4272.0 Epidemiology of adolescent health

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
This interesting session will include discussions about a variety of topics relating to the epidemiology of adolescent health. The topics include violence in New Orleans before and after Hurricane Katrina, cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana, prescription and over the counter drug misuse. An additional presentation will focus on the newly emerging issues of hyper-texting and hyper-networking.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, the learner (participant) will be able to: 1) Describe trends in self-reported violence perpetration acts among school-attending adolescents in New Orleans before and after Hurricane Katrina; 2) Analyze ways in which prescription and over-the-counter drug misuse differs by client characteristics as a way to inform and tailor prevention efforts, especially among youth populations; and 3) List health risk behaviors, health attitudes, and mental and physical health outcomes associated with hyper-texting and hyper-networking.
Lauren Zapata, PhD, MSPH

Prescription and Over the Counter Drug Misuse in the California Public Treatment System: How Youth Fare?
Rachel Gonzales, PhD, MPH, Mary-Lynn Brecht, PhD, Larissa Mooney, MD and Richard A. Rawson, PhD
Violence among school-attending adolescents in New Orleans before and after Hurricane Katrina
Aubrey Madkour, PhD, Carolyn C. Johnson, PhD, Gretchen Clum, PhD and Lisanne Brown, PhD
Introductory Remarks
Predictors of growth trajectories of substance use from 9th to 11th grade among Hispanic adolescents in Southern California
Jennifer B. Unger, PhD, Anamara Ritt-Olson, PhD, Daniel Soto, MPH and Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD, MPH
Association between smoking behaviors and health-related quality of life among adolescents aged 12-17 years
William W. Thompson, PhD, Shanta R. Dube, PhD, MPH, Matthew M. Zack, MD, MPH and David Homa, PhD
Hyper-texting and hyper-networking: A new health risk category for teens?
Scott Frank, MD, MS, Lauren Dahler, MPH Student, Laura E. Santurri, MPH, CPH and Kristina Knight, MPH

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

Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs, School Health Education and Services, Social Work

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

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