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  Pacific Islander Americans, Diet of - Nutrition and health status, Eating habits and meal patterns, Nutritional ...
Pacific Islanders may be genetically predisposed to store fat for times of scarcity (the "thrifty gene" phenotype), and there is evidence that prenatal undernutrition modifies fetal development, predisposing individuals to adult obesity and chronic diseases.
Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander population alone in 2000 was 398,835.
The cuisine of Pacific Islander Americans varies slightly from culture to culture and is a blend of native foods and European, Japanese, American, and Asian influences.
www.faqs.org /nutrition/Ome-Pop/Pacific-Islander-Americans-Diet-of.html   (951 words)

  Pacific Islander - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
A Pacific Islander or Pacific Person (plural: Pacific People) is a term used in several places, such as New Zealand and the United States, to describe people of a certain heritage.
In New Zealand, it is applied to a person who has emigrated from one of the smaller islands of the Pacific to New Zealand in modern times, or one of their descendants born in New Zealand.
Inhabitants of Chinese, Japanese, Philippine, and Indonesian islands are not considered Pacific Islanders and are classified as "Asians" on the U.S. Census.
www.americancanyon.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Pacific_Islanders   (338 words)

 Asian and Pacific Islander Populations
September 2000: From the Mideast to the Pacific: A Profile of the Nation’s Asian Foreign-Born Population [PDF 103k]
November 1995: The Nation’s Asian and Pacific Islander Population [PDF 43k]
Census Advisory Committee on the Asian and Pacific Islander Populations
www.census.gov /population/www/socdemo/race/api.html   (691 words)

 NCADI: Technical Assistance Bulletin:Communicating Appropriately With Asian and Pacific Islander Audiences   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The largest populations of Asians and Pacific Islanders, in order of magnitude, are in California (22,845,659 representing 9.6 percent of the State's population), New York (693,760 representing 3.9 percent), Hawaii (685,236 representing 61.8 percent), Texas (319,459 representing 1.9 percent), and Illinois (285,311 representing 2.5 percent).
Asian and Pacific Islander (API) populations in the United States are extremely diverse and differ significantly in their traditional values and customs as well as in their histories of acculturation and assimilation into American culture.
Asians and Pacific Islanders on the West Coast may be at relatively higher risk for illicit drug use and for using these drugs in sequence with alcohol and tobacco (Ellickson et al., 1992).
www.health.org /govpubs/MS701   (4303 words)

 Asian Pacific Islander and Tobacco in Washington - WA State Dept. of Health
Youth smoking among Asians and Pacific Islanders in 2002 was significantly lower than the state average among girls, and similar to the state average for boys.
Asian/Pacific Islanders have a significantly lower incidence of lung and bronchus cancer (42.8 per 100,000 population in 1999-2001 combined) than Washington State (72.0 per 100,000 population) as a whole.* Asian/Pacific Islanders also have a significantly lower rate of lung and bronchus cancer mortality in comparison to the general population.
Asian and Pacific Islander communities are comprised of a number of diverse ethnic sub-populations, so tobacco control efforts must consider the specific needs and cultures of these communities rather than attempting to address “Asians and Pacific Islanders” as a general population.
www.doh.wa.gov /Tobacco/disparities/populations/api.htm   (531 words)

 Asian and Pacific Islander Population Nears 11 Million in U.S.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The report, "The Asian and Pacific Islander Population in the United States: March 1999," is a compilation of data released on the Internet last May, the Department of Commerce said in an October 17 news release.
Asian and Pacific Islander men and non-Hispanic White men both participated in the labor force at a rate of 74 percent, while the women in both groups participated in the labor force at 60 percent rate.
Asian and Pacific Islanders tended to be concentrated in managerial and professional occupations, with 37 percent of them working in such fields versus 33 percent for non-Hispanic Whites.
japan.usembassy.gov /e/p/tp-s049.html   (695 words)

 Pregnancy-Related Deaths Among Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native Women --- United ...
The death certificates are those on which pregnancy was indicated and for women who had given birth during the year preceding their death; matching live birth and fetal death certificates also are forwarded when available.
By 2025, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women are expected to represent approximately 25% of the females of reproductive age in the United States (1).
Asians/Pacific Islanders have many differences in language, culture, history, demographic characteristics, and circumstances of migration, and have a pattern of socioeconomic extremes, with a large proportion at high income levels and a large proportion in poverty (7).
www.cdc.gov /mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5018a3.htm   (1486 words)

 Diabetes in Asian and Pacific Islander Americans
In 1997, the Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) population was estimated to be about 10 million, almost a 50 percent increase since the 1990 Census and representing about 3.8 percent of the total U.S. population.
Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in the United States were classified into 28 Asian and 19 Pacific Islander ethnic groups for the 1990 U.S. census (see table 1).
For Asian and Pacific Islander Americans ages 45 to 64, diabetes ranked as the fifth-highest cause of death.
aaaaq.com /diabetes/asian_and_pacific_islanders   (3477 words)

