Ethnicity & Disease/ Volume 15, Number 1

Supplement 1


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PROCEEDINGS OF THE THIRD BIENNIAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HEALTH ISSUES IN THE ARAB-AMERICAN COMMUNITY

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SECTION I

Introduction
Editors: Wael A. Sakr, MD; Adnan Hammad, PhD Co-Editors: David J. P. Bassett, PhD; Virginia Hill Rice, PhD, RN Associate Editors: May Darwish-Yassine, PhD; Carlos J. Gonsalves, PhD; Hikmet Jamil, MD, PhD;Linda Jaber, PharmD; Maryjean Schenk, MD, MPH
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SECTION II. CANCER AND WOMEN’S HEALTH

A. Overview
Editors: May Darwish-Yassine, PhD; Wael A. Sakr, MD
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B. The Problem of Cancer: Lung Cancer as a Paradigm-Keynote Address Summary
John C. Ruckdeschel, MD
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C. Cancer Databases in the Arab World
Inas A. El-Attar, PhD
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D. Cancer Epidemiology in Arab Americans and Arabs Outside the Middle East
May Darwish-Yassine, PhD; Diane Wing, MPH
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E. An Update on Recent Cancer Trends in Lebanon
Nagi S. El Saghir, MD
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F. Breast Cancer in Lebanon. Increased Age-Adjusted Incidence Rates in Younger-Aged Groups at Presentation: Implications for Screening and for Arab-American Ethnic Groups
Nagi S. El Saghir, MD; A. Shamseddine, MD; F. Geara; et al.
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G. Childhood Cancer Among Arab Americans in Southeast Michigan
Hadi Sawaf, MD; Adonis Lorenzana, MD; George Dombi, PhD; Merlin Hamre, MD; Kendra Schwartz, MD
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H. Measurement of the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs of Arab-American Adults Toward Cancer Screening and Early Detection: Development of a Survey Instrument
Hasan Al-Omran, PhD, RN
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I. Section II Summary
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SECTION III. CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES AND DIABETES

A. Overview
Editors: Virginia Hill Rice, PhD, RN; Linda Jaber, PharmD
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B. Trends of Body Mass Index (BMI) by Age and Sex Percentile Among Arab-American Fifth Graders in Southeastern Michigan Schools
Sharifa Abou-Mediene, MD; Farid Shamo, MD
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C. Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors Are Ethnicity Based: A Study of Women of Different Ethnic Backgrounds in Southeastern Michigan
Wael Hatahet, PhD; Thomas V. Fungwe, PhD
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D. Diabetes and the Metabolic Syndrome in Arab Americans: A Community-Based Sample
Linda A. Jaber, PharmD
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E. Cardiovascular Risk Factors in an Arab-American Population in Southeastern Michigan
Adnan Hammad, PhD; William H. Herman, MD, MPH; Linda A. Jaber, PharmD
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F. The Epidemiology of Diabetes and Its Risk Factors Among Chaldean Americans
Suha Al-Oballi Kridli, PhD; William H. Herman, MD, MPH; Morton Brown, PhD; Haifa Fakhouri, PhD; LindaA. Jaber, PharmD
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G. Section III Summary
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SECTION IV. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, TOBACCO USE AND ITS CONTROL

