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Women’s Health Screening Fair at the Public Market- Findings

womens-health-fair-12-6While a severe rainstorm may have thwarted some from attending the 2012 Women’s Health Screening Fair, there were still more than one hundred women who braved the weather to obtain health information. Doctors and researchers from the University of Rochester collected valuable data and women’s health issues and those findings are presented here.

A wide variety of health issues were discussed. Participants took part in a myriad of screenings and tests, including diabetes, heart health and stroke and also received information about healthy lifestyles and preventative measures.

Participants were asked about their current health insurance status and whether or not they were seeing a primary care physician. The following graphs show the information collected for the past four years regarding health insurance status and visits to a primary care doctor among women in the City of Rochester.

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                                      Health Insurance Comparison 2009-2012 

    2009   2010  2011   2012     2009  2010   2011  2012  
    Yes   %   Yes   %   Yes   %   Yes   %      No   %   No   %   No   %   No   % 
18-29 29 81% 26 81% 50 88% 16 89%   7 19% 6 19% 7 12% 2 11%
30-39 19 67% 21 88% 35 92% 7 70%   9 32% 3 12% 3 8% 3 30%
40-49 43 83% 27 75% 64 88% 11 92%   9 17% 9 25% 9 12% 1 8%
50-59 51 86% 47 81% 68 82% 18 78%   8 14% 11 19% 15 18% 5 22%
60-69 16 84% 29 85% 31 91% 8 100%   3 16% 5 15% 3 9% 0 0%
70 or < 9 100% 4 67% 6 86% 5 100%   0 0% 2 33% 1 14% 0 0%
Unknown             4 57%               3 43%
Total 167 82% 154 81% 254 87% 69 83%   36 18% 36 19% 38 13% 14 17%

 

 Doctors and community organizers were surprised at the lack of dramatic change between 2009 and 2012. Some numbers increased, but most stayed about the same. In the past year for example, the percentage of women seeing primary care doctors dropped 14%. In addition, 6% less women were seeing a primary care doctor in 2012 than were in 2009. In addition to being asked about health insurance and doctors visits, women were also screened on their physical health and their habits. Below is a graph outlining the data collected and the changes observed between the first screening in 2009 and the most current screening in September 2012.

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                     Primary Care Doctor Comparison 2009-2012 
    2009  2010   2011   2012     2009   2010   2011   2012 
    Yes      Yes      Yes      Yes         No      No      No      No    
18-29 26 72% 20 63% 52 90% 14 74%   10 28% 12 37% 6 10% 5 26%
30-39 17 63% 20 80% 33 87% 6 60%   10 37% 5 20% 5 13% 4 40%
40-49 45 87% 32 86% 68 96% 13 87%   7 13% 5 14% 3  4% 2 13%
50-59 54 95% 55 90% 76 92% 24 89%   3 5% 6 10% 7  8% 3 11%
60-69 17 89% 34 97% 32 94% 10 91%   2 11% 1 3% 2  6% 1 9%
70 or < 9 100% 5 71% 7 100% 4 80%   0 0% 2 29% 0  0% 1 20%
Unknown             5 50%               5 50%
Total 168 84% 166 84% 268 92% 76 78%   32 16% 31 16% 23  8% 21 22%

 

 

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                Booth Representation 2009 vs. 2010 vs. 2011 vs. 2012 

                                    # of data sheets collected 2009: 234
                                    # of data sheets collected 2010: 230
                                    # of data sheets collected 2011: 308
                                    # of data sheets collected 2010: 127 (due to storm)
 

2009 

 2010 

 2011 

 2012 

Diabetes Screening 104 44% 123 53% 133 43% 57 45%
Skin Cancer Screening 98 42% 69 30% 115 37% 45 35%
Heart Healthy Screening 66 28% 46 20% 81 26% 44 35%
Stroke Prevention Screening 32 14% 46 20% 41 13% 38 30%
Eating Healthy             34 27%
Kidney Checkup 63 27% 51 22% 73 24% 32 25%
Mental Health Screening 42 18% 36 16% 45 15% 32 25%
Osteoporosis Screening 63 27% 75 33% 75 24% 26 21%
Participate in Clinical Research Trial     24 10% 36 12% 26 20%
Oral Health Screening 63 27% 39 17% 61 20% 22 17%
Glaucoma Screening 27 12% 31 13% 36 12% 22 17%
Colon Cancer             21 16%
Lead Screening 2 1% 4 2% 46 15% 20 16%
Birth Control             20 16%
Donate Life             19 15%
Breast Health 23 10% 31 13% 48 16% 18 14%
How to Live Smoke Free 5 2% 11 5% 31 10% 17 13%
HIV Testing 20 9% 14 6% 20 6% 16 13%
Ask Primary Care Physician a Question 8 3% 8 3% 10 6% 16 13%
Ask OB/GYN a Question 9 4% 12 5% 20 6% 13 10%
Insurance Screening 17 7% 19 8% 30 10% 12 9%
Facts on HPV         6 2% 12 9%
Child and Adolescent Care             10 8%
Flu Vaccine 6 3% 34 15% 51 17%    
Athsma Screening 44 19% 26 11% 33 11%   13%

 

 

 

The rate of obesity decreased 5% from last year and has continued to remain around a constant 50% for the past four years. While 52% of women screened this year were overweight, it is still the lowest statistic to be observed in the past four years. Upon entering the tent, all women had their blood pressure taken. This year, even while braving a storm, only 19% of women had an elevated blood pressure. This is dramatically lower than last year when 43% of women who came to the screening had an elevated blood pressure upon entering the screening tent.

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 This event is made possible every year by Dr. James Wood at the University of Rochester Medical Center. It is his hard work and dedication that allows for women in the area to receive free screening and information regarding their health.

For any questions and additional information please contact Dr. James Wood at James_Wood@URMC.Rochester.edu

 

                                                 

Mark your calendars for the 6th annual Women’s Screening Health Fair on September 6th 2014!!!

 


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