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Asian-Americans in better health than other U.S. adults

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Asian-Americans are healthier than other adults, according to federal health officials who added that most Asian-Americans are less likely to report that they're in fair or poor health, have multiple chronic conditions or serious psychological problems.

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They're also less likely to say they must limit work or social activities compared to others their age, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported, Steven Reinberg writes.

Perhaps this report provides a window on the opportunities of health through heritage, "with a family's culture defending them against a culture of fast food, soda, stress and insomnia," said Dr. David Katz. Director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center, he wasn't involved in the new study.

Asian-Americans make up about 5 percent of the U.S. population, according to the CDC.

For the report, researchers collected data on Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese Americans from the 2010-2014 National Health Interview Survey. The survey asked nearly 170,000 American adults about their health.

Chinese-Americans fared particularly well, according to the report.

"Chinese adults reported better health on all measures, compared to other U.S. adults. But, Vietnamese were more likely to be in fair or poor health compared with other Americans," said lead author Barbara Bloom, a statistician with the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics.

The reasons why most Asians are in better health overall isn't known and wasn't something the researchers attempted to determine, Bloom said.

Katz noted that because health issues were self-reported for the study, it's impossible to come to firm conclusions about the findings.


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