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Blacks Five Times More Likely To Die Of Asthma  
User currently offlineStuckinMAF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1575 times:

A recent study has concluded Black Americans are five times more likely to die of asthma and four times more likely to be hospitalized for the condition than other Americans.

The question is: Why?

See:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/hsn/20060213...ogressmadeinclosingracialasthmagap

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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20394 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1569 times:

Quoting StuckinMAF (Thread starter):
The question is: Why?

The article itself suggests a disparity in health insurance and a genetic disposition.



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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6483 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1569 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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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6688 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1567 times:

On average, blacks poorer than whites, with poorer health/diet, living in worse areas?


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User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1556 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.

User currently offlineSoku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1544 times:

Well you'd have asthma too if you were forced to live in the ghettos next to factories, and other shitty poluted areas, right?

[Edited 2006-02-13 18:46:06]


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User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4343 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1522 times:

Quoting StuckinMAF (Thread starter):
The question is: Why?

Why the sudden interest in black health statistics?

As noted, environmental factors seem to play a big part. I'd be interested in statistics that show a breakdown by those living in the same (low income) type of environment.



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User currently offlineStuckinMAF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1515 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.


User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1505 times:

Quoting StuckinMAF (Thread starter):
Blacks

Why the sudden racism? You can pick less offensive titles than "Blacks"...



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User currently offlinePIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1488 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.

PIA777



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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1486 times:

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 8):

Why the sudden racism? You can pick less offensive titles than "Blacks"...

Are you serious?  Confused

Harry



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User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 53
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1475 times:

Quoting StuckinMAF (Thread starter):
Why?

Quit smoking blunts.  yes 



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20394 posts, RR: 62
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1473 times:

Quoting Usnseallt82 (Reply 11):
Quit smoking blunts.

Not many people would have the cajones to offer their friend in need such valuable advice. I'm proud of you.



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User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 53
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1463 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 12):
I'm proud of you.

My life is now complete.  Big grin

From the article...

"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.



Crye me a river
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20394 posts, RR: 62
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1461 times:

Quoting Usnseallt82 (Reply 13):
My life is now complete.

I would wait to see if your sage advice has any effect upon your friend in need.  Wink



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User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 53
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1460 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 14):
I would wait to see if your sage advice has any effect upon your friend in need.

Who cares. As long as you're proud of me, I need nothing more.

Edit: spelling

[Edited 2006-02-14 01:22:44]


Crye me a river
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20394 posts, RR: 62
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1451 times:

Quoting Usnseallt82 (Reply 15):
As long as you're proud of me, I need nothing more.

Yes, but I've been known to be fickle.



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User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 53
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1443 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 16):
Yes, but I've been known to be fickle.

Not I. I'm pretty consistent in my opinions. We'll talk about it over a blunt sometime.



Crye me a river
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20394 posts, RR: 62
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1438 times:

Quoting Usnseallt82 (Reply 17):
We'll talk about it over a blunt sometime.

Alaska might be a good place. Just show up between, oh, 6PM and 6AM on a weeknight. Phone ahead though, so we know you're packin'.



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