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Asthma rate higher in US-born blacks, Dorchester study finds

Mary White and her children, Verdo (left), 11, and Billy, 12, all have asthma. ''Everyone has someone in their family with asthma,'' said White. Mary White and her children, Verdo (left), 11, and Billy, 12, all have asthma. ''Everyone has someone in their family with asthma,'' said White. (Erik Jacobs for the Boston Globe)
By Stephen Smith
Globe Staff / December 1, 2008

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A landmark survey conducted on street corners in Dorchester shows that African-Americans born in this country are nearly three times more likely to have asthma than their black neighbors born abroad, a finding that could yield important clues about a national epidemic. (Full article: 1007 words)

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