Dominican University of California
 

Presentation or Panel Title

Pediatric Asthma ED Visits and Hospitalizations: Assessing SES, Air Quality due to Oil Refineries, and Tree Coverage in California

Location

Guzman Lecture Hall, Dominican University of California

Start Date

4-20-2017 6:00 PM

End Date

4-20-2017 7:00 PM

Department

Health Sciences

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor

Brett Bayles, MPH, Ph.D.

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Asthma in childhood is a serious condition appearing in more and more cases every year. According to the California Department of Public Health, one in five children have poorly controlled asthma, and more than half of children diagnosed with asthma are forced to miss important school days due to their symptoms.

Although there have been multiple studies looking at asthma prevalence and SES, there has not been many done with the focus of California in mind. I also want to narrow down other factors that could be contributing to the prevalence of asthma in children, so I am also looking at the air quality of cities due to nearby oil refineries, as well as the number of tree coverage in an area to see if there are any outstanding correlations.

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Pediatric Asthma ED Visits and Hospitalizations: Assessing SES, Air Quality due to Oil Refineries, and Tree Coverage in California

Guzman Lecture Hall, Dominican University of California

Asthma in childhood is a serious condition appearing in more and more cases every year. According to the California Department of Public Health, one in five children have poorly controlled asthma, and more than half of children diagnosed with asthma are forced to miss important school days due to their symptoms.

Although there have been multiple studies looking at asthma prevalence and SES, there has not been many done with the focus of California in mind. I also want to narrow down other factors that could be contributing to the prevalence of asthma in children, so I am also looking at the air quality of cities due to nearby oil refineries, as well as the number of tree coverage in an area to see if there are any outstanding correlations.