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Cultural factors influence Chinese Americans’ health, study reveals

August 13, 2019


Since 2011, the Population Study of Chinese Elderly in Chicago (PINE), the most extensive epidemiological cohort study of Chinese older adults in the United States, has revealed critical health disparities among the growing Chinese American population.

In the current issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS), 17 new research papers from the PINE Study present an unprecedented exploration of cultural factors concerning Chinese Americans’ health. The papers also draw data from the Filial Piety Study, a study of the PINE Study participants’ adult children. The resulting research provides comprehensive, multigenerational insight into the lives of Chinese Americans.

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