Social Determinants

Asian Americans, like all other racial and ethnic minority groups, face a number of barriers to accessing health care. Several social determinants of health impact the health status of Asian Americans in Montgomery County. These are just a few:

English Proficiency:

29.9% of Asian Americans in Montgomery County speak English less than “very well”.

Health Insurance Coverage:

21.8% of Asian Americans in Montgomery County have public health insurance coverage.

Education:

17.8% of Asian Americans over the age of 25 in Montgomery County have a high school diploma or less.

Disability:

30.4% of Asian Americans aged 65 years or older have a disability.

Birth Place:

In Montgomery County, 69.8% of Asian Americans were born outside the US.

Poverty:

5.8% of Asian Americans in Montgomery County had an income below the poverty level for the past 12 months.

(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2017 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates)