There are marked differences in heart disease risk and occurrence among Asian-American subgroups, but data on these subgroups is limited, prompting the American Heart Association to call for more research on this fastest-growing racial/ethnic group in the U.S., according to a scientific statement published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.. Available research shows that subgroups of Asian-Americans are at increased risk of complications and death from cardiovascular disease; however, Asian-Americans are often studied as a group, which masks the differences within this heterogeneous population, according to Latha Palaniappan, M.D., M.S., chair of the American Heart Associations Scientific Advisory on Cardiovascular Disease in Asian-Americans.. Asian-Americans represent 25 percent of all foreign-born people in the U.S. They are projected to reach nearly 34 million by 2050. Major federal surveys have only recently started to classify Asian-Americans into seven subgroups: ...
Breast cancer rates among Asian-Americans are lower than those of US whites but considerably higher than rates prevailing in Asia. It is suspected that migration to the US brings about a change in endocrine function among Asian women, although reasons for this change remain obscure. The high intake of soy in Asia and its reduced intake among Asian-Americans has been suggested to partly explain the increase of breast cancer rates in Asian-Americans. We conducted a population-based case-control study of breast cancer among Chinese-, Japanese-, and Filipino-American women in Los Angeles County MSA, San Francisco Oakland MSA, and Oahu, Hawaii. Using a common questionnaire which assessed frequency of intake of some 90 food items, 597 Asian-American women (70% of those eligible) diagnosed with incident, primary breast cancer during 1983-1987 and 966 population-based controls (75% of those eligible) were interviewed. Controls were matched to cases on age, ethnicity, and area of residence. This analysis ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Hepatitis B knowledge and practices among Chinese American women in Seattle, Washington. AU - Thompson, Matthew J.. AU - Taylor, Victoria M.. AU - Jackson, J. Carey. AU - Yasui, Yutaka. AU - Kuniyuki, Alan. AU - Tu, Shin-Ping. AU - Hislop, T. Gregory. PY - 2002/12/1. Y1 - 2002/12/1. N2 - Background. Chinese Americans have higher rates of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, resulting in higher incidences of liver cancer, compared with the general population. Methods. The authors conducted a community-based survey of HBV knowledge and preventive practices among Chinese American women in Seattle, Washington, during 1999. Results. Less than half (46%) of the respondents knew that HBV could cause liver cancer. Only 35% reported that they had been serologically tested for HBV, and most of those who knew they were susceptible (61%) had not been vaccinated. Conclusions. The findings indicate low levels of HBV knowledge, screening, and vaccination among Chinese immigrants. Targeted ...
2016 Elsevier Inc. Purpose We compared overall survival and influencing factors between Asian-American women as a whole and by subgroup with white women with cervical cancer. Methods Cervical cancer data were from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results registry; socioeconomic information was from the Area Health Resource File. We used standard tests to compare characteristics between groups; the Kaplan-Meier method with log-rank test to assess overall survival and compare it between groups; and Cox proportional hazards models to determine the effect of race and other covariates on overall survival (with and/or without age stratification). Results Being 3.3 years older than white women at diagnosis (P
AANCART is a cooperative agreement between the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the University of California, Davis. It is the first-ever national cancer awareness research and training infrastructure intended to address Asian American concerns. The overall mission of the AANCART is to reduce cancer health disparities by conducting community-based participatory education, training, and research by, for, and with Asian Americans. This national Network is comprised of four NCI cancer centers and their associated universities, the California Department of Public Health, Chinese Community Health Care Association, and the Hmong Womens Heritage Association. Cumulatively, this Network serves approximately 40% of all Asian Americans ...
But little was known about risks for Asian Americans until a National Eye Institute funded study published recently in Ophthalmology journal (online). By reviewing insurance records of more than 44,000 Asian Americans older than 40, the researchers found their glaucoma risk to be 6.5 percent, which is about the same as U.S. Latinos. Racial-ethnicity risk rates help people and doctors plan for eye care and take extra precautions if appropriate. Since Asian Americans are the second fastest growing population in the U.S.- a trend likely to continue for years to come- such risk information is urgently needed.. The study also detailed the Asian American ethnic groups most likely to develop the three main types of glaucoma: open-angle (OAG, the most common form), narrow-angle (NAG), and normal-tension (NTG).. The rate of NAG was higher in Asian Americans than in any other racial group in the study and highest of all among Chinese and Vietnamese Americans. With NAG, the part of the eye that drains ...
Asian Americans are sometimes characterized as a model minority in the United States because many of their cultures encourage a strong work ethic, a respect for elders, a high degree of professional and academic success, a high valuation of family, education and religion.[167] Statistics such as high household income and low incarceration rate,[168] low rates of many diseases, and higher than average life expectancy are also discussed as positive aspects of Asian Americans.[169] The implicit advice is that the other minorities should stop protesting and emulate the Asian American work ethic and devotion to higher education. Some critics say the depiction replaces biological racism with cultural racism, and should be dropped.[170] According to the Washington Post, the idea that Asian Americans are distinct among minority groups and immune to the challenges faced by other people of color is a particularly sensitive issue for the community, which has recently fought to reclaim its place in social ...
The National Latino and Asian American Study (NLAAS) provides national information on the similarities and differences in mental illness and service use of Latinos and Asian Americans.
Other. The fourth category. A slot into which Asian-Americans often find themselves tossed, alongside Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, and any other ...
Researchers found a higher prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among Asian-Americans compared to the non-Asians attending a free community ...
For Northwest Asian Weekly. The Asian American community has long borne the model minority myth which has contributed to concealing the major health concerns that face members of this community.. There is currently a lack of access to linguistically and culturally competent care. Rising costs create major barriers to effective, quality health care. These barriers contribute to and exacerbate health conditions such as Hepatitis B, obesity in youth, and mental illness that already have a disproportionate effect on the Asian American population. Congress is currently debating the most significant reform for health care. There will be no better time than now to address the barriers that persist in health care for Asian Americans and other underserved communities. For an effective reform, health care legislation must address vital problems of these communities.. With few exceptions, legal immigrants must reside in the United States for five years before they are eligible for Medicaid. Moreover, ...
Stella Yi, Ph.D., M.P.H.. Stella Yi, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor at the NYU School of Medicine, Department of Population Health. She is a cardiovascular disease epidemiologist, and her work focuses on both community and policy-based initiatives for the reduction of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. She has expertise in applied epidemiology in practice, cardiometabolic risk and lifestyle-related behaviors, and population-level perspectives on Asian American health disparities. ...
NPRs Steve Inskeep talks to Russell Jeung, professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University, about harassment of Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. MANAA Condemns Sony Pictures And Cameron Crowe For Continuing To Erase Asian/Pacific Islanders In Aloha Film. LOS ANGELES- Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA), the only organization solely dedicated to monitoring the media and advocating balanced, sensitive and positive depiction and coverage of Asian Americans, is calling out Sony Pictures for its white-washed film Aloha which opens Friday.. Taking place in the 50th state, the movie features mostly white actors (Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, Alec Baldwin, John Krasinski, Danny McBride, Jay Baruchel) and barely any Asian American or Pacific Islanders. 60% of Hawaiis population is AAPIs, says MANAA Founding President and former Hawaii resident Guy Aoki. Caucasians only make up 30% of the population, but from watching this film, youd think they made up 90%. This comes in a long line of films (The Descendants, 50 First Dates, Blue Crush, Pearl Harbor) that uses Hawaii for its ...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. MANAA Condemns Sony Pictures And Cameron Crowe For Continuing To Erase Asian/Pacific Islanders In Aloha Film. LOS ANGELES- Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA), the only organization solely dedicated to monitoring the media and advocating balanced, sensitive and positive depiction and coverage of Asian Americans, is calling out Sony Pictures for its white-washed film Aloha which opens Friday.. Taking place in the 50th state, the movie features mostly white actors (Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, Alec Baldwin, John Krasinski, Danny McBride, Jay Baruchel) and barely any Asian American or Pacific Islanders. 60% of Hawaiis population is AAPIs, says MANAA Founding President and former Hawaii resident Guy Aoki. Caucasians only make up 30% of the population, but from watching this film, youd think they made up 90%. This comes in a long line of films (The Descendants, 50 First Dates, Blue Crush, Pearl Harbor) that uses Hawaii for its ...
CDC has launched Know Hepatitis B, the first national multilingual communications campaign to increase testing for hepatitis B among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, one of the groups hardest hit by the disease in the United States. The campaign aims to reach millions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, particularly those who need information in their native languages, with the message that if you or your parents were born in Asia or the Pacific Islands, get tested for hepatitis B. CDC is conducting the campaign in partnership with Hep B United, a nationwide coalition of community organizations working to increase hepatitis B awareness and testing, especially among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Know Hepatitis B addresses an unmet need for culturally relevant hepatitis B education and awareness in languages of communities most affected by the disease in the United States. The campaign was developed with input from experts and community members from around the country. ...
The School of Public Healths Dr. Sunmin Lee has received a $3.6 million National Institutes of Health RO1 award to address significant cancer disparities in Asian Americans. The study, titled Culturally Adapted Multilevel Decision Support Navigation Trial to Reduce Colorectal Cancer Disparity among At-Risk Asian American Primary Care Patients will be led by Dr. Lee, an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, who is the principal investigator. The research team also includes UMD School of Public Health faculty co-investigators Dr. Xin He (epidemiology and biostatistics) and Dr. Cheryl Holt (behavioral and community health).. Cancer is the leading cause of death among Asian Americans, and colorectal cancer specifically is the second most common cause of cancer deaths for this group. The higher mortality rates could in part be attributed to substantially lower screening rates among Chinese and Korean Americans compared to other racial or ethnic groups. To get ...
Why are Asian Americans at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than Caucasian Americans, and prone to develop the disease at lower body weights? One part of this puzzle may lie in the transition from traditional high-fiber, low-fat Asian diets to current westernized diets, which may pose extra risks for those of Asian heritage, says George King, M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer at Joslin Diabetes Center and the senior author of the study.. A Joslin randomized clinical trial now has demonstrated that both Asian Americans and Caucasian Americans at risk of type 2 diabetes who adopted a rigorously controlled traditional Asian diet lowered their insulin resistance. (A leading risk factor for developing the disease, insulin resistance is a condition in which the body struggles to use the hormone insulin, which helps to metabolize sugar.). Moreover, when both groups of participants then switched to consuming typical western fare, the Asian Americans experienced greater ...
