In a study of 4,700 older adults, researchers found that asthma symptoms and outcomes remained different among African American and Hispanic survey respondents compared with white respondents even after adjustment for multiple social determinants.
“As the population continues to age, it’s important that researchers look at the impact of asthma on older populations and how it differs from younger patients,” Nicole M. Cremer, MD, from the division of internal medicine at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, said in a press release. “The number of older adults with asthma is going to increase, and understanding these health disparities is crucial if we hope to provide effective treatment.”
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