Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 18, issue 1, P54-61 2007 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2007.0001 View full text
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Yu Bai, Marianne M. Hillemeier, Eugene J. Lengerich

Abstract: Asthma is the most common chronic illness among U.S. children as well as a leading cause of hospitalization and functional disability. This cross-sectional study uses 2001 hospitalization data for Pennsylvania to examine disparities among Black, Hispanic, and White children in asthma symptomatology at the time of admission. Compared with Whites, Black children were over twice as likely to have the most severe asthma symptoms, taking into account age, sex, insurance status, income, and rural/urban residence. In…

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