Asthma Awareness Month 2019 Notes

Unless otherwise noted, data are weighted to be representative of high school students in AR, CA, DE, HI, ID, IL, KS, KY, ME, MT, NM, NC, PA, VA, WI, and the school districts of Los Angeles, CA, Oakland, CA, New York City, NY, Palm Beach, FL, Philadelphia, PA, and DeKalb County, GA.

Note: Race/ethnicity analysis does not include Hawaii due to a difference in the way this question was asked on the survey.

The estimate for homeless students in Los Angeles should be interpreted with caution due to small sample size, making the estimate potentially unreliable. Arkansas, California, Delaware, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, and Virginia estimates should be interpreted with caution due to 95% Confidence Interval half-widths greater than 10, making the estimates potentially unreliable. Delaware, Kansas, and Los Angeles, and Philadelphia estimates have p-values greater than 0.05 and are not statistically significant.

The estimate for Maine’s asthmatic homeless students who missed school should be interpreted with caution due to a 95% Confidence Interval half-width greater than 10, making the estimate potentially unreliable.

Definitions

  • “Unaccompanied” students are those who answered the survey that they had been kicked out, ran away, or were abandoned by their parents in the past year.
  • “In Shelter” means students who reported living in a shelter or emergency housing in the past 30 days.
  • “Doubled Up” students reported living in the home of a friend, family member, or other person in the past 30 days because they had to leave their home or their parent could not afford housing.
  • “Other” includes students who reported living in a motel or hotel, in a public place such as a car or a park, students who reported not having a usual place to sleep, or somewhere else in the past 30 days.

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