Environmental risk factors of disease in the cameron park colonia, a hispanic community along the Texas-Mexico border

Irma Ramos, Lora Baker Davis, Qiang He, Marlynn May, Kenneth Ramos

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Objectives: This report summarizes the results of a cross-sectional study in Cameron Park in 2000-2001 to identify disease prevalence and health concerns among colonia residents and to identify environmental exposures to potentially adverse environmental conditions. Results: Asthma and allergies were among the most prevalent respiratory diseases reported in both adults and children of Cameron Park. Other diseases affecting the community in higher numbers included diabetes and heart disease/high blood pressure. Among children, the most prevalent health conditions were asthma, followed by lung diseases, allergies, and to a lesser degree, skin rashes. Conclusions: These data can be useful in developing education and intervention programs to address the public health and medical issues impacting residents in the Cameron Park Colonia of Texas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-351
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Hispanic Americans
Hypersensitivity
Asthma
Environmental Exposure
Health
Exanthema
Lung Diseases
Heart Diseases
Public Health
Cross-Sectional Studies
Hypertension
Education

Keywords

  • Cameron Park Colonia
  • Disease prevalence
  • Environment
  • Hispanics
  • Risk factors of disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Environmental risk factors of disease in the cameron park colonia, a hispanic community along the Texas-Mexico border. / Ramos, Irma; Davis, Lora Baker; He, Qiang; May, Marlynn; Ramos, Kenneth.

In: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, Vol. 10, No. 4, 08.2008, p. 345-351.

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