142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Understanding the health of non-Hispanic Asians in the U.S. using the National Health and Nutrition Survey (NHANES)

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014 : 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Yutaka Aoki, PhD, MS, MHS , Division of Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, National Center for Health Statistics, Hyattsville, MD
Asians were oversampled in the NHANES 2011-2012 survey period, enabling us, for the first time, to produce examination-based national estimates of health conditions specific to this rapidly-growing segment of the U.S. population. Following an overview of Asian oversampling in NHANES and presentation of select findings, important challenges arising from this exciting opportunity will be discussed, including: costs associated with oversampling; maintenance of high participation rates; constraints for generating more detailed estimates, e.g., Asian subgroups. Potentially useful approaches for improving estimates for Asians will be discussed.

Learning Areas:

Biostatistics, economics
Chronic disease management and prevention
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Discuss challenges with collecting robust data on Asian American subgroups Describe national estimates for Asian American health

Keyword(s): Asian Americans, Data Collection and Surveillance

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have published prevalence estimates for chronic diseases and weight status in Asian Americans based on National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys. My scientific interests include racial disparities in environmental exposures and improvement of statistical methods for estimating exposure levels and magnitude of exposure-disease associations using, where applicable, biomarkers.
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.