Asian or Pacific Islander

Asian or Pacific Islander

A person defined by the US Census Bureau as one with origins in any of the peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, Indian subcontinent or Pacific Islands (e.g., China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippine Islands and Samoa).
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Asian or Pacific Islander

Multiculture A person with origins in any of the peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, Indian subcontinent, Pacific Islands–eg China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippine Islands and Samoa
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From both research and practice contexts, combining health risk behavior data obscures important differences between the more than 49 ethnic groups and 100 languages and dialects of those who identify as Asian or Pacific Islander (Sabato, T.M., 2014).
During 2007-2014, the percentage of births among teens aged 15-19 years that were preterm declined for each racial/ethnic group, except for non-Hispanic Asian or Pacific Islander teens, where the change was not significant.
Per a 1997 Office of Management and Budget directive, the Asian or Pacific Islander racial category was separated into two categories: one being Asian and the other Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.
Higher percentages of beneficiaries recoded to Hispanic (24.7 percent), and Asian or Pacific Islander (22.0 percent) were also dually eligible than on the full EDB (15.5 percent), likely reflecting the minorities' lower socioeconomic status.
Figures for fiscal 2005 show that of 75,802 total Air Force Reservists, 810 (1.1 percent) were American Indian or Alaskan native and 3,045 (4 percent) were Asian or Pacific Islander. According to the latest U.S.
Asian or Pacific Islander), ethnic, or cultural differences or from student status differences (local vs.
(2) If the applicant's race was identified as American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian or Pacific Islander, Black, White, Other, or Not Applicable (codes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, or 8) in 2003, use code 4 (Not Applicable) for reporting ethnicity.
Declines ranged from 60% for non-Hispanic white teens to 72% for Asian or Pacific Islander teens.
Although the 1997 revised federal guidelines on collection of race/ethnicity data separated the "Asian or Pacific Islander" race categories, many published analyses have continued to present data for the combined Asian/Pacific Islander group rather than present data separately for Asians and NHPIs.
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