Elderly Asian Immigrants and Challenges of Living in the United States of America

  • Kittiwan Junrith
  • Erika Symonette
  • Hsiang Hsing Kung
  • Somporn Khunwishit
Part of the Applied Demography Series book series (ADS, volume 2)


Asian immigrants started emigrating from their home countries to the U.S. during the 1800s (Mui et al. 2007). Asian immigrant populations tend to live in three states: California, New York, and Texas. These three states account for about 50% of Asian immigrant populations in the U.S. (California, 35%, New York, 10%, and Texas, 6%). The primary Asian immigrant populations include Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Cambodian (Mui et al. 2007).


Language Barrier English Proficiency Limited English Proficiency Asian Immigrant Limited English Proficiency Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kittiwan Junrith
    • 1
  • Erika Symonette
    • 1
  • Hsiang Hsing Kung
    • 1
  • Somporn Khunwishit
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied GerontologyUniversity of North TexasDentonUSA

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