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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151118
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Comparative Health Survey of Two Colonias Located on the US Mexico Border
Abstract:
A Comparative Health Survey of Two Colonias Located on the US Mexico Border
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Anders, Robert, DrPH, APRN, CS, CNAA, FAAN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Texas at El Paso
Title:Dean
Co-Authors:Jorge Ibarra, MD, MPH; Tom Olson, PhD, APRN, BC; Kris Robinson, PhD, FNP and John Wiebe, PhD
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Little is known about how health disparities affect the health status and general health perceptions of Hispanics. The purpose of this study was to conduct a health survey of participants living in one of two Colonia communities located on the border between El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico. A randomized household sampling included 217 participants in a Colonia on the U.S. side of the border and 274 participants in a Colonia on the Mexico side of the border. Instruments included a demographic questionnaire, the SASH, ISS, CAGE, and the SF36v2. This presentation reports on the incidences among individuals living in Colonias along the US/Mexico (El Paso and Juarez) regarding the use of alcohol and smoking and the impact on their function health status. On average the participants reported at least three incidences per month of binge drinking (3.08 times per month). In addition, on average 21.2% had thought about cutting down on their drinking with higher percentage (26.4%) in Juarez (df =1; p=.002) wanting to cut done. The CAGE scores (> 2 means potential problems with alcohol) for the total population was 3.28 with the highest score (3.35) in Juarez for 17 of the participants. The smoking rate was quite high with 26.7% reporting smoking with 34.2% having smoked over a 100 cigarettes in their lifetime. The SF36vr2 (functional health) scores despite high incidences of alcohol use and high rates of smoking in the participants mirrored the normative averages. Given the known risk factors with alcohol and smoking the long terms impacts on the health of the residents will be forthcoming. Given the high incidences of poverty and limited education aggressive programs to assist these at risk individuals are urgently needed.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Comparative Health Survey of Two Colonias Located on the US Mexico Borderen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151118-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Comparative Health Survey of Two Colonias Located on the US Mexico Border</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Anders, Robert, DrPH, APRN, CS, CNAA, FAAN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Texas at El Paso</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Dean</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rlanders@utep.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jorge Ibarra, MD, MPH; Tom Olson, PhD, APRN, BC; Kris Robinson, PhD, FNP and John Wiebe, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Little is known about how health disparities affect the health status and general health perceptions of Hispanics. The purpose of this study was to conduct a health survey of participants living in one of two Colonia communities located on the border between El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico. A randomized household sampling included 217 participants in a Colonia on the U.S. side of the border and 274 participants in a Colonia on the Mexico side of the border. Instruments included a demographic questionnaire, the SASH, ISS, CAGE, and the SF36v2. This presentation reports on the incidences among individuals living in Colonias along the US/Mexico (El Paso and Juarez) regarding the use of alcohol and smoking and the impact on their function health status. On average the participants reported at least three incidences per month of binge drinking (3.08 times per month). In addition, on average 21.2% had thought about cutting down on their drinking with higher percentage (26.4%) in Juarez (df =1; p=.002) wanting to cut done. The CAGE scores (&gt; 2 means potential problems with alcohol) for the total population was 3.28 with the highest score (3.35) in Juarez for 17 of the participants. The smoking rate was quite high with 26.7% reporting smoking with 34.2% having smoked over a 100 cigarettes in their lifetime. The SF36vr2 (functional health) scores despite high incidences of alcohol use and high rates of smoking in the participants mirrored the normative averages. Given the known risk factors with alcohol and smoking the long terms impacts on the health of the residents will be forthcoming. Given the high incidences of poverty and limited education aggressive programs to assist these at risk individuals are urgently needed.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:52:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:52:25Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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