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External link Asthma Rate Higher in Sexually Abused Exit Disclaimer
In a study released in the Sept. 2008 issue of American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, researchers studied a sample of more than 1,300 Puerto Rican children and their parents. They found that children who are physically or sexually abused were twice as likely to develop asthmas as their peers.
External link NCHS Asthma Statistics
Facts and Figures from the National Center for Health Statistics
"AHRQ is arming health care professionals, policymakers, and local leaders with evidence-based information designed to facilitate improvements in asthma care," said AHRQ Director Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D. "Improving the quality of asthma care will help to improve the quality of life for millions of people, reduce disparities, prevent avoidable hospitalization and emergency care, and cut costs."
External linkpdf file Asthma Care Quality Improvement: A Workbook for State Action
Asthma Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action and this accompanying Workbook are learning tools for all State officials who want to improve the quality of health care for people with asthma in their States. Using State level data on asthma care, this Resource Guide is designed to help States assess the quality of care in their States and fashion quality improvement strategies suited to State conditions.
External linkpdf file Asthma Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in partnership with The Council of State Governments, released Asthma Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action and its companion Workbook. Both are designed to help State leaders identify measures of asthma care quality, assemble data on asthma care, assess areas of care most in need of improvement, learn what other States have done to improve asthma care, and develop a plan for improving the quality of care for their States. This new Resource Guide uses data from AHRQ's National Healthcare Quality Report and National Healthcare Disparities Report and Web-based State Snapshots to help inform the Nation and States, respectively, about the quality of asthma care.
External linkpdf file Asthma and Outdoor Air Pollution
Air pollution can make asthma symptoms worse and trigger attacks for you or your child. Getting to know how sensitive you are to air pollution and knowing when and where air pollution may be bad are some of the steps that you could take to help protect your family’s health from air pollution. This handy guide provides more helpful steps and information.
External linkpdf file Help Your Child Gain Control Over Asthma
You as a parent, along with your doctor, play an important role in helping your child control asthma. This guide will help you do just that. That means fewer days out of school and fewer attacks that can be scary for you and your child.
External linkpdf file How Asthma-Friendly Is Your School?
Parents and school staff will find the following resources useful for determining how well their school setting accommodates children with asthma. The Questionnaire is formatted as seven questions that can help to identify sources of problems in schools for children with asthma. The Checklist is a seven-item list in a scorecard format that can be used by parents, teachers, and school nurses to help pinpoint specific areas that may cause problems for children with asthma
pdf file Facts Controlling Asthma
With your doctor’s help, you can control your asthma and become free of symptoms most of the time. But your asthma does NOT go away when your symptoms go away. You need to keep taking care of your asthma.
External link How Asthma Friendly is your Child Care Setting?
Children with asthma need proper support in childcare settings to keep their asthma under control and be fully active. Utilize the checklist of questions to find out how well your child care setting assists children with asthma.

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