Impacts of Racial Disparities Regarding Allergic Outcomes

The Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology contains an article in its January 2020 edition that assessed whether allergy-related racial disparities at age 2 persisted to age 10. The researchers found “black children fared worse than white children with respect to each outcome. Black children were more likely to have eczema, asthma, sensitization… and at least 1 positive skin prick test.” They conclude that “racial differences persisted in this cohort through age 10 years. Future studies should include potentially important, but rarely studied factors such as segregation and structural racism.”

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