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Asthma “crisis” for black Americans

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7308.302 (Published 11 August 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:302
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

    The National Medical Association, the professional organisation of 25000 African-American doctors, declared at its annual meeting earlier this week that asthma is a public health crisis for black people in America.

    Dr Michael LeNoir, chair of the allergy and asthma section of the association and an associate professor of paediatrics at the University of California in San Francisco, said that African-Americans are two to six times more likely to die from …

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