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Session: Social Epidemiology
5104.0: Wednesday, November 10, 2004: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Social Epidemiology
This session will explore important concepts and present specific issues in social epidemiology. First, the conceptualization and measurement of socioeconomic status in health research will be presented, followed by an examination of the association of social capital and certain causes of death. An approach to increasing response rates to scientific studies among blacks will be discussed, as will age-adjusted and premature mortality rates for Latinos. Trends in life-expectancy are assessed in light of the goal of eliminating health disparities.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) in this session will be able to: 1. Describe the following statistics used to assess subpopulation differences in mortality: a) age-adjusted mortality, b) age-adjusted years of potential life lost, and c) age-specific mortality. 2. Understand that SES is multi-dimensional and cannot be measured by any single variable. 3. Recognize the need to evaluate life expectancy (LE) data at the community area level. 4. Describe the relationship between specific measures of social capital and specific causes of death among U.S. metropolitan areas. 5. List at least 3 ways to improve enrollment and retention of Blacks into research studies.
Moderator(s):Lisa McHugh, MPH
12:30 PMConnecticut Latinos: Lower age-adjusted death but higher premature mortality rates compared with white residents
Margaret M. Hynes, PhD, MPH, Lloyd M. Mueller, PhD, Heping Li, PhD, Federico Amadeo, MPA
12:45 PMSES Measurement Is Not a One-Size-Fits-All Proposition  [ Recorded presentation ]
Paula A. Braveman, MD, MPH, Catherine Cubbin, PhD, Susan Egerter, PhD, Kristen S. Marchi, MPH
1:00 PMAssessing Disparities in Life Expectancy in Chicago  [ Recorded presentation ]
Abigail Silva, MPH, Steven Whitman, PhD
1:15 PMIs social capital associated with all causes of death?  [ Recorded presentation ]
Sam Harper, MS, Seungmi Yang, MSc, Sonia Angell, MD, DTM&H, Marianne Hillemeier, PhD, Jeff Morenoff, PhD, George Davey Smith, DSc, MD, John W. Lynch, PhD
1:30 PMAre follow-up phone calls an effective intervention for increasing response rates among Blacks?  [ Recorded presentation ]
La Shawnta S. Bell-Lewis, MPH, R. Patti Herring, PhD, RN, Terry Butler, PhD, Gary Fraser, MD, 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