4088.0 California Health Interview Survey and its Relevance to Asian & Pacific Islander Health

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 10:30 AM
CHIS is the nation's largest state health survey. Conducted every two years on a wide range of health topics, CHIS data gives a detailed picture of the health and health care needs of California's large and diverse population. Additionally, CHIS uses many techniques to interview enough people from many ethnic groups, including Asian and Pacific Islander subgroups, to provide a strong basis for understanding most major and minor racial and ethnic populations that all are a part of California. Each cycle, thousands of CHIS interviews are conducted in languages other than English. This session will elucidate some of the important usages of CHIS for research involving Asian and Pacific Islander health.
Session Objectives: By the end of the session, participants will be able to: (1) List three advantages to the CHIS database for Asian American research compared to other large, population-based health surveys; (2) List two disadvantages for Pacific Islander research; (3) Describe two ways in which CHIS may be an appropriate dataset to use for researchers interested in studying Asian and Pacific Islander health.
Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, PhD, RN, MN

10:45 AM
11:00 AM
Self-reported racial/ethnic discrimination among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in California
Salma N. Shariff-Marco, PhD, MPH, Gilbert C. Gee, PhD, Nancy Breen, PhD, Gordon Willis, PhD, Bryce Reeve, PhD, David Grant, PhD and Ninez Ponce, MPP, PhD
11:30 AM
Using CHIS to understand self –rated health among South Asians residing in California
Priya Kamat, Eliseo J. Perez-Stable, MD and Kala M. Mehta, DSc

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

Organized by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health
Endorsed by: Epidemiology, Medical Care, Statistics

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