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Session: Socioeconomic Status and Health
4037.0: Tuesday, November 9, 2004: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Socioeconomic Status and Health
In this session the learner will hear about issues in SES and health. Neighborhood impoverishment is examined as a factor in self-rated health status, and as a modifier of the risk of low birth weight associated with older African-American mothers. Differences in types of physical activity by race/ethnicity and education are considered, as is the impact of SES on asthma in rural Chilean adults and health behaviors among Chinese adolescents.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) in this session will be able to: 1. Understand the relationship between advancing maternal age and infant low birth weight among urban African-Americans. 2. Recognize patterns and levels of leisure-time, work-related, and total physical activity among racial/ethnic and educational subgroups. 3. Identify asthma as a disease linked to socio-economic status (SES). 4. Analyze the relationship between neighborhood SES, neighborhood social capital, and individual health.
Moderator(s):Toni Alterman, PhD
8:30 AMRelation of maternal age to infant low birth weight (< 2500g, LBW) rates among African-Americans in Chicago: The effect of neighborhood poverty
James W. Collins, MD, Dyan Simon, MD, Aimee Drolet, PhD
8:45 AMDifferences in leisure-time, household, and work-related physical activity by race/ethnicity and educational level
Xiaoxing He, MD, MPH, David W. Baker, MD, MPH
9:00 AMSocio-economic determinants of asthma in Chilean young adults  [ Recorded presentation ]
Camila Corvalán, Roberto Rona, Patricia Bustos, Hugo Amigo
9:15 AMNeighborhood economic conditions, social processes and self-rated health: A multilevel structural equation model
Luisa Franzini, PhD, Margaret Caughy, PhD, William Spears, PhD, Maria Eugenia Fernandez-Esquer, PhD
9:30 AMImpact of Socioeconomic Disparity on Health Behaviors among Chinese Adolescents---China Seven City Study
Ming-chen Lee, BS, Chih-Ping Chou, PhD, Peggy E. Gallaher, PhD, Bin Xie, MD, Paula H. Palmer, PhD, Ping Sun, PhD, Qian Quo, MD, Carl Anderson Johnson, PhD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Epidemiology
Endorsed by:Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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