N328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6319 posts, RR: 3 Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1400 times:
My half-assed theory: Genetics. I say that because black people obviously originally hail from Africa, which is dry, warm, and (in general), doesn't have lots of pollen and such floating around. Therefore, they might have acclimatized genetically to dealing with such conditions. The ones that are in North America may not be able to deal with the pollen and other atmospheric conditions. By contrast, the European-descent people on this continent are genetically predisposed to conditions that aren't too dissimilar.
Just my $0.02.
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Jaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1387 times:
Asthma is an allergic reaction to agents like dust, asbestos, and stuff like mouse dander and cockroach droppings. Yes, its really gross, but roaches are some of the worst sources of asthma in cities. Given the relative poverty of blacks in this country with respect to whites, you can see why asthma rates are higher.
StuckinMAF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1346 times:
Quoting Searpqx (Reply 6): Why the sudden interest in black health statistics?
After reading the story on Yahoo, I felt it was my obligation to bring it to the attention of fellow A.netters. After all, the Blacks Disproportionately Afflicted With Aids (by AerospaceFan Feb 12 2006 in Non Aviation) thread has had a lot of quite interesting and informative discussion.
PIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6 Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1319 times:
I am asthmatic and it was worse when I was growing up in Chicago.
It started in 5th grade and I always missed 2 weeks of school a year during
march or april, that is when it always acted up. Then it became full time
when I was in College. It is much better now. I only need the Inhaler
when I exercise. There were times when I got sick that I could not
walk across the room without losing my breath. I hate it when Kids
have asthma. I lost an African American Friend in College due to asthma,
we use to play pick up basketball games all the time.
"And separate research found that one way to reduce asthma disparities is through traditional prevention strategies, such as identifying and removing asthma risk factors, and disease detection, management and control."
If you have the background for it in the gene pool, my advice would be to lay off any type of smoking.........especially the aforementioned.