Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 16, issue 1, P63-73 2005 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2005.0005 View full text
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Jane M. Brotanek, Jill Halterman, Peggy Auinger, Michael, MD Weitzman

Abstract: Despite substantial asthma prevalence and morbidity, children from Spanish-speaking families are at high risk of inadequate maintenance therapy. The reasons for this remain unclear. The objective of this study was to compare patterns of asthma morbidity and access to care of children with asthma from Spanish-speaking and English-speaking families. Cross-sectional data from a nationally representative sample of children with asthma 2-17 years of age were analyzed from the 1999 National Health Interview Survey, …

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