Apartment Complex Linked To Asthma Cases

On the Nov 20 2018 edition of WFMW New 2, Jessica Winters interviews Dr. Stephen Sills of the Center for Housing and Community Studies regarding asthma hotspots:

“There are two elements to this: there’s the data on respiratory illnesses that came from Cone Health, and we looked at patient level individual admissions to emergency rooms in 2016,” Stephen Sills said. He is the Center for Housing and Community Studies Director at UNCG, and Associate Professor of Sociology.

“When we merge two data sets which are neighbor level and neighborhood housing conditions, we saw hotspots that correlated bad housing and high spikes in asthma cases,” Sills said.