 Oral History Project of Pacific Islander Community in Phoenix
Arizona has one of the largest Pacific Islander populations in the continental U.S. and yet there are no academic or even popular writings that describe the scope and nature of its Pacific Islander community.
Islands in the Desert: An Oral History of the Pacific Islander Community in Phoenix is an attempt to document a sampling of Pacific Islander experiences in the Phoenix metropolitan area for future generations.
Pacific Islanders have resided in Arizona for at least the past three decades; Islands in the Desert assists the Pacific Islander community in providing a forum for making their stories known beyond their own community to a general public.
www.asu.edu /clas/apas/oralhistory.html   (650 words)

 Missouri Asia/Pacific Islander Population   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Missouri's Asian and Pacific Islander race category experienced the largest percent increase, 55.1% growing from 41,758 in 1999 to 64,773 in 2000.
Knox, Mercer, and Worth counties reported Missouri's smallest Asian and Pacific Islanders populations with populations of 4, 2, and 2, respectively.
Louis County also reported the largest increase in the Asian and Pacific Islander population with a growth of 8,629 persons, a 60.6% increase since 1990.
www.ded.mo.gov /researchandplanning/indicators/population/asian2000.stm   (282 words)

 Statement of Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. on National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, May 17, 2005 Press ...
Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the United States are diverse, encompassing many cultures and more than 100 languages and dialects that vary widely in area of origin, tradition, and religion.
As Asian and Pacific Islanders are one of the faster-growing racial/ethnic minority groups in the United States, it is imperative that we educate, support and raise their awareness of HIV/AIDS.
Asians and Pacific Islanders are also encouraged to get involved at the local and national levels, through community groups, houses of worship, and other venues, to educate their community about the effects of HIV/AIDS and to discuss the need for HIV-related research.
www.nih.gov /news/pr/may2005/niaid-17.htm   (709 words)

 ELCA Asia and Pacific Islander Strategy: A vision   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Asians and Pacific Islanders came and brought a new song to this foreign land known as the United States of America.
Eventually, there were Asians and Pacific Islanders who grew up singing a song that combined the old and new lands of their heritages.
Often, Asians and Pacific Islanders were viewed as a mission field to be conquered rather than as fellow singers of God’s song.
www.elca.org /CMM/asian/vision.html   (934 words)

 Race (U.S. Census) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (NHPI) refers to people having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
It includes people who indicated their race or races as "Native Hawaiian", "Guamanian or Chamorro", "Samoan", or "Other Pacific Islander", or wrote in entries such as Tahitian, Mariana Islander, or Chuukese.
Some other races were included in 2000 census for respondents who were unable to identify with the five Office of Management and Budget race categories.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pacific_Islander_(U.S._Census)   (753 words)

 BYU NewsNet - Pacific Islander symposium rebuts stereotypes and emphasizes contribution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Narsimulu said the symposium was important because it helped young Pacific Islanders living in Utah to understand their identity and heritage.
Traditionally, Pacific Islander youths have struggled in the state's public schools because of differences between cultures.
A second Pacific Islander symposium is in the works, and Narsimulu said he hopes to publish this year's transcripts in an academic journal.
newsnet.byu.edu /story.cfm/53455   (577 words)

 NMDP - Asian & Pacific Islander Facts & Figures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Although it's possible for an Asian or Pacific Islander patient to match a donor from any racial or ethnic group, the most likely match is an Asian or Pacific Islander.
The increase in Asian and Pacific Islander volunteers has improved the likelihood of identifying a matched potential donor for Asian and Pacific Islander patients.
Although more Asian and Pacific Islander patients are finding donors for their transplants, they are still less likely than Caucasians to identify a matched donor.
www.marrow.org /NMDP/api_facts_figures.html   (456 words)

 Hawai'i to cradle Pacific Islander data - The Honolulu Advertiser - Hawaii's Newspaper
The Pacific American Research Center was recently established with the help of a federal seed grant to help policymakers and others get information on the education, health, employment and housing needs of Pacific Americans.
He said the Pacific American Research Center is modeled after the Urban Institute in Washington D.C., a nonpartisan research and analytical organization often tapped by Congress and other policymakers.
The research center is affiliated with the non-profit Pacific American Foundation, formed in November 1993, which operates programs in Hawai'i and on the Mainland serving Americans of Pacific island ancestry.
the.honoluluadvertiser.com /article/2001/Jul/04/ln/ln19a.html   (437 words)

 1998 SGR - Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and Tocacco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are persons of Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry whose origins are from China and Mongolia to the north, Indonesia to the south, the Indian subcontinent to the west, and the U.S.-related Pacific Islands to the east.
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders had the lowest rates of death from coronary heart disease among the primary racial/ethnic groups in the United States.
Among current smokers, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders were slightly more likely than white smokers to have quit for at least one day during the previous year (32.0%, compared with 26.0%).
www.cdc.gov /tobacco/sgr/sgr_1998/sgr-min-fs-asi.htm   (833 words)

