3209.0 Epidemiology of American Indian and Alaskan Native Health

Monday, November 8, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
This session will include discussion of diverse topics relating to the epidemeology of American Indian and Alaskan Native health. Populations that were studied include Alaska Natives, Northern Plains and Southwest American Indians, and those living in the Pacific Northwest. The session will include presentations about heart disease mortality, metabolic syndrome, cancer incidence, hospitalization for type 2 diabetes, and human papillomavirus vaccination.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, the learner (participant) will be able to: 1) Compare heart disease mortality rates for Alaska Native and US white people overall and by heart disease subtype; 2) To describe the prevalence of metabolic syndrome by age, sex, diabetes status and body mass index in two distinct American Indian tribes; and 3) Discuss the utility of a record linkage approach to correcting AI/AN race data in cancer surveillance systems.
Peter E. Thomas, PhD, MPH

Introductory Remarks
Heart disease mortality among Alaska Native people, 1981-2007
Janet Johnston, PhD, MPH, MS, Gretchen Day, MPH and Ellen Provost, DO, MPH
Prevalence of metabolic syndrome and associated risk factors in Northern Plains and Southwest American Indians
Ka`imi Sinclair, PhD, MPH, Jeffrey A. Henderson, MD, MPH and Dedra Buchwald, MD
Perceived Barriers to Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Practices among Providers in the IHS, Tribal and Urban Indian Health Facilities
Cheyenne Jim, MS, Jennifer Wai Lee, BSN, RN, Amy V. Groom, MPH, David Espey, MD, Mona Saraiya, MD, MPH, Steve Holve, MD, Ann Bullock, MD, Jean Howe, MD, MPH and Judith Thierry, DO, MPH

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus, Socialist Caucus, Social Work

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

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