5103.0 The Epidemiology of Chronic Disease and Aging

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 10:30 AM
This session will focus on chronic disease and other issues affecting older adults. Presentation will include discussions of cadmium-associated hormonal and bone effects in women, subjective and objective health status, the association of social connection with diabetes and mortality, the relationship between occupational stress and hypertension and long term mortality in a cohort of prisoners and former prisoners.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss the effect of subjective and objective health status measurement in a representative sample of the US elderly population. 2. Evaluate the relationship between occupational stress and satisfaction and hypertension status among older workers. 3. Describe the major causes of death among prisoners and former prisoners and how leading causes of mortality change over time.
Longjian Liu, MD, PhD, MSc

10:50 AM
Assessing Subjective and Objective Health in Elderly Adults: Disparity in Health Status
Yoon-Ho Seol, PhD, Genny Carrillo Zuniga, MD, ScD and Miguel A. Zuniga, MD, DrPH
11:05 AM
Health Disparity in Social Connection, Diabetes Mellitus and Mortality among American White and African Americans Aged 70 or Older: An Eight-year Follow-up Study
Longjian Liu, MD, PhD, MSc, Raymond Lum, MPhil, MS, Jixiang Ma, Kate Clark, MPA, Allen Glicksman, PhD and Xiaoyan Yin, MD
11:20 AM
Influence of occupational stress and satisfaction and workplace discrimination on hypertension status among older workers: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study
Kyung Ah Lim, MPH, Kiarri N. Kershaw, MPH, Darrell L. Hudson, MPH, PhD, Jane A. Rafferty, MA and Brian Mezuk, PhD
11:35 AM
Long Term Mortality in a Cohort of Persons Imprisoned in Georgia, 1991
Ryan Seals, Victoria Anne McCallum and Anne C. Spaulding, MD, MPH

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Social Work, Women's Caucus

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

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