Stress and the City: Housing Stressors are Associated with Respiratory Health among Low Socioeconomic Status Chicago Children

@article{Quinn2010StressAT,
  title={Stress and the City: Housing Stressors are Associated with Respiratory Health among Low Socioeconomic Status Chicago Children},
  author={Kelly Quinn and Jay S Kaufman and Arjumand Siddiqi and Karin B. Yeatts},
  journal={Journal of Urban Health},
  year={2010},
  volume={87},
  pages={688-702}
}
Asthma disproportionately affects non-whites in urban areas and those of low socioeconomic status, yet asthma's social patterning is not well-explained by known risk factors. We hypothesized that disadvantaged urban populations experience acute and chronic housing stressors which produce psychological stress and impact health through biological and behavioral pathways. We examined eight outcomes: six child respiratory outcomes as well as parent and child general health, using data from 682 low… CONTINUE READING
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