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Infographic
August 2014

Asian American & Pacific Islander Health Disparities Compared to Non-Hispanic Whites

Racial and ethnic health disparities undermine our communities and our health care system. Our infographic shows some of the more prevalent health conditions that afflict Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders in the United States (compared to non-Hispanic whites). See our infographic series for data about other communities of color.

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Cancer: Sherry L. Murphy, Jiaquan Xu, and Kenneth D. Kochanek, Deaths: Final Data for 2010 (Atlanta: CDC, 2013) tables 16 and 17.

Stomach Cancer: Sherry L. Murphy, Jiaquan Xu, and Kenneth D. Kochanek, Deaths: Final Data for 2010 (Atlanta: CDC, 2013) table 16.

Liver Cancer: Sherry L. Murphy, Jiaquan Xu, and Kenneth D. Kochanek, Deaths: Final Data for 2010 (Atlanta: CDC, 2013) table 16.

Tuberculosis (diagnoses): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Reported Tuberculosis in the United States, 2012 (Atlanta: CDC, 2013) table 2.

Tuberculosis (deaths): Sherry L. Murphy, Jiaquan Xu, and Kenneth D. Kochanek, Deaths: Final Data for 2010 (Atlanta: CDC, 2013) table 16.

Obesity: Deborah L. Blackwell, Jacqueline W. Lucas, and Tainya C. Clarke, Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey 2012 (Atlanta: CDC, 2014) table 29.

Diabetes (diagnoses): Deborah L. Blackwell, Jacqueline W. Lucas, and Tainya C. Clarke, Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey 2012 (Atlanta: CDC, 2014) table 8.

End-Stage Renal disease: U.S. Renal Data System, USRDS 2013 Annual Data Report: Atlas of Chronic Kidney Disease and End-Stage Renal Disease in the United States (Bethesda: NIH, 2013) page 228.

Hepatitis (A): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Viral Hepatitis Surveillance, United States 2011 (Atlanta: CDC, 2011) figure 2.4.

Hepatitis (B): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Viral Hepatitis Surveillance, United States 2011 (Atlanta: CDC, 2011) table 3.4.