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Asian MeSH Descriptor Data 2024

MeSH Heading
Tree Number(s)
Unique ID
RDF Unique Identifier
despite entry terms, specify CHINA /‌ethnol, JAPAN /‌ethnol, KOREA /‌ethnol, or other Asian country with /‌ethnol when pertinent
Scope Note
A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam ( In the United States it is used for classification of federal government data on race and ethnicity. Race and ethnicity terms are self-identified social construct and may include terms outdated and offensive in MeSH to assist users who are interested in retrieving comprehensive search results for studies such as in longitudinal studies.
Entry Term(s)
Asian Americans
Asian Indian Americans
Cambodian Americans
Chinese Americans
Filipino Americans
Hmong Americans
Japanese Americans
Korean Americans
Vietnamese Americans
Previous Indexing
Ethnic Groups (1968-1974)
specific Asia heading (1966-1974) /ethnology (1975-1980)
specific state (1966-1980)
United States (1966-1980)
Public MeSH Note
2023; see ASIAN AMERICANS 1981-2022
History Note
2023; use ASIAN AMERICANS 1981-2022
Date Established
Date of Entry
Revision Date
Asian Preferred
Chinese Americans Narrower
Japanese Americans Narrower
Korean Americans Narrower
Filipino Americans Narrower
Asian Indian Americans Narrower
Cambodian Americans Narrower
Hmong Americans Narrower
Vietnamese Americans Narrower
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