Teen girls from rural areas more likely to have undiagnosed asthma, be depressed

24 febrero 2015

Teen girls who live in rural areas are more likely than their male counterparts to have undiagnosed asthma, and they often are at a higher risk of depression, according to researchers. «There’s a lot of speculation about why females are more likely to be undiagnosed,» says the lead researcher. «Maybe it’s because boys are more likely to get a sports physical for athletics and they catch it then. Or maybe it’s because girls attribute asthma symptoms to something else, like anxiety. That needs further study.»