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Aroostook County Shared Community Health Needs Assessment Event on 11/03 from 9-11 a.m. ET - Shared screen with speaker view
Karla Anderson
33:26
Karla Anderson ,RN Diabetic Nurse Educator Houlton Regional Hospital
Trudy Rairdon
34:08
Ellen Bartlett, RN, Infection Preventionist/Employee Health Manager/Public Info Officer @ HRH
Maura Goss
44:43
If you have not done so already. Please put your name and organization in the chatbox. Thank you!
Meg Hegemann
44:54
Meg Hegemann, ACAP
Tara Whiton
44:59
Tara Whiton - UMPI
Rachelle Roy
45:06
Rachelle Roy, ACAP
Suzanne Buckley
45:23
Suzanne Buckley NLH AR Gould Hospital
Lynn Dube
45:23
Lynn Dube, AR Gould Hospital
Chris Beaulieu
45:29
Chris Beaulieu, Aroostook Agency on Aging
Vanessa Little
46:07
Vanessa Little, DO Northern Light Health Palliative Care
Mike Buck
48:47
Mike Buck, Northern Light Health
Maura Goss
54:42
Aroostook Priorities Document: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mFRduODjKaS2cqDmMvGMxx23iVY0l2OC/view?usp=sharing
STEVE DEMAIO
59:39
unfortunately i hav to leave early, but i want to say that there is a large need for some geriatricians and other specialized geriatric services in the county. i also think it is disappointing that there are so few unaffiliated community members in attendance
Jo Morrissey
59:45
Todays PPT Presentation to can be found on the Maine Shared CHNA EVENTS page https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/phdata/MaineCHNA/events.shtml
Nancy Birkhimer
01:00:46
I will be answering questions using the presentation in the chat about the data that Madison is presenting. Please type your questions here.
Nancy Birkhimer
01:06:47
Leading causes of death "age adjusted" to account for difference is age distributions.
STEVE DEMAIO
01:10:41
so how do you adjust for age?
Nancy Birkhimer
01:12:16
age adjustments use US CDC methodology, weighted data based on age distributions in different parts of the US.
Nancy Birkhimer
01:13:54
So as an example, in Maine, where the population is generally older, deaths among older adults are adjusted to a lower number so that those data afe comparable to the proportion of deaths among older adults ealsewhere.
Al May, Maine CDC
01:15:10
Straight rates of death or disease are crude rates. To adjust for age as Nancy suggested, you break out the deaths or disease by age groups, determine the expected number, and compare to a standardized population. See https://www.nlm.nih.gov/nichsr/stats_tutorial/section2/mod5_age.html
STEVE DEMAIO
01:16:57
would the same methodology be used for the arthritis data?
Tara Whiton
01:18:06
Likely - age adjustment is a descriptive statistic technique that involved proportions and multiplication. It is a standard technique and you can replace any disease with another disease. The goal is to simply remove the age factor so looking at disease is not confounded and we can see the entire disease scope.
Nancy Birkhimer
01:18:46
currently our BRFSS data, which is used for the number of people with various chronic conditions, including arthritis, is NOT age adjusted. The National and state age adjusted data is available for BRFSS at the US CDC.