Asthma hospitalization rates and socioeconomic status in New York State (1987-1993).

@article{Lin1999AsthmaHR,
  title={Asthma hospitalization rates and socioeconomic status in New York State (1987-1993).},
  author={Shao Lin and Edward F. Fitzgerald and Syni-an Hwang and Jean Pierre W Munsie and Alice D Stark},
  journal={The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma},
  year={1999},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={239-51}
}
This study examined the geographic distribution of asthma hospitalizations in New York State (NYS) and its association with socioeconomic status. Statewide asthma hospitalization data (1987-1993) were merged with 1990 census data by residential zip code. The asthma hospitalization rate increased in NYS from 1987 (2.54 per 1000) through 1993 (2.87 per 1000) and the increase is largely attributable to increases for children 4 years old and younger. The risk factors for asthma admission varied in… CONTINUE READING

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