Policy Brief. Childhood Asthma in Rural-Urban Areas

From the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA):

This policy brief assesses rates of lifetime and current asthma for children across the rural-urban continuum for the US. It examines asthma in rural areas adjacent or non-adjacent to urban areas and relates it to variation in measures of air quality, to varying levels of agriculture and animal production, and to other characteristics such as obesity, race/ethnicity, or health insurance. The policy brief includes tables and references.

One thought on “Policy Brief. Childhood Asthma in Rural-Urban Areas

  1. Unfortunately, urban children are at a greater risk for asthma due to pollution, poverty, and exposure to environmental triggers like molds and rodent/insect infestations. Exposure to these triggers result in missed school days, poor sleep patterns and restrictions on physical activities – all the things that make childhood special.

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