5042.0 Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology

Wednesday, November 7, 2007: 8:30 AM
This session will focus on the risk factors for cardiovascular disease. In addition to discussing risk factors such as smoking, smokeless tobacco consumption and COPD, gender and race/ethnicity differences will be discussed.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) in this session will be able to: 1) Understand the strong association between bidi smoking and smokeless tobacco consumption and CHD; 2) Recognize the gender differences for the relationships between cardiovascular risk factors and atherosclerosis; 3) Identify disparities between the factors that influence self reported health in Black and White patients with cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes; 4) Describe the differences between Puerto Rican Hispanics and the mainland US Hispanic population with respect to hypertension prevalence; and 5) Evaluate COPD as independent risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity.
Victor A. Ilegbodu, MPH, PhD, MD

8:35 AM
Racial Differences in the Association between Clinical Measures and Self-Reported Health Status in Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation Type 2 Diabetes (BARI 2D)
Veronica V. Sansing, BA, Stephen B. Thomas, PhD, Andrew M. Davis, MD, MPH, FACP, Michelle Magee, MD, CDE and Maria Mori Brooks, PhD
8:50 AM
Prevalence of hypertension among Puerto Ricans compared to mainland Hispanics
Sona Tumanyan, DMD, MPH, Juan Carlos Zevallos, MD and Kaumudi J. Joshipura, BDS, ScD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Statistics

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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