14. How does chronic hepatitis B affect different ethnicities in the U.S.?
Now basically all this data has been staring
at us for many years. If you actually look at data back in the
1980s, there are a number of investigators who have found that the
incidence of chronic hepatitis B in the Asian community is as high as
ten or even fifteen percent in various cities in the U.S. This is the data coming from CDC where they
analyzed the incidence of chronic hepatitis B in all the pregnant
women who gave birth in 2002. You can see that if you were white or
Hispanic, the incidence of chronic hepatitis B in these pregnant woman
was about 0.1 percent. If you were African American, it was 0.5
percent. If you were foreign born, Asian Pacific Islander, it was
almost nine percent; U.S. born dropped to about 1.4 percent.
So of the 23,000 women who gave birth in
the U.S. in 2002 with chronic hepatitis B, seventy percent of them
were Asian Pacific Islander Americans.
13. What is the greatest health disparity between API and Caucasians?
15. What are the 5 most common causes of cancer in CA?