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‘Asian’ isn’t specific enough for health data, research suggests

“Asian” isn’t specific enough for health data, research suggests Until 2003, U.S. mortality surveys lumped all Asian Americans together. Despite the thousands of miles separating India, the Philippines and Korea, and the cultural distinctions of each country, Asian Americans — at least those in the morgue — were considered one ethnic group. Now that the surveys distinguish between the six largest Asian subgroups in the United States — Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Indians, Filipinos and Koreans — researchers at Stanford Medicine are learning that the different groups face varying risks. “This information will help us take care of our diverse […]

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