 AAPI - Asian American and Pacific Islander - Primer
According to the Census Bureau, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are the fastest growing minority group, and also the most diverse.
Pacific Islanders refer Native Hawaiians and other natives living in the US protectorates of Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, or Americans with origins from one or more of the 19 Pacific island nations.
By 2020, the AAPI population is projected to reach 20 million, and by 2050, approximately one out of every 10 Americans will be of Asian or Pacific Islander descent (38 million).
www.epa.gov /aapi/primer.htm   (205 words)

 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The purpose of the law was to honor the achievements of Asian/Pacific Americans and to recognize their contributions to the United States.
This recognition was the culmination of Jeanie Jew's efforts in the 1970's to establish Asian Pacific American Heritage Week.
Furthermore, since school is still in session during May, educators could capitalize on the opportunity to include APA history into the curriculum.
www3.kumc.edu /diversity/ethnic_relig/apahm.html   (299 words)

 Los Angeles Asian Pacific-Islander American Heritage Month
In celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, the Department of Cultural Affairs will host music classes as part of the Music LA program for middle, junior high, and high school students, teaching them traditional Asian and Pacific Islander American music genres.
The 18th Annual Pacific Islander Festival celebrates the indigenous culture of the people of Aotearoa, New Zealand, the land of the long, white cloud.
In celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, Time Warner Cable, Disney, Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, ABC7, and the Department of Cultural Affairs are hosting a creative writing competition for young people in 7th through 12th grade in the City of Los Angeles.
www.apahm.org /apahmev.htm   (790 words)

 Asian and Pacific Islander Adolescents in Substance Abuse Treatment; SAMHSA,Office of Applied Studies
The number of Asian and Pacific Islander adolescent substance abuse treatment admissions increased by 52 percent between 1994 and 1999.
Asian and Pacific Islander adolescents were more likely to enter substance abuse treatment through self or individual referrals or school referrals than the total youth treatment population.
This Short Report, The DASIS Report: Asian and Pacific Islander Adolescents in Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions, 1999, is based on the Drug and Alcohol Services Information System (DASIS), the primary source of national data on substance abuse treatment.
www.oas.samhsa.gov /2k2/AsianTX/AsianTX.cfm   (238 words)

 Sacred Texts -- Pacific Islander Religions
This is a highly readable and scholarly cross-cultural study of Pacific mythology and folklore, covering Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia, Indonesia and Australia.
This is an extensive critical study of Hawaiian mythology, with parallels to other Pacific islander cultures and numerous variations on each text.
Of all of the sacred landscapes of the Pacific, the area around Honolulu is rich in lore.
www.sacred-texts.com /pac/index.htm   (378 words)

 The Center - Resources - Asian / Pacific Islander   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The Asian Pacific Islander Community AIDS Project is dedicated to: Providing HIV prevention education to the Asian Pacific Islander communities of San Diego County.
Educate the community at large about aspects of living with HIV that are unique to Asian Pacific Islanders.
The mission is to provide supportive environments for gay and bisexual Asian Pacific Islander men to meet, network, voice concerns, foster self-empowerment, and to advocate on issues of significance.
www.thecentersd.org /asianpacificislander.asp   (257 words)

 Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month
API - Asian and Pacific Islander Tobacco Coalition (APITCC) --The Asian and Pacific Islander Tobacco Control Coalition advocates for a tobacco-free Asian and Pacific Islander community by organizing a network of concerned organizations and individuals.
Asian/Pacific Islander Institute --This site provides a 4-day Institute designed to increase the involvement of Asians and Pacific Islanders in CSAP's Community Partnerships and increases the partnerships' ability to address their prevention needs.
The mission of The National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse 2002 National Conference is to provide a deeper understanding of the health issues that impact all Asian and Pacific Islander populations.
www.health.org /seasonal/asianpi/substance.aspx   (847 words)

 NIDA - Asian American & Pacific Islander Calendar
This is a science-based resource calendar on the health effects of drugs of abuse and on drug addiction, its prevention, and its treatment.
It is also important to have deep respect for those individuals who enter the healing process of treatment, and to acknowledge not only the drug abuser, but also an entire family, and often an entire culture.
We extend our deepest gratitude to those who contributed their guidance, creative recommendations, cultural sensitivity, and translation skills in the development of this resource.With their help, the rich and diverse histories of the many Asian, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islander cultures are captured in the artwork or photography featured each month.
www.nida.nih.gov /published_articles/asianamerican03.html   (398 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Metro -- Forum seeks ways to stop Asian/Pacific Islander gangs
The session was prompted by a September gang-related shooting in Linda Vista when two girls were injured while they slept in their Comstock Street home, said George Lin, a board member of the San Diego Alliance for Asian Pacific Islander Americans.
Police Sgt. Pat Ruffner, supervisor of the department's gang unit, said Asian Pacific Islanders account for 22 of the 78 gangs police have identified in San Diego.
Less clear is Asian/Pacific Islander gang involvement in crimes involving extortion and prostitution, Ruffner said.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/metro/20040208-9999-1m8gangs.html   (485 words)

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