3230.0: Monday, November 13, 2000 - 4:45 PM

Abstract #2862

The Quality of Public Health Data for African Americans

David R Williams, PhD MPH, Survey Research Center, University of Michigan, PO Box 1248, Ann Arbor, MI 48106, (734) 936-0649, wildavid@umich.edu

Researchers have been giving increased attention to the reliability and validity problems linked to the assessment of race and the implicaitons that these have for the quality of public health data. This presentation discusses potential threats to numerators and denominators for the African American population that come with changes in reacial classifications.

Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to identify two data quality issues that effect public health statistics

Keywords: Data/Surveillance, Minority Health

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.

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA