Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Management of Childhood Asthma in the United States.

Journal Article

Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Management of Childhood Asthma in the United States.

Abstract

We used data from the National Health Interview Survey to examine racial and ethnic differences in the management of childhood asthma - including the likelihood that children with asthma have taken preventive medicine, received an asthma management plan, or taken a class or course on treating asthma. We found significant differences between African-American, white, non-Hispanic, Mexican American, and Puerto Rican and other Hispanic children. We discuss implications for public health responses and racial and ethnic disparities in asthma morbidity.

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