5175.0 Social Sciences in Health: Health Disparities in Migrant & Immigrant Populations

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 12:30 PM
The five conclusions for this session are as follows: 1.Two of the strongest modifiable risk factors associated with current asthma and identified by the stepwise multiple regression models were: could not afford prescription medication(s) in the past 12 months and morbid obesity 2.Those immigrants in the US longer were almost twice as likely to report fair/poor health than more recent arrivals 3.Compared to U.S.-born citizens, non-U.S. citizens were about 1.6 times less likely to have a usual source of care in terms of odds after controlling for predisposition, enabling, and need factors 4.Preliminary findings from baseline and process evaluation measures indicate that Latinas are missing opportunities for age-appropriate mammography screening 5.Significant rate of Hepatitis B exposure may suggest evaluation for chronic infectious diseases among recent immigrants
Session Objectives: There are five objectives for this session. To: 1.Understand risk factors associated with current asthma in a low-income, ethnically diverse, majority migrant, population 2.Describe the “healthy immigrant effect” and factors which contribute to it 3.Assess health disparities between citizens and non-citizens in the U.S. 4.Understand disparities in mammography screening specific to Latinas with diabetes 5.Recognize the rate of infectious diseases among recent immigrants

12:30 PM
Evaluating risk factors and a community intervention to increase control and treatment of asthma in a low-income semi-rural california community
Rainbow Vogt, PhD, Andrea Bersamin, PhD, Cheryl M. Ellemberg, MPH, CHES and Marilyn A. Winkleby, MPH, PhD
12:45 PM
Health disparities for recent immigrants in suburban and rural areas north of New York City
Penny Liberatos, PhD, Lucille Rosenbluth, MPA and James J. O'Brien, PhD
1:15 PM
Overcoming cultural barriers to mammography screening: Reaching Latinas with diabetes
Stergios Roussos, PhD, MPH, Christine Noguera, MS, Hector Guzman, MPH, Mary Bunyard, Helen Roehlk and Margaret Sigarroa
1:30 PM
Evaluating screening tests for infectious diseases among immigrants
Ramin G. Asgary, MD, MPH, MSc and Sara Doorley, MD

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Organized by: Medical Care
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers SPIG, Latino Caucus, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, School Health Education and Services

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