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2304 varied between young minorities with asthmaA new, cross-sectional study shows that health use of Puerto Rican and African-American children living in the same community, are disproportionate. Researchers from the New England screened 6,554 children with asthma for a parental survey. Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Plan supplemental planned health utilization data were collected for each child for the 12 previous months. Of the children were initially screened 2,304 were diagnosed with asthma-77 % of them from Puerto Rico or African-American decent. Researchers found that 21 % of Puerto Rican children had moderate or severe persistent asthma, compared with 14 % of African American children. While Puerto Rican children had an increased number of emergency room and outpatient hospital visits, tests showed that African-American children spent three times as many days in the hospital.

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