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Table 2-5: Selected Characteristics of the NHOPI Population in the Uni

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

Table 2-5. Selected Characteristics of the NHOPI Population in the United Statesa

NHOPI GroupsNumberb
(in 000s)
Percent of U.S. NHOPIPercent of U.S. PopulationNative Born (%)Speak a Language Other Than English at Home and Speak English Less Than "Very Well" (%)Less Than High School Graduationc (%)Poverty Rate (%)
Native Hawaiian40036.80.1497.804.316.815.6
Samoan12822.50.0579.119.524.220.2
Guamanian9114.60.0387.615.422.213.7
Tongan377.30.0148.632.734.719.5
Fijian142.70.0122.425.233.210.5
Marshallese71.5 23.941.432.338.3
Other Pacific Islander20914.60.0761.719.423.321.4
Tahitiand(3.3)      
Tokelauan(0.6)      
Mariana Islander(0.1)      
Saipanese(0.5)      
Palauan(3.4)      
Carolinian(0.2)      
Kosraean(0.2)      
Pohnpeian(0.7)      
Chuukese(0.7)      
Yapese(0.4)      
I-Kiribati(0.2)      
Papua New Guinea(0.2)      
Solomon Islander(0.03)      
Ni-Vanuatu(0.2)      
Unspecified(193.6)      
Total NHOPI860100NA80.114.521.717.7
Total U.S. Population281,412NA0.3188.908.119.612.4

a Data for Pacific Islanders living in the U.S. Island Areas of Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are not included in the count.
b NHOPI alone and in combination.
c Population 25 and older.
d Ethnicities of Other Pacific Islanders from Grieco, 2001a.

Source: Harris and Jones, 2005.

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Internet Citation: Table 2-5: Selected Characteristics of the NHOPI 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/reldatatab2-5.html