Event Title

Risk Factors And Preventative Strategies For Pediatric Asthma Among Hispanic Populations

Faculty Advisor

Carolyn Nadeau

Graduation Year

2018

Location

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

21-4-2018 2:00 PM

End Date

21-4-2018 3:00 PM

Description

Asthma is one of the most common diseases in the United States, especially among children. Children suffering from asthma may miss a significant amount of school, or the opportunity to spend time with friends, play outside, and enjoy other important parts of being a child. Currently, there is no cure for asthma, although it can be controlled with effective treatments and the appropriate preventative measures. Although the genetic component of asthma cannot be altered, other factors such as environmental conditions, socioeconomic status, and access to healthcare contribute to the predominance of asthma in Hispanic populations. Due to the high rate of these risk factors, asthma is especially prevalent in the Puerto Rican population. To reduce the incidence of asthma among Puerto Ricans, regulations should be implemented to improve living conditions and provide more education for the Hispanic community regarding the treatment and prevention of asthma.

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Risk Factors And Preventative Strategies For Pediatric Asthma Among Hispanic Populations

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

Asthma is one of the most common diseases in the United States, especially among children. Children suffering from asthma may miss a significant amount of school, or the opportunity to spend time with friends, play outside, and enjoy other important parts of being a child. Currently, there is no cure for asthma, although it can be controlled with effective treatments and the appropriate preventative measures. Although the genetic component of asthma cannot be altered, other factors such as environmental conditions, socioeconomic status, and access to healthcare contribute to the predominance of asthma in Hispanic populations. Due to the high rate of these risk factors, asthma is especially prevalent in the Puerto Rican population. To reduce the incidence of asthma among Puerto Ricans, regulations should be implemented to improve living conditions and provide more education for the Hispanic community regarding the treatment and prevention of asthma.