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Asthma is a common illness among children, through the age of fourteen, and it is one of the most important reasons children are hospitalized in the state. From 1995 to 1997, asthma hospitalizations averaged 6,500 per year. The illness rate is higher in rural areas than in urban ones.
This study examined \"the prevalence and treatment of persistent pediatric asthma across four systems of North Carolina Medicaid health care delivery: Carolina Access, Access II/III, Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), and fee-for-service.\" Jones-Vessey discusses the study and its conclusions.
Data from the North Carolina Child Health Assessment and Monitoring Program were analyzed to determine the association of breastfeeding duration and the incidence of diagnosed childhood asthma in North Carolina. The results suggest that new mothers should be encouraged to breastfeed for as long as possible, in order to reduce the risk for childhood asthma.