Common Health Issues
The leading health issues among Asian Americans are Cancer, Heart Disease, Strokes, and Diabetes
- 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, Vietnamese and other Asian American groups have a higher uninsured percentage than other Asian American groups.
- Indian Americans have the lowest uninsured population
- Korean Americans has the highest uninsured rate among all Asian groups
- 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