Wright, Kynna
January 2009
Ethnicity & Disease;Winter2009, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p79
Academic Journal
The article provides an overview of an investigation on why parents of African American, Latino and White children with asthma in California, used the emergency departments (ED). From the data of the 2001 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), authors of the study found that White and African American children were two times more likely to use the ED. It was found that more use of ED was related to factors which include severity of symptoms, health insurance and being from a single-family.


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