Persons living in the United States having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent.
Process of cultural change in which one group or members of a group assimilate various cultural patterns from another.
Persons living in the United States having origins in any of the black groups of Africa.
Persons living in the United States of Mexican (MEXICAN AMERICANS), Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish culture or origin. The concept does not include Brazilian Americans or Portuguese Americans.
Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the islands of the central and South Pacific, including Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and traditionally Australasia.
The islands of the Pacific Ocean divided into MICRONESIA; MELANESIA; and POLYNESIA (including NEW ZEALAND). The collective name Oceania includes the aforenamed islands, adding AUSTRALIA; NEW ZEALAND; and the Malay Archipelago (INDONESIA). (Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p910, 880)
The largest of the continents. It was known to the Romans more specifically as what we know today as Asia Minor. The name comes from at least two possible sources: from the Assyrian asu (to rise) or from the Sanskrit usa (dawn), both with reference to its being the land of the rising sun, i.e., eastern as opposed to Europe, to the west. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p82 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p34)
Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the continent of Europe.
People who leave their place of residence in one country and settle in a different country.
Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the southeastern and eastern areas of the Asian continent.
A group of people with a common cultural heritage that sets them apart from others in a variety of social relationships.
Individual members of North American ethnic groups with ancient historic ancestral origins in Asia.
The process of leaving one's country to establish residence in a foreign country.
A geographic area of east and southeast Asia encompassing CHINA; HONG KONG; JAPAN; KOREA; MACAO; MONGOLIA; and TAIWAN.
A preconceived judgment made without factual basis.
Those aspects or characteristics which identify a culture.
A collective expression for all behavior patterns acquired and socially transmitted through symbols. Culture includes customs, traditions, and language.
Cultural and linguistic competence is a set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency, or among professionals that enables effective work in cross-cultural situations. Competence implies the capacity to function effectively as an individual and an organization within the context of the cultural beliefs, behaviors, and needs presented by consumers and their communities.
Comparison of various psychological, sociological, or cultural factors in order to assess the similarities or diversities occurring in two or more different cultures or societies.
A country spanning from central Asia to the Pacific Ocean.
A group of islands in Polynesia, in the north central Pacific Ocean, comprising eight major and 114 minor islands, largely volcanic and coral. Its capital is Honolulu. It was first reached by Polynesians about 500 A.D. It was discovered and named the Sandwich Islands in 1778 by Captain Cook. The islands were united under the rule of King Kamehameha 1795-1819 and requested annexation to the United States in 1893 when a provisional government was set up. Hawaii was established as a territory in 1900 and admitted as a state in 1959. The name is from the Polynesian Owhyhii, place of the gods, with reference to the two volcanoes Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, regarded as the abode of the gods. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p493 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p2330)
Longitudinal study of a nationally representative sample of adolescents in grades 7-12 in the United States during the 1994-95 school year. The Add Health cohort has been followed into young adulthood. (from accessed 08/2012)
Persons living in the United States of Mexican descent.
The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of members of minority groups.
Those factors, such as language or sociocultural relationships, which interfere in the meaningful interpretation and transmission of ideas between individuals or groups.
Prejudice or discrimination based on gender or behavior or attitudes that foster stereotyped social roles based on gender.
The theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes and organized activity on behalf of women's rights and interests. (Webster New Collegiate Dictionary, 1981)
Behavioral, psychological, and social relations among various members of the nuclear family and the extended family.
The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.
Former kingdom, located on Korea Peninsula between Sea of Japan and Yellow Sea on east coast of Asia. In 1948, the kingdom ceased and two independent countries were formed, divided by the 38th parallel.
Variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between population groups defined by socioeconomic characteristics such as age, ethnicity, economic resources, or gender and populations identified geographically or similar measures.
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
A discipline concerned with the prevention of mental illness and the promotion of mental health.
A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.
The process by which an aspect of self image is developed based on in-group preference or ethnocentrism and a perception of belonging to a social or cultural group. (From APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed.)
Organized services to provide mental health care.
A subgroup having special characteristics within a larger group, often bound together by special ties which distinguish it from the larger group.
The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.
Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.
Educational institutions providing facilities for teaching and research and authorized to grant academic degrees.
Psychiatric illness or diseases manifested by breakdowns in the adaptational process expressed primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, and behavior producing either distress or impairment of function.
Abstract standards or empirical variables in social life which are believed to be important and/or desirable.
Groups of individuals whose putative ancestry is from native continental populations based on similarities in physical appearance.
A geographical area of the United States comprising the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
Differences in access to or availability of medical facilities and services.
Individuals enrolled in a school or formal educational program.
Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.
The state wherein the person is well adjusted.
Actions which have a high risk of being harmful or injurious to oneself or others.
Motivational state produced by inconsistencies between simultaneously held cognitions or between a cognition and behavior; e.g., smoking enjoyment and believing smoking is harmful are dissonant.
Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.
Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.
The ability to speak, read, or write several languages or many languages with some facility. Bilingualism is the most common form. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
An island in the Greater Antilles in the West Indies, south of Florida. With the adjacent islands it forms the Republic of Cuba. Its capital is Havana. It was discovered by Columbus on his first voyage in 1492 and conquered by Spain in 1511. It has a varied history under Spain, Great Britain, and the United States but has been independent since 1902. The name Cuba is said to be an Indian name of unknown origin but the language that gave the name is extinct, so the etymology is a conjecture. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p302 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p132)
A verbal or nonverbal means of communicating ideas or feelings.
Collaborative process of research involving researchers and community representatives.
Coexistence of numerous distinct ethnic, racial, religious, or cultural groups within one social unit, organization, or population. (From American Heritage Dictionary, 2d college ed., 1982, p955)
Inhaling and exhaling the smoke of burning TOBACCO.
Disorders related to substance abuse.
Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).
Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.
Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.
Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.
Human males as cultural, psychological, sociological, political, and economic entities.
Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.
A group of islands of SAMOA, in the southwest central Pacific. Its capital is Pago Pago. The islands were ruled by native chiefs until about 1869. An object of American interest beginning in 1839, Pago Pago and trading and extraterritorial rights were granted to the United States in 1878. The United States, Germany, and England administered the islands jointly 1889-99, but in 1899 they were granted to the United States by treaty. The Department of the Interior has administered American Samoa since 1951. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p44)
The interactions between individuals of different generations. These interactions include communication, caring, accountability, loyalty, and even conflict between related or non-related individuals.
The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.
A voluntary organization concerned with the prevention and treatment of heart and vascular diseases.
The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.
Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.
Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the continent of Africa.
Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.
Unlawful sexual intercourse without consent of the victim.
Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.
Organized periodic procedures performed on large groups of people for the purpose of detecting disease.
Elements of residence that characterize a population. They are applicable in determining need for and utilization of health services.
Financial support of research activities.
The capital is Seoul. The country, established September 9, 1948, is located on the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. Its northern border is shared with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
The geographical designation for the countries of the MIDDLE EAST and the countries BANGLADESH; BHUTAN; INDIA; NEPAL; PAKISTAN; and SRI LANKA. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, 1993 & Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988)
Persistent and disabling ANXIETY.
Methods to identify and characterize cancer in the early stages of disease and predict tumor behavior.
The ratio of two odds. The exposure-odds ratio for case control data is the ratio of the odds in favor of exposure among cases to the odds in favor of exposure among noncases. The disease-odds ratio for a cohort or cross section is the ratio of the odds in favor of disease among the exposed to the odds in favor of disease among the unexposed. The prevalence-odds ratio refers to an odds ratio derived cross-sectionally from studies of prevalent cases.
Sexual attraction or relationship between females.
Large mammals in the family Elephantidae, with columnar limbs, bulky bodies, and elongated snouts. They are the only surviving members of the PROBOSCIDEA MAMMALS.
Organizational development including enhancement of management structures, processes and procedures, within organizations and among different organizations and sectors to meet present and future needs.
An indicator of body density as determined by the relationship of BODY WEIGHT to BODY HEIGHT. BMI=weight (kg)/height squared (m2). BMI correlates with body fat (ADIPOSE TISSUE). Their relationship varies with age and gender. For adults, BMI falls into these categories: below 18.5 (underweight); 18.5-24.9 (normal); 25.0-29.9 (overweight); 30.0 and above (obese). (National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Organizations and individuals cooperating together toward a common goal at the local or grassroots level.
Those disorders that have a disturbance in mood as their predominant feature.
Behaviors associated with the ingesting of alcoholic beverages, including social drinking.
New abnormal growth of tissue. Malignant neoplasms show a greater degree of anaplasia and have the properties of invasion and metastasis, compared to benign neoplasms.
Undertaking a task involving a challenge for achievement or a desirable goal in which there is a lack of certainty or a fear of failure. It may also include the exhibiting of certain behaviors whose outcomes may present a risk to the individual or to those associated with him or her.
Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.
Tumors or cancer of the human BREAST.
INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by a member of the ORTHOHEPADNAVIRUS genus, HEPATITIS B VIRUS. It is primarily transmitted by parenteral exposure, such as transfusion of contaminated blood or blood products, but can also be transmitted via sexual or intimate personal contact.
A state of harmony between internal needs and external demands and the processes used in achieving this condition. (From APA Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed)
A method of data collection and a QUALITATIVE RESEARCH tool in which a small group of individuals are brought together and allowed to interact in a discussion of their opinions about topics, issues, or questions.
The sexual attraction or relationship between members of both the same and the opposite SEX.
The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.
A status with BODY WEIGHT that is grossly above the acceptable or desirable weight, usually due to accumulation of excess FATS in the body. The standards may vary with age, sex, genetic or cultural background. In the BODY MASS INDEX, a BMI greater than 30.0 kg/m2 is considered obese, and a BMI greater than 40.0 kg/m2 is considered morbidly obese (MORBID OBESITY).
A primary, chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. The disease is often progressive and fatal. It is characterized by impaired control over drinking, preoccupation with the drug alcohol, use of alcohol despite adverse consequences, and distortions in thinking, most notably denial. Each of these symptoms may be continuous or periodic. (Morse & Flavin for the Joint Commission of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and the American Society of Addiction Medicine to Study the Definition and Criteria for the Diagnosis of Alcoholism: in JAMA 1992;268:1012-4)
The unsuccessful attempt to kill oneself.
The aggregate of social and cultural institutions, forms, patterns, and processes that influence the life of an individual or community.

Correlates of intentions to obtain genetic counseling and colorectal cancer gene testing among at-risk relatives from three ethnic groups. (1/1341)

OBJECTIVES: An understanding of factors associated with interest in genetic counseling and intentions to obtain colorectal cancer susceptibility testing is an important foundation for developing education, counseling, and genetic services and policies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A survey was mailed to first-degree relatives of patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer. The respondents (n = 426, 77% response rate) are siblings and adult children of Caucasian, Japanese, and Hawaiian ethnicity. Data collection was guided by a conceptual framework and included questions on demographics, family cancer history, predisposing factors (cancer worry, perceived risk, well-being), and enabling factors (decision preferences, social support, and health care factors). Logistic regression analysis on two binary dependent variables (interest in counseling and intentions to get genetic testing) was performed using Generalized Estimating Equations to account for family clusters. RESULTS: Forty-five % of respondents were interested in genetic counseling, and 26% "definitely" intended to get genetic testing for colon cancer when available. For counseling interest, the most important predictors were education, Hawaiian ethnicity, cancer worry, and family support. Cancer worry, perceived risk, and age (older) were directly, and Japanese ethnicity was inversely, associated with testing intentions. CONCLUSIONS: High rates of interest in cancer genetic testing are similar to those found in other studies. Ethnic differences reveal a paradox between objective population risk (higher for Japanese) and greater concerns (among Hawaiians). The substantial lack of awareness of family history warrants further research. Culturally sensitive education and counseling are needed for managing the likely high demand for personalized information about hereditary cancer risk.  (+info)

Cancer screening practices among primary care physicians serving Chinese Americans in San Francisco. (2/1341)

Previous research has reported a lack of regular cancer screening among Chinese Americans. The overall objectives of this study were to use a mail survey of primary care physicians who served Chinese Americans in San Francisco to investigate: a) the attitudes, beliefs, and practices regarding breast, cervical, and colon cancer screening and b) factors influencing the use of these cancer screening tests. The sampling frame for our mail survey consisted of: a) primary care physicians affiliated with the Chinese Community Health Plan and b) primary care physicians with a Chinese surname listed in the Yellow Pages of the 1995 San Francisco Telephone Directory. A 5-minute, self-administered questionnaire was developed and mailed to 80 physicians, and 51 primary care physicians completed the survey. A majority reported performing regular clinical breast examinations (84%) and teaching their patients to do self-breast examinations (84%). However, the rate of performing Pap smears was only 61% and the rate of ordering annual mammograms for patients aged 50 and older was 63%. The rates of ordering annual fecal occult blood testing and sigmoidoscopy at regular intervals of three to five years among patients aged 50 and older were 69% and 20%, respectively. Barriers (patient-specific, provider-specific, and practice logistics) to using cancer screening tests were identified. The data presented in this study provide a basis for developing interventions to increase performance of regular cancer screening among primary care physicians serving Chinese Americans. Cancer screening rates may be improved by targeting the barriers to screening identified among these physicians. Strategies to help physicians overcome these barriers are discussed.  (+info)

Urinary excretion of 2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine (PhIP) in White, African-American, and Asian-American men in Los Angeles County. (3/1341)

Meats, such as beef, pork, poultry, and fish, cooked at high temperatures produce heterocyclic aromatic amines, which have been implicated indirectly as etiological agents involved in colorectal and other cancers in humans. This study examined the urinary excretion of a mutagenic/carcinogenic heterocyclic aromatic amine, 2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine (PhIP), among 45 African-American, 42 Asian-American (Chinese or Japanese), and 42 non-Hispanic white male residents of Los Angeles who consumed an unrestricted diet. Total PhIP (free and conjugated) was isolated from overnight urine collections, purified by immunoaffinity chromatography, and then quantified by high-pressure liquid chromatography combined with electrospray ionization mass spectrometry. Geometric mean levels of PhIP in Asian-Americans and African-Americans were approximately 2.8-fold higher than in whites. The urinary excretion levels of PhIP were not associated with intake frequencies of any cooked meat based on a self-administered dietary questionnaire, in contrast to our earlier finding (Ji et al., Cancer Epidemiol. Biomark. Prev., 3: 407-411, 1994) of a positive and statistically significant association between bacon intake and the urinary level of 2-amino-3,8-dimethylimidazo[4,5-f]quinoxaline (MeIQx) among this same group of study subjects. Although there is a statistically significant association between urinary levels of PhIP and MeIQx (2-sided P = 0.001), 10 subjects (8%) displayed extreme discordance between urinary PhIP and MeIQx levels. Several factors, including variable contents of heterocyclic aromatic amines in food, enzymic and interindividual metabolic differences, and analytical methodology determine the degree of concordance between the urinary excretion levels of PhIP and MeIQx. Accordingly, urinary excretion levels of a single heterocyclic aromatic amine can only serve as an approximate measure of another in estimating exposure to these compounds in humans consuming unrestricted diets.  (+info)

Survival advantage in Asian American end-stage renal disease patients. (4/1341)

Survival advantage in Asian American end-stage renal disease patients. BACKGROUND: An earlier study documented a lower mortality risk for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients in Japan compared with the United States. We compared the mortality of Caucasian (white) and Asian American dialysis patients in the United States to evaluate whether Asian ancestry was associated with lower mortality in the United States. METHODS: The study sample from the U.S. Renal Data System census of ESRD patients treated in the United States included 84,192 white or Asian patients starting dialysis during May 1995 to April 1997, of whom 18,435 died by April 30, 1997. Patient characteristics were described by race. Relative mortality risks (RRs) for Asian Americans relative to whites were analyzed by Cox proportional hazards regression models adjusting for characteristics and comorbidities. Population death rates were derived from vital statistics for the United States and Japan by age and sex. RESULTS: Adjusting for demographics, diabetes, comorbidities, and nutritional factors, the RR for Asian Americans was 0.75 (P = 0.0001). Race-specific background population death rates accounted for over half of the race-related mortality difference. For whites, mortality decreased as the body mass index (BMI) increased. For Asians, the relationship between BMI and survival was u-shaped. The ratio of Asian American/white dialysis death rates and the ratio of Asian American/white general population death rates both varied by age in a similar pattern. The population death rates of Asian American and Japanese were also similar. CONCLUSION: Among dialysis patients, Asian Americans had a markedly lower adjusted RR than whites. The effect of BMI on survival differed by race. Compared with the respective general population, dialysis patients had the same relative increase in death rates for both races. The difference in death rates between the United States and Japan does not appear to be primarily treatment related, but rather is related to background death rates.  (+info)

Genetic and dietary predictors of CYP2E1 activity: a phenotyping study in Hawaii Japanese using chlorzoxazone. (5/1341)

Cytochrome P4502E1 (CYP2E1) is considered to play an important role in the metabolic activation of procarcinogens such as N-nitrosoamines and low molecular weight organic compounds. An RsaI polymorphism is present in the 5'-flanking region of the CYP2E1 gene, which could possibly affect its transcription. However, the relationship between genotype and the phenotypic catalytic activity of the enzyme has not been defined. Also, the effects in humans of specific dietary factors, other than ethanol, which have been shown in animal and in vitro studies to modulate CYP2E1 activity, are unknown. Accordingly, the CYP2E1-mediated metabolism of chlorzoxazone to its 6-hydroxy metabolite was investigated in 50 healthy Japanese of both sexes in Hawaii. The oral clearance of the in vivo probe, the trait measure of CYP2E1 activity, was smaller than that reported in European-Americans. Significantly, after adjustment for age and sex, the oral clearance of chlorzoxazone decreased with the number of variant c2 alleles, and its mean in the c2/c2 genotype (147 ml/min) was statistically lower (P < or = 0.05) than that for either the homozygous wild-type (238 ml/min) or the heterozygote (201 ml/min) genotypes. Stepwise multiple regression analysis indicated that body weight was a major contributor to the interindividual variability in the oral clearance of chlorzoxazone, accounting for 43% of the variance. Consumption of lettuce, broccoli, and black tea explained additional components of the variability (7, 5, and 6%, respectively), as did medication use (3%), age (4%), and CYP2E1 genotype (5%). Overall, 73% of the variance could be accounted for by these variables. Body weight, lettuce, and use of medications were associated with increased CYP2E1 activity, and the other covariates were associated with reduced enzyme function. Because of the role that CYP2E1 plays in procarcinogen activation, especially of N-nitrosamines involved in lung cancer, the identified factors may account in part for observed differences in individual susceptibility to disease and may also have implications for cancer prevention.  (+info)

Cervical cancer screening among Cambodian-American women. (6/1341)

Southeast Asian women have higher invasive cervical cancer incidence rates and lower Pap testing frequencies than most other racial/ethnic groups in the United States. However, there is little information about the cervical cancer screening behavior of Cambodian-American women. Cambodian residents of Seattle were surveyed in person during late 1997 and early 1998. The PRECEDE model was used to guide the development of items that assessed predisposing, reinforcing, and enabling factors associated with cervical cancer screening participation. The estimated overall survey response was 72%. Four hundred thirteen women completed our questionnaire. Approximately one-quarter (24%) of the respondents had never had a Pap test, and over one-half (53%) had not been screened recently. The following variables were positively associated with a history of at least one Pap smear: younger age, greater number of years since immigration, belief about Pap testing for postmenopausal women, prenatal care in the United States, and physician recommendation. Women who believed in karma were less likely to have ever been screened for cervical cancer than those who did not. Six variables independently predicted recent screening: age; beliefs about regular checkups, cervical cancer screening for sexually inactive women, and the prolongation of life; having a female doctor; and a previous physician recommendation for Pap testing. The study findings indicate that culturally specific approaches might be effective in modifying the cervical cancer screening behavior of immigrant women. Programs targeting Cambodian-Americans are likely to be more effective if they are multifaceted and simultaneously address predisposing, reinforcing, and enabling factors.  (+info)

Reproducibility and validity of radioimmunoassays for urinary hormones and metabolites in pre- and postmenopausal women. (7/1341)

The reproducibility of RIAs of circulating sex hormones has been evaluated as part of recent epidemiological investigations, but none seem to have addressed the reproducibility or validity of RIAs for urinary hormones or their metabolites. As part of a case-control study of breast cancer in Asian-American women, 12-h overnight urine samples were obtained, and a methodological study was conducted to identify laboratories capable of assaying urinary hormones. For the reproducibility component of this study, two laboratories with extensive experience in hormone assays measured urinary estrone, estradiol, estriol, pregnanediol glucuronide, and estrone glucuronide using samples from 15 women (5 midfollicular, 5 midluteal, and 5 postmenopausal). Variance estimates from these measurements were used to calculate the laboratory variability (coefficient of variation) and to assess the magnitude of the biological variability among the women in relation to the total variability (intraclass correlation coefficient). For the validity component, urinary estrone, estradiol, and estriol levels were measured in the same samples by gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy in the laboratory of Dr. Herman Adlercreutz (University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland). We found that the degree of assay reproducibility differed between the laboratories, but that laboratory variability was usually low compared with the range of hormone values among women, particularly for the estrogens. Values for estrone and estradiol were well correlated among all of the laboratories. For estriol, the RIAs tended to overestimate levels compared with gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy. In one laboratory, assays for pregnanediol glucuronide and estrone glucuronide were consistently reproduced; in the other, the reproducibility of the RIA for pregnanediol glucuronide was problematic, and estrone glucuronide was not measured. Despite some limitations, urinary hormones and their metabolites can be reliably measured by current RIAs in large investigations attempting to link hormone level to disease risk and may be particularly advantageous for studies of postmenopausal women, where serum concentrations of estrone and estradiol are low and assay measurements are not as dependable.  (+info)

Ethnicity and birthplace in relation to tumor size and stage in Asian American women with breast cancer. (8/1341)

OBJECTIVES: This study examined whether Asian American women with breast cancer have tumor characteristics associated with delayed detection of their disease. METHODS: Breast cancer size and stage were examined in relation to subjects' ethnic group and birthplace, on the basis of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program data. RESULTS: Asian-born Asian American women with breast cancer had a greater proportion of tumors larger than 1 cm at diagnosis (79%) than did US White women (70%) (P < .001). In contrast, the proportion of tumors larger than 1 cm among Asian American women born in the United States (67%) did not differ significantly from that among US White women. CONCLUSIONS: Lower utilization of breast cancer screening by Asian-born Asian American women is probably responsible for their greater proportion of tumors larger than 1 cm relative to US White women in the study population. Interventional measures should be taken to increase the use of mammographic screening by first-generation Asian American women.  (+info)

Some common types of mental disorders include:

1. Anxiety disorders: These conditions cause excessive worry, fear, or anxiety that interferes with daily life. Examples include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder.
2. Mood disorders: These conditions affect a person's mood, causing feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or anger that persist for weeks or months. Examples include depression, bipolar disorder, and seasonal affective disorder.
3. Personality disorders: These conditions involve patterns of thought and behavior that deviate from the norm of the average person. Examples include borderline personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, and antisocial personality disorder.
4. Psychotic disorders: These conditions cause a person to lose touch with reality, resulting in delusions, hallucinations, or disorganized thinking. Examples include schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and brief psychotic disorder.
5. Trauma and stressor-related disorders: These conditions develop after a person experiences a traumatic event, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
6. Dissociative disorders: These conditions involve a disconnection or separation from one's body, thoughts, or emotions. Examples include dissociative identity disorder (formerly known as multiple personality disorder) and depersonalization disorder.
7. Neurodevelopmental disorders: These conditions affect the development of the brain and nervous system, leading to symptoms such as difficulty with social interaction, communication, and repetitive behaviors. Examples include autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and Rett syndrome.

Mental disorders can be diagnosed by a mental health professional using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), which provides criteria for each condition. Treatment typically involves a combination of medication and therapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy or psychodynamic therapy, depending on the specific disorder and individual needs.

Types of Substance-Related Disorders:

1. Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD): A chronic disease characterized by the excessive consumption of alcohol, leading to impaired control over drinking, social or personal problems, and increased risk of health issues.
2. Opioid Use Disorder (OUD): A chronic disease characterized by the excessive use of opioids, such as prescription painkillers or heroin, leading to withdrawal symptoms when the substance is not available.
3. Stimulant Use Disorder: A chronic disease characterized by the excessive use of stimulants, such as cocaine or amphetamines, leading to impaired control over use and increased risk of adverse effects.
4. Cannabis Use Disorder: A chronic disease characterized by the excessive use of cannabis, leading to impaired control over use and increased risk of adverse effects.
5. Hallucinogen Use Disorder: A chronic disease characterized by the excessive use of hallucinogens, such as LSD or psilocybin mushrooms, leading to impaired control over use and increased risk of adverse effects.

Causes and Risk Factors:

1. Genetics: Individuals with a family history of substance-related disorders are more likely to develop these conditions.
2. Mental health: Individuals with mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, may be more likely to use substances as a form of self-medication.
3. Environmental factors: Exposure to substances at an early age, peer pressure, and social environment can increase the risk of developing a substance-related disorder.
4. Brain chemistry: Substance use can alter brain chemistry, leading to dependence and addiction.


1. Increased tolerance: The need to use more of the substance to achieve the desired effect.
2. Withdrawal: Experiencing symptoms such as anxiety, irritability, or nausea when the substance is not present.
3. Loss of control: Using more substance than intended or for longer than intended.
4. Neglecting responsibilities: Neglecting responsibilities at home, work, or school due to substance use.
5. Continued use despite negative consequences: Continuing to use the substance despite physical, emotional, or financial consequences.


1. Physical examination: A doctor may perform a physical examination to look for signs of substance use, such as track marks or changes in heart rate and blood pressure.
2. Laboratory tests: Blood or urine tests can confirm the presence of substances in the body.
3. Psychological evaluation: A mental health professional may conduct a psychological evaluation to assess symptoms of substance-related disorders and determine the presence of co-occurring conditions.


1. Detoxification: A medically-supervised detox program can help manage withdrawal symptoms and reduce the risk of complications.
2. Medications: Medications such as methadone or buprenorphine may be prescribed to manage withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings.
3. Behavioral therapy: Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and contingency management are effective behavioral therapies for treating substance use disorders.
4. Support groups: Joining a support group such as Narcotics Anonymous can provide a sense of community and support for individuals in recovery.
5. Lifestyle changes: Making healthy lifestyle changes such as regular exercise, healthy eating, and getting enough sleep can help manage withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings.

It's important to note that diagnosis and treatment of substance-related disorders is a complex process and should be individualized based on the specific needs and circumstances of each patient.

Some common types of anxiety disorders include:

1. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): Excessive and persistent worry about everyday things, even when there is no apparent reason to be concerned.
2. Panic Disorder: Recurring panic attacks, which are sudden feelings of intense fear or anxiety that can occur at any time, even when there is no obvious trigger.
3. Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD): Excessive and persistent fear of social or performance situations in which the individual is exposed to possible scrutiny by others.
4. Specific Phobias: Persistent and excessive fear of a specific object, situation, or activity that is out of proportion to the actual danger posed.
5. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Recurring, intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors (compulsions) that are distressing and disruptive to daily life.
6. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Persistent symptoms of anxiety, fear, and avoidance after experiencing a traumatic event.

Anxiety disorders can be treated with a combination of psychotherapy, medication, or both, depending on the specific diagnosis and severity of symptoms. With appropriate treatment, many people with anxiety disorders are able to manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.

There are several types of mood disorders, including:

1. Major Depressive Disorder (MDD): This is a condition characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a loss of interest in activities that were once enjoyed. It can also involve changes in appetite, sleep patterns, and energy levels.
2. Bipolar Disorder: This is a condition that involves periods of mania or hypomania (elevated mood) alternating with episodes of depression.
3. Persistent Depressive Disorder (PDD): This is a condition characterized by persistent low mood, lasting for two years or more. It can also involve changes in appetite, sleep patterns, and energy levels.
4. Postpartum Depression (PPD): This is a condition that occurs in some women after childbirth, characterized by feelings of sadness, anxiety, and a lack of interest in activities.
5. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): This is a condition that occurs during the winter months, when there is less sunlight. It is characterized by feelings of sadness, lethargy, and a lack of energy.
6. Anxious Distress: This is a condition characterized by excessive worry, fear, and anxiety that interferes with daily life.
7. Adjustment Disorder: This is a condition that occurs when an individual experiences a significant change or stressor in their life, such as the loss of a loved one or a job change. It is characterized by feelings of sadness, anxiety, and a lack of interest in activities.
8. Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD): This is a condition that occurs in some women during the premenstrual phase of their menstrual cycle, characterized by feelings of sadness, anxiety, and a lack of energy.

Mood disorders can be treated with a combination of medication and therapy. Antidepressant medications, such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), are commonly used to treat mood disorders. These medications can help relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety by altering the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain.

Therapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and interpersonal therapy (IPT), can also be effective in treating mood disorders. CBT helps individuals identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to their depression, while IPT focuses on improving communication skills and relationships with others.

In addition to medication and therapy, lifestyle changes such as regular exercise, healthy eating, and getting enough sleep can also be helpful in managing mood disorders. Support from family and friends, as well as self-care activities such as meditation and relaxation techniques, can also be beneficial.

It is important to seek professional help if symptoms of depression or anxiety persist or worsen over time. With appropriate treatment, individuals with mood disorders can experience significant improvement in their symptoms and overall quality of life.

Neoplasm refers to an abnormal growth of cells that can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Neoplasms can occur in any part of the body and can affect various organs and tissues. The term "neoplasm" is often used interchangeably with "tumor," but while all tumors are neoplasms, not all neoplasms are tumors.

Types of Neoplasms

There are many different types of neoplasms, including:

1. Carcinomas: These are malignant tumors that arise in the epithelial cells lining organs and glands. Examples include breast cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer.
2. Sarcomas: These are malignant tumors that arise in connective tissue, such as bone, cartilage, and fat. Examples include osteosarcoma (bone cancer) and soft tissue sarcoma.
3. Lymphomas: These are cancers of the immune system, specifically affecting the lymph nodes and other lymphoid tissues. Examples include Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
4. Leukemias: These are cancers of the blood and bone marrow that affect the white blood cells. Examples include acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).
5. Melanomas: These are malignant tumors that arise in the pigment-producing cells called melanocytes. Examples include skin melanoma and eye melanoma.

Causes and Risk Factors of Neoplasms

The exact causes of neoplasms are not fully understood, but there are several known risk factors that can increase the likelihood of developing a neoplasm. These include:

1. Genetic predisposition: Some people may be born with genetic mutations that increase their risk of developing certain types of neoplasms.
2. Environmental factors: Exposure to certain environmental toxins, such as radiation and certain chemicals, can increase the risk of developing a neoplasm.
3. Infection: Some neoplasms are caused by viruses or bacteria. For example, human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common cause of cervical cancer.
4. Lifestyle factors: Factors such as smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and a poor diet can increase the risk of developing certain types of neoplasms.
5. Family history: A person's risk of developing a neoplasm may be higher if they have a family history of the condition.

