Black Children and Asthma: 10 Home Care Tips to Reduce Asthma Attacks

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Few experiences are more stressful for families than emergency room visits and hospitalizations for children.  According to the Office of Minority Health:

  • African Americans had asthma-related emergency room visits 4.5 times more often than Whites in 2004.
  • Black children have a 260% higher emergency department visit rate, a 250% higher hospitalization rate, and a 500% higher death rate from asthma, as compared with White children.