• Disparities persist in prevalence of asthma in US

    2 days ago - By Healio

    Despite some improvements in asthma outcomes, data from a 2006 to 2018 report show that disparities persisted by demographic characteristics, economic level and geographic location.
    According to the study, published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Surveillance Summaries, asthma affects approximately 8% of the U.S. population. Among those aged younger than 18 years, asthma is more prevalent in families with low-income levels and among non-Hispanic Black children and those of Puerto Rican descent compared with non-Hispanic white children.
    To compare asthma-related outcomes according
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