Understanding the Health Needs of Diverse Groups of Asian and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Medicare Beneficiaries

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This 62-page report describes the health of Asian and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (NHOPI) respondents to the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (HOS), a national longitudinal survey that measures health plans' success in maintaining or improving beneficiaries' physical and mental health. The report seeks to understand the health needs of diverse Asian and NHOPI groups by identifying appropriate targets to improve health care quality and reduce health disparities. It uses data collection standards that include additional granularity for Asian and NHOPI racial groups on population surveys. It defines Asian beneficiaries as including Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Other Asian, and Multi-Asian; NHOPI beneficiaries include Native Hawaiian, Guamanian or Chamorro, Samoan, Other Pacific Islander, and Multi-Pacific Islander.

The report includes insights on populations, economics and education, factors with potential to influence health, and health and healthcare. Its results contain information about demographics, physical and mental component summary scores, general health and comparative health, depression, pain, chronic medical conditions, activities of daily living, healthy days measures, body mass index, sleep measures, effectiveness of care measures, and health status by gender. The report's 21-page Data Highlight contains further data visualizations and outlines key findings on significant differences among Asian and NHOPI Medicare beneficiaries who report having fair or poor health, as well as differences in rate of positive depression screen, rate of poor sleep quality, and prevalence of obesity between distinct groups.

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Minority Health
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Yes
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
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Resource in English Only
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Keywords:
Activities of daily living, Asian continental ancestry group, Body mass index, Depression, Health status, Health status disparities, Medicare, Mental Health, Obesity, Oceanic ancestry group, Pain
Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Date Last Reviewed:
8/8/2017
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