5220.0: Wednesday, November 15, 2000 - 3:45 PM

Abstract #2318

Using multiple databases to construct a women's health status summary card

Louie Albert Woolbright, PhD, Center for Health Statistics, Alabama Department of Public Health, P. O. Box 5625, Montgomery, AL 36103, 334-206-2694, awoolbright@adph.state.al.us

USING MULTIPLE DATABASES TO CONSTRUCT A WOMEN'S HEALTH STATUS SUMMARY CARD IN ALABAMA A special committee was appointed in the health department to develop and construct a women's health status summary card. The committee included persons from vital statistics, family health, the behavioral risk factor surveillance system, cancer control, nutrition, minority health, and epidemiology. Data were included on mortality, morbidity, quality of life, sexually transmitted diseases, health screening, nutrition, and high risk behaviors. Since health problems vary so greatly by age, the card reported on significant health problems for women aged 10-17, 18-44, 45-64, and 65 and older. Data were also reported for the total population, and white and black and other race women. The card was successful in bringing together diverse offices within the health department to collaborate on a common purpose and in focusing attention on women's health issues, and in delineating areas where more effort needs to be devoted to meeting the needs of women.

Learning Objectives: At the end of this paper the attendees wil see some of the issues involved in constructing a women's health report. The attendees will also be able to identify some of the salient health issues facing women of different ages

Keywords: Women's Health, Health Assessment

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: None
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

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