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Cardiovascular Risk in the Cambodian Community

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Results from this study indicate that Cambodians in the United States are at high risk for developing CVD. Stress from acculturation and financial problems, as well as mental health problems are primary issues that plague this refugee population. Nevertheless, the need for healthy eating habits, regular checkups with a health care professional, physical activity, smoking…

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Cardiovascular Risk in the Vietnamese Community

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Results from this study indicate that while Vietnamese in the United States are concerned about their overall cardiovascular health, they have little to no knowledge about heart disease or its risk factors. Many are new immigrants and do not seek proper health care services because of language barriers, confusion over the American health care system,…

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Cardiovascular Risk in the Filipino Community

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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…