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Residence predicts pediatric hospitalizations for bronchiolitis, pneumonia

August 4, 2015

A child’s home address in a low socioeconomic status area was predictive of future bronchiolitis or pneumonia hospitalization, according to recent study data.

“Hospitalization rates for bronchiolitis and pneumonia showed substantial variation across census tracts within a single U.S. county,” Samir S. Shah, MD, MSCE, of the department of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, and colleagues wrote. “This variability was significantly associated with underlying differences in census tract–level socioeconomic status.”

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