Asthma Hospitalizations Drop Among Riverside County Kids
The number of children hospitalized for asthma in Riverside County has declined by about 50% since 2000, but the county's asthma hospitalization rate still tops statewide averages, according to a new report from the Riverside County Department of Public Health. The report found that pediatric asthma hospitalizations in Riverside County dropped from 182.6 per 100,000 children in 2000 to 97.2 per 100,000 children in 2009. The statewide average is 77.6 asthma hospitalizations per 100,000 children.
- "County Sees Drop in Child Asthma Cases" (Goolsby/Brambila, Palm Springs Desert Sun, 5/7).