Asian Americans are an extremely heterogeneous group, comprised of subgroups with diverse cultures, languages, immigration histories, and sociodemo-graphic characteristics. Am J Public Health. The number of Hispanics, blacks and Asians combined has outnumbered whites in the state since Telephone coverage and health survey estimates: Epidemiologic studies of coronary heart disease and stroke in Japanese men living in Japan, Hawaii and California: We have the chance to flip the House of Representatives and make sure there are real checks and balances in Washington. Data from these comprehensive federal surveys of social and biological risk factors for disease are routinely used by researchers and policy makers to set the disparities agenda for the United States.
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In addition, most surveys use telephone-based random-digit dialing methods. This policy applies to all population-based health surveys conducted or sponsored by HHS Data on Asian American health, particularly for the Asian subgroups, are scarce, and many health disparities for this population remain unknown. Omission of Asian Americans from clinical trials, cohort studies, and health surveys greatly hinders our understanding of health risks and differences in drug efficacy for this population. History of Data Collection for Asian Americans A brief history of data collection for Asian Americans will provide context for our discussion of the problems with the collection and interpretation of Asian American health data. Although the HHS data standards for race, ethnicity, and language greatly improve the collection of Asian -American health data, many national surveys like the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey omit Asian Americans in the majority of their data reports and publications.