WAMU: Children From D.C.’s Low-Income Areas Face More Risk From Asthma


Washington, D.C., has one of the most severe childhood asthma problems in the country, with more than one in five children under 18 having the condition. Poorly-treated asthma means more students missing school, more caregivers missing work and more emergency room visits.

 

Children in D.C.’s poorest areas were 10 times more likely to visit the emergency room because of untreated asthma compared to children in wealthier parts of the city. That’s according to a recent report by several advocacy groups.

Listen to the full report on WAMU.

 

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