Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Comparison of asthma prevalence in African American children compared to White children and their understanding of the disease and treatment
by Magette, Mandy, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 51; 1527986
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Acosta-Deprez, Veronica
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
Publication Number: 1527986
ISBN: 978-1-303-98510-2
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