Asthma in Head Start Children: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Health Care Utilization

Hayes, Janice S.; Ladebauche, Pauline; Saucedo, Kathleen; Volicer, Beverly; Richards, Tara; Nicolosi, Robert; Reece, Susan
July 2001
Pediatric Nursing;Jul/Aug2001, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p396
Academic Journal
Describes the health status of asthmatic children enrolled in a large Head Start program in Massachusetts. Prevalence and severity of asthma; Risk factors for children with asthma; Factors associated with health care utilization for asthma management.


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