Am J Public Health 2022 Aug 11:e1-e7. Epub 2022 Aug 11.
Kevin H. Nguyen is with the Department of Health Services, Policy, and Practice, Brown University School of Public Health, Providence, RI. Kaitlyn P. Lew is with the Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School, and the Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA. Amal N. Trivedi is with the Department of Health Services, Policy, and Practice, Brown University School of Public Health, and Providence VA Medical Center, Providence, RI.
Collection of data for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) persons that is disaggregated by ethnic subgroup may identify disparities that are not apparent in aggregated data. Using content analysis, we identified national population surveys administered by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and evaluated trends in the collection of disaggregated AANHPI data between 2011 and 2021. In 2011, 4 of 15 surveys (27%) collected disaggregated data for Asian American, 2 of 15 surveys (13%) collected data on Native Hawaiian, and 2 of 15 surveys (13%) collected disaggregated data for Pacific Islander people. Read More