5113.0: Wednesday, November 15, 2000: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM

Health Disparities in Diabetes: Defining the Problem

Diabetes disproportionately affects minority populations in both the prevalence of the disease and the proportion of those who experience severe complications. Eliminating health disparities has become an important issue at the start of the 21st century. Data will be needed on emerging issues, as well as trends in existing problems at the local, state and national level for all groups, especially for racial/ethnic populations. Identifying areas where health disparities exist and which sub-groups are at increased risk is an important first step towards eliminating those disparities. New approaches will be necessary to understand why these disparities exist. This session will focus on the important first step of defining the burden of diabetes in minority and disadvantaged populations
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Presider(s):Edward F. Tierney, MPH
Frank Vinicor, MD, MPH
12:30 PMPrevalence of diabetes among American Indians and Alaska Natives, 1990-1997: An increasing burden
Nilka Ríos Burrows, MT, MPH, Linda S. Geiss, MA, Michael M. Engelgau, MD, MS, Kelly J. Acton, MD, MPH
12:45 PMSurveillance for type 2 diabetes in youth, Montana and Wyoming, 1999
Todd S. Harwell, MPH, Anne Fagot-Campagna, MD, PhD, Kelly Moore, MD, Janet M. McDowall, RN, BSN, Steven D. Helgerson, MD, MPH, Dorothy Gohdes, MD
1:00 PMDiabetes prevalence among two Native American tribes in North and South Carolina
Ronny Bell, PhD, Sarah Levin, PhD, Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD
1:15 PMLinking birth certificate and census data to explore socioeconomic disparities in diabetes-complicated pregnancy: Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area, 1993-1997
Heather Devlin, MA, Jay Desai, MPH, David Stroud, MBA
Cosponsors:Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Food and Nutrition; Latino Caucus; Medical Care; Podiatric Health; Socialist Caucus; Vision Care Section

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA