Are Asian Americans really the Healthiest Americans?

healthSince beginning the year, my family has been dealing with a number of medical issues, from emergency operations to life style changes stemming from chronic conditions.  When I saw that The Center for Disease Control has released a study looking at the Health of Asian Americans that declares that Asian Americans are more likely to be healthier than the average American, it really got my attention.  To its credit, the report disaggregates the data between Asian ethnicities, making conclusions such as Vietnamese Americans are more likely to have poorer health than the general population.  But what does it mean that Asian Americans are the healthiest Americans?  How applicable is that to all Asian Americans?  What does the study miss?

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