Asthma in Missouri: recent trends and sociodemographic risk factors.

J. J. Brokaw

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This study describes recent trends in asthma morbidity and mortality rates across Missouri, and identifies several population-based risk factors that account for the geographic variation in asthma hospitalizations and emergency room visits among counties. The percentage of African-American residents was the best predictor of high asthma treatment rates, explaining 77% of the variation in hospitalizations and 57% of the variation in ER visits. All other sociodemographic predictors combined explained less than 10% of the statewide variation in rates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-73
Number of pages7
JournalMissouri medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2001

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  • Medicine(all)

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