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Session: Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology
5159.0: Wednesday, November 10, 2004: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology
This session looks at maternal health and behaviors, child health, and epidemiologic modeling. The efficacy of electronically disseminated health education materials will be compared to that of mailed health education materials. Scheduled presentations include: the effects of breastfeeding on health services utilization for infants, maternal tobacco and alcohol use as a risk factor for febrile convulsion during pregnancy, using multiple outcome analysis to simultaneously investigate the associations between smoking during pregnancy and low birth weight, preterm, and small for gestational age newborns, and developing a model to assess the gap in preterm birth between African Americans and white Americans.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) in this session will be able to: 1. Identify ways to effectively reach families with young children. 2. To examine the effects of breastfeeding on health services utilization in Hong Kong Chinese infants. 3. Recognize the association between maternal smoking and/or drinking and febrile convulsion 4. Learn how generalized estimating equations (GEE) can be used in the simultaneous analysis of correlated pregnancy outcomes. 5. To understand the barriers in studying gaps in preterm birth.
2:30 PMElectronic dissemination of health promotion materials: Does it work?
Dahlia F. Kupfer, MPP, MPH, Denise Farrand, MPA, Janna Bardi, MPH
2:45 PMEffects of breastfeeding on outpatient visits and hospitalizations during the first 18 months of life in Hong Kong Chinese infants  [ Recorded presentation ]
Gabriel M Leung, MD, MPH, Tai-Hing Lam, MD, MSc, Lai-Ming Ho, PhD, Yu-Lung Lau, MD
3:00 PMMaternal Smoking and Alcohol Drinking and Febrile Convulsion  [ Recorded presentation ]
Farnaz Vahidnia, MD, MPH, Brenda Eskenazi, PhD, Nick Jewell, PhD
3:15 PMMultiple outcome analysis of the effect of smoking on correlated pregnancy outcomes
Monina G. Bartoces, MS, Robert McKeown, PhD, Cheryl Addy, PhD, Angela Liese, PhD, Kathryn J. Luchok, PhD
3:30 PMAn epidemiologic perspective to assess the gap in preterm birth between African Americans and white Americans
Aziz R. Samadi, MD, DPH, MPH, Robert M. Mayberry, MPH, PhD, Ernest Alema-Mensah, MS, DMin, Ahmad Al–Mahmoud, PhD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Epidemiology
Endorsed by:Health Administration; Maternal and Child Health; Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA