3234.0 Health Disparities

Monday, October 31, 2011: 12:30 PM
This interesting session will focus on various socio-cultural factors that have impact on health disparities. Presentation will include impact of race/ethnicity on sleep duration, hypertension, obesity and depression. Papers will be presented on novel classification system and trends in outpatient substance abuse treatment for crack use/abuse.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss specific socio-cultural factors related to health disparities. 2. Identify novel classification methods and trends in outpatient substance abuse treatment for crack use/abuse. 3. Understand health disparities in regard to important health topics such as sleep duration, hypertension, obesity and diabetes.

Introductory Remarks
12:35 PM
Impact of race/ethnicity on the link between sleep duration and hypertension
Peregrino Brimah, MD, MS, Omar Abo Al Haija'a, MD, Elizabeth Familia, Gloria Mtomboti, MD, Ferdinand Zizi, MBA, Clinton Brown, MD, Olugbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MPH, MS, FAH and Girardin Jean-Louis, PhD
1:05 PM
Association of Age, Race, and Body Mass Index with Sex Steroid Hormone Marker Profiles among Men, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III)
Jamie Ritchey, MPH, PhD, Wilfried Karmaus, Susan E. Steck, PhD, Hongmei Zhang, PhD and Tara Sabo-Attwood, PhD
1:20 PM
A Novel Rural Classification System at the Small-Area (ZIP code) Level: Adapting the Index of Relative Rurality (IRR) to Estimate Degree of Rurality in Health Services Research
Sanae Inagami, MD MPH, Shasha Gao, PhD, Roslyn A. Stone, PhD, Martine Shendge, MS, Hassan Karimi, PhD and Janice C. Probst, PhD

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: HIV/AIDS

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