Issue Briefs Examine Racial, Ethnic Health Disparities Among Low-Birthweight Infants, Asthma Diagnoses
The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies recently released two issue briefs that are a part of a series on health disparities among minority children. The issue briefs focus on Hispanic, black and white children younger than age 18 and make comparisons among the groups based on sociodemographic characteristics such as family type, educational attainment of householder, employment status of household, poverty status and health insurance coverage. The first brief examines the prevalence of low-birthweight infants and the second looks at lifetime asthma diagnoses (Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, April 2009).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.