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Diabetes and Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders

Asian Americans, in general, have the same rate of diabetes as non-Hispanic whites. However, there are differences within the Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander population.
  • Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders are twice as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes as the White population.
  • In 2010, Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders were 30 percent more likely to have had a foot examination within the past 12 months, as compared to non-Hispanic Whites.

 

At a glance – Diagnosed Cases of Diabetes:

National Health Interview Survey, NHIS

Age-adjusted percentage of persons 18 years of age and over with diabetes, 2011

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders

Non-Hispanic White

Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders/White Ratio

14.7

7.3

2.0

Source:  CDC 2012. Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: 2011. Table 8.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_10/sr10_256.pdf [PDF | 3.1MB]

BRFSS, REACH 2010 Surveys

Hawaii State BRFSS

% of adults diagnosed with diabetes, 2011

Native Hawaiian

Filipino

Chinese

Japanese

White

9.5

9.4

8.3

12.1

5.6

Source:  Hawaii State Department of Health, 2013.  BFRSS, 2011
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At a glance – Prevalence Rate:

Nationa Diabetes Surveillance System
Data not available at this time.

At a glance – Death Rate:
National data not available at this time.

 

At a glance – Risk Factors:

There are several risk factors related to diabetes. Some of these risk factors are:

Obesity and Overweight – See Obesity and Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders

Hypertension – See Heart Disease and Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders

High Cholesterol – See Heart Disease and Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders

Cigarette Smoking – See Heart Disease and Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders

 

At a Glance – Treatment:

Age-adjusted percentage of persons 18 years of age and over with diabetes who had a foot examination, 2010

Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders

Non-Hispanic White

Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders/Non-Hispanic White Ratio

85.0

68.0

1.3

Source:  CDC 2013. Healthy People 2020 Database. Table D-9.
http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/Data/default.aspx

 

National Healthcare Quality Report
Data not available at this time.

BRFSS, REACH 2010 Surveys
National data not available at this time.

 

Hawaii State BRFSS

% of diabetic adults receiving diabetes eye exam, at least once a year, 2010

Population

% receiving diabetes
eye exam

Ratio vs. White

Hawaiian

31.1

1.2

Filipino

20.6

0.8

Japanese

21.2

0.8

White

26.7

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Source:  Hawaii State Department of Health, 2012.  BRFSS, 2010
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% of diabetic adults who have feet checked more than once per year, 2010

Population

% who check their feet

Ratio vs. White

Hawaiian

73.9

1.3

Filipino

52.8

1.0

Japanese

54.9

1.0

White

54.9

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Source:  Hawaii State Department of Health, 2012.  BRFSS, 2010
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% of diabetic adults who check their blood glucose levels daily, 2010

Population

% who check blood
glucose levels daily

Ratio vs. White

Hawaiian

58.0

0.9

Filipino

60.8

1.0

Japanese

53.5

0.9

White

62.2

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Source:  Hawaii State Department of Health, 2012.  BRFSS, 2010
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*Estimates are considered unreliable. Data shown have a relative standard error of greater than 30%


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