African-American and Latino children who experienced discrimination were more likely to have asthma and for the asthma to be poorly controlled than children who do not face discrimination, reports News Medical.
While the relationship between discrimination and physical health in adults is well understood, less is known about the role it plays in children.
This study is the first to show an association between discrimination and asthma diagnosis in African American and in Latino children, contributing to existing evidence implicating racial/ethnic discrimination as a predictor of negative health outcomes in children.
For asthma specifically, the findings are consistent with results correlating discriminatory experience and subsequent asthma diagnosis in African American adult women.
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