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Table 2-4: Selected Characteristics of the Asian Population in the Uni

Race, Ethnicity, and Language Data: Standardization for Health Care Qu

Table 2-4. Selected Characteristics of the Asian Population in the United States

Asian GroupsNumbera
(in 000s)
Percent of U.S. Asian PopulationPercent of U.S. PopulationNative Born (%)Speak a Language Other Than English at Home and Speak English Less Than "Very Well" (%)Less Than High School Graduationb (%)Poverty Rate (%)
Chinese2,85823.81.0229.149.623.013.5
Filipino2,38518.30.8532.324.112.76.3
Asian Indian1,85516.20.6624.623.113.39.8
Vietnamese1,21210.90.4323.962.438.116.0
Korean1,22610.50.4422.350.513.714.8
Japanese1,1527.80.4160.527.28.99.7
Cambodian2121.80.0834.253.553.329.3
Hmong1841.70.0744.458.659.637.8
Laotian1961.60.0731.952.849.618.5
Pakistani2091.50.0724.531.718.016.5
Thai1501.10.0522.246.920.914.4
Other Asiansc5614.70.2043.532.719.115.6
Total Asian11,859100NA31.139.519.612.6
Total U.S. Population281,412NA4.2188.98.119.612.4

a Asian alone and in combination.
b Population 25 and older.
c Bangladeshi, Bhutanese, Burmese, Indo Chinese, Indonesian, Iwo Jiman, Malaysian, Maldivian, Nepalese, Okinawan, Singaporean, Sri Lankan, Taiwanese.

Source: Barnes and Bennett, 2002; Reeves and Bennett, 2004.

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Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 2-4: Selected Characteristics of the Asian Population in the Uni: Race, Ethnicity, and Language Data: Standardization for Health Care Qu. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/iomracereport/reldatatab2-4.html