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Asian People MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Asian People
Tree Number(s)
M01.686.330
Unique ID
D044466
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D044466
Scope Note
Persons having origins in any of the Asian racial groups 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. Note that OMB category ASIAN is available for United States population groups. Race and ethnicity terms, as used in the federal government, are self-identified social construct and may include terms outdated and offensive in MeSH to assist users who are interested in retrieving comprehensive search results for studies such as in longitudinal studies.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 Continental Ancestry Group
Asian Person
Asiatic Race
Mongoloid Race
Public MeSH Note
2023; see MONGOLOID RACE 1966-2003, ASIAN CONTINENTAL ANCESTRY GROUP 2004-2021, ASIANS 2022
History Note
2023; use MONGOLOID RACE 1966-2003, ASIAN CONTINENTAL ANCESTRY GROUP 2004-2021, ASIANS 2022
Date Established
2004/01/01
Date of Entry
2003/07/09
Revision Date
2022/07/14
Asian People Preferred
Mongoloid Race Narrower
Asian Continental Ancestry Group Related
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