Poster Session 5:
Health and Mortality

Friday, May 2
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  1. The Effect of the Changing Composition of Births on Infant Mortality in AfricaMark S. Mather, Population Reference Bureau; Peter J. Donaldson, Population Reference Bureau

  2. Environmental and Socio-Demographic Risk Factors of Childhood Mortality: Evidence from Longitudinal Surveillance DataKubaje Adazu, Brown University

  3. Risk of Child Mortality Due to Environmental Hazards in Rural BangladeshMd. Kapil Ahmed, ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research; Peter K. Streatfield, ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research

  4. Community Effects on Infant Mortality in Rural India: A Multilevel Approach to Prioritize the Program InputsDamodar Sahu, Institute for Research in Medical Statistics (ICMR); Arvind Pandey, Indian Council of Medical Research; Sada Nand Dwivedi, All India Institute of Medical Sciences

  5. Influence of Ethnic Differentials in Socioeconomic Status and Health Care on Childhood MortalityKuniko Chijiwa, University of Florida

  6. Estimating the Effect of Living Standards on Childhood Mortality in Rural MalawiHenry V. Doctor, University of Pennsylvania

  7. Poverty, Education, Race, and Pregnancy OutcomeDavid A. Savitz, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Jay S. Kaufman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Nancy Dole, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Anna Maria Siega-Riz, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; John M. Thorp, Jr., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Diane Kaczor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  8. External shocks, state management and under-five mortality in ZambiaMichel Garenne, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD); Eneas Gakusi, Centre D'Etudes et de Recherches sur le Développement International (CERDI); Christopher Grigoriou, Centre D'Etudes et de Recherches sur le Développement International (CERDI)

  9. Environmental Impact on Health in the New Era of India: A Study of Mumbai Mega CityAshok Kumar, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)

  10. The Persistence of Rural-Urban Health Gap Among Under-Five Children in Sub-Saharan AfricaJacob Adetunji, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  11. The Impact of SES on Relationships between Children's Medical Impairments and Their Physical and Mental Health Status and School AttendanceRoger Avery, Brown University; Michael Msall, Brown University; Michelle L. Rogers, Brown University

  12. Functional Health among Schoolage Latino ChildrenBarbara Zsembik, University of Florida; Amy K Johnson, University of Florida

  13. Education, Health Knowledge & Child Health in GhanaCatherine N. Stiff, Brown University

  14. Declines in Childhood Anemia in Kazakstan: How Fast and for Whom?Benjamin Moulton, University of Texas at Austin; Amanda Maedgen, University of Texas at Austin

  15. Maternal Employment, Malnutrition and Morbidity among Children in Tamilnadu, IndiaAlesan Thangasamy, Kamaraj College

  16. Community Collective Efficacy and Adolescent Health in Los AngelesDeborah Cohen, RAND; Brian K. Finch, RAND

  17. Family Structure and Adolescent ObesityChristine Himes, Syracuse University

  18. Seasonal Mortality in Denmark. The Role of Sex and AgeRoland Rau, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research; Gabriele Doblhammer, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

  19. Gender and Socioeconomic Inequalities in Health and Healthcare Use for Children in Rural Bangladesh: Does Public Health Intervention Make a Difference?Nurul Alam, ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research

  20. Explaining High Rates of Hunger and Food Insecurity in OregonMark E. Edwards, Oregon State University; Bruce A. Weber, Oregon State University

  21. Do Work Characteristics Affect Health? Experiences of the Middle-Aged in East AsiaYean-Ju Lee, University of Hawaii at Honolulu; Yasuhiko Saito, Nihon University; Yi-Li Chuang, Bureau of Health Promotion, Taiwan; Yu-Hsuan Lin, Bureau of Health Promotion, Taiwan

  22. Cortisol Patterns and Stress in Working ParentsLianne M. Kurina, University of Chicago; Barbara Schneider, University of Chicago

  23. Family Planning, Gender Preference, and Child Health: The Case of BangladeshJuhua Yang, Brown University

  24. Love and Death in Germany. The Marital Biography and Its Impact on MortalityHilke Brockmann, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

  25. Access to Safe Drinking Water: Effects on Health and Time ManagementGarimella Rama Rao, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS); Sita K, Independent Consultant; Prasad M.N.V., International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)

  26. Water Resources and Quality of Life: Case Studies in Indian VillagesRekha Krishnan, Tata Energy Research Institute

  27. Commuting and Exposure to Airborne Carcinogenic Materials: A Case Study of BangkokPriyakamon Khan, Mahidol University; Sureeporn Punpuing, Mahidol University; Martin A. Hooper, Monash University; Bev Hooper, Monash University

  28. Effect of Early Health on Cognitive AbilityCarolina Milesi, University of Wisconsin at Madison

  29. Adult Health Transition in Low-Income Asia: Evidence from Indonesia and ChinaJohn Strauss, Michigan State University; Agus Dwiyanto, Gadjah Mada University; Zhehui Luo, Michigan State University; Bondan Sikoki, RAND

  30. Change and Continuity in Mortality Trends in Romania: A Case Study of Eastern European MortalitySolveig Argeseanu, University of Pennsylvania

