3071.0 Public Health Surveillance of Vision Health

Monday, October 29, 2012: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
This session aims to describe the use of national and state data to assess overall vision and eye health, explore the strengths and weaknesses of current surveillance system, and inform future surveillance activities which will guide public health priorities and policies.
Session Objectives: 1) Define public health surveillance; 2) Describe vision and eye health surveillance system in the United States
Jeff Todd, JD

Severity of Vision Impairment and Health-Related Quality of Life among Community Residents aged ≥40 Years: Findings from the 2006-2010 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
John E. Crews, DPA, Chiu-Fang Chou, Dr PH, Xinzhi Zhang, MD, PhD, Matthew M. Zack, MD, MPH and Jinan B. Saaddine, MD, MPH
Depression and Vision Loss Are Associated in Young, Middle-aged, and Older Adults in the United States, NHANES 2005-2008
Xinzhi Zhang, Kai Bullard, PhD, Mary Frances Cotch, PhD, Barry Rovner, MD, Gerald McGwin, MS, PhD, Cynthia Owsley, PhD, MSPH, Lawrence Barker, PhD, John E. Crews, DPA and Jinan B. Saaddine, MD, MPH
Differences in self-reported cataract prevalence and cataract surgery by race and ethnicity in the United States, 2008
Chiu-Fang Chou, Dr PH, Xinzhi Zhang, John E. Crews, DPA and Jinan B. Saaddine, MD, MPH

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Organized by: Vision Care Section

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

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