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Session: Asthma Epidemiology
3031.0: Monday, November 8, 2004: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Asthma Epidemiology
This session explores surveillance and intervention challenges in asthma epidemiology. The use of state-level data by local public health departments to monitor and assess asthma prevalence and interventions will be discussed. Multiple approaches to school-based surveillance and intervention programs will be examined, ranging from school-nurse based surveys to programs targeting parents and their pre-school to high school aged children.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) in this session will be able to: 1. To assess the feasibility of using Medicaid administrative claims data to perform asthma surveillance within a state. 2. Describe four stages for the evaluation of a teen-focused, asthma intervention program. 3. Discuss the benefits and challenges of initiating an asthma surveillance program in a school-based setting. 4. Recognize the importance of attending to language, ethnicity, and immigrant status in considering illness prevalence. 5. Describe asthma morbidity, medical management, and health care utilization among a diverse sample of preschool age children. 6. Describe two major demographic factors associated with higher rates of asthma.
Moderator(s):Eileen Storey, MD, MPH
8:30 AMA quasi-experimental design for an evaluation of a school-based asthma intervention program
Winston Liao, PhD, Leslie P. Boss, MPH, PhD, W. David Austin, MS, MPH, Rebecca Perritt, MS, Supatra Campbell, BA
8:45 AMLarge-scale asthma surveillance in an urban school system: Results from the Oakland Kicks Asthma study
Sheryl Magzamen, MPH, Adam Davis, MPH, MA, Ira Tager, MD MPH
9:00 AMDisparities in asthma prevalence among English and Spanish speaking Hispanics
Elizabeth Perez, BS, Kelly A. Quinn, MPH, Madeleine U. Shalowitz, MD, MBA, Carolyn A Berry, PhD
9:15 AMPrevalence of pediatric asthma in lower Manhattan, New York City
Joanne Fagan, PhD, Sebastian Bonner, PhD, Tinka Markham Piper, MPH, CSW, Evie Andreopoulos, Thomas Matte, MD, MPH
9:30 AMAsthma prevalence in elementary school children in Connecticut: A school nurse-based survey of asthma and of school building characteristics that may contribute to asthma
Eileen Storey, MD, MPH, Mark Cullen, MD, Nadine Schwab, RN, MPH, PNP, Nancy Alderman, MES, Nancy Simcox, MS, Paula Schenck, MPH
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Epidemiology
Endorsed by:Environment; Health Administration; Maternal and Child Health; School Health Education and Services
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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