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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: MCH Epidemiology: Race and Ethnicity in Maternal and Child Health
5058.0: Wednesday, December 14, 2005: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
MCH Epidemiology: Race and Ethnicity in Maternal and Child Health
This session is focused upon analysis of race as a variable in maternal and child health analyses. The studies include a variety of approaches and scopes, focused upon identifying race and ethnic disparities in health risks and outcomes. Papers offer insight into interpretation of race-based findings and implications for MCH program development.
Learning Objectives: Participants attending this session will: 1. Understand the use of race and ethnicity as a variable in MCH analysis, including the limitations and strengths of various classification strategies 2. Better understand analytic techniques used in the analysis of race as an MCH variable 3. Appreciate race and ethnic disparities in selected MCH conditions
Organizer(s):Timothy D. Dye, PhD
Karalee Poschman, MPH
Ann M. Dozier, RN, PhD
8:30 AMRace affects influence of maternal age on low birth weight and prematurity
Ayman A.E. El-Mohandes, MD, MPH, Hany Aly, MD, Tarek Hammad, PhD, Phil Urso, MD, Charles Macri, MD
8:45 AMOverweight children in diverse Chicago communities: Results from a Community Health Survey  [ Recorded presentation ]
Helen Margellos-Anast, MPH, Melanie A. Estarziau, MPH, Ami M. Shah, MPH, Steven Whitman, PhD
9:00 AMRace and ethnicity data in pediatric focused public health nursing research literature  [ Recorded presentation ]
Elizabeth A. Petit de Mange, PhD, RN
9:15 AMImpact of African-born women on overall African American birth outcomes in a Midwestern state: Epidemiological considerations
Tina Kruthoff, MEd
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; Alternative and Complementary Health Practices; Black Caucus of Health Workers; Public Health Nursing; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition (December 10-14, 2005) of APHA