A new study released online in the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) show huge health disparities among Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Asian Immigrant Populations. The data goes on to reveal that distinct groups of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AA and NHPI) differ widely in death and disease rates, including breast cancer as well as heart disease, and stand to benefit strongly from culturally appropriate care.
In the first issue of a major health journal devoted to AA and NHPI populations, data shows striking disparities. For example, some Asian-born women in the United States suffer death rates from breast cancer up to four times as high as U.S. born Asian Americans.
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