HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Asthma In American Indian And Alaska Native Children

Asthma. Although asthma is the most common chronic childhood illness in the United States, little is known about its prevalence among American Indian and Alaska Native children.

The authors of a study published in the May/June 1999 issue of the journal Public Health Reports used the latest available data for American Indian and Alaska Native children ages 1-17 years old to estimate the prevalence of asthma in this group.

The data used for this study came from a 1987 national survey of households in which at least one person was eligible for services from the Indian Health Service.

The authors found that the percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native children with asthma symptoms, as reported by parents or other adult household members, was similar to the percentage among all US children, drawn from a comparable survey.

Lead author James W. Stout, M.D. M.PH., of the University of Washington's Childhood Asthma Study Team, points to the need for updated research. "We know that both the prevalence and severity of asthma are increasing in our country. We also know that high rates of asthma are strongly associated with being poor and that a large proportion of American Indian people live in poverty. Thus, we feel that the potential for asthma to represent a significant public health burden among Indian children is high and the issue deserves further attention."


'"/>

Contact: James W. Stout, M.D. M.PH.
jstout@u.washington.edu
206-616-9410
Public Health Reports
2-May-1999


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Research guides medication choices for young Asthma patients
2. Asthma symptoms reduced among children whose schools provided asthma medication
3. $7 million grant continues Asthma Clinical Research Network efforts
4. Asthma at school is disruptive to routine underdiagnosed, often poorly understood, survey suggest
5. Asthma severity is variable and unpredictable
6. Asthma, guide for physicians, published
7. Asthma researchers present new results, new perspectives on the disease
8. Results of NUVANCE (IL-4 receptor) in Phase I/II study in asthma patients featured at AAAAI Late-Breaker Abstract and Asthma Therapy Sessions
9. ALA/ATS Meeting Explores Gender Differences In Smoking And Lung Transplant Outcomes And Heart Attack Risk From Asthma Medication
10. New Findings On Asthma And Breastfeeding, Obesity And Asthma And Snoring And Pre-eclampsia At ALA/ATS Meeting
11. Nighttime Asthma Squeezes School Attendance

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... QUEENS, N.Y (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... recently became a member of ElderCounsel, a national organization of elder law and special ... constantly changing laws and rules. It also provides a forum to network with elder ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... York, NY (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... influential people in business to advocate for action towards gender equality at their inaugural ... views from around the globe, and reached a social audience of over 3 million. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 ... ... provider of DevOps and Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by ... (EATS) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 ... characterized by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... The American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) ... FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s ... Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field of medical informatics, this prestigious award ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/27/2017)... and NEW YORK , Sept. 27, 2017 ... mobile health and big data solutions, today announced that its MyDario product ... check your local TV listings for when The Dr. Oz Show airs ... The ... this month. ...
(Date:9/25/2017)...  EpiVax, Inc., a leader in the fields ... announced the launch of EpiVax Oncology Inc., a ... cancer vaccines. EpiVax has provided $500,000 in seed ... technologies to the new precision immunotherapy venture. Gad ... as Chief Executive Officer. Gad brings over 25 ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... , Sept. 22, 2017  As the latest Obamacare ... Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham ... that the medical device industry is in an odd ... tax, the 2.3% excise tax on medical device sales ... also want covered patients, increased visits and hospital customers ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: