Country Specific Data Briefs

To better understand disease risks and outcomes in various Asian countries, CARE has compiled a list of country-specific data briefs. 

Cambodian and Cambodian American

As a relatively new population that began immigrating to the U.S. largely in the 1980s, Cambodian-Americans make up about 0.09% of the United States population and 1.3% of the AAPI population. Although the Cambodian-American population may be small, they face a unique set of health outcomes and risk factors which define their healthcare needs. As such, the disaggregation of Asian health data to provide comprehensive information regarding Cambodian-American health is important to our ability to provide adequate care to this subgroup of the Asian American community. This brief presents differences in health data between Cambodians and Cambodian-Americans and identifies shortcomings in current literature to encourage the disaggregation of Asian-American health data and further research into the health of Cambodian-Americans.

Chinese and Chinese-American

This brief provides information on Chinese and Chinese-American health outcomes, includingsStroke, ischemic heart disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD). Smoking, poor diet, low health literacy and alcohol consumption all contribute to health outcomes in these populations.

Filipino and Filipino-American

This brief includes the latest information on cardiovascular disease and cancer among Filipinos and Filipino-Americans, incuding data on health risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, alcohol consumption, smoking, and diet.

Indian and Asian-Indian Immigrant Health Statistics

This brief provides information on Indian and Asian Indian immigrant health outcomes, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and cerebrovascular diseases. Differences in mortality rates for Indians, Asian Indian immigrants, and Non-Hispanic Whites are presented. Data on health risk factors such as diabetes, poor diet, lack of exercise, and smoking are also discussed. 

Japanese and Japanese-American

This brief provides information on Japanese and Japanese-American health outcomes, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, and aging. Although Japan has the highest life expectancy in the world, there are still health issues that need to be addressed including tobacco smoking rates, decreased physical activity, and the need for suicide prevention.

Vietnamese and Vietnamese-American

This brief provides information on Vietnamese and Vietnamese-American health outcomes, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, and diabetes. Health challenges such as smoking, impaired patient-physician communication, and healthcare access are also discussed.