3216.0 Social Epidemiology: Social Factors and Health

Monday, November 5, 2007: 12:30 PM
This interesting session will focus on social factors, including socioeconomic status, discrimination, ethnicity and aging, and health. A presentation of the relationship between socioeconomic status and blood pressure in Israel will be followed by a presentation about the relationship between discrimination and health among Arabs, immigrants from the former Soviet Union and Jewish Israelis. Studies of the effect of chronic stress and racial/ethnic disparities on hypertension, the association between work stress and diet quality and markers of good health among older adults 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 complexity of the relation between socioeconomic status, demographic variables and blood pressure; 2) Recognize the importance of discrimination regarding health in different population groups; 3) Evaluate the contribution of chronic stressors (individual and environmental) to racial/ethnic disparities in hypertension; 4) To identify opportunities for intervention among employees who survive lay-offs; and 5) To extend the body of research on successful aging by using a well-established multidimensional measure of health with a large representative sample of the Canadian population.

12:35 PM
Relative Impact of Socioeconomic Status on Blood Pressure: Lessons from a Large Scale Survey of Young Adults
Itamar Grotto, MD, MPH, PhD, Michael Huerta, MD, MPH, Ehud Grossman, MD and Yehonatan Sharabi, MD, FAHA
12:50 PM
Health and discrimination in Arabs, immigrants and Jewish Israelis
Orna Baron-Epel, PhD, Mika Moran, MPH and Giora Kaplan, MA
1:05 PM
Race/ethnicity, chronic stressors, and hypertension
Mahasin S. Mujahid, MS, PhD, Ana V. Diez Roux, MD, PhD, Richard S. Cooper, MD, Sharon A. Jackson, PhD and Steven J. Shea, MD
1:20 PM
Health of lay-off survivors: Association between work stress and diet quality
I. Diana Fernandez, MD, MPH, PhD and Paul Winters, MS
1:35 PM
Who thrives in older adulthood? Results from the National Population Health Survey 1994-2004
Mark S. Kaplan, DrPH, Nathalie Huguet, PhD, David Feeny, PhD, Bentson McFarland, MD, Heather M. Orpana, PhD and Nancy Ross, PhD

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

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

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