Japanese Type 2 dieabete revised

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1 Running Head: TYPE 2 DIABETES AND BIOLOGIC VARIATION OF JAPANESE AMERICAN Type 2 diabetes and biologic variation of Japanese American Sojung Suk ID# 303760963 University of California Los Angeles NC109 Human Diversity in Health and Illness Dr Joyce Newman Giger, Ed.D., APRN, BC, RAAN
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2 TYPE 2 DIABETES AND BIOLOGIC VARIATION OF JAPANESE AMERICAN Type 2 Diabetes and Biologic Variation of Japanese American Introduction “Chinese, Japanese, dirty knees, what are these?” This was popular song sang among American elementary children, couple decade ago, in the area with a few Asian immigrants. Little children were singing this song with fingers pulling back their both eyes into slits and circle around the Asian child. The Japanese immigrants have been presented in United States for several generation, and experienced unequal social treatment as “minority” similar as other Asian group. However, Japan, a country of chain islands that stretch about 2,800 km long, located in Far East, near China and Korea, is wealthiest country in Asia, claiming their economy as “the second largest market economy in the world in the fact sheet published by Ministry of Foreign Affair of Japan (Japan fact sheet 2009). According to Census 2000, Japanese is the sixth largest group in the Asian population, numbered about 796, 700, with Japanese American alone and 1,148, 932 with one or more other races and constituted 7.8% of Asian population. Census 2000 demonstrated that Asians group had a younger median age than the total US population but Japanese are the oldest of the Asian group, with a median age of 42.6, far surpassing all other Asian group. Less than 12.1 % of the Japanese population was under 18 years old, 67.5% between 18 and 64 and highest proportion at 20.4% over 64 years old among Asian group (U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 2000). The state where they reside most is California and the city is Honolulu, Hawaii followed by Los Angeles, California. The book New Worlds, New Lives introduced about “Immigration Convention” in 1886 between Japanese government and Hawaii’s, which
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3 TYPE 2 DIABETES AND BIOLOGIC VARIATION OF JAPANESE AMERICAN enabled 29,000 Japanese labor workers to be employed and immigrated for the sugar plantations and that became the earliest attempts of international expansion and migration for Japanese. As a result, the city where they reside most in America is Honolulu, Hawaii, followed by the 2 nd city, Los Angeles. Still over 80% of Japanese population resides in the State of California and Hawaii (U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 2000). Japanese Americans in Census 2000 have higher educational attainment than general adult population in the United States. Of Japanese adults in the United States, only 8.9% had not graduated from high school and it is very much less proportion than about 20% of entire adult American population. 41.9% of adult Japanese American had bachelor’s degree or more and showed the highest percentage, 91% with at least a high school education (U.S.
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This note was uploaded on 08/12/2010 for the course SON n109 taught by Professor Giger during the Fall '09 term at UCLA.

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