4269.0 Chronic disease epidemiology

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
The diversity of the fields of chronic disease epidemiology is evident from the content of this session. Two studies about predictors of mortality will be discussed. In addition, fibromyalgia in the Nationwide Inpatient Study, temporal trends in four chronic conditions in Texas and a geoSpatial analysis of stroke hospitalizations will be discussed.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, the learner (participant) will be able to: 1) Describe the incidence of self-reported CHD among US military service members; 2) To investigate the role of antihypertensive drug regiments in achieving satisfactory BP control in essential hypertensive patients; and 3) Evaluate the substitution of self-report data for biomarker data and its overall performance as a modified risk score to predict CHD events.
Eduardo Velasco, MD, MSc, PhD

Time Trends in the Prevalence of Four Chronic Conditions in Texas: 1999-2008
Yan Zhang, PhD, Ke Xu, PhD and Larry Hill, MS, MBA
Relationship between Markers of Endothelial Dysfunction and All-Cause Mortality
Loretta R. Cain, MPH, Anoop Shankar, MD, PhD, Barbara Klein, MD, MPH and Ronald Klein, MD, MPH
A portrait of fibromyalgia using Nationwide Inpatient Sample data
Jim E. Banta, PhD, MPH and Mark G. Haviland, PhD
GeoSpatial Analysis of Stroke Hospitalizations in Virginia 1994-2008: A Methodological, Analytical and Policy Perspective
Rexford Anson-Dwamena, MPH, Michael Royster, MD, MPH, Kathy H. Wibberly, PhD and Kenneth Studer, PhD

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Social Work

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

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