A. Overview
Editors: David J. P. Bassett, PhD; Virginia Hill Rice, PhD, RN
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B. Science and the Community: A Collaborative Model for Integration of Research Within the Community
Linda S. Weglicki, PhD, MSN; Virginia Hill Rice, PhD, RN; Adnan Hammad, PhD
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C. Environmental Impacts on Arab Americans in Metropolitan Detroit
Adnan S. Hammad, PhD; Jerome O. Nriagu, PhD, DSc
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D. Environmental Justice and Environmental Health: Focus Group Assessments of the Perceptions of Arab Americans in Metro Detroit
Kathryn L. Savoie, PhD; Sue Ann Savas, MSW; Adnan S. Hammad, PhD; Hikmet Jamil, MD, PhD; Jerome O. Nriagu, PhD, DSc; Sawsan Abdulrahim, MPH
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E. Environmental Disease Burden in Arab-American Communities in the Detroit Area: Prevalence and Severity
Mary Johnson, BA, MS; Adnan Hammad, PhD; Jerome O. Nriagu, PhD, DSc; Kathryn Savoie, PhD; Hikmet Jamil, MD, PhD
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F. Costs of Environmentally Attributable Diseases in the Arab-American Community in the Detroit Area
Lauren M. Zajac, BS; Jerome O. Nriagu, PhD, DSc; Kathryn Savoie, PhD; Adnan Hammad, PhD; Hikmet Jamil, MD, PhD
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G. Knowledge, Beliefs, and Attitudes About Environmental Diseases Among Arab-American Communities in the Detroit Area
Adnan Hammad, PhD; Jerome O. Nriagu, PhD, DSc; Kathryn Savoie, PhD; Mary Johnson BA, MS; Hikmet Jamil, MD, PhD
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H. Community-Based Participatory Research of Environmental Factors on Arab Americans in Metropolitan Detroit: Progress Report
Adnan S. Hammad, PhD; Jerome O. Nriagu, PhD, DSc
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I. Arab-American Youth Tobacco Program
Virginia Hill Rice, PhD, RN
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J. Predictors of Tobacco Use Among Lebanese, Yemeni, and Iraqi Adolescents, 14-18 Years of Age
Virginia Hill Rice, PhD, RN; Thomas Templin, PhD; Linda Weglicki, PhD, RN; et al.
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K. A Comparison of Psychosocial Factors and Tobacco Use Among Arab and Arab-American Adolescents: Preliminary Findings
Sharifa Abou-Mediene, MD; Virginia Hill Rice, PhD, RN; Hikmet Jamil, MD, PhD; et al.
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L. Culturally Sensitive Smoking Cessation Intervention Program Redesign for Arab-American Youth
Ibrahim Al-Faouri, PhD; Virginia Hill Rice, PhD, RN; Linda Weglicki, PhD, RN; et al.
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M. Trends in Tobacco Use Among Arab/Arab-American Adolescents: Preliminary Findings
Thomas Templin, PhD; Virginia Hill Rice, PhD, RN; Hesham Gadelrab, MA; et al.
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N. Relationship of Parental Tobacco Use, Peer Influence, Self-Esteem, and Tobacco Use Among Yemeni-American Adolescents: Mid-Range Theory Testing
Omar Baker, PhD, RN
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O. Section IV Summary
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SECTION V. PUBLIC HEALTH IN THE ARAB WORLD

A. Overview
Editors: Maryjean Schenk, MD, MPH; Adnan Hammad, PhD
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B. Health and Disease in a Changing Arab World 2000/2025/2050: Global, Environmental, and Climate Change and Emerging Diseases
Mustafa Khogali, MD
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C. Major Health Problems in North Africa
Sabri Belgacem, DHS
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D. Major Health Issues in Jordan
Saad Hijazi, MD, PhD
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E. The Health Status of the Palestinian Arab Community in Israel in Relation to the Jewish Community of Israel
Khaled Suleiman, MD; Basel Ghattas, PhD; Cameel Makhoul, PhD
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F. Palestinian Health System After Three Years of the Intifada-Survival, Development, or Both?
Husseini Rafiq, PhD
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G. Mental Health Situation in Morocco: Problems and Perspectives
Driss Moussaoui, MD
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H. Status of Nursing in the Arab World
Raghda Shukri, BSc, MPH, DrPH
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I. Advancing the Health of Arab Americans: Key Points to Obtaining Resources and Establishing Programs Focused on Special Populations
Michele Forzley, JD, MPH
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J. Section V Summary
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SECTION VI. MENTAL HEALTH

A. Overview
Editor: Carlos J. Gonsalves, PhD
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B. Refugee Hurdles, Caretaker Challenges, and Mutual Openings-Keynote Speaker
Carlos J. Gonsalves, PhD
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C. The Psychosocial Rehabilitation Approach in Treating Torture Survivors
M. Farrag, PhD, LP; Hussam Abdel-khaleq, MA, LPC; Alya Kazak, BS
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D. “Each One Is a Doctor for Herself’”: Ramadan Fasting Among Pregnant Muslim Women in the United States
Trinka Robinson, MS, CNM; Jeanne Raisler, DrPH, CNM
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E. The Effects of Stigma Consciousness on Mental Health
Ibrahim A. Kira, PhD; Adnan Hammad, PhD; Adeeb Simaan, MD, PhD
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F. The Aftermath of the Persian Gulf War: Mental Health Issues Among Iraqi-American Veterans
Hikmet Jamil, MD, PhD; Sylvia Nassar-McMillan, PhD; Richard Lambert, PhD
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G. Depression and Medical Health Complaints in a Group of Arab-American Women
Sharifa Aboumediene, MD; Mohamed Farrag, PhD, LP; Mona Dakroub, AS
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H. Reactions of Arab-American Groups to the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks
M. F. Farrag, PhD; Adnan Hammad, PhD
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I. Social Relations and Mental Health Among Arab-American Elders
Kristine J. Ajrouch, PhD
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J. High-Effort Active Coping and Health Outcomes Among Older Arab Immigrants
Sawsan Abdulrahim, MPH; Kristine Ajrouch, PhD
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K. Examination of the Impact of Acculturation, Stress, and Religiosity on Mental Health Variables for Second-Generation Arab Americans
Mona M. Amer, MA; Joseph D. Hovey, PhD
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L. Section VI Summary
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SECTION VII.

Conclusion
Wael A. Sakr, MD; Adnan Hammad, PhD
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APPENDIX
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