Studies that compare Filipino children and adolescents with white children or children of other Asian Pacific Islander subgroups suggest disparities with regard to gestational diabetes, rates of neonatal mortality and low birth weight, malnutrition in young children, overweight, physical inactivity and fitness, tuberculosis, dental caries, and substance abuse.Studies that compare Filipino adults with white adults describe adult Filipino health problems similar to those of Filipino children, including higher rates of diabetes, hypertension, and metabolic syndrome. Conclusion Health and health care disparities appear to exist for Filipino children, but more research is needed to confirm these findings.This study was a 3-month mobile phone-based pilot randomized controlled trial (RCT) weight loss intervention with a wait list active control, followed by a 3-month maintenance phase design for 45 overweight Filipinos with T2D.Participants were randomized to an intervention group (n=22) or active control group (n=23), and analyses of the results are underway.Practitioners serving this population need to consider social and cultural factors that can increase or diminish risk for health problems.There are priorities in research and policy that, if pursued, may improve the health care and health outcomes of Filipino children. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 2 (SF 2) 100-Percent Data files.Methods We identified articles for review primarily via a Medline search emphasizing the terms Filipino and United States crossed with specific topics in child and adolescent health that fall under one of Healthy People 2010’s 28 focus areas.
Breast cancer rates are increasing dramatically for specific Asian American subgroups () County Cancer Surveillance Program reported that Japanese American women had the highest incidence of breast cancer compared to all ethnic groups, although Chinese and Filipino women experienced significant increases in incidence rates ( et al.).
Japanese Americans have higher rates of stage 0II breast cancer at presentation, and Filipino, Indian, and Pakistani Americans and Native Hawaiians have a higher risk of presenting with stage III and IV tumors compared with European Americans (Li, Malone, & , 2002).
Because of high survival rates, the effect of breast cancer on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) for the growing number of breast cancer survivors has been of great concern.
The absence of a significant association between acculturation and HRQOL in the final model is likely a result of the strong association between acculturation and Asian American subgroup membership.
The results suggest that the correlation between acculturation and HRQOL is not an effect of having health insurance, life stress, and social support.