Asthma is another chronic condition that has high prevalence in Detroit, above the national average. This map showing hospitalizations resulting from asthma comes from a current Geography Professor, Dr. Annalie Campos, who is also working for the Center for Urban Studies. Interestingly the data doesn’t match 48217’s title as the “most polluted zipcode.” The Drawing Detroit blog has more:
The above map shows persistent asthma prevalence rates for children (under 18 years of age) enrolled in Medicaid in 2010 for each zip code in the City of Detroit. The asthma prevalence rate for children in Medicaid in the City of Detroit in 2010 ranged from 4.6 percent to 7.9 percent. Five zip codes recorded the highest rates (6.71%-7.9%) among all 27 zip codes. These five zip codes are: 48201, 48207, 48212, 48213, and 48216. As depicted in Table 1, the persistent asthma prevalence rate for children (under 18 years of age) enrolled in Medicaid in the entire City of Detroit in 2010 was 6 percent.
See also: Detroit Asthma Morbidity Map