Laura Taraboanta
Analyzing the Effects of Disparities on African-American Males Based on the Evaluation of the Minority Men’s Health Center 2010 Health Fair Surveys

SchoolAvon Lake High School


ProgramScience


MentorCharles S. Modlin, MD, FACS


DepartmentMinority Men’s Health Clinic


Research
Analyzing the Effects of Disparities on African-American Males Based on the Evaluation of the Minority Men’s Health Center 2010 Health Fair Surveys
Hypothesis
Is there a relationship between household income and the receipt of prostate cancer screenings, as well as a relationship between heart health literacy and highest level of education obtained among the sample of African-American males surveyed at the Minority Men’s 2010 Health Fair?
Methodology
The Minority Men’s Health Center held an annual Health Fair on April 29, 2010, on Main Campus where of the 915 registered attendees, 329 African-American men volunteered to take an anonymous survey about health literacy and demographics.Statistical programs were used to decipher and analyze the data from those surveys.
Outcomes
Overall, the results for both questions offer significant correlations to report. However, there were certain limitations that became apparent. The data collected were noted as a self-selected convenience sample, making it statistically unrealistic to generalize the findings to larger populations of African-American men. The data offered weak correlations between the studied variables, suggesting that perhaps an individual’s level of heart health literacy as well as their highest education level can affect the health of African-American males more so than other sociodemographic factors.

Interpretations