Asthma among household youth on Hispanic farm operations
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Asthma among household youth on Hispanic farm operations

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    "Household farm youth comprise all youth 0-19 years of age who live on the farm and include working and non-working youth. In 2000, approximately 18,000 youth lived on Hispanic farm operations: 1,300 household youth had been diagnosed with asthma (72 asthmatics per 1,000 youth living on Hispanic farm operations); 16-19 year olds had the highest prevalence rate of asthma (91 asthmatics per 1,000 youth living on Hispanic farm operations); 250 household youth required professional medical attention for asthma (14 asthmatics per 1,000 youth living on Hispanic farm operations); 403 household youth had at least one asthma attack in the last year while doing farm work (50 asthmatics per 1,000 youth living on Hispanic farm operations); 16-19 year olds had the highest prevalence rate for having an asthma attack while doing farm work (61 asthmatics per 1,000 youth living on Hispanic farm operations)." -- NIOSHTIC-2
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