4130.0 Asthma in School Children and Minority Populations

Tuesday, November 6, 2007: 12:30 PM
This roundtable session will focus on asthma in children. Individual talks will include looking the prevalence and predictors of asthma and asthma severity in minority children in the United States. This session will also include talks on the association of weight and asthma as well as a talk focusing on ways to reduce health disparities in Latina girls.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) will be able to: 1. Evaluate the use of validated school based asthma and allergy questionnaires in studying pediatric asthma prevalence 2. Identify predictors of childhood asthma disparities between Hispanic and non-Hispanic children. 3. Describe the range of findings in previous studies assessing associations between asthma and obesity in children. 4. Describe a study design process leading to a community-cultivated intervention
John Vena, PhD

Table 1
Asthma prevalence in lower Manhattan public primary schools
Deborah H. Lin, MD, Loretta Au, MD, David Ko, MD, Kenny Kwong, PhD, Wai Lee, Benjamin Chan and Margaret Lee, MD
Table 2
Predictors of Asthma Severity in Latino Children in the United States
Carolina Alvarez-Garriga, MD, DrPH, Lucia Pineda, RN, MSNc, APNc, George Fernandez, PhD, Veronica Dahir, PhD, Wei Yang, MD, PhD, Federico Montealegre, DVM,MS,PhD and Manuel Bayona, MD, PhD
Table 3
A Case-Control Study of BMI and Asthma in Asian Immigrant Children
Doug Brugge, PhD, Stanislav Henkin, Odilia Bermudez, PhD and Xiang Gao
Table 4
A social epidemiological approach to reducing health disparities among Latina girls
Velia Leybas, MSW, MS, Andrea Romero, PhD, Francisco Garcia, MD, MPH, Robin Harris, PhD and Denise J. Roe, DrPH

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

Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, Latino Caucus, Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus of APHA

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

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