Signs and Symptoms of Neoplasms

The signs and symptoms of neoplasms can vary depending on the type of cancer and where it is located in the body. Some common signs and symptoms include:

1. Unusual lumps or swelling
2. Pain
3. Fatigue
4. Weight loss
5. Change in bowel or bladder habits
6. Unexplained bleeding
7. Coughing up blood
8. Hoarseness or a persistent cough
9. Changes in appetite or digestion
10. Skin changes, such as a new mole or a change in the size or color of an existing mole.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Neoplasms

The diagnosis of a neoplasm usually involves a combination of physical examination, imaging tests (such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRI scans), and biopsy. A biopsy involves removing a small sample of tissue from the suspected tumor and examining it under a microscope for cancer cells.

The treatment of neoplasms depends on the type, size, location, and stage of the cancer, as well as the patient's overall health. Some common treatments include:

1. Surgery: Removing the tumor and surrounding tissue can be an effective way to treat many types of cancer.
2. Chemotherapy: Using drugs to kill cancer cells can be effective for some types of cancer, especially if the cancer has spread to other parts of the body.
3. Radiation therapy: Using high-energy radiation to kill cancer cells can be effective for some types of cancer, especially if the cancer is located in a specific area of the body.
4. Immunotherapy: Boosting the body's immune system to fight cancer can be an effective treatment for some types of cancer.
5. Targeted therapy: Using drugs or other substances to target specific molecules on cancer cells can be an effective treatment for some types of cancer.

Prevention of Neoplasms

While it is not always possible to prevent neoplasms, there are several steps that can reduce the risk of developing cancer. These include:

1. Avoiding exposure to known carcinogens (such as tobacco smoke and radiation)
2. Maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle
3. Getting regular exercise
4. Not smoking or using tobacco products
5. Limiting alcohol consumption
6. Getting vaccinated against certain viruses that are associated with cancer (such as human papillomavirus, or HPV)
7. Participating in screening programs for early detection of cancer (such as mammograms for breast cancer and colonoscopies for colon cancer)
8. Avoiding excessive exposure to sunlight and using protective measures such as sunscreen and hats to prevent skin cancer.

It's important to note that not all cancers can be prevented, and some may be caused by factors that are not yet understood or cannot be controlled. However, by taking these steps, individuals can reduce their risk of developing cancer and improve their overall health and well-being.

There are different types of Breast Neoplasms such as:

1. Fibroadenomas: These are benign tumors that are made up of glandular and fibrous tissues. They are usually small and round, with a smooth surface, and can be moved easily under the skin.

2. Cysts: These are fluid-filled sacs that can develop in both breast tissue and milk ducts. They are usually benign and can disappear on their own or be drained surgically.

3. Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS): This is a precancerous condition where abnormal cells grow inside the milk ducts. If left untreated, it can progress to invasive breast cancer.

4. Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (IDC): This is the most common type of breast cancer and starts in the milk ducts but grows out of them and invades surrounding tissue.

5. Invasive Lobular Carcinoma (ILC): It originates in the milk-producing glands (lobules) and grows out of them, invading nearby tissue.

Breast Neoplasms can cause various symptoms such as a lump or thickening in the breast or underarm area, skin changes like redness or dimpling, change in size or shape of one or both breasts, discharge from the nipple, and changes in the texture or color of the skin.

Treatment options for Breast Neoplasms may include surgery such as lumpectomy, mastectomy, or breast-conserving surgery, radiation therapy which uses high-energy beams to kill cancer cells, chemotherapy using drugs to kill cancer cells, targeted therapy which uses drugs or other substances to identify and attack cancer cells while minimizing harm to normal cells, hormone therapy, immunotherapy, and clinical trials.

It is important to note that not all Breast Neoplasms are cancerous; some are benign (non-cancerous) tumors that do not spread or grow.

The symptoms of hepatitis B can range from mild to severe and may include fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, pale stools, joint pain, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes). In some cases, hepatitis B can be asymptomatic, meaning that individuals may not experience any symptoms at all.

Hepatitis B is diagnosed through blood tests that detect the presence of HBV antigens or antibodies in the body. Treatment for acute hepatitis B typically involves rest, hydration, and medication to manage symptoms, while chronic hepatitis B may require ongoing therapy with antiviral drugs to suppress the virus and prevent liver damage.

Preventive measures for hepatitis B include vaccination, which is recommended for individuals at high risk of infection, such as healthcare workers, sexually active individuals, and those traveling to areas where HBV is common. In addition, safe sex practices, avoiding sharing of needles or other bodily fluids, and proper sterilization of medical equipment can help reduce the risk of transmission.

Overall, hepatitis B is a serious infection that can have long-term consequences for liver health, and it is important to take preventive measures and seek medical attention if symptoms persist or worsen over time.

There are several different types of obesity, including:

1. Central obesity: This type of obesity is characterized by excess fat around the waistline, which can increase the risk of health problems such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
2. Peripheral obesity: This type of obesity is characterized by excess fat in the hips, thighs, and arms.
3. Visceral obesity: This type of obesity is characterized by excess fat around the internal organs in the abdominal cavity.
4. Mixed obesity: This type of obesity is characterized by both central and peripheral obesity.

Obesity can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, lack of physical activity, poor diet, sleep deprivation, and certain medications. Treatment for obesity typically involves a combination of lifestyle changes, such as increased physical activity and a healthy diet, and in some cases, medication or surgery may be necessary to achieve weight loss.

Preventing obesity is important for overall health and well-being, and can be achieved through a variety of strategies, including:

1. Eating a healthy, balanced diet that is low in added sugars, saturated fats, and refined carbohydrates.
2. Engaging in regular physical activity, such as walking, jogging, or swimming.
3. Getting enough sleep each night.
4. Managing stress levels through relaxation techniques, such as meditation or deep breathing.
5. Avoiding excessive alcohol consumption and quitting smoking.
6. Monitoring weight and body mass index (BMI) on a regular basis to identify any changes or potential health risks.
7. Seeking professional help from a healthcare provider or registered dietitian for personalized guidance on weight management and healthy lifestyle choices.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5) defines alcohol use disorder as a maladaptive pattern of alcohol use that leads to clinically significant impairment or distress in at least three of the following areas:

1. Drinking more or for longer than intended.
2. Desire or unsuccessful efforts to cut down or control drinking.
3. Spending a lot of time drinking or recovering from its effects.
4. Craving or strong desire to drink.
5. Drinking interferes with work, school, or home responsibilities.
6. Continuing to drink despite social or personal problems caused by alcohol use.
7. Giving up important activities in order to drink.
8. Drinking in hazardous situations (e.g., while driving).
9. Continued drinking despite physical or psychological problems caused or worsened by alcohol use.
10. Developing tolerance (i.e., needing to drink more to achieve the desired effect).
11. Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when alcohol use is stopped or reduced.

The severity of alcoholism is categorized into three subtypes based on the number of criteria met: mild, moderate, and severe. Treatment for alcoholism typically involves a combination of behavioral interventions (e.g., cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing) and medications (e.g., disulfiram, naltrexone, acamprosate) to manage withdrawal symptoms and cravings.

In conclusion, alcoholism is a chronic and often progressive disease characterized by excessive and compulsive consumption of alcohol despite negative consequences to physical and mental health, relationships, and social functioning. The diagnostic criteria for alcoholism include a combination of physiological, behavioral, and subjective symptoms, and treatment typically involves a combination of behavioral interventions and medications to manage withdrawal symptoms and cravings.

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  • More than half of Asian Americans and nearly half of Hispanic Americans with diabetes are undiagnosed, according to researchers from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (
  • Asian-American Democratic officials see advantages to those trends in 2016, especially with Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee. (
  • Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Chair, U.S. Representative Judy Chu (D-CA), speaks on the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 27, 2016. (
  • For information on the 2016 Asian American and Pacific Islander Data Disaggregation Initiative Grant Competition, please visit the applicant information page . (
  • Questions for Anne K. Driscoll, Ph.D., Statistician and Lead Author of "Asian American Mothers: Maternal Characteristics by Maternal Place of Birth and Asian Subgroup, United States, 2016" Q: What do you feel was the most interesting finding in your report? (
  • Asian American Health Portal to Retire on November 21, 2016. (
  • On November 21, 2016, the Asian American Health portal will be retired in order to concentrate efforts on multiple language health patient education materials. (
  • Three bills that would be wins for the state's Asian and Native American populations are heading to the governor's desk. (
  • Lunar New Year, which dates back to the 14th century B.C., is already celebrated by a number of Asian populations worldwide, including in China, Vietnam, Indonesia and more. (
  • As we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month this year, we are recognizing community-engaged researchers at institutions that are historically committed to training populations underrepresented in science. (
  • The substance of her work emphasizes social justice, health equity, and cultural competence, with special attention to Native Hawaiians, the indigenous people of Hawaii, Pacific Islanders, and Asian populations. (
  • Alternatively, MedlinePlus offers consumer health information including material that targets the specific health concerns of Asian American populations and HealthReach provides multilingual consumer health and patient education materials. (
  • 20 population subgroups (Table of Asians in the United States are Chinese, Filipino, 33.1). (
  • Using newly available 2011-2012 data from the CDC's National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), researchers were able to quantify diabetes prevalence for Asian Americans for the first time and found that they have the highest proportion of diabetes that was undiagnosed among all ethnic and racial subgroups studied, at 51 percent. (
  • Getting more specific data on Asian and other subgroups may help better pinpoint education and diagnosis efforts. (
  • However, they had a lower proportion of diabetes that was undiagnosed than the Asian or Hispanic subgroups, with about 37 percent being undiagnosed. (
  • Vaccination data for Asian Americans are comparable to those for whites, possibly because they are reported in aggregate rather than for subgroups. (
  • When analyzed as a subgroup, Vietnamese Americans had a higher influenza vaccination rate, but a lower pneumococcal vaccination rate, compared to Asian Americans and white Americans, which may indicate that health behaviors and outcomes can differ widely among Asian subgroups. (
  • Asians recently passed Hispanics as the largest group of new immigrants to the United States. (
  • Anyone comes here and starts saying things we 'shouldn't' ally with Blacks, Whites or whomever non-Asian that are sympathetic to our cause will be canned. (
  • Through the lens of equitability, institutions operated by the left have aimed to determine that some races deserve admittance, while primarily Asians and whites do not. (
  • I don't buy the media's attempt to carry a white supremacy narrative into this fact, because Asians have to face racism from (and are racist against) whites and blacks. (
  • May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) Heritage Month – a time for us to highlight the many contributions of our AA and NHPI members in the NINDS community, and to recognize the efforts of our AA and NHPI staff. (
  • The trans-NIH workshop, Identifying Research Opportunities for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Health , held from March 30, 2021 to April 1, 2021 reported a general paucity of fundamental epidemiological data on prevalence, incidence, and factors of risk and resilience across most domain areas as a major theme emerging from the workshop. (
  • The objective of this notice is to encourage fundamental epidemiological research geared toward understanding the inter-relationships of biological, lifestyle/behavioral, environmental, and sociocultural factors and how these factors may impact health disparities and outcomes in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander subpopulations. (
  • Applicants may propose to also include a non-Asian American, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander population group as a comparator or proposed innovative analytical methods for within group comparisons as appropriate. (
  • The groups last month found that racist rhetoric including from President Donald Trump, who has referred to COVID-19 as the "Chinese virus" and "Kung-flu," correlates with incidents of racism against Asian-Americans. (
  • We are against all forms of anti-Asian racism. (
  • The fake name, menu and reviews-even if they were intended as a joke-were all despicable examples of anti-Asian racism that has always been present in the U.S. and has been brought to the forefront amid the COVID outbreak. (
  • There is definitely racism against Asians, just as there is racism from every color against every other color. (
  • Thirteen Asian-American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), including nonvoting delegates, are members of Congress. (
  • As the Asian-American population gains more voting sway, Chu and other AAPI lawmakers believe Trump hurts the GOP with the demographic. (
  • Moreover, a Stop Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Hate National Report by the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council found more than 2,500 reports of anti-Asian incidents across 47 states in a five-month period (from March to August 2020). (
  • In May, NIH celebrated Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. (
  • Many stereotypes exist related to the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. (
  • I endured these limitations because of the xenophobia toward Asians worldwide, but the heightened anxiety became burdensome and made research (as well as nonresearch and leisure activities) more difficult. (
  • Maybe I should take this as a reminder to get into funding a local Filipino-American brother sister duo who are hustling to open their first brick and mortar, and have some legit delightful ideas in store. (
  • Many people are either unable or unwilling to distinguish between different Asian ethnicities such as Japanese American, Chinese American, Filipino American, Indonesian American, etc. (
  • Chinatown has seen its Asian residents increase by 30 percent between 2000 and 2010, and bordering neighborhoods have seen a rush of Asian families moving in. (
  • In Bensonhurst, the population of Asian-Americans increased by 57 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to the City University of New York's Center for Urban Outreach. (
  • November is National Native American Heritage Month (NAHM), a time for us to honor the Native people of this land and their historical legacy and ongoing accomplishments. (
  • In the 1950s the stereotype that Asian Americans are singularly high achieving arose to drive a wedge between marginalized groups. (
  • One stereotype is that all Asian Americans are of the same background or national heritage. (
  • The second stereotype is that many non-Asians assume every Asian they meet, see, or listen to is a foreigner. (
  • For the past two decades, I have devoted much of my professional life to teaching students about the long history of racial discrimination faced by Asian-Americans in the United States. (
  • At the same time, my experience as a scholar and teacher has helped me to be more aware of how Asian-Americans fit into America's larger racial landscape. (
  • Asian Americans are the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the United States. (
  • Today they are the most likely of any major racial or ethnic group in America to live in mixed neighborhoods and to marry across racial lines. (
  • In the summer of 2020 some people posted a listing for a fake Asian restaurant near my university on Google Maps and Instagram, with a name insulting to Asians and a menu that included horrible-sounding items such as "mouse tail salad" and "marinated ostrich foreheads. (
  • Asian Americans comprise over 6% of the United States (US) population and represent the fastest growing population group, more than doubling in size from 10.5 million persons in 2000 to more than 23 million in 2020. (
  • They've started to diversify and are opening their gates to the country's fastest-growing ethnic group: Asian-Americans. (
  • Epidemiology of Diabetes and Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Among Asian American Adults: Implications, Management, and Future Directions: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. (
  • Heterogeneity in Obesity Prevalence Among Asian American Adults. (
  • This new edition of our 2012 report on Asian Americans provides data on 14 smaller Asian origin groups with population counts below 500,000 in the 2010 Census, along with detailed data on the economic and demographic characteristics of adults in nine of these groups. (
  • The modern immigration wave from Asia is nearly a half century old and has pushed the total population of Asian Americans-foreign born and U.S born, adults and children-to a record 18.2 million in 2011, or 5.8% of the total U.S. population, up from less than 1% in 1965. (
  • But despite often sizable subgroup differences, Asian Americans are distinctive as a whole, especially when compared with all U.S. adults, whom they exceed not just in the share with a college degree (49% vs. 28%), but also in median annual household income ($66,000 versus $49,800) and median household wealth ($83,500 vs. $68,529). (
  • just 34% of all American adults agree. (
  • Additionally, prevalence of diabetes for all American adults went up, from nearly 10 percent to over 12 percent between 1988 and 2012. (
  • Today, we stand united in a spirit of diversity and inclusion and offer our support for people of Asian ancestry, rejecting efforts to ascribe fault for the pandemic, and instead urge a focus on leveraging global human diversity to solve today's public health crisis. (
  • We encourage global leaders and the public to recognize and tap global diversity as one of our greatest assets to solve the global pandemic, including the vital role of U.S. researchers of Asian ancestry and those worldwide. (
  • NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The New York Police Department has launched a first-of-its-kind task force to tackle the rise in hate crimes committed against Asian Americans amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (
  • The number of anti-Asian harassment or hate crime has risen since the pandemic broke in Wuhan," he said. (
  • The Pew Research Center found that Asian-Americans reported a higher level of negative experiences, including racist jokes and slurs or fear of threats or physical attacks, than Black, Hispanic or white respondents in a survey conducted after the pandemic began. (
  • Within the Asian and Pacific Islander subgroup, South Asians are the fourth largest ethnic subgroup, approximating a population of 2,963,999 in the U.S. (U.S. Census Bureau, 2000). (
  • The Asian-American population grew by more than 40 percent from 2000 to 2010, the largest increase of any demographic group and more than four times that of the 9.7 percent growth in the broader population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. (
  • Bridgeport's Asian-American population grew from 26 percent in 2000 to an average of 34 percent between 2010 and 2014, while in that same time period, McKinley Park's grew from just under 8 percent to 19 percent, according to an analysis of census data. (
  • The New York Times reported in 2014 that in the city overall, the number of Asian-Americans living in the five boroughs has increased by 32 percent since 2000. (
  • One assailant yelled about "bringing that Chinese virus over here" during an attack against an Asian-American man at a San Francisco hardware store on May 6. (
  • While the analysis indicates the incidents are widespread and pervasive in California, they are likely only the "tip of the iceberg," with many more going unreported, said Russell Jeung, professor and chair of the Asian American Studies department at San Francisco State University. (
  • CNN's Kyung Lah reports on the factors that have contributed to Asian American voters in San Francisco shifting to the right and what this means for Democrats. (
  • From the University of California, San Francisco, the Collaborative Approach for Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders Research & Education (CARE) registry is working to reduce disparities in research participation by creating a large repository of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who are potentially interested in participating in trials. (
  • Hispanic Americans had the highest prevalence of diabetes at nearly 23 percent, with 49 percent of that undiagnosed. (
  • I have followed closely the Department of Justice's investigations of anti-Asian discrimination at Harvard and now Yale, and I don't buy the charges. (
  • A century ago, most Asian Americans were low-skilled, low-wage laborers crowded into ethnic enclaves and targets of official discrimination. (
  • The organizations below applaud and support your Congressional resolutions to denounce anti-Asian discrimination as related to COVID-19. (
  • Of the 583 people who reported their gender, Asian-American women reported almost twice as many incidents of discrimination and harassment as men. (
  • Asians are also often (inaccurately) viewed as the model minority and are falsely thought not to suffer from discrimination. (
  • While the left virtue-signals about Asian discrimination and seems to believe that being the loudest shows the most solidarity, it is also the left that has categorically discriminated against Asian Americans for decades through affirmative action policies. (
  • Competitive housing in Chinatown and its surrounding neighborhoods has therefore forced Asians to settle farther south and farther east - in neighborhoods like Bronzeville and Canaryville, where neighbors and experts say they've created their own micro-communities. (
  • We are starting a conversation with our neighborhoods on the issues that matter most to them and we will advocate for Asian-Americans to become more empowered in New York's political and government processes. (
  • The Asian-American population in New York City has increased significantly in recent years, according to the 2010 U.S. Census, which showed that several Brooklyn neighborhoods, including Sunset Park, Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst, have seen a spike in the number of Asian-Americans moving in. (
  • The American voting population is also slowly shifting to match the country's demographics. (
  • Murphy said she would be proud to become the first Vietnamese-American woman in Congress, but even prouder that her election would mark another step toward lawmakers reflecting the diversity of the U.S. population. (
  • On season three of "Top Chef," Hung Huynh, a Vietnamese-American contestant, was faulted for cooking that was technically dazzling but lacked explicit reference to his roots. (
  • His jabs at immigrants and pledge to discard the Affordable Care Act clash with the priorities of Asian-American voters as they become a larger part of the electorate, lawmakers said at the Democratic National Convention. (
  • But Republican Party spokesman Ninio Fetalvo said GOP efforts to actively engage Asian-American voters after the 2012 election have started to pay off. (
  • Asian-Americans made up only 2.9 percent of voters in 2012, but that figure rose from 1.7 percent in 1996 and is expected to keep climbing, said Taeku Lee, a political science professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and an Asian-American politics expert. (
  • Roughly three-fourths of Asian-American voters backed President Barack Obama's re-election in 2012, according to exit polls. (
  • In fact, about 40 percent of registered Asian-American voters said they would not support a candidate whom they agreed with on some issues but had 'strongly anti-immigrant views,' according to an April poll by APIAVote and Asian Americans Advancing Justice . (
  • The New York Asian-American Democratic Club (NYCADC) is looking to increase the number of registered and active Asian-American Democratic voters, leaders said. (
  • Our original 2012 report contained survey and Census data on all Asian Americans as well as specific information on the six largest Asian origin groups. (
  • Among Asian Americans, data on preva- lion in the 1990 U.S. Census. (
  • Within this ethnic grouping, ~7.3 million in the 1990 U.S. Census, the Asian and Pacific Islander Americans comprise a di- vast majority (~95%) are Asian. (
  • Barred by anti-Asian laws they become America's first "undocumented immigrants," yet they build railroads, dazzle on the silver screen, and take their fight for equality to the U.S. Supreme Court. (
  • But as a person of Asian descent, you may have less muscle and more fat than other groups and can develop diabetes at a younger age and lower body weight. (
  • But the standard BMI classification doesn't catch Asian American people who are in the healthy weight range (18.5 to 24.9) but may have too much visceral fat and already be at risk for type 2 diabetes. (
  • Diabetes in the Asian and Pacific Islander population being Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Asian Indian, Ko- is predominantly of the non-insulin-dependent type rean, and Vietnamese. (
  • Diabetes was also common in Asian Americans, at 21 percent. (
  • One difference between Asian Americans and the other groups studied, however, is that Asian Americans often develop type 2 diabetes at a lower body mass index (BMI). (
  • The American Diabetes Association recommends Asian Americans get tested for diabetes at a BMI of 23 or higher, a lower BMI threshold than the general population. (
  • Hoping to harness the city's burgeoning Asian-American population into a major political force, community leaders have formed a new political club and have established an ambitious agenda aimed at registering large number of Asian-Americans to vote and pushing elected officials to start paying attention to the needs of Asian-Americans. (
  • The role of Asian-Americans in our city's political and electoral landscape grows each year, and the New York City Asian-American Democratic Club is poised to capture this grassroots enthusiasm," she said. (
  • 3% of the total U.S. suggest, however, that IDDM may be higher in mi- population in 1990, comprise a very diverse grant Japanese and Asian-Indian children. (
  • The club also intends to make its voice heard by supporting candidates who promote the priorities of Asian-American communities across the city. (
  • In launching the New York City Asian-American Democratic Club, we are addressing the need for a citywide democratic organization that pushes for the priorities of Asian-American communities," Chiu said in a statement. (
  • However, the Asian population is diverse, and we do not yet have data on differences within that population. (
  • The result is that we may reduce or overlook important differences between Asian ethnic groups. (
  • media release: The United Asian Consortium to hold Asian-American Celebration Night on Friday, May 12 at Sun Prairie East High School at 5:30pm. (
  • The United Asian Consortium is holding an Asian-Americans Celebration Night on Friday, May 12 at Sun Prairie East High School at 5:30pm. (
  • In the South, deaths from cocaine and opioids grew 26 percent per year in Black Americans, 27 percent per year in Hispanic people, and 12 percent per year in non-Hispanic white people. (
  • There have been many reports about Asians facing verbal and physical attacks, fueled by disturbingly common terms like "Chinese virus" and "kung flu," hate-inspiring language frequently used by former president Donald Trump and others. (
  • Our societies have been concerned by news reports that individuals of Asian ancestry are increasingly subject to stigma, physical attack, or suspicion due to the potential origins of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. (
  • Such behavior creates a hostile environment for researchers of Asian ancestry such as myself. (
  • Asian Americans trace their ancestry to at least 19 countries in East and Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent. (
  • The need for this division emerged from a grassroots movement that began in August 2001 when the South Asian Psychological Networking Association (SAPNA) listserv was developed to connect individuals interested in South Asian mental health. (
  • If we can provide additional data, support or information to you regarding the resolution, please contact Joanne Carney, Chief Government Relations Officer at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, at [email protected] . (
  • The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), with the support of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication in Portland, is hosting a free Media Access Workshop for organizations to learn about the most effective ways to build partnerships with local media organizations and get coverage. (
  • A new report commissioned by members of the Massachusetts Asian American Educators Association finds that Asian American students in Boston Public High Schools are more likely to report feeling an absence of belonging, and a lack of interest from teachers as compared to Black, Latino or white students. (
  • Their results were published Sept. 8 in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association . (
  • Non-Asians too often presume-and say-that my Asian peers and I are pursuing STEM careers because we were forced to by our families. (
  • I also emphasize how recycled stereotypes of Asian-Americans as "forever foreigners" have led to false charges of spying directed at Chinese-American scientists in recent times. (
  • When Asian Americans are perceived as foreigners, it becomes easier to think of them as not fully American and deny them the same rights as others Americans. (
  • We see a trend with Republicans where they've become more and more extreme and where there's increasingly xenophobic kind of rhetoric, and certainly that's exemplified in Trump,' Rep. Judy Chu of California, chairwoman of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, told CNBC. (
  • I think it's really important to know this is why Asian-Americans are looking for change and looking to Donald Trump,' he said. (
  • Donald Trump makes racist statements, and when a candidates says a federal judge can't be fair because of his race, Asian-Americans notice that,' Rep. Ted Lieu of California told CNBC. (
  • The findings, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology , suggest that efforts to prevent opioid overdoses, including wide distribution of naloxone , should target not only people who primarily use opioids but those who primarily use crack cocaine or other street drugs [3]. (
  • L ast week the Department of Justice, joined by the Department of Education, opened a new front in the fight over affirmative action, announcing an investigation into whether Yale discriminates illegally against Asian-American applicants. (
  • A main piece of evidence supplied by Students for Fair Admissions is that Asian-American applicants to Harvard score lower than other groups on the university's "personal rating. (
  • To be considered responsive to this NOSI, applicants must propose to study at least one specific subpopulation of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. (
  • Enjoy children's Asian arts & crafts, fun activities, photobooth and more! (
  • During the Cold War years, Asian Americans are simultaneously heralded as a Model Minority and targeted as the perpetual foreigner. (
  • Pan-Asian includes East Asian, Southeast Asian, Central Asian and South Asian. (
  • Of the 832 incidents reported in California, many included anti-Asian slurs and references to China and the coronavirus. (
  • Back in 1996, vice-chancellor Jerry Kang at the University of California-Los Angeles described affirmative action as having a "double-edge" that has justified "negative action" against Asians. (
  • A recent panel interview was hosted by the NIH Chapter of the Federal Asian Pacific American Council and the NIH EDI Office. (
  • I don't think you can necessarily say that immigration is an issue for all Asian-Americans across the country. (
  • The Democrats have backed policies like immigration reform, expanded health care access and affordable college and made visible appointments of Asian-Americans in key posts. (
  • The U.S. loosened restrictions on Asian immigration after World War II-but with it arose expectations for Asian Americans to be well-behaved, model citizens. (
  • There is a lot of mistrust in the police department, especially in the Asian community, where the general public doesn't like to get involved too much even when they are victims of a crime," Task Force Officer Jacky Wong said. (
  • The problem at its core might actually be that Asian Americans, we are a community of color and it's very hard to trust that law enforcement will protect us," Wang said. (
  • About Asian Identity We are a Pan-Asian community that prioritizes our identity as Asians, not to be used as political pawns for either left or right in Western ideologies/parties. (
  • They're definitely a community," said Debbie Liu, community development coordinator at the Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community. (
  • The rise in Asians can be attributed to a steady stream of Chinese immigrants moving to Chicago, as well as Chinese empty-nesters leaving their suburban homes for the city, in order to seam themselves into the Chinese community. (
  • As a representative of the fastest growing community in New York, I am incredibly proud of the debut of a citywide democratic club focused on increasing Asian-American civic participation. (
  • Assistant Assembly Speaker Felix Ortiz (D-Sunset Park) predicted that the NYCADC will empower the entire Asian-American community. (
  • The Asian American and Pacific Islander community is incredibly diverse. (
  • The organization was one of 26 Asian American organizations in New York that signed a letter saying they were against the creation of the task force. (
  • Asian Americans trace their roots to any of dozens of countries in the Far East, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent. (
  • It elides numerous divides: city and countryside, aristocrats and laborers, colonizers and colonized - "fancy Asian" and "jungle Asian," as the comedian Ali Wong puts it. (
  • I am Asian-American, received two degrees from Yale, and I have conducted research on Asian-Americans for more than 20 years as a professor of Asian-American studies. (
  • When I was 7 years old, I immigrated to America with my mom and my dad. (
  • NEW ORLEANS - With the Asian population estimated to increase to 41 million by 2050 in the United States, expect the demand for experienced dermatologic care of patients with Asian skin to increase in the coming years, Hye Jin (Leah) Chung, MD , said at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology. (
  • United States has increased rapidly in recent years, a Asians than in native nonmigrant Asians. (
  • Spending my adult life conducting research on and teaching these topics has made me keenly aware of how race has shaped the experiences of Asian-Americans. (
  • They are more satisfied than the general public with their lives, finances and the direction of the country, and they place more value than other Americans do on marriage, parenthood, hard work and career success, according to a comprehensive new nationwide survey by the Pew Research Center. (
  • Since many of the Asians in the United ization, research in this population may lead to a States are fairly recent immigrants, the majority are better understanding of factors mediating this associa- foreign-born. (
  • In partnership with the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum and the Research and Development Institute, focus group findings are presented to learn about the state of cardiovascular health knowledge and behaviors of Vietnamese. (
  • The purpose of this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) is to stimulate novel epidemiological research to address key knowledge gaps within and between subpopulations of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. (
  • It bills itself as 'noodles without borders' and basically hawks a menu of Asian small plates and noodle dishes that borrow a bit from Thailand, China, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines. (
  • The unit was announced in May to tackle the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans. (
  • In Bronzeville, Asians now crowd the King Drive bus, which picks up and drops off families living in high-rise apartment complexes between 27th and 35th streets. (
  • I think that the task force might be a band aid solution for the problem," said Jennifer Wang, Deputy Director of Programs for the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum. (
  • The data] indicates the racist rhetoric coming from the highest office in the land is creating a dangerous environment for Asian-Americans," Choi said. (
  • The war's aftermath brings new immigrants and refugees who expand the population and the definition of Asian America. (
  • But for Asian American people, that number is higher-around 1 in 3. (
  • But you may be like most Asian American people who aren't considered overweight . (
  • The first is named for the skin color of people who migrated to the area from the South, forming Chicago's once-bustling "Black Metropolis" of urban African-American culture. (
  • they and I worried other people might hurt me because I was Asian. (
  • Our country has a long and tragic history of suppressing Native American culture and forcing people to assimilate. (
  • This becomes a problem because people generalize certain philosophies or practices about one or a few Asian Americans to the entire Asian American population. (
  • People sometimes can't distinguish that many Asian American families live in and have been U.S citizens for a number of generations. (
  • Several studies of this approach led by Asian investigators used weekly injections, "but that's not practical in the U.S. I usually do monthly injections. (
  • Another approach to treating hypertrophic scars and keloids in Asian skin is laser-assisted drug delivery. (
  • The inaugural meeting of the New York City Asian-American Democratic Club took place at Park Asia Restaurant at 6521 Eighth Ave. in Sunset Park on April 7. (
  • The birth of the New York City Asian-American Democratic Club is one more example of how we grow stronger and more effective by embracing our diversity and working together, unlike those who try to prosper by dividing us. (