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California's Racial and Ethnic Minorities More Adversely Affected by Asthma

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Publication Date: February 2007

Publisher(s): UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Author(s): Theresa A. Hastert; Susan H. Babey; Ying-Ying Meng; E. Richard Brown

Funder(s): California Endowment

Funder(s): California Endowment

Topic: Health (Diseases and disorders)
Health (Health services for minorities)

Keywords: ethnicity; race; asthma

Type: Brief

Coverage: California


Using data from the 2003 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), this policy brief examines the racial/ethnic disparities in the burden of asthma among those with active asthma. In addition, the study focuses on disparities in access to care and exposure to indoor environmental triggers that may contribute to the asthma burden experienced by racial and ethnic minorities.