Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 20, issue 3, P766-779 2009 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.0.0164 View full text
Luz Claudio, Jeanette A. Stingone

Abstract: To determine if language barriers affect the level of asthma management and quality of health care in Latino children, a cross-sectional, parent-report survey was conducted in 26 randomly selected public elementary schools in New York City. The overall response rate was 76.9%, yielding a sample of 1,847 Latino children. The prevalence of asthma among Latinos from Spanish-speaking households was 20.8%, compared with 25.8% among Latino children from English-speaking households. Although asthmatics from Spanish-…

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