Asthma and the Environment in
East New York
Asthma is a common lung disease and a leading cause of hospitalizations for children under 15 years old. This report provides a summary of asthma indicators by neighborhood. It also describes housing and neighborhood characteristics that can make asthma worse.
East New York includes ZIP Codes: 11207,11208.
Age-adjusted rates per 10,000 residents (or percent where indicated)
Rates per 10,000 residents, unless otherwise indicated.
Health Burden: Fine Particles (PM2.5)
Estimated health events attributable to PM2.5 exposures, (average annual rate per 100,000 residents)
Health Burden: Ozone (O3)
Estimated health events attributable to ozone (O3) exposures,(average annual rate per 100,000 residents), April through September
Percentage of homes with conditions that can affect asthma.
Indoor Air Quality
Percentage of homes with potential sources of allergens and pollutants that can make asthma symptoms worse.
Outdoor Air Quality
Outdoor pollutants that can worsen asthma symptoms.
Social and Economic Risk Factors
These indicators describe conditions that make a neighborhood more at-risk for asthma.