Data Disaggregation and Revealing Significant Health Patterns in Asian and/or Pacific Islander American Populations
Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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 session highlights the importance of and innovative 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: Assess health needs of smaller Asian American sub-populations
Compare and contrast breast cancer diagnosis among Pacific Islander women in California and Hawaii
Discuss community-based data collection to augment HBV prevalence estimates in Asian and Pacific Islander Communities in Philadelphia
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Organized by: Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health
Endorsed by: American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)