Title

Diet, acculturation and BMI in Hispanics living in Southern Nevada

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2013

Publication Title

American Journal of Health Behavior

Volume

37

Issue

2

First page number:

218

Last page number:

226

Abstract

Objective: To examine the association of fruit and vegetable intake, acculturation, and BMI in Hispanics living in southern Nevada.

Methods: Logistic regression was employed to assess the relationship of acculturation to daily intake of fruit and vegetables.

Results: Regression showed that greater acculturation (p = .002) and being male (p = .011) are predictive of lower fruit and vegetable consumption.

Conclusions: Our results for the HA population are consistent with national data. To understand the incentives and barriers to healthier eating within southern Nevada Hispanic populations and to effectively address the resource and programming needs, longitudinal research will be required.

Keywords

Acculturation; BMI; Body mass index; Fruit; Fruit and Vegetables; Hispanic Americans; Logistic Regression; Logistic regression analysis; Nutrition; Vegetables

Disciplines

Community-Based Research | Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition | Medicine and Health | Nutrition | Race and Ethnicity

Language

English

Permissions

Use Find in Your Library, contact the author, or interlibrary loan to garner a copy of the item. Publisher policy does not allow archiving the final published version. If a post-print (author's peer-reviewed manuscript) is allowed and available, or publisher policy changes, the item will be deposited.

Identifier

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.37.2.9

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