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Am J Public Health. 2003 Dec;93(12):2093-8.

Healthy People 2010 and Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders: defining a baseline of information.

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Health Resources and Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and Harvard Medical School, Department of Social Medicine, Cambridge, MA, USA. cghosh1@aol.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

Healthy People 2010: Understanding and Improving Health lists 6 areas of disparity in minority health services: infant mortality, cancer, cardiovascular disease, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and immunizations. This study compiles existing Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) health data to establish a baseline.

METHODS:

For federally-sponsored research (1986-2000), the Computer Retrieval of Information on Specific Projects (CRISP) database was analyzed. AAPI initiatives were divided by subpopulation and disparity area. MEDLINE articles (1966-2000) were similarly scrutinized.

RESULTS:

Few federal health-related grants (0.2%) and MEDLINE articles (0.01%) mention AAPIs. For the 6 disparity areas, significant AAPI data gaps remain.

CONCLUSIONS:

To reach the Healthy People 2010 goals and have useful data, researchers and grant makers must focus on obtaining baseline data for disaggregated AAPI subgroups.

PMID:
14652340
PMCID:
PMC1448158
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