Vietnamese Aging and Care Survey (VACS) Wave 2: Sociodemographic and Health Characteristics of Vietnamese Older Adults and Family Caregivers in Houston, Texas
Over 1.3 million Vietnamese refugees migrated to the U.S. after the fall of Saigon in 1975, having been subjected to a civil war and traumatic escape from Vietnam. 1 Today, Houston has over 81,000 Vietnamese, making them Houstonâ€™s largest Asian subethnic group, and making Houston the 3 rd largest Vietnamese-populated city in the U.S. 2 Despite these large numbers, Vietnamese health studies are scarce. 3-5 To address this knowledge gap, we developed The Vietnamese Aging and Care Survey (VACS) and collected data on Vietnamese older adults (â‰¥ 65 years) and their family caregivers in Houston in 2018 (N=199; VACS Wave 1) and 2021 (N=202; VACS Wave 2). The purpose of this study is to report the sociodemographic and health characteristics of the sample from Wave 2 data.