NHOPINative Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders
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This first-time classification of NHOPIs in their own category is significant because all federal activities are guided by racial and ethnic standards established by the U.
NHOPIs generally experience greater health disparities than does the U.
Although NHOPIs are a relatively small and invisible population in the United States, their federal classification, unique status as a diverse multiracial population, and impoverished condition provide compelling reasons for social workers to be informed about their circumstances.
We distinguish Asians and NHOPI following previous findings of substantial health differences between these groups (Bitton, Zaslavsky, and Ayanian 2010).
Whites, Blacks, and Asians usually (>90 percent for each) reported a single race/ethnicity, while single responses were less common for Hispanics (24 percent), NHOPI (44 percent), and AIAN (24 percent) (Table 2).
Because of the highly accurate identification of Whites and Blacks in the EDB, we focused in the final analyses on the smaller, less completely ascertained groups, comparing Hispanics, Asians, NHOPI, and AIAN who are and are not identified as such in the EDB.
For this analysis, Asians and NHOPIs were defined as those respondents who did not report being of Hispanic origin and either self-selected their racial/ethnic identity as Asian or NHOPI or selected the multiracial category and identified one race/ethnicity as Asian or NHOPI.
The overall sample consisted of 5,186 Asian and NHOPI respondents in 2001, 6,567 in 2002, and 5,848 in 2003.
adults who self-identified as being of Asian and NHOPI ethnicity met the recommended levels of lifestyle physical activity, a substantially lower rate than that for the overall 2001 U.
Another approach to address these types of reviews would be to submit work on NHOPIs to "ethnicity-based" journals.
In conclusion, the experiences of publishing social work research focused on Native Hawaiian youths as part of a federally funded project suggest reasons behind the lack of studies on NHOPIs described by Mokuau et al.