Violence, abuse, and asthma in Puerto Rican children.

  title={Violence, abuse, and asthma in Puerto Rican children.},
  author={Robyn T Cohen and Glorisa J. Canino and H{\'e}ctor R. Bird and Juan C Celed{\'o}n},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  volume={178 5},
RATIONALE Puerto Ricans have the highest prevalence of and morbidity from asthma of all ethnic groups in the United States. One potential contributor to the high burden of asthma in Puerto Rican children is exposure to stress and violence. OBJECTIVES To examine whether exposure to stress and violence is associated with an increased risk of asthma among Puerto Rican children. METHODS This study was a population-based probability sample of children in the San Juan and Caguas metropolitan… CONTINUE READING


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