142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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California Health Interview Survey: Meeting the demand for population-based health data on AA NHPIs

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014 : 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Ninez Ponce, MPP, PhD , UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, Los Angeles, CA
Jane Kil, MPH , UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA
Since 2001, the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) has collected health and important socio-demographic information on over 30,000 Asian Americans (AA) and over 1600 Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPI) in California.  CHIS is the largest omnibus population-based state health survey in the country, now in its 7th cycle.  For each cycle, CHIS collects information on 50,000 or more adults, teenagers and children, via landline or cellphone interview (since 2007).   CHIS is viewed as California’s critical data source on health status, health conditions, health insurance coverage, access to health care and health behaviors.    It is one of the first large-scale health surveys to interview in Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Vietnamese, Khmer (2001), and Tagalog (beginning in 2014), in addition to English and Spanish.   CHIS augments its random digit-dial approach with geographic targeting of surname list sample to oversample Koreans and Vietnamese. As a national model in facilitating population-based Asian subgroup estimates, CHIS continues to innovate and is currently considering cost-effective approaches to increasing the sample yield for NHPI populations.  This talk will describe CHIS as a proof-of-concept in developing a diverse AA sample, and discuss potential research approaches to improve estimates for the NHPI population, specifically, address-based sampling, respondent-driven sampling, list-assisted samples and small domain estimation.

Learning Areas:

Biostatistics, economics
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Describe the sampling, translation and cultural adaptation methods to increase the AA yield in CHIS. Describe key health issues by AA NHPI subgroups. Discuss sampling and data estimation strategies to improve the ability of CHIS to make health estimates for NHPIs.

Keyword(s): Asian and Pacific Islanders, Asian Americans

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the principal investigator of the California Health Interview Survey, the largest state health survey in the US, where I led pioneering efforts in the oversampling of Asian subgroups, and multiple language administration (English, Spanish, Cantonese/Mandarin, Korean, Vietnamese and Tagalog). I have been principal investigator of major federal and foundation grants. My research contribution care spans two areas: innovating multicultural survey research, and identifying social penalties, particularly income inequality, in health and health access.
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.