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The most common languages spoken by Filipinos are Filipino and English. They can also speak a wide variety of other languages.

Medical Care/Medical Barriers/Medical Beliefs:

Majority of Filipinos in MN have health insurance. Only about 6% of Filipinos don’t have health insurance. Filipinos often face barriers tied to their genetics, lifestyle and traditions. Many Filipinos rely on the advice given to them by their family and friends. They also believe in various of superstitions, which are used to help them with their illnesses.

Social Hierarchy:

Filipino families often consists of their parents, sibling, grandparents, cousins, aunts, and uncles. Filipinos like to keep a close family bond, and often live together in multigenerational homes. The father is typically the dominant person in the household over everyone else. The mother is usually given the same amount of respect and importance.


Although many Filipinos often consume fast-food, they enjoy eating spicy foods and sauces. Some of the most popular traditional dishes made by Filipinos include; Adobo, Lechon, and Kaldereta.

Life Expectancy:

The average life expectancy of Filipinos is 74.5 years old.


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