Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Home Life Style Health & Fitness CDC says Asian Americans are the Healthiest in USA

CDC says Asian Americans are the Healthiest in USA

Asian Americans include Chinese, Asian Indians, Japanese, Filipinos, Koreans

May 20,2016:

In the country of immigrants that we call USA, various races and ethnicity exist and thrive. Among them, Asian-American adults are the healthiest, both physically and psychologically, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Of the group, which included Chinese, Filipinos, Asian Indians, Japanese, Vietnamese and Koreans, Chinese “reported better health on all five measures in this report compared with all U.S. adults.”

Asian Americans. Photo from CDC website
Asian Americans. Photo from CDC website

The measures include health status, multiple chronic conditions, serious psychological distress in the last month and limitations in work or social participation.

Vietnamese adults were the most likely to report fair or poor health status, but only 17 percent reported so. Still, that was higher than the national average of 12 percent.

Filipinos reported the most chronic conditions, while Japanese experienced the most work limitations, and Koreans were the most likely to report social participation limitations.

For the results, the CDC looked at data collected from nearly 166,000 adults between 2010 and 2014 as part of the National Health Interview Survey.

According to The Huffington Post, some researchers caution about reading too much into the data, saying the survey was skewed toward English speakers. Census data show many Asian-Americans don’t consider themselves proficient in English.

A survey that left out non-English speakers would likely miss those who were older and possibly in worse health.

About 15 million Asian-Americans live in the U.S., representing about 5 percent of the population. (VOA)

STAY CONNECTED

19,120FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,779FollowersFollow

Most Popular

Actor John Abraham Named As The Person Of The Year 2020 By PETA

Bollywood actor John Abraham has been named the Person of the Year for 2020 by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). In...

Hyaluronic Acid Is An Extraordinary Ingredient And A Boon To Skincare

Hyaluronic acid has recently become such a hyped ingredient, but the popularity is acceptable because the ingredient provides what it claims to -- anti-aging. What...

Study: Men And Teenagers Are Affected By Instagram Influencers

Not just women, men and teenagers are affected by Instagram influencers who set global benchmarks for ideal body shape, fashion, and even facial trends,...

Covid-19 May Deepen Depression, Anxiety Among Pregnant Women

Researchers have said that Covid-19 may deepen depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among pregnant and postpartum women. "We know the perinatal period is...

Chinese Spacecraft To Bring Lunar Soil From Moon

China's Chang'e-5 mission, intended to bring back around 2 kg of lunar soil and rocks to the earth, touched down on the Moon on...

America’s Favorite Snacks Invented By US Military

From instant coffee to Cheetos, packaged cookies, and energy bars, the U.S. military helped invent many of the snacks Americans love to eat. The effort...

COVID Pandemic Obstructed Global Fight Against AIDS

Tuesday is World AIDS Day, with organizations around the world highlighting the need to support those living with and affected by HIV, the virus...

Focus on Having Healthy Heart To Face COVID

Amid the rising cases of Covid-19 in Delhi-NCR, health experts on Tuesday stressed that along with a focus on overall health, taking special care...

Recent Comments