Surveillance reports describe an increase in asthma prevalence, and cite New York City as an area of excessive asthma mortality.
To assess trends and the influence of geography, race, and ethnicity on hospital admission rates for asthma between 1989 and 1991, data of all admissions for asthma to New York City hospitals were reviewed.
The average citywide annual hospital admission rate was 681 per 100,000 population, and the racial and ethnic distribution was 1,003 per 100,000 Hispanic patients, 810 per 100,000 for blacks, and 242 per 100,000 for whites (p<0.0001).
Bronx and Manhattan had the highest admissions rates, and contained a few zip codes with very high rates.
Mots-clés Pascal : Asthme, Epidémiologie, Mortalité, Prévention, Homme, New York, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Education sanitaire, Hospitalisation, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Bronchopneumopathie obstructive
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asthma, Epidemiology, Mortality, Prevention, Human, New York, United States, North America, America, Health education, Hospitalization, Respiratory disease, Obstructive pulmonary disease
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Cote : 94-0671808
Code Inist : 002B11B. Création : 09/06/1995.