Do Asian-American Women Who Were Maltreated as Children Have a Higher Likelihood for HIV Risk Behaviors and Adverse Mental Health Outcomes?, at TheBody.com, the complete HIV/AIDS resource.
Asian-Americans are one of the nations most astonishing success stories. In 1960, they accounted for less than 1 percent of the U.S. population but had a rich history of persecution-from the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 to the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Back then, no one could have imagined what lay ahead. Today, nearly 5 percent of Americans have Asian ancestry, tracing to countries from India to Japan. The Pew Research Center reports that they are the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the United States. They are overrepresented in fields like medicine, engineering and computer science. In Silicon Valley, they hold half of the tech jobs. For immigrants once associated with menial or subservient work, the transformation has been titanic. But some things have stayed the same-such as the representation of Asian-Americans at Harvard, the nations oldest and most prestigious university. In 1992, they made up 19.1 percent of the ...
Asian Americans represent the fastest growing demographic group in greater Austin. Through the Asian American Quality of Life project, the City of Austin seeks to improve the well-being of Asian Americans in the Austin area. The goal of this initiative is to create higher levels of community engagement, to create policies, and to identify resources to address the needs of the community.
Editors Note: The following lyric essay is part of the notebook #WeToo, a collection of work published both in the Journal of Asian American Studies and in part here on The Margins. Together, this body of work provides language and theory for lived-experiences of sexual violence in what is usually dismissed as privileged, unafflicted model-minority life. The #WeToo collection is edited by erin Khuê Ninh and Shireen Roshanravan. Accompanying the series on The Margins is artwork by Catalina Ouyang. The following piece references sexual violence and rape culture. Please take care while reading.. Read more from the series here. And continue reading work from the full collection in the February 2021 issue of the Journal of Asian American Studies, which you can purchase here. ...
As noted by David Li and scores of others, one of the central preoccupations of Asian American studies since its founding in the late 1960s has been how to define Asian America. Two assumptions motivate this long-standing critical discourse: first, that the label, which is almost universally acknowledged to be incommensurate to the experiences of Asians living in the United States, can nevertheless capture the existence of groups and individuals who might otherwise be ignored or marginalized, and second, that the idea of Asian America is useful and perhaps even necessary in fighting for the political visibility of the various groups and communities that it claims to represent. Thus, the questions surrounding how to define Asian America are really questions about inclusion: who can be counted in [End Page 182] Asian America, and how can these Asian Americans be incorporated into the US body politic?. The narrative of Asian America as inclusion underwent a jolting and paradigmatic shift with the ...
The National Task Force on Hepatitis B Focus on Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (the Task Force) meets roughly every other month for one hour. The focus of the meetings are to share information and resources relating to hepatitis B and related liver diseases. The Task Force is a physician-led, grass-roots, not-for-profit organization that brings together clinicians and service providers to discuss news and recommendations for hepatitis B, with the focus on Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. The Executive Board works with Regional Directors, who work with local physicians, to address the common concern of the target population across the United States.. To join the National Task Force on Hepatitis B, please send an email to the Task Force at [email protected] with your contact information. You will be enrolled in our listserv and included in our updates for conference calls.. ...
There is a popular image of Asian American students as the model minority. In fact, Asian Americans are a diverse population with different educational needs.
The cultural component of the assessment shall identify beliefs and practices; family organization and relational roles (traditional & non-traditional); impact of ethnically related stressors such as poverty and discrimination; beliefs related to health/mental health; attribution of condition; spirituality; and previous attempts at help-seeking. History of immigration, or acculturation and racial/ethnic identity shall be considered as needed. APIA consumers shall be asked why they are seeking services, what their expectations are of the agency, previous efforts to obtain and use help, and outcomes of previous treatment efforts. APIA consumers shall be asked to identify the criteria they use to determine when their condition is improved ...
ALBANY, N.Y (July 29, 2015) - New research from the University at Albany shows that Asian-American heart failure patients are more likely than their white counterparts to have chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and renal disease.. The study, conducted by Feng Qian, an assistant professor of health policy and management at UAlbanys School of Public Health, examined the clinical profile, quality of care, and health outcomes of over 150,000 patients with heart failure. Of those, 3,774 were Asian-American. The study was published in the June 15 in the International Journal of Cardiology. Overall, he found Asian-American patients had comparable quality of care, but were less likely to receive medicine upon discharge from the hospital, including diuretics called aldosterone antagonists and blood thinners for abnormal heart rhythm.. The study also showed Asian-American patients were on average younger, more likely to be male, and to not have insurance or covered by Medicaid. Compared ...
Studies show Asian-Americans share the same risk factors for osteoporosis that apply to Caucasian women. An early diagnosis can help limit the effects of osteoporosis.
The Japanese American Citizens League is a national organization whose mission is to secure and safeguard the civil and human rights of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans and all communities who are affected by injustice and bigotry. The leaders and members of the JACL also work to promote and preserve the heritage and legacy of the Japanese American Community ...
The New York Times compiled a feature, Fatal Police Encounters in New York City, which includes notable deaths since 1990 involving New York Police Department officers. Most did not lead to criminal charges; even fewer resulted in convictions, concluded the report. Liang was the first New York City officer to be convicted in a shooting in the line of duty in more than a decade.. But when Asians and Asian-Americans confront the question of why Liang in particular received a sentence, we are requesting white privilege. Here, I do not mean all Asian-Americans are indifferent towards Gurleys death, but please be mindful of what message we are sending out to the society when we protest for Liang. We are further alienating ourselves from other minority groups.. Asians have long been labeled as the model minority and have been almost absent in recent social-justice movements. It is good news that Asian-American voices are finally heard in society. But, as an Asian, I am embarrassed that the ...
Diabetes is not contagious. People cannot catch it from each other. However, certain factors can increase the risk of developing diabetes.. Type 1 diabetes occurs equally among males and females but is more common in whites than in non-whites. Data from the World Health Organizations Multinational Project for Childhood Diabetes indicate that type 1 diabetes is rare in most African, American Indian, and Asian populations. However, some northern European countries, including Finland and Sweden, have high rates of type 1 diabetes. The reasons for these differences are unknown. Type 1 diabetes develops most often in children but can occur at any age.. Type 2 diabetes is more common in older people, especially in people who are overweight, and occurs more often in African Americans, American Indians, some Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islander Americans, and Hispanics/Latinos. On average, non-Hispanic African Americans are 1.8 times as likely to have diabetes as non-Hispanic ...
‎This series traces the story of Asian Americans, spanning 150 years of immigration, racial politics, and cultural innovation. It is a timely look at the role that Asian Americans have played in defining who we are as a nation.
Each March since 1982, the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) has put on a festival presenting stories illustrating the richness and diversity of the Asian American experience.
When patients with cancer in eight different Asian American subgroups were examined, their cancer-specific mortality (CSM) was found to be substantially lo
There are more applicants than seats available in the top schools and thus the competition to get in those schools will get harder. Yes some of the High Schools will play the game mentioned in the article but the ambitious white parents will still put the pressure on the kid, will still pay for the tutoring and the test preparation which in of itself is a form of subject learning. The top universities have a mystique to maintain and are not at all allergic to full freight paying foreign students so there is just so far they can go before cheapening the brand. Cheating can get you in the door but once in you have to perform, there is no way to get the major by cheating. Yes the Asians in many cases are driven, it is a common immigrant trait and in the case of many of the students who arent immigrants they considering a Plan B if things get ugly in their home countries. It is not uncommon to see wealthy Asian parents sending their kids to US High Schools to acculturate them for the top US ...
There are more applicants than seats available in the top schools and thus the competition to get in those schools will get harder. Yes some of the High Schools will play the game mentioned in the article but the ambitious white parents will still put the pressure on the kid, will still pay for the tutoring and the test preparation which in of itself is a form of subject learning. The top universities have a mystique to maintain and are not at all allergic to full freight paying foreign students so there is just so far they can go before cheapening the brand. Cheating can get you in the door but once in you have to perform, there is no way to get the major by cheating. Yes the Asians in many cases are driven, it is a common immigrant trait and in the case of many of the students who arent immigrants they considering a Plan B if things get ugly in their home countries. It is not uncommon to see wealthy Asian parents sending their kids to US High Schools to acculturate them for the top US ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Examining the gastric cancer survival gap between Asians and whites in the United States. AU - Jin, Hongbin. AU - Pinheiro, Paulo S.. AU - Callahan, Karen E.. AU - Altekruse, Sean F.. PY - 2017/7/1. Y1 - 2017/7/1. N2 - Background: Globally, Asian countries bear a disproportionate gastric cancer burden. Asian Americans, the fastest growing minority population in the US, have higher gastric cancer survival than non-Hispanic whites (NHWs) despite higher incidence. Benefitting from uniform cancer registry standards within the US, we examine for the first time the heterogeneity in the Asian American population, which may elucidate the causes of these disparities. Methods: SEER gastric cancer data from 2000 to 2012 were used to calculate 5-year survival estimates for NHWs and the six largest Asian ethnicities. Multivariate analyses were performed to identify critical prognostic factors and survival disparities between Asian groups and NHWs. Results: We analyzed 33,313 NHW and 8473 ...
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The results, released Wednesday during the two-day Advancing Justice Conference in downtown Los Angeles, found broad support among Asian American voters for issues like building a path to legalization for undocumented immigrants.. There was also a consensus among the registered voters polled that surprised Ichinose: a majority of Asian Americans support the Supreme Courts decision on marriage equality.. As recently as 2008, Asian Americans as a group were divided on gay marriage, he said. Weve found that theres really been a sea change in terms of Asian American support for these issues, he said.. He estimates Asian Americans will make up about 11 percent of the statewide vote come November.. Kyle Tsukahira, 26, from Temple City attended the conference. He said hes been encouraging a lot of his friends to participate in the upcoming elections.. I think, generally speaking, people are excited about the upcoming election, he said.. As for who hes supporting, Tsukahira was among several ...
Click on the link to watch a video by Dr. Moon Chen. Dr. Moon Chen speaks compellingly about The Link Between Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer: The Asian American Community on YouTube as part of the National Cancer Institutes Lifelines series to promote the 2011 HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. Dr. Chen is Professor of the Department of Internal Medicine and Associate Director of Cancer Control at the University of California-Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Director of the Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research and Training (AANCART) program that is funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Center for Reducing Asian American Cancer Health Disparities.. ...
