Asthm A Growing Public Health Problem Essay

1683 Words Oct 22nd, 2016 7 Pages
First, we reviewed several literatures and found that asthma is a growing public health problem in the United States. At the time of the study, the disease was estimated to affect 39.5 million people of which 10.5 million are children age less than 18 years old (CDC, 2011). The highest prevalence was among Black Non-Hispanics (10.5%), Hispanics (10.2%), and Whites (7.9%). Other subgroups with high prevalence rates were children ages 0-15 with a prevalence of (9.4%), American Indians/ Alaska Natives (8.0), Mexicans (5.4%) and (14.4%) among multi-race/other-race persons (CDC, 2011). Secondly, we wanted to know how asthma morbidity affects children in the South Bronx as opposed to children living in the United States. Numerous researches were done to identify both individual and environmental determinants of asthma in children by various institutions such as, the National Institute of allergy and infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Cooperative Inner-City Asthma Study (NCICAS), Division of Allergy and Immunology (DAI), Department of Nutritional Sciences and Department of Sociology and Population Research Center (DNSDSPRC) and The Center for Disease Control (CDC). A total number of 15, 389 children of elementary to middle school age participated and 7,268 parents of children with asthma reported symptoms that their children have through the Child Asthma Risk Assessment Tool (CARAT), Asthma Control Test (ACT) and The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study- Kindergarten Cohort…

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