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Issues Tank: Disparity Among Neighborhoods Seen in Asthma Report

by Connor Ryan
kids jumping rope on Bronx street.

HI TRICIA! 王 圣 捷, flickr

New York City's asthma rate is higher than the national average, but not everyone is gasping for air.

According to a report published Wednesday by the Department of Health, one in eight children in New York City has been diagnosed with asthma. The report comes from a 2009 community survey that found racial and socioeconomic disparities among City neighborhoods when it comes to diagnoses.

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