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On March 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the results of the first large-scale federal survey designed to provide detailed health information about the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Island population in the United States. The project, the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), was conducted in 2014 through a partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH) and the CDC.
The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) developed a data brief that highlights differences in the prevalence of selected health conditions between the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander population and the Asian population with whom they have been historically combined. The NCHS has also made the data file publicly available.
The historic survey provides a detailed look at the health status of the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander community. Data from the survey provide information on factors such as:
The CDC partnered with the U.S. Census Bureau in order to increase representation of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander households for this project. As part of this joint effort, the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau collected data from approximately 3,000 households containing one or more NHPI residents, using the American Community Survey sample. Responses were collected by the Census Bureau and securely transmitted to the National Center for Health Statistics, where any personal identifiers were removed.
Click here to view the U.S. Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Population Profile.
Click here to go to the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) page.