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Fact check: Ocasio-Cortez’s claim about childhood asthma in south Bronx. Fact check: Ocasio-Cortez’s claim about childhood asthma in south Bronx.
Summary Summary
Are children in the south Bronx suffering from the highest rates of childhood asthma in America? Are children in the south Bronx suffering from the highest rates of childhood asthma in America?
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Congresswoman for NY-14 which includes parts of Bronx and Queens, Ocasio-Cortez <a href="https://twitter.com/briantylercohen/status/1110700996282343424/video/1">was talking to the congress</a>, she claimed the following: Congresswoman for NY-14 which includes parts of Bronx and Queens, Ocasio-Cortez <a href="https://twitter.com/briantylercohen/status/1110700996282343424/video/1">was talking to the congress</a>, she claimed the following:
http://twitter.com/briantylercohen/status/1110700996282343424 http://twitter.com/briantylercohen/status/1110700996282343424
<strong>Claim:</strong> <strong>Claim:</strong>
<em>"[Children] in the south Bronx...are suffering from the highest rates of childhood asthma in the country." </em> <em>"[Children] in the south Bronx...are suffering from the highest rates of childhood asthma in the country." </em>
<strong>Fact check:</strong> <strong>Fact check:</strong>
Asthma rates have been a problem in the South Bronx for a long time many decades [4]. Rates of asthma are higher among members of minority groups such as blacks and Puerto Ricans[3,4], groups that make up a majority of the population of the South Bronx. Asthma rates have been a problem in the South Bronx for a long time many decades [4]. Rates of asthma are higher among members of minority groups such as blacks and Puerto Ricans[3,4], groups that make up a majority of the population of the South Bronx.
One study of data from 2002 to 2003 found that childhood asthma rates in the South Bronx were “eight times higher than the national average” [5]  One study of data from 2002 to 2003 found that childhood asthma rates in the South Bronx were “eight times higher than the national average” [5] Other studies have found that "Pediatric asthma prevalence rates in Bronx children far exceed national pediatric asthma rates," and "are more likely to die of asthma than other US children" [1]
Chronic asthma among children on a national level in 2016 was 8.3% according to the CDC. [3] A statement released by NYC Department of Health put Bronx asthma rates at 8.1%, highest in New York. [2] Chronic asthma among children on a national level in 2016 was 8.3% according to the CDC. [3] A statement released by NYC Department of Health put Bronx asthma rates at 8.1%, highest in New York. [2]
A multi-state study of 1772 children ages 5–11 yrs published in 2009 found that “Bronx children were significantly more likely to be sensitized to reported aeroallergens in their homes than were children from the other sites”. [1] While this study did not determine that children living in the Bronx had higher rates of asthma it did conclude “poorer asthma outcomes” in Bronx children.  
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<p>[1] <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2892895/" rel="nofollow">https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2892895/</a><br /> <p>[1] <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2892895/" rel="nofollow">https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2892895/</a><br />
[2] <a href="https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/about/press/pr2016/pr088-16.page" rel="nofollow">https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/about/press/pr2016/pr088-16.page</a><br /> [2] <a href="https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/about/press/pr2016/pr088-16.page" rel="nofollow">https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/about/press/pr2016/pr088-16.page</a><br />
[3] <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/wr/mm6705e1.htm" rel="nofollow">https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/wr/mm6705e1.htm</a><br /> [3] <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/wr/mm6705e1.htm" rel="nofollow">https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/wr/mm6705e1.htm</a><br />
[4] <a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0091674977900707" rel="nofollow">https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0091674977900707</a><br /> [4] <a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0091674977900707" rel="nofollow">https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0091674977900707</a><br />
[5] <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18097863" rel="nofollow">https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18097863</a></p> [5] <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18097863" rel="nofollow">https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18097863</a></p>

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