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Luchando por el Aire: The Burden of Asthma on Hispanics

American Lung Association (2011) Luchando por el Aire: The Burden of Asthma on Hispanics. Other. UNSPECIFIED.

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Luchando por el Aire: The Burden of Asthma on Hispanics is part of the American Lung Association’s Disparities in Lung Health Series of reports, which takes an in-depth look at a specific problem in a specific community. The Spanish title translates as “fighting for air,” an experience that is all too common among Hispanics with asthma. Compared to non-Hispanic whites, Hispanics with asthma are less likely to be in the care of a regular doctor or clinic; less likely to be prescribed appropriate medicines; less likely to have access to specialized care; and more likely to end up being treated in the emergency department or hospitalized in a crisis. This report presents an overview of research into the complex biological, environmental, political and cultural factors that increase the burden of asthma on Hispanics.

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Item Type: Report Document or other Monograph (Other)
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Subjects: Health > Disparities
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases
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Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2011 13:42
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2011 13:42
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/3407

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