142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Revealing important health patterns in Asian and Pacific Islander populations using disaggregated data

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
The Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community is diverse with regard to social context, language, culture and ethnic origin. Further, growth and size of the API population varies widely by ethnic origin. API populations that may be smaller in size present challenges to representative sampling with significant implications for epidemiologic, experimental and population-based health research. Such aggregate categories as "Asian" or "API" mask important differences in risk factors for disease and disease prevalence. This exciting session highlights the importance of and strategies for disaggregating data for our diverse API populations in order to better understand the unique epidemiology of some of the leading causes of mortality in the API community.
Session Objectives: Compare the performance of reputable CVD risk prediction models, used in non-Hispanic white populations, in Filipina-American women. Compare health indicators such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and BMI among Chinese, Koreans, Filipinos, Vietnamese, Asian Indians and Japanese living in New York, California and Washington. Compare cancer incidence patterns among Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders in California and Hawaii. Describe the current smoking behavior patterns among Asian-Americans, by subgroup.
Chari Cohen, MPH, DrPH(c)

Acculturation and smoking among Asian-Americans in California
Monideepa Becerra, DrPH, MPH, Patti Herring, PhD, RN, Helen Hopp Marshak, PhD, MCHES and Jim E. Banta, PhD, MPH
Cancer incidence patterns among Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders in California and Hawaii, 1995-2010
Sela V. Panapasa, PhD, David R. Williams, PhD, MPH, Willie Underwood, MD, MPH, MSci and James W. McNally, PhD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health
Endorsed by: Latino Caucus, Public Health Nursing, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

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