Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 263–271

Sources of Health Information Among Vietnamese American Men


    • Division of Public Health SciencesFred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Victoria M. Taylor
    • Division of Public Health SciencesFred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    • Department of Health ServicesUniversity of Washington
  • Yutaka Yasui
    • Department of Public Health SciencesUniversity of Alberta
  • Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    • Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary CareUniversity of California Irvine College of Medicine
  • Nancy Burke
    • Comprehensive Cancer CenterUniversity of California
  • Hue Thai
    • Harborview Medical Center
  • J. Carey Jackson
    • Harborview Medical Center
    • Department of MedicineUniversity of Washington
Asians and Asian Americans

DOI: 10.1007/s10903-006-9331-0

Cite this article as:
Woodall, E.D., Taylor, V.M., Yasui, Y. et al. J Immigrant Health (2006) 8: 263. doi:10.1007/s10903-006-9331-0


Vietnamese American men face multiple health disparities compared to white men. Our study objective was to determine the sources of health information used by Vietnamese men in the United States. A population-based, in-person survey was conducted among Vietnamese men in Seattle during 2002. Our survey was completed by 509 Vietnamese men (79% response rate). The most commonly reported sources of health information included Vietnamese newspapers/magazines (73%), Vietnamese and English language television (64% and 67%, respectively), Vietnamese radio (51%), and friends and family members (51% and 63%, respectively). We found that sources of health information varied significantly among sociodemographic subgroups of the Vietnamese male population. Sources of health information among Vietnamese American men differ considerably from other racial/ethnic groups. Research findings should be used to guide the development of health education interventions for Vietnamese men and subgroups within the Vietnamese male population.


Asian Americanshealth educationsources of health informationVietnamese Americans
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