5157.0 Social Epidemiology: Effects of Race/Ethnicity and Socioeconomic Disparities on Health

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 12:30 PM
This interesting session will focus on the effects of race, ethnicity and socioeconomic disparities on health. Presentations will include a discussion of the potential effects of changes in SCHIP on children’s assess to care, racial disparities in asthma and the effect of length of time in the US on food security. In addition, other presentations will discuss the relationship between neighborhood ethnic composition on infectious biomarkers among Mexican Americans and the relationships between social status and smoking and obesity in Mexico.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) will be able to: 1. Understand the use of the relative index of inequality and population attributable risk to quantify change in disparities 2. Determine the association between ethnic concentration and seroprevalence of infections among Mexican Americans 3. Assess factors that explain racial differences in asthma risk 4. Identify the different relationships that education and household wealth have to chronic disease risk factors among Mexican adults 5. Articulate how the relationship between food security and overweight/obesity varies by birthplace and years of residence in the US, in women in California

12:50 PM
Neighborhood ethnic composition and infectious biomarkers among Mexican Americans
Carlos A. Reyes-Ortiz, MD, PhD, James S. Goodwin, MD, Hyunsu Ju, PhD and Karl Eschbach, PhD
1:20 PM
Does social status predict adult smoking and obesity? Results from the Mexican National Health Survey
Alison M. Buttenheim, PhD, MBA, Rebeca Wong, PhD, Noreen J. Goldman, DSc and Anne R. Pebley, PhD

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers SPIG, Ethics SPIG, Latino Caucus, Medical Care, Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus

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