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

Irma N. Ramos, Lora Baker Davis, Qiang He, Marlynn May, Kenneth S. Ramos

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Abstract

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 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

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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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