Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology

, Volume 43, Issue 1, pp 156–183

The Challenge of Asthma in Minority Populations

  • Albin B. Leong
  • Clare D. Ramsey
  • Juan C. Celedón

DOI: 10.1007/s12016-011-8263-1

Cite this article as:
Leong, A.B., Ramsey, C.D. & Celedón, J.C. Clinic Rev Allerg Immunol (2012) 43: 156. doi:10.1007/s12016-011-8263-1


The burden and disparity of asthma in race/ethnic minorities present a significant challenge. In this review, we will evaluate data on asthma epidemiology in minorities, examine potential reasons for asthma disparities, and discuss strategies of intervention and culturally sensitive care.



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Albin B. Leong
    • 1
  • Clare D. Ramsey
    • 2
  • Juan C. Celedón
    • 3
  1. 1.Pediatric Pulmonology and AllergyRoseville Kaiser Medical CenterRosevilleUSA
  2. 2.Sections of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine and Community Health SciencesUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada
  3. 3.Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMCUniversity of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA