

Obesity for Asian non-Hispanic population
  • Percent of men aged 20 and over with obesity: 14.2% (2015-2018)
  • Percent of women aged 20 and over with obesity: 16.0% (2015-2018)

Source: Health, United States, 2019, 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): 49.4% (2015-2018)
  • Percent of women aged 20 and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication): 43.6% (2015-2018)

Source: Health, United States, 2019, 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: 77,474
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 373.2

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality data (2019) via CDC WONDER

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: 3.63

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander non-Hispanic population

  • Infant deaths per 1,000 live births: 9.39

Source: Infant Mortality in the United States, 2018: Data From the Period Linked Birth/Infant Death File pdf icon[PDF – 474 KB]

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Page last reviewed: March 2, 2021