Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 18, issue 2, P405-417 2007 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2007.0043 View full text
Barbara. Rath, Jessica. Donato, Alyson. Duggan, Keith. Perrin, Daniel R. Bronfin, Raoult. Ratard, Russell. VanDyke, Manya. Magnus

Abstract: Children with chronic conditions may be at risk of increased disruptions in health care following natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina. The objective of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate differences between children and adolescents with and without chronic conditions immediately following Katrina. Of 531 participants, there were 79.8% younger than 13 years old, 50.5% male, 42.8% African American. Participants with pre-existing conditions (39.4% of the total sample) were more likely than those w…

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