Click on the link to watch a video by Dr. Moon Chen. Dr. Moon Chen speaks compellingly about The Link Between Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer: The Asian American Community on YouTube as part of the National Cancer Institutes Lifelines series to promote the 2011 HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. Dr. Chen is Professor of the Department of Internal Medicine and Associate Director of Cancer Control at the University of California-Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Director of the Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research and Training (AANCART) program that is funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Center for Reducing Asian American Cancer Health Disparities.. ...
Child sexual abuse affects thousands of families each year. Issues pertaining to the prevalence, identification, and treatment of sexual abuse have been relatively well explored in the literature as they pertain to the dominant European American culture. These issues, however, are still relatively unexplored in terms of how sexual abuse affects Asian American families and the Asian American community. We review the relevant literature in Asian American families. These matters are explored in the context of Asian American values such as collectivity, conformity, inconspicuousness, middle position virtue, shame, self-control, and fatalism. Attitudes toward family, sexuality, and the mental health system are also discussed. Cultural and institutional barriers to underutilizing mental health services are also explored, and suggestions for overcoming these barriers are offered.
Chen, J., Weiss, S., Heyman, M., Vittinghoff, E., Lustig, R.. Risk factors for obesity and high blood pressure in Chinese American children: Maternal acculturation and childrens food choices. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 2011; 13:268-275.. ...
Download (PDF, 1.1MB). HARVEY DONGS AAPI HISTORY GRID. Most undergraduate students are required to write an average of 20 papers or more by the time they graduate. Finding a topic is often a challenge. Then, days are spent to complete a paper that will be read by one TA and sometime a professor with the aim of receiving a good grade. Thereafter, the paper is often forgotten.. We at AAPIHRG would like to add another dimension to this exercise. We hope that there are topics that will expand the learning experience of students as well as the data base of AAPI community health. As students of community health research know, health data for the AAPI communities are very uneven and scarce for some populations. If you need to write a paper, see if you can tailor your topic and paper that will enrich our understanding of the AAPI communities.. Dr. Harvey Dongs history grid provides us with the historical, social and political framework for understanding the many AAPI communities. We hope to add the ...
Osteoporosis is a major public health threat for an estimated 44 million Americans, or 55 percent of the people 50 years of age and older. In the U.S., 10 million individuals are estimated to already have the disease and almost 34 million are estimated to have low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis. By the year 2010, it is estimated that over 52 million women and men in this same age category will be affected, and if current trends continue, the figure will climb up to over 61 million by 2020 according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation.. Being Asian is a risk factor for osteoporosis. Having a thin, small boned frame (or low bone mass), low physical activity and low calcium intake also are risk factors. As much as 90% of Asian Americans may be lactose intolerant, therefore obtaining calcium from dairy products proves problematic. As a result of osteoporosis, vertebral or spinal fracture occurrence is high among Asian American women.. ...
Culture in most Asian countries has a long history, especially East Asian culture which is inseparable from traditional Chinese culture -- Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism have deeply influenced regional culture. In recent years, Asian-Americans influence in the United States has been increasing, and the promotion of understanding and trust among Asian communities will play an important role in the struggle for social rights for Asian-Americans and the global Asian population. In California elections and Canadian local government elections, candidates who serve Asian-Americans have joined hands to make important breakthroughs, for example, Ms. London Breed was elected Mayor of San Francisco, which fully embodies this point. At the same time, it will play an important role in disseminating Asian values and cultural concepts worldwide and safeguarding world peace. For these reasons, APECF and the World Korean Foundation have agreed to work together to achieve this goal by using global ...
PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:. I. Evaluate the efficacy of lay health worker (LHW) outreach on colorectal cancer (CRC) screening among 3 Asian American groups (Filipinos, Hmong, and Koreans) in a cluster randomized controlled trial (RCT) comparing CRC education delivered by LHWs (intervention) to a CRC brochure and nutrition education (control).. II. Examine the processes through which LHWs communicate with, connect to, and convince community members from 3 Asian American cultures of the importance of CRC screening using mixed methods.. OUTLINE: Lay health workers (LHWs) are randomized to 1 of 2 groups.. GROUP I (CRC EDUCATION): LHWs undergo training over 3 days and recruit 15 participants from their social network. Participants attend a CRC educational session conducted by an LWH over 90 minutes at month 1 and 3. Participants receive phone calls from the LWH at months 2 and 4 reminding them about CRC screening.. GROUP II (CRC BROCHURE): LHWs undergo training over 3 days and recruit 15 participants from ...
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It has been widely assumed that for a given BMI, Asians have higher percent body fat (PBF) than whites, and that the BMI threshold for defining obesity in Asians should be lower than the threshold for whites. This study sought to test this assumption by comparing the PBF between US white and Vietnamese women. The study was designed as a comparative cross-sectional investigation. In the first study, 210 Vietnamese women ages between 50 and 85 were randomly selected from various districts in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam). In the second study, 419 women of the same age range were randomly selected from the Rancho Bernardo Study (San Diego, CA). In both studies, lean mass (LM) and fat mass (FM) were measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) (QDR 4500; Hologic). PBF was derived as FM over body weight. Compared with Vietnamese women, white women had much more FM (24.8 +/- 8.1 kg vs. 18.8 +/- 4.9 kg; P | 0.0001) and greater PBF (36.4 +/- 6.5% vs. 35.0 +/- 6.2%; P = 0.012). However, there was no
A group of current and former Asian-American officers of the San Gabriel Police Department claim they were routinely harassed and discriminated against - both by other officers using slurs and stereotypes and by the departments leadership, who they say passed them up for promotion after complaining about the alleged abuses, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday.. The lawsuit claims San Gabriel police maintained a racially hostile work environment in which they were demeaned on a nearly daily basis, including other officers using mock Asian accents when speaking to them, as well as comments on their physical appearance and stereotypes about Asian culture.. Bernard Alexander III, a partner with Santa Monica-based Alexander Krakow & Glick, which is representing the officers, called the allegations in the lawsuit ironic given the police department serves a majority Asian-American community.. The most recent U.S. Census figures show more than 60 percent of San Gabriel residents are ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Patterns and co-occurrence of risk factors for hepatocellular carcinoma in four Asian American communities. T2 - A cross-sectional study. AU - Stewart, Susan L.. AU - Dang, Julie H.T.. AU - Török, Natalie J.. AU - Chen, Moon S.. PY - 2019/6/1. Y1 - 2019/6/1. N2 - Objectives: To investigate risk factor patterns and the simultaneous occurrence of multiple risk factors in the viral, metabolic and lifestyle domains among Asian Americans, who have had the highest mortality rates from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Setting: Sacramento County, California, USA. Participants: Eligible participants were county residents ages 18 and older who had not been screened for chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) and were born in a CDC-defined endemic area or whose parent was born in that area. Of 1004 enrolled, 917 were foreign-born Chinese (130 women, 94 men), Hmong (133 women, 75 men), Korean (178 women, 90 men) or Vietnamese (136 women, 81 men) with complete risk factor data. Primary and secondary ...
Research suggests Japanese American men who do not get adequate amounts of vitamin D are at increased risk of stroke later in life.
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Did you know that not a single major airport in the United States is named for a woman? Fortunately, the East Bay produced a trailblazing female pilot who would be a great namesake for the Oakland International Airport! Her name is Maggie Gee. Maggie Gee (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9M3Y6OBs5jc) was a member of a pioneering group of women in WWII who aided in the war effort by enlisting in th
From the Barefoot Doctor program in China to the promotores model in the United States, community health workers (CHWs) have supported public health for almost half a century (1). Their efforts, especially in health education and making referrals, have helped to prevent, treat, and manage chronic as well as infectious diseases. However a relatively new field must be explored: the potential of CHWs in mental health. Asians and Asian Americans require special attention in this area. According to the California Health Interview Survey 2009, more than half of the states Asian American population who needed help with mental/emotional/substance abuse issues did not receive treatment. Latinos have a very similar profile. The ethnicities with the lowest rates of treatment are Vietnamese (34.2%), Koreans (18.3%), and other (6%). The last category may include Hmong, who have been depicted in recent journal articles as having high prevalence of depression yet with severe lack of mental health literacy and ...
In this discussion, we see so many different issues are being touched upon. 1) Immigration, legal and illegal; 2) Income Tax and welfare; 3) Recrimination of race and sex and Age; To me, it comes down to one thing: profit. Individual need profit, family need profit, company need profit, that drive each group doing something best to their interest. We should take a view on this important issue from interest of USA as a whole: 1)Do we need more STEM immigrants to stay competitive? Competing against China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, India? 2)Shall we recruit people based on racial percentage or their capability? For the first question, many of you will agree, we need more highly technical skillful engineer and scientist to enter USA, right now EU, Canada, Japan, Australia all allocate high percentage of immigration quota to technical immigrant. USA better continue to attract the world best engineer and scientist to stay competitive as a nation. Apple already lost its crown to Samsung on smart phone, ...
For the first time in their 150-year history in the United States, Asian Americans are forming a national civil rights organization that they hope will provide them with a unified voice and the
WASHINGTON - Today, the Department of Homeland Security announced a proposed regulation that could deny permanent resident status (green cards) or entry into the United States to immigrants who use a wide range of needed government services, including health insurance, nutrition programs and housing for people struggling to make ends meet. For over two decades, use of these programs has never resulted in the denial of permanent resident status. By expanding the definition of public charge, the regulation, if implemented, will have a devastating impact on immigrants, particularly Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) including their U.S.-born children.. The Trump Administration is putting families in the position of weighing use of basic services that will improve their health and well-being with the constant fear of government retribution, said Ko Chin, President and CEO of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF). If implemented, this proposed regulation would ...
To advance public health and help reduce health disparities, particularly in diverse communities, the National Diabetes Education Program identifies and presents culturally and linguistically appropriate resources that increase awareness about diabetes and influence behavior change. The resources in this catalog reflect that commitment and were developed with Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities in mind ...
Efforts to reduce health disparities among Chinese American elderly in the U.S. are significantly hampered by the lack of disaggregated epidemiological and behavioral data on older Asian Americans. A more sophisticated understanding of culture is also required to move towards addressing health disparities in older ages, in particular understanding culture-bound factors that contribute to preventive health activities and health care use. In order to address these challenges, this study applies the Andersen Model of Health Care Utilization to analyze the relevance of different measures of acculturation and identify consistent patterns of predisposing, enabling, and need factors that are associated with five different preventive health activities and self-reported health for older Chinese Americans, ages 50 and over. The study also examines the additional impact of proximity to ethnic enclaves on those outcomes. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved ...
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Author(s): Hong, S; Kim, Bryan S.K.; Wolfe, M M | Abstract: The 18-item European American Values Scale for Asian Americans (M. M. Wolfe, P H. Yang, E C. Wong, & D. R. Atkinson, 2001) was revised on the basis of results from a psychometric analysis using the Rasch Model (G. Rasch,1960). The results led to the establishment of the 25-item European AmericanValues Scale for Asian Americans-Revised.
Im a science and health writer based in the Gilbert, Ariz., with a passion for good food combined with a good story. My background is in science communications with a masters of science degree in human nutrition and a bachelors of arts degree in English. Ive written for a variety of publications including Scientific American, Outside Online, the American Society for Nutritions Nutrition Notes Daily, and the Institute of Food Technologists Food Technology print magazine. Im an active member of several respected organizations including the National Association of Science Writers and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Im also interested in wildlife conservation and am a member of the National Audubon Society and the American Society of Naturalists ...
This analysis compares the characteristics, care, and outcomes of Asian American and white patients with acute ischemic stroke at hospitals participating in the Get With The Guidelines -Stroke program....
Previous research suggests that culture influences how we display emotion. Asian Americans generally place a greater emphasis on emotional moderation than European Americans. Most studies have used self-report measures, which may not be accurate measures of display rules. We added an observational measure in the laboratory and a peer-report measure. Asian American and European American college students observed emotion-eliciting film clips while being videotaped. Their facial expressions during the films and peer-report measures were compared to self-report measures of expressivity. Level of acculturation was also measured to examine its effects on several measures of emotional expressiveness. Asian Americans rated displaying emotion as less appropriate than European Americans; however, these cultural differences were not found for the observational measures. There was no significant relationship between self-report and observational measures for negative emotions, and acculturation affected ...
Objectives: Unlike other cancer screening tests, which rely on early detection, colorectal cancer screening (CRS) provides an opportunity for prevention since most colorectal cancer (CRC) begin as a benign polyp. However, over 20 million people age 50 to 75 in the U.S. have never undergone CRS. Furthermore, lower screening rates were observed among minority groups, especially immigrants with low English proficiency (LEP). Asian Americans are now the most rapidly growing minority and immigrant group in the U.S. The purpose of this study was to understand 5 different Asian subgroups beliefs, attitudes, and perceived controls on CRS.. Methods: This study is part of a larger government funded study to create an infrastructure for sustainable research and dissemination of evidence-based medicine. The partnerships include five different Asian-American subgroups in the Chicago Metropolitan area: Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, Laotian and Vietnamese. The focus groups were facilitated by partner ...
While NAATAs focus is public broadcasting, the organization also heads up San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (March) and programs film and video screenings throughout the year. The organization provides fiscal sponsorships for select productions and publishes quarterly magazine Network ...
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The Library of Congress will host the concluding day of the groundbreaking Asian American Literature Festival on Saturday, July 29.The festival
Source: Authors analysis of the American Community Survey These results provide important evidence of population-level changes in coverage disparities under the ACA. Granular, disaggregated estimates like these can facilitate efforts to address health disparities for specific subgroups. Important differences in health-related outcomes between AANHPI subgroups are hidden when considered together as a single group. Similar challenges exist in other populations, where pan-racial or pan-ethnic classifications (such as Latino), often belie large within-group differences.. It is rare for policies to eliminate racial/ethnic disparities. In that context, the virtual elimination of the disparity in health insurance coverage between AANHPI and Whites that existed prior to the ACA represents a notable development. Reaching the AANHPI population to gain health insurance coverage has always represented a special challenge, given its notable heterogeneity with respect to culture, language, nativity, ...
Foreword / Henry P. David -- pt. I. The Sociopolitical Context of Abortion. Ch. 1. Federal Abortion Policy and Politics: 1973 to 1996 / Brian L. Wilcox, Jennifer K. Robbennolt and Janet E. OKeeffe. Ch. 2. Why Is Abortion Such a Controversial Issue in the United States? / Nancy Felipe Russo and Jean E. Denious. Ch. 3. Barriers to Access to Abortion Services / Stanley K. Henshaw. Ch. 4. The Impact of Antiabortion Activities on Women Seeking Abortions / Catherine Cozzarelli and Brenda Major -- pt. II. The Cultural Context of Abortion. Ch. 5. Black Women and the Question of Abortion / Karen Dugger. Ch. 6. Latinas and Abortion / Pamela I. Erickson and Celia P. Kaplan. Ch. 7. Abortion and Asian Pacific Islander Americans / Sora Park Tanjasiri and Sono Aibe -- pt. III. Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Contexts of Abortion. Ch. 8. The Acceptability of Medical Abortion to Women / Linda J. Beckman and S. Marie Harvey. Ch. 9. Understanding the Relationship of Violence Against Women to Unwanted Pregnancy ...
The condition puts them at far greater risk than other Americans for deadly diseases like liver cancer and cirrhosis. Most of the people tested had no idea that they were infected, a fact that frustrates doctors who know that with proper screening and treatment, the disease can be controlled, if not cured. But three-quarters of the people in the study had no health insurance, and even those who did had trouble getting coverage for screening.. The study, led by researchers at New York University School of Medicine, found that 15 percent of east Asians in New York - as many as 100,000 people - are chronic hepatitis carriers, with the rate highest among immigrants from China. That infection rate is 35 times the rate found in the general population. The New York State cancer registry shows rates of liver cancer among Asian-Americans 6 to 10 times as high as for whites.. Because Hepatitis B is endemic in many Asian countries, growth in the number of Asian immigrants in New York and across the country ...
