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FYI: Twenty-four percent of the city's Asian American children live in families with incomes below the poverty line, according to an Asian American Federation analysis of new Census data. The child poverty rate climbs significantly when the data is broken out by ethnic group and geography. Children from Vietnamese (40 percent rate), Bangladeshi (39 percent) and Pakistani (34 percent) families fared the worst. While Brooklyn had the highest rate by borough (34 percent), 40 percent of Chinese kids living in Chinatown were in families that earn annual incomes below the poverty line. [6/10/03]

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