Asian Pacific Islander American Health
Major differences exist between California’s more than 5 million Asian Pacific Islander Americans (APIAs) and other Californians. This study compared adults 18 years and over in six major APIA groups, looking at differences in sociodemographics, behavioral risk factors, health care access and utilization, and chronic disease and disability. The groups examined were Chinese-Americans, Filipino-Americans, Japanese-Americans, Korean-Americans, South Asian-Americans and Vietnamese-Americans. Data were drawn from the 2001 and 2003 California Health Interview Surveys, and the results were adjusted to make the age and sex distributions comparable across groups. The report and the appendices summarize health disparities between APIAs and other Californians and health disparities among the major APIA groups.
Michael Ken-Kou Lin, Gene Kazinets, Susan Ivey, Joel M. Moskowitz. The Health of Asian Pacific Islander American Adults in California: 2001-2003. Berkeley, California. 2006. (Detailed methods appear in Appendix 1 which is included.) (0.1 MB).
Michael Ken-Kou Lin, Gene Kazinets, Susan Ivey, Joel M. Moskowitz. The Health of Asian Pacific Islander American Adults in California: 2001 and 2003. Appendix 2. Graphical Presentation of Group Differences by Indicator. Berkeley, California. 2006 (0.2 MB)
Korean Health Surveys
The 2002 Korean American Community Health Survey, modeled closely after earlier reports for surveys conducted in 1994 and 1997, summarizes data obtained in 2002 from telephone interviews with 1,084 Korean American adults in Alameda and Santa Clara Counties, California. The surveys assess health-related behaviors and community health issues. The 2002 survey assessed health status, access to health care, health information and resources, preventive health practices, breast and cervical cancer screening, tobacco use, religion, and immigration law and welfare reform. The report examines trends over time for certain indicators. All three surveys were part of a collaborative effort with Asian Health Services and the Korean Community Advisory Board.
Center for Family and Community Health, Asian Health Services, Korean Community Advisory Board. 2002 Korean American Community Health Survey: Alameda and Santa Clara Counties, CA. Berkeley, California, 2006. (2.1 MB).
Center for Family and Community Health, Asian Health Services, Korean Community Advisory Board. 1997 Korean Health Survey Results Berkeley, California, 1999. (0.7 MB)
Center for Family and Community Health, Asian Health Services, Korean Community Advisory Board. 1994 Korean Health Survey Results Berkeley, California, 1997. (0.6 MB).
Breast Cancer and Environment Conference
The International Summit on Breast Cancer and the Environment was funded by CDC through the Center to develop a broadly supported agenda for research into the relationship between breast cancer and the environment. This report outlines the collaborative process undertaken by the Summit planners and provides a brief summary of the plenary sessions and a synthesis of Summit participant-generated recommendations for research, education and communications, and policy.
International Summit on Research in the Environment: Research Needs. May 22-25, 2002. Chaminade, Santa Cruz, California.
Public Opinions About HIV/AIDS-Related Issues Among California Adults
In a collaborative project with the California Office of AIDS, the Center added a set of HIV/AIDS-related public opinion questions to the 2005 Golden Bear Omnibus Survey. In this survey of the California general population, 993 adults were interviewed by telephone in English or Spanish between June and August, 2005, by the UC Berkeley Survey Research Center.
A report that summarizes the results of this survey is available on the Office of AIDS website. Strong support exists among California adults for the following HIV/AIDs-related public health measures:
- Increased federal funding for domestic and foreign HIV/AIDS programs.
- Increased government funding of AIDS medication.
- Provision of free, anonymous rapid HIV tests for those in need.
- Abstinence-plus sex education for middle and high school students.
- Mandatory HIV testing for pregnant mothers and/or newborn infants.
- Community needle exchange programs.
- Sale of needles and HIV saliva test kits without prescription in pharmacies.
- Availability of HIV testing, HIV prevention education, and condoms for all prisoners.
Qiang Xia, Assunta Ritieni, Matthew Facer, Fred Molitor, Joel M. Moskowitz. Opinions About HIV/AIDS-Related Issues Among California Adults, 2005. Sacramento, CA: Office of AIDS, California Department of Health Services. June, 2006.
Report (25 pages)
California 2000 AIDS Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs and Behaviors (KABB) Survey
The Center completed four reports that summarize the California 2000 AIDS Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs and Behaviors (KABB) Survey that was conducted by our Center for the California Office of AIDS. The reports can be found below or on the California Office of AIDS Web site. The survey presents a highly relevant and timely picture of Californians’ knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors concerning HIV/AIDS. Further analysis and dissemination of the results will provide public health officials, prevention programs and policy makers with the means to more effectively target those populations at greatest risk for HIV infection.
The Center for Family and Community Health conducted a general population survey of California adults in 2000. The following reports are available:
- Assunta Ritieni, Maya Tholandi, Joel Moskowitz. California 2000 AIDS Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs and Behaviors, undated.
Brief Summary (9 pages)
- Joel M. Moskowitz, Maya Tholandi, Tanya A. Henneman, Bethany Young Holt. California 2000 HIV/AIDS Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs and Behaviors (KABB)Survey: Summary Report. Sacramento, CA: California Department of Health Services, Prevention Services, Office of AIDS, HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Branch. November 2002.
Summary Report (66 pages)
- Moskowitz, J.M., Henneman, T.A., Young Holt, B. California 2000 HIV/AIDS Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs, and Behaviors (KABB) Survey: Methods and Results. Berkeley, CA: University of California, Berkeley; 2002.
Full Report (207 pages)
- Young Holt, B., Tholandi, M., Ritieni, A., Moskowitz, J.M. The Use of Existing Prevention Methods for Contraception and Sexually Transmitted Infections and Interest in Microbicides among Women in California. Berkeley, CA: University of California, Berkeley. Report to Office of AIDS, California Department of Health Services. Sacramento, California. May 3, 2005.
Report (16 pages)