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Social determinants: taking the social context of asthma seriously.
Pediatrics 2009; 123 Suppl 3:S174-84Ped

Abstract

Although asthma has emerged as a major contributor to disease and disability among US children, the burden of this disease is unevenly distributed within the population. This article provides a brief overview of social-status variables that predict variations in asthma risks and social exposures, such as stress and violence, that are emerging as important risk factors. The central focus of the article is on the distal social variables that have given rise to unhealthy residential environments in which the risk factors for asthma and other diseases are clustered. Effective initiatives for the prevention and treatment of childhood asthma need to address these nonmedical determinants of the prevalence of asthma.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard University, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA. dwilliam@hsph.harvard.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19221161

Citation

Williams, David R., et al. "Social Determinants: Taking the Social Context of Asthma Seriously." Pediatrics, vol. 123 Suppl 3, 2009, pp. S174-84.
Williams DR, Sternthal M, Wright RJ. Social determinants: taking the social context of asthma seriously. Pediatrics. 2009;123 Suppl 3:S174-84.
Williams, D. R., Sternthal, M., & Wright, R. J. (2009). Social determinants: taking the social context of asthma seriously. Pediatrics, 123 Suppl 3, pp. S174-84. doi:10.1542/peds.2008-2233H.
Williams DR, Sternthal M, Wright RJ. Social Determinants: Taking the Social Context of Asthma Seriously. Pediatrics. 2009;123 Suppl 3:S174-84. PubMed PMID: 19221161.
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