  31. Acceleration of the Rate of Increase of Centenarians: A Comparison of England, France and JapanJean Marie Robine, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM); Carol Jagger, University of Leicester

  32. Native American-White Differences in Adult HealthShu-chuan Wang, University of Texas at Austin

  33. Gender Differentials in the Leading Causes of Death among African American in the United StatesMonique Wilson, Morgan State University; Mian B. Hossain, Morgan State University

  34. Are Sex Mortality Differentials Biologically Caused? Madigan Revisited by a New Comparison of Sex-Specific Survival in Monastic and General PopulationMarc A. Luy, Federal Institute for Population Research, Germany

  35. Sociodemographic Characteristics of Homicides in Puerto Rico: 1990-1999Raul Figueroa, University of Puerto Rico

  36. Demographics of Tobacco Use in Puerto Rico: 1996-2000Luz Leon, University of Puerto Rico; Dinorah Heredia, University of Puerto Rico

  37. Life Course of Cardiovascular Disease by Smoking History -Multistate Life Table Analysis of the Framingham Heart Study Original CohortAbdullah A. Mamun, University of Groningen; Anna Peeters, Erasmus University; Jan Barendregt, Erasmus University; Wilma Nusselder, Erasmus University; Luc Bonnuex, Erasmus University

  38. A Longitudinal Study of Maternal Morbidity and Mortality in a Remote Region of Northern TanzaniaBrooke R Johnson, Ipas; Moke Magoma, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Tanzania; Paul W. Leslie, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Trude Bennett, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  39. Population Composition as an Intervening Mechanism in the Relationship between Income Inequality and Mortality in U.S. StatesElayne J. Heisler, Duke University

  40. Admission to General Hospital as a Predictor for Suicide among the ElderlyAnnette Erlangsen, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

  41. The Effect of Veteran Status on Mortality among Older Americans and Its PathwaysXian Liu, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS); Charles Engel, Jr., Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS); Han Kang, Department of Veterans Affairs; David Cowan, Walter Reed Army Medical Center

  42. Utilizing Successful Research in Community-Based Services with Constrained Resources: The Nkwanta Experience Catalyzing Organizational Change in Rural GhanaJohn K Awoonor-Williams, Volta Regional Health Administration; Tanya C. Jones, Population Council; Frank Nyonator, Ghana Health Service; James F. Phillips, Population Council

  43. Children's Health Insurance 2001Shailesh R Bhandari, U.S. Census Bureau; Elizabeth J. Gifford, Pennsylvania State University

  44. Gaps and Transitions in Health Care Access: Welfare Reform and America's Uninsured Poor ChildrenDeborah Graefe, Pennsylvania State University; Pamela Farley Short, Pennsylvania State University; Tokunba Oluwole, Pennsylvania State University

  45. Unequal Access: Why Are Some Children Using Hospital-Based Facilities as a Usual Source of Care?Kelly Holder, Brown University

  46. Correlates of Medicaid Status: An Examination of Children from Low-Income Families in Boston, Chicago, and San AntonioRonald Angel, University of Texas at Austin; Sonia Frias, University of Texas at Austin; Terrence Hill, University of Texas at Austin; Maren Andrea Jimenez, University of Texas at Austin

  47. Adolescents’ Use of Maternal and Child Health Services in Developing CountriesHeidi W. Reynolds, Family Health International; Shyam Thapa, Family Health International; Emily Wong, Family Health International; Catherine Harcum; Heidi Toms

  48. Access to Health Care during the Transition to Adulthood for Youth with DisabilitiesElizabeth J. Gifford, Pennsylvania State University

  49. Where Does India Stand? Can Legalization of Induced Abortion Really Save the Lives of Indian Women: A Study Based on Evidence from Five Major Indian StatesParomita Dutta, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)

  50. County Characteristics and Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Use of Preventive ServicesMaureen R Benjamins, University of Texas at Austin; James B. Kirby, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS); Stephanie A. Bond Huie, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

  51. Reducing Parameters by Developing a New Mortality ModelRajesh K. Chauhan, Planning Department, Uttar Pradesh, India

  52. Spatial Implications of Different Mortality Standardization SchemesRonald E. Cossman, Mississippi State University; Jeralynn S. Cossman, Mississippi State University; Troy Blanchard, Mississippi State University; Wesley James, Mississippi State University; Carol Campbell, Mississippi State University

  53. Estimation of Adult Survival Probabilities at Various Five-Year Ages beyond Age 5 from the Cumulative Life Table Survival Ratios - T(x+5)/T(x) in Life Table Terminology: A Methodological InvestigationSubrata Lahiri, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)

  54. A Comparison of Six Methods for Decomposition of Changes in Expectation of Life at Birth and Differentials in Life Expectancy at BirthKrishna Murthy Ponnapalli, Addis Ababa University

  55. Using Burial Surveillance Data to Monitor HIV/AIDS Mortality in Developing Countries. An Example from EthiopiaGeorges Reniers, University of Pennsylvania; Tekebash Araya, Addis Ababa University; Eduard Sanders, Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute

  56. National Data Sources on the Risk and Incidence of Firearm-Related Injuries and DeathsBrian Wiersema, University of Maryland