Children in Wards 7 and 8 see higher asthma rates than the rest of the city

Darrow Montgomery reports in Washington CityPaper that Children’s National emergency room data show that children who live in Ward 8 have 20 to 25 times the number of ER visits, total, as their counterparts who live in more affluent Northwest neighborhoods. Ditto hospitalization rates for asthma, which are 10 times higher for Ward 8 kids. Read the article>>

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