The leading health issues among Asian Americans are cancer, heart disease, strokes and diabetes
6% of Asian Americans do not have health insurance
15% of Asian Americans experienced a mental illness
Asian Americans score relatively low in health literacy
LEADING HEALTH ISSUES
Leading Cause of Mortality in Asian Americans
|Heart Disease||23%||Heart Disease||20%|
|Unintentional Injuries||6%||Alzheimer’s Disease||5%|
|Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases||3%||Unintentional Injuries||3%|
|Influenza and Pneumonia||3%||Influenza and Pneumonia||3%|
|Suicide||3%||Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases||2%|
|Kidney Disease||2%||Kidney Disease||2%|
In average, male Asians Americans have a higher percentage of stomach and liver cancer compared to Caucasians.
- 1 in 12 Asians Americans are chronically infected with Hepatitis B
- Asian Americans account for MORE THAN HALF the population infected with Hepatitis B
- OVER a THIRD of Asian Americans are undiagnosed with the infection
- Asian Americans are 5% more likely to have diabetes than white people.
- Almost half of Asian Americans with diabetes are undiagnosed.
- South Asian and Filipino Americans (between age 45 – 84) have the highest risk of diabetes compared to other Asian groups.
- Children in low-income households have a higher risk of obesity, especially those in low-income Vietnamese and Filipino families.
HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE
- In general, Asian Americans have the second lowest uninsured percentage
- Korean Americans has the highest uninsured rate among all Asian groups
- Indian Americans have the lowest uninsured population
- By 2017, there is still a 5.6% uninsured gap between Asian Americans households below the poverty line and those well-over the poverty line
- Asian Americans are 3x more likely to avoid mental healthcare in fear of others finding out about the treatment