4219.0 Social Epidemiology: Contextual Effects on Health

Tuesday, November 6, 2007: 2:30 PM
This interesting session will focus on the contextual effects of health including neighborhood and other multilevel analysis of health and health behaviors. This session will include presentations on the possible effect of neighborhood cohesion on coronary heart disease mortality and the relationship between social capital and chronic disease risk behaviors. Studies of the possible effects of neighborhood characteristics on poisoning and adolescents' sexual behavior and a multilevel analysis of health disparities will also be presented.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) in this session will be able to: 1) Discuss the relevance of a theoretical model that posits that neighborhood structural variables may affect social interactions among neighbors, which may, in turn, affect coronary heart disease risk; 2) Describe four dimensions of social capital that may influence a residentís behavior; 3) Describe geographic patterns of concentration of poisonings; 4) List three neighborhood indicators that are associated with the likelihood of having had sex among adolescents; and 5) Understand conceptually the use of latent variables and multilevel data to address complex interactions in the social determinants and etiologic pathways underlying population health disparities.
Jan Risser, PhD

3:05 PM
Neighborhood characteristics of poisoning
Howell Sasser, PhD, Marcy Nussbaum, MS, Travis Haney, MA, Michael Beuhler, MD and Marsha Ford, MD
3:35 PM
Measuring the social environment: Individuals, neighborhoods and communities in health disparities research
Alice Furumoto-Dawson, PhD, MPH, DingCai Cao, PhD, Charles Mininger, MA and Sarah J. Gehlert, PhD

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

Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Statistics, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

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

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