241826 Health disparities for people with disabilities in New Mexico: 4 years of BRFSS data

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Heidi G. Fredine, MPH , Center for Development & Disability, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Anthony Cahill, PhD , University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability, Albuquerque, NM
This session will discuss the results of a study comparing 4 years (2000, 2003, 2006 & 2009) of New Mexico BRFSS data in relation to people with a disability and the rest of the state population on several risk behaviors and health indices, including smoking, physical activity, obesity, and overall health. In addition, employment parity and income disparities within the state will be examined. A review of Healthy People 2010 along with an overview of New Mexico BRFSS data from 2000-2009 will be presented. Behavioral risks of people with disabilities in New Mexico and whether overall health has improved, diminished or remained the same over the past decade will be discussed.

Learning Areas:
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify the major health disparities for people with disabilities in New Mexico for the past decade 2. Compare the magnitude of these disparities over 4 points in time between 2000 and 2009 3. Assess several Healthy People 2010 objectives with regard to risk behaviors and health indices measurable with the BRFSS

Keywords: Disability, Health Disparities

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to present because I am a lead researcher at the Center for Development and Disability at the University of New Mexico.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.