3031.0 Adolescent Health

Monday, October 27, 2008: 8:30 AM
This interesting session will focus on the epidemiology of adolescent health. Presentations will include a discussion of body weight dissatisfaction and communication with parents among adolescents, correlates of vitamin D deficiency in a multiracial adolescent population, weight perception and weight loss efforts among boys in New York City, and the association of obesity with health-risk behaviors. One session will focus on the role of household intimate partner violence on developmental trajectories of BMI during childhood.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) will be able to: 1. Describe patterns of BMI trajectories and their association with exposure to intimate partner violence in the home in childhood 2. Discuss the relationship between vitamin D deficiency and chronic disease in adolescents 3. Identify opportunities for weight loss intervention within specific subpopulations of adolescent boys 4. Describe variations by race and age in the relationship of overweight/obesity with health-risk behaviors

8:35 AM
Body Weight Dissatisfaction and Communication with Parents among Adolescents in 24 Countries: International Cross Sectional Survey
Haleama Al Sabbah, Carine Vereecken, Frank Elgar, Tonja Nansel, Katrin Aasvee, Kristiina Ojala, Ziad Abdeen, Namanjeet Ahluwalia and Lea Maes
8:50 AM
Developmental Trajectories of BMI During Childhood: Role of Household Intimate Partner Violence
Hee-Jin Jun, DS, Heather L. Corliss, MPH, PhD, Renee Boynton-Jarrett, MD, ScD, S. Bryn Austin, ScD, Janet Rich-Edwards, DS and Rosalind Wright, MD
9:05 AM
Weight perception and weight loss efforts among boys in New York City public high schools
John Jasek, MPA, Leena Gupta, MPH and Bonnie D. Kerker, PhD, MPH
9:20 AM

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, Public Health Nursing, School Health Education and Services

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