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The prevalence of asthma has increased in the general population over the past two decades. While deaths from asthma are relatively rare, the death rate for Puerto Ricans was 400% higher than the non-Hispanic White population. Children have higher asthma rates than adults, and in particular, African American children have a 70% higher prevalence of asthma than White children. Children from low income families also are more likely to have asthma. 1

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1President's Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children. Coordinated Federal Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Asthma Disparities, 2012.
http://www.epa.gov/childrenstaskforce/index.html


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