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Ethnicity and Health

Chapter

Abstract

With the rapid growth of the Asian American population and its diverse ethnic composition, it is both surprising and problematic that the quality of health within Asian American communities is not better understood. This chapter reviews existing literature and highlights the relationship between ethnicity and health among Asian Americans. After presenting terms and theoretical perspectives, we review current literature and explore national data to describe patterns of physical and mental health among Asian ethnic groups. Finally, we conclude the chapter with recommendations for future directions on ethnicity and health among Asian Americans.

Keywords

Ethnic Discrimination Ethnic Subgroup Asian Subgroup Asian Ethnic Group Asian American Population 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SociologyBall State UniversityMuncieUSA
  2. 2.School of Social Work and Department of SociologyUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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