3123.0 Epidemiology of Adolescent Health

Monday, November 9, 2009: 10:30 AM
This interesting session will focus on various issues related to the epidemiology of adolescent health. Presentations will include adolescent obesity, human papillomavirus vaccination, high school completion among teen mothers and water pipe smoking among teenagers. Another presentation will discuss the possible effects of exposures during adolescence on the birth weight of future offspring.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify and evaluate characteristics of neighborhoods that affect the risk of adolescent obesity above and beyond individual birth, maternal, and family characteristics. 2. Describe the rate of the three-dose regimen completion of the HPV vaccine. 3. Identify specific risk and protective factors that predict high school progress and completion for teen mothers.

10:50 AM
Correlates for HPV Vaccine Three-Dose Regimen Completion in Adolescent Girls and Young Women in a Managed Care Organization
Chun Chao, PhD, Christine Velicer, PhD, Jeff M. Slezak, MS and Steven J. Jacobsen, MD, PhD
11:05 AM
Teen mothers at risk for high school failure during the first postpartum year
Margaret Rodan, ScD, Kathy S. Katz, PhD, Kristine M. Andrews, PhD, Julia Baidoo, MEd, Tanya Gooding, MS, Sylvia Tan, MS, Lauren Courtney, MPH and Siva Subramanian, MD

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Food and Nutrition, School Health Education and Services, Social Work, Women's Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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