VCHI Statistics

There is little information that is known about the health of the Vietnamese community in New York City. This is some of what we know about the Vietnamese Community nationwide:

  • Breast Cancer (21%) and Cervical Cancer (11%) are the most commonly diagnosed cancers for Vietnamese women living in the U.S.
  • Lung Cancer (18%) and Liver Cancer (13%) are the most commonly diagnosed cancers for Vietnamese men in the U.S.
  • There is a 14% rate of Hepatitis B infection (HBV) for Vietnamese Americans
  • Vietnamese American carriers of HBV are over 200% more likely to develop liver cancer
  • 29% have no health insurance
  • 49% of young adults said they do not know enough about HIV/AIDS to protect themselves
  • 56% of Vietnamese men living in the U.S. smoke cigarettes
  • 30% are living below poverty level
  • 90% of elderly Vietnamese New Yorkers speak little or no English

Our goal is to mobilize the Vietnamese community into action!