Gregory Navas trenchant but human examination of the American migration experience. In this documentary the much celebrated Hispanic filmmaker (El Norte, Mi Familia, Selena, etc.) explores the very personal accounts of five American families from a variety of enthnic and racial backgrounds. An elderly Polish Jew relates his arrival at Ellis Island as a seven year-old boy in the 1920s. A Chinese-born grandmother from Oakland, California recalls her own childhood arrival on Angel Island in San Francisco Bay in the early 1930s. Unlike the Ellis Island experience, which was a happy and welcoming one, her arrival thrust her into an atmosphere charged with racial tension, discrimination and hostility. An African-American woman, the daughter of a slave, describes her childhood on a sharecroppers farm in Alabama and her eventual migration to Chicago. In the films most emotionally powerful moment, he follows a young Mexican woman as she risks her life clandestinely crossing the border into the ...
Background: Recent studies have found low-normal potassium (K) to be associated with increased diabetes risk. We sought to verify these associations in a multi-ethnic US cohort; and to determine if these associations extend to US Hispanics and Asian-Americans. Methods: We analyzed data from Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) participants who were free-of-diabetes at baseline. We examined cross-sectional associations between measures of K-serum, dietary, and urine-with fasting glucose and HOMA-IR. We examined longitudinal associations between K and diabetes risk over 8 years. Findings: In multivariable models, compared to those with higher serum K (≥4.5mmol/L), those with lower serum K (,4.0mmol/L) had significantly higher fasting glucose [1.3 mg/dL (95%CI 0.2, 2.4), P-value = 0.03]. Incident diabetes developed in 1281 of 5415 at-risk participants. In minimally-adjusted models, we found inverse associations between serum and dietary K and diabetes risk. Compared to those with higher ...
David Gracias, John Hopkins University. The Chinese-American Kavli Frontiers of Science symposia are sponsored by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Major support is provided by the Kavli Foundation with additional support from the National Academy of Sciences.. ...
Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates in Vietnamese Americans are lower than those in non-Hispanic whites. Consistent with our long-term goal of reducing morb...
According to the U.S. Census Bureau (2012), Asian-Americans were the fastest growing minority group from 2000 to 2010. This population is expected to double by 2060. Moreover, outbound Asian tourism to the U.S. is increasing rapidly, at least for some travel markets. For example, the National Travel and Tourism Office (U.S. Department of Commerce, 2014) reported the number of Chinese tourists in the U.S. had increased over 450% from 2007 to 2014, and 40% of them visited a national park/monument on their trip (approximately 875,000 visitors). Despite a growing resident population and burgeoning travel market, the number of Asian visitors at most national parks is insignificant compared to other market segments according to reports published by the Visitor Services Project at the University of Idaho. However, one NPS study indicated that 29% of Asians visited at least one national park within a 24-month period (Solop, Hagen, & Ostergren, 2003). Although many Asians can speak English, one reason ...
In a nutshell, Asian people focus on substance and relationship, while Westerners focus on objects and properties. What does this mean at a practical level? An example. Shown a new object, say a pyramid made of cork ... Asians will find the cork memorable and significant, while Westerners will focus on and think more about the shape (pyramid).. This general pattern of perception is repeated in a number of ways -- shown a photo of a tiger in a jungle setting, and then a second photo with small differences, Asians (and to a lesser degree Asian-Americans) will be most sensitive to changes in the background while ignoring changes in the tiger, its stance and its position in the photo. Westerners focus on the tiger almost exclusively. Such differences in focus are ranked on a scale of field dependence. These patterns are reflected in the way adults in the two cultures raise infants and children. Introduce a new toy and ask a mother to play with their toddler. An Asian mother will emphasize the ...
Using a cross-national survey of Citibank employees, the authors examine the persistent influence of ethnic background on perceptions of choice and its association with performance, intrinsic motivation, and well-being in the workplace. Among Anglo-Americans, task choice was prominent and associated with benefits for employees, whereas choices made by supervisors were less salient and associated with detriments. In contrast, task choice was less prominent for Asians/Asian-Americans and exhibited diminished associations with benefits for employees, whereas choices made by supervisors were prominent and associated with benefits. Hispanic-Americans did not differ from Anglo-Americans, but Latin Americans resembled Asians on several dimensions.. ...
Malcolm Williams, a Rand Corp. health policy researcher, said another reason for the insurance gap could be the fear of revealing personal information to the government on health insurance applications if some family members are undocumented.. Asians, on the other hand, have had a smoother path to immigration over the decades. Many have been sponsored for immigration by relatives in the U.S., or have education, employment or investment ties here that eased their quest for American citizenship. As a result, theyve been able to start assimilating more quickly than many Latinos.. Henry Liem, a philosophy professor at San Jose City College and longtime observer of the South Bays Vietnamese emigre community, said that when many immigrants were growing up in Vietnam and other Asian countries, the only way to receive government services was to pay a bribe.. But in America, he said, Asians have learned to embrace government programs that they view as nondiscriminatory, low-cost and reliable. Liem also ...
In the United States, one study reports that approximately half of the 1 million persons with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection are Asian/Pacific Islanders, most of whom became infected with HBV before arriving in the United States. ...