Study: Country of Birth as a Risk Factor for Asthma among Mexican Americans

In the January 15, 2005 issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine a study was published that provides information on the rates of asthma among U.S. and Mexican-born Mexican Americans and considers the difference between both groups. The study concluded that the prevalence of asthma was higher in U.S.-born than in Mexican-born Mexican Americans. To read the abstract, go to: // Please send requests for reprints to Fernando Holguin, M.D., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, NE, Mailstop E-17, Atlanta, GA 30333, email: