When it comes to asthma, Black, Latinx, and Indigenous people are disproportionately affected.
Black people with asthma are two times more likely to be hospitalized due to asthma, three times more likely to die from asthma, and five times more likely to require care in an emergency department due to an asthma attack.
Latinx people are 200% more likely to have asthma.
American Indian/Alaska Native children are almost twice as likely to have asthma than non-Hispanic White children.
In order to help understand why asthma affects people of color more than White people, we took a closer look at:
Within this Health Divide, we dive deeper into the health inequities that increase asthma risk in people of color.
–Farah Khan, MD, Verywell Health Medical Expert Board Member
Jurairat J. Molina, MD, MBA is a board-certified allergist who has been practicing in field of allergy and clinical immunology for the past two decades.
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Asthma disparities in America, 2020.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Asthma and American Indians/Alaska natives.
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