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Studies suggest 60% of AAPI women and girls have experienced some form of sexual or domestic abuse.
INCOME INEQUALITY IS REAL
AAPI women on average earn 85 cents to every dollar that white men earn.
Hmong and Cambodian women only earn 55 cents for every dollar earned by white men.
Burmese women earn only 44 cents compared to their white male counterparts.
DISPARITY IS REAL
The Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population (NHOPI) has some of the highest rates of smoking, drinking, and obesity. The age-adjusted percentage of heart disease among NHOPI persons aged 18 years and over was 12.5%, with 6.8% for Asians and 10.9% for Whites.
Only 37.3% of Native Hawaiians alone or in any combination in the United States earned a high school diploma while just 18.2% earned a bachelor’s degree or higher.
17.6% of the NHOPI community lived below poverty, compared to a national poverty rate of 11.7% for Asians and 11.6% for Whites.