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Chronic Liver Disease and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders were seven times more likely to be diagnosed with chronic liver disease in 2006.
  • American Samoans were 8 times more likely to develop liver cancer as non-Hispanic whites.
  • Recently published data on this topic from the CDC is very limited.

 

At a glance – Cancer Rates for Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Liver & IBD Cancer Incidence Rates per 100,000 - Men(1998-2002)

Native Hawaiian
Samoan
Non-Hispanic White (NHW)
Native Hawaiian/NHW Ratio

Samoan/NHW Ratio
16.3
54.5
6.7
2.4
8.1

 

Liver & IBD Cancer Incidence Rates per 100,000 - Women(1998-2002)

Native Hawaiian
Non-Hispanic White
Native Hawaiian/Non-Hispanic White Ratio
7.7
2.6
3.0
*IBD = Intrahepatic Bile Duct

Source:  NCI 2008. Cancer Incidence and Mortality Patterns among Specific Asian and Pacific Islander Populations in the U.S. http://seer.cancer.gov/publications/apicancer/index.html

At a glance – Diagnosed

Age-adjusted percentage of persons 18 years of age and over who have been told by a doctor that they have chronic liver disease, 2006*

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
Non-Hispanic White
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander/NHW Ratio
9.7
1.4
7.0
*No data currently is available for the Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander group from 2007-2012

Source:  CDC 2007. Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: 2006. Table 8.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_10/sr10_235.pdf[PDF | 3.64MB]

At a glance – Death Rate

Cancer Death Rates per 100,000 – Men (1998-2002)

Cancer
Native Hawaiian
Samoan
Non-Hispanic White
Native Hawaiian / NHW Ratio
Samoan / NHW Ratio
Liver & IBD*
11.8
32.9
6.1
1.9
5.4


Cancer Death Rates per 100,000 – Women (1998-2002)

Cancer
Native Hawaiian
Samoan
Non-Hispanic White
Native Hawaiian / NHW Ratio
Samoan / NHW Ratio
Liver & IBD*
6.4
--
2.7
2.4
--
*IBD = Intrahepatic Bile Duct

Source:  NCI 2008. Cancer Incidence and Mortality Patterns among Specific Asian and Pacific Islander Populations in the U.S.
http://seer.cancer.gov/publications/apicancer/index.html

Last Modified: 5/15/2015 6:20:00 PM