Asthma-related school absenteeism and school concentration of low-income students in California

The University of California, Los Angeles, Center for Health Policy Research conducted a study which was published in the September 2012 issue of the Centers for Disease Controls Journal of Preventing Chronic Disease that found “Students attending schools with the highest concentrations of low-income students were more likely to miss school because of asthma. Students from low-income families, younger students, those with more frequent asthma symptoms, or those taking prescription asthma medications also were more likely to miss school because of asthma.” For the full article, click here.