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Do Puerto Rican youth with asthma and obesity have higher odds for mental health disorders?
BACKGROUND: Island Puerto Rican (PR) youth experience disproportionately high asthma and obesity rates compared with other racial/ethnic groups on the U.S. mainland. Previous research has demonstrated associations of ...
Occurrence and correlates of overweight and obesity among island Puerto Rican youth
(International Society on Hypertension in Blacks, 2011)
Objective & Main Outcome Measures: This paper provides 2005–08 population-based prevalence data on obesity and overweight among youth residing in Puerto Rico.
Factors associated with disparities in emergency department use among latino children with asthma
BACKGROUND - Significant disparities in emergency department (ED) rates exist for Latinos; however, few studies have investigated the factors that may account for these disparities.