Date of Award

5-1-2007

Degree Type

Restricted Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Public Health

Department

School of Public Health

Abstract

Asthma is a widely prevalent chronic disease affecting children in the United States. Prior studies show that blacks are more likely to die from asthma than other racial groups. Despite this fact, blacks are less likely to receive the recommended medication to appropriately treat their asthma. Because of the disparity in treatment, this study was conducted to determine if minorities were receiving information recommended by the NAEPP Guidelines. Logistic regression was used to determine the receipt of instructional information. Results show that males are less likely; and those below the age of 17 are more likely to receive the information.

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