Feb 11, 2019 · Some negative factors are infrequent medical visits due to the fear of deportation, language/cultural barriers, and the lack of health insurance. Asian Americans are most at risk for the following health conditions: cancer, heart disease, stroke, unintentional injuries (accidents), and diabetes. Apr 10, 2019 · Chronic Liver Disease and Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders (Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health) Diabetes and Asians and Pacific Islanders (Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health) FastStats: Health of Asian or Pacific Islander Population (National Center for Health Statistics).
Asian Americans face health disparities in cancer, chronic diseases, such as heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes, mental health, and among the elderly. It is the only U.S. population suffering cancer as the leading cause of death. In particular, Asian Americans have the highest incidence and mortality rates of liver and stomach cancers. Asian Americans are one of the fastest growing ethnic groups, with an estimated 12 million living in the United States. 1 Despite this rapid growth, they remain one of the most under-studied groups, with relatively few studies of their health status and service use compared to other minority groups. Asian Americans are culturally and economically diverse, coming from 30 distinct ethnic groups Cited by: 188.
Mental Health and Asian Americans. Suicide was the 9th leading cause of death for Asian Americans, and the 10th leading cause of death for White Americans, in 2014. 1 Southeast Asian refugees are at risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) associated with trauma experienced before and after immigration to the U.S. Health disparities. Asian Americans are a heterogeneous group. The racial class is composed of many different ethnicities and cultures. In addition to country of origin, individuals can differ in socioeconomic status, education level, immigration status, level of acculturation, and English proficiency. In general, ethnic groups have their own health disparities.
Feb 12, 2015 · Asian-Americans tend to avoid mental health services for other reasons: lack of insurance or access to care, a belief that services are mismatched to their needs, or too few professionals who Author: Katherine Kam. Health disparities are differences in the incidence, prevalence, and mortality of a disease and the related adverse health conditions that exist among specific population groups. These groups may be characterized by gender, age, race or ethnicity, education, income, social class, disability, geographic location, or sexual orientation.