Report Compares Health of Asians With Other Racial, Ethnic Groups
"Health Characteristics of the Asian Adult Population: United States, 2004-2006" (.pdf), CDC: The report looks at data from the 2004-2006 National Health Interview Surveys to compare how non-Hispanic Asian subgroups fare with other racial and ethnic groups on various health indicators. According to the report, Asians were the least likely group to be current smokers, be obese, have hypertension, delay or not obtain health services because of cost, be tested for HIV or be in fair or poor health. In addition, the report notes that among Asians, Vietnamese adults were the most likely to be poor, be in fair or poor health and not use alcohol. Japanese adults were most likely to be current moderate or heavy drinkers, while Filipino adults were the most likely to be obese. Korean adults were the most likely Asian subgroup to be uninsured, be a current smoker or lack a usual place for health services (Barnes et al., "Health Characteristics of the Asian Adult Population: United States, 2004-2006," 1/22).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.