Tackling Health Disparities: Childhood Asthma
Posted on by Dr. Francis Collins
One condition for which NIH researchers are working to reduce disparities is asthma, the most common chronic condition that keeps kids home from school.
Compared to white children, Puerto Rican youngsters are 2.4 times more likely to suffer from asthma, African Americans, 1.6 times; and American Indians/Alaska Natives, 1.3 times.
Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH