The purpose of this study was to compare asthma prevalence in African American children to White children. This paper seeks to answer two questions: Are African American children in California more likely than children from other racial and/or ethnic groups, including the White majority, to have asthma events requiring medical attention? And are African American children less likely to receive an asthma management plan compared to other racial and/or ethnic groups, including White majority children?
The results of this study did not support the hypothesis that African American children had more asthma events nor did it support that African American children are less likely to receive asthma management plans when compared to other racial groups. However, this study did reveal an interesting and unanticipated finding with regard to Asian children.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||African American Studies, Ethnic studies, Health care management|
|Keywords:||African-American, Asthma, Pediatric, Racial groups|
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