3047.0 MCH Epidemiology: Models, Analyses and Results

Monday, November 9, 2009: 8:30 AM
This session includes a variety of analytical approaches using medical records, surveys and databases including birth registry. Relationships are explored between mothers' reports of their children's health and their own health status. Additionally multilevel modeling is applied to maternal and child health research, an area where this analytic approach is not commonly used. Analyses of medical records to assess HBsAg screening during and after pregnancy and adequacy of documentation HBsAg status which coule lead to inadequate prophylaxis. Effective strategies to reduce racial disparities in birth outcomes need to include actions that improve women's health throughout the life-course. This study will determine which factors are most highly related to poor birth outcomes across racial/ethnic groups, and may shed light on the direction intervention strategies should take to reduce these disparities.
Session Objectives: * Explain the importance of simultaneously evaluating individual and contextual determinants of child and maternal health. * Describe the key interpretative features of multilevel models as they apply to maternal and child health research. * Describe the current recommendations for the prevention of perinatal transmission of hepatitis B virus * Explain a method of data linking to test the Weathering Hypothesis. * Describe factors that relate to health disparities in birth outcomes.
Ann M. Dozier, RN, PhD
Dr. Joy P. Nanda, DSc,MS,MHS,MBA

8:30 AM
Health status of children and their mothers: Results from the National Health Interview Survey
Patricia Pastor, PhD, Cynthia A. Reuben, MA and Sheila Franco
9:00 AM
Assessment of hepatitis B screening, vaccination and documentation in California birth hospitals
Carol Sparks, RN, MPH, Catheryn Salibay, MPH, Kathleen Winter, MPH and Kathleen Harriman, PhD, MPH, RN
9:15 AM
9:30 AM
Testing the Weathering Hypothesis of disparities in birth outcomes
Kathryn Luchok, PhD, Jihong Liu, ScD, Kamala Swayampakala, MSPH, Joshua R. Mann, MD, MPH and Robert Moran, PhD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Epidemiology, Statistics, Women's Caucus

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