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ERIC Number: EJ770112
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0744-8481
Effects of Immigration on Selected Health Risk Behaviors of Black College Students
Kenya, Sonjia; Brodsky, Mitchell; Divale, William; Allegrante, John P.; Fullilove, Robert E.
Journal of American College Health, v52 n3 p113-120 Nov-Dec 2003
The authors administered the National College Health Risk Behavior Survey to 1,219 college students who were attending a historically Black college located in New York City. They assessed the US-born Black students and Black students who emigrated to the United States for differences in risky sexual behaviors, risky dietary behaviors, and physical inactivity. They used bivariate and multiple regression analyses to analyze the data and observed significant differences between the US-born and non-US-born students in the behavioral domains of risky sexual behaviors (p = 0.003), risky dietary behaviors (p = 0.001), and physical inactivity (p = 0.010). They conclude that immigration is associated with health protective behavior in the domains of sexual behavior and physical activity among the Black college students attending this particular institution. However, in the domain of dietary intake, immigration status was associated with increased risk in these Black college students. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York; United States