STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Information collected by the town’s Well being Division exhibits, for the primary time, regarding well being traits distinctive to sure subsets of the Asian, Pacific Island (API) inhabitants throughout the 5 boroughs. Along with a breakdown of Chinese language, Indian and different API subset populations by neighborhood on Staten Island.
The report, launched Friday, disaggregates the inhabitants by ancestry, providing intensive perception into the well being of particular API communities, in line with a press launch issued Friday by the Well being Division.
“Asians and Pacific Islanders should not a monolith, stated Well being Commissioner Dr. Dave A. Chokshi, who’s the primary Metropolis Well being Commissioner of Asian descent. “Our well being knowledge ought to replicate the breadth of ancestries current in our Metropolis’s API communities, so we might higher perceive and tackle well being inequities.”
From 2010 to 2020, Staten Island residents identifying as Asian jumped from about 34,000 to just about 59,000 in 2020, a 74% improve, census knowledge confirmed.
Well being officers stated the report revealed Friday is an element of a bigger collection of research detailing the well being wants of particular populations of New Yorkers, together with older adults and Latino(a) New Yorkers.
API HEALTH DATA
Among the many extra notable well being considerations inside subsets of the citywide API inhabitants.
- The prevalence of hypertension ranges from 15% amongst these of Korean ancestry to 31% amongst these of Indian ancestry.
- Sugary drink consumption charges amongst API ancestry teams range from 7% amongst East Asian adults to twenty-eight% amongst Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander teams.
- Amongst Asian ancestry teams, a larger proportion of Indian adults report needing medical care however not getting it in contrast with Chinese language adults.
Research analyzing the API inhabitants search partially to additional dispel the “mannequin minority” fantasy that implies that every one APIs “expertise unprecedented well being, financial and tutorial success,” well being officers stated.
The report additionally comes throughout a recent surge in alleged hate crimes perpetuated towards East Asians throughout New York Metropolis.
NEIGHBORHOOD BREAKDOWN ON SI
A map included within the metropolis’s report on well being traits amongst subsets of the API inhabitants exhibits the prevalence of teams throughout Staten Island.
Every dot on the map represents 100 individuals, in line with the report.
Among the many extra notable findings are an absence of Japanese, Vietnamese and Bangladesh residents on the Island. Whereas essentially the most populous API subsets, from most to least, are Chinese language, Indian and Pakistani.
Moreover, there seems to be a extra concentrated inhabitants of Chinese language within the northeast part of the borough, whereas the Indian inhabitants is relegated largely to the North and West shores.