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Asthma and Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders

  • Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders are 30 percent more likely to have asthma than non-Hispanic Whites.
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander children were twice as likely to have asthma, in 2011.
  • National data for this population is very limited.

At a glance - Diagnosed:

Percentage of asthma among persons 18 years of age and over, ever being told they had asthma, 2011

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Non-Hispanic White

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander/
Non-Hispanic White Ratio

16.7*

12.9

1.3

Source:  CDC 2012. Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: 2011. Table 4.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_10/sr10_256.pdf [PDF | 3.12MB]

Percentage of adults 18 years of age and over with asthma, 2004-2006

 

Population

White

Population/White Ratio

Total Asian

7.6

9.1

0.8

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander & other

10.4

9.1

1.1

Source:  CDC 2008. Health characteristics of the Asian adult population: United States, 2004-2006, Table 4.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/ad/ad394.pdf [PDF | 475KB]

Percentage of people with lifetime asthma diagnosis, all ages, 2009-2011

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Non-Hispanic White

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander/
Non-Hispanic White Ratio

15.0

13.0

1.2

Source:  CDC 2013. Health Data Interactive
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/hdi.htm [Accessed 7/22/2013]

At a glance - Death Rate:

  • National data not available at this time.
  • At a glance - Treatment:

  • The most recent National Surveillance for Asthma does not include data for Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders
  • At a Glance - Children:

    Age-adjusted percentages for children under 18 years of age, ever being told they had asthma, 2011

    Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

    Non-Hispanic White

    Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander/
    Non-Hispanic White Ratio

    23.9*

    12.3

    1.9

    Source: CDC, 2012. Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Children: National Health Interview Survey, 2011. Table 1.
    http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_10/sr10_254.pdf [PDF |1.34MB]

    *Estimates have a high relative standard error and should be used with caution as they do not meet the standards of reliability set by the CDC.


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