Individuals from South Asia have high diabetes prevalence despite low body weight. We compared the prevalence of diabetes among South Asian Indians with other U. After full adjustment for covariates, Indians still had significantly higher odds of diabetes compared to whites and Latinos, but not significantly different from African Americans and Chinese Americans in MESA: Indians [odds ratio OR1.
As mainstream news media starts paying attention to the potential nomination of Judge Sri Srinivasan, important questions of identity are cropping up. So here is a teachable moment on where Indians fit into the Asian American category, in a simple Q and A format:. Asian is a racial category not an ethnic category.
This study describes Asian Indian immigrant perspectives surrounding dietary beliefs and practices to identify intervention targets for diabetes and heart disease prevention. Galvanization of ethnically valued beliefs incorporating family and community structures is needed for multipronged approaches to reduce disproportionate burdens of disease among this understudied minority community. An abundance of research has shown that Asian Indians living in the native subcontinent and those who have emigrated from India exhibit a higher rate of obesity-related diseases such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease.
India, the most populous country in South Asia, is a peninsula. Bounded by Nepal and the Himalaya mountains to the north, Pakistan to the northwest, the Indian Ocean to the south, the Arabian Sea to the west, and the Bay of Bengal to the east, India occupies about 1, square miles. Second in population only to China, India is home to around million people of diverse ethnicity, religion, and language. About 82 percent of all Indians are Hindus.
A country of southern Asia covering most of the Indian subcontinent. Aryans from the northwest invaded c. Most of India was unified by the emperor Asoka in the 3rd century bc.
Indian population in the U. English proficiency of Indian population in the U. Length of time in the U.
This is the first official trip to the U. His visit not only marks an effort to repair strained U. Inthe Pew Research Center released a pair of reports on Asian Americans — one focused on demographics and attitudesthe other on religion.
Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. This is a brief historical perspective of Americans of Asian Indian origin. Having immigrated from India to the USA, I have developed a curiosity about people like myself who have moved to "Amerika". For a long time I hardly knew anything about "Indians in America".
Indians are the nationals or citizens of Indiathe second most populous nation in the world, containing Due to emigrationthe Indian diaspora is present throughout the world, notably in other parts of AsiaNorth Americathe CaribbeanOceaniaand Africa. The demonymn Indian today applies to nationals of the Republic of India, although before the partition of India innationals residing in the entirety of British India including what is now Pakistan and Bangladesh were known as Indians as well.