5156.0 Epidemiology of Obesity

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 12:30 PM
This session will explore the epidemiology of obesity in different populations, with an emphasis on gender and other demographic differences. Presentations will include findings from the CARDIA and ADD Health studies as well as kindergartners in Stamford, Connecticut. One presentationsession examines the association between obesity and illicit drug use, and another the impact of obesity on pulmonary function.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the relationship between household density, television watching and obesity in adults. 2. Describe the association between obesity and drug use. 3. Evaluate the role of obesity in influencing pulmonary function.
Xiaoxing He, MD, MPH

12:35 PM
Overweight in young children attending Stamford Public Schools
Tsung-Wen Kuo, MD, MPH, PhD and Johnnie A. Lee, MD,MPH,FACP
12:53 PM
Association between Obesity and Illicit Drug Use in Young Adults
Shi Huang, PhD, Frank Charlie Bandiera, MPH and Guillermo Prado, PhD
1:11 PM
Household density, television watching, and obesity in adults
Earle C. Chambers, PhD, MPH and Rene Kohlieber, BS
1:29 PM

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Food and Nutrition, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus

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

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