Asthma Disparities Among Indigenous Americans

Asthma disparities exist among Indigenous American populations, with American Indian (AI) and Alaska Native (AN) people experiencing poorer health outcomes than other American populations. Factors contributing to these disparities include limited access to healthcare services, language and communication barriers, discrimination, poverty, unhealthy housing conditions, and proximity to high levels of air pollution. Asthma prevalence differs between tribal nations due to varying cultures, traditions, lifestyles, and environmental exposures. AI/AN individuals have…

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