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ERIC Number: EJ1155602
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1538-1927
Obesity-Related Dietary Patterns and Health Status of Diabetes among At-Risk Latino College Students
Santos, Silvia J.; Hurtado-Ortiz, Maria T.; Armendariz, Marina; vanTwist, Victoria; Castillo, Yessenia
Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, v16 n4 p291-313 Oct 2017
This study examined within-group differences in obesity-related dietary behaviors and the health status of 156 Latino students at risk for diabetes due to family history. Approximately 58% of students were overweight and/or obese, with female students reporting a greater risk for diabetes. Consumption of meats, fried potatoes, breads, and tortillas was associated with higher body mass index (BMI) and diabetes risk indices. Differences in dietary behaviors were found based on students' college profile and sociodemographic characteristics. Implications for university-related intervention health initiatives are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH//DHHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Youth Risk Behavior Survey
Grant or Contract Numbers: S06GM00815629S10019