Results from this study indicate that Filipinos in the United States are concerned about their overall health. There is highly consistent and convergent evidence that this population is at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Filipinos, particularly new immigrants, are susceptible to stress from work and family issues. Some of their coping strategies include unhealthy eating and smoking. Outreach and education interventions for this population must address dietary habits, blood pressure and blood cholesterol control, tobacco use, physical activity, stress, and socioeconomic concerns.
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- Cardiovascular diseases