ERIC Number: EJ823645
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Abstractor: As Provided
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Racial and Gender Differences in the Diets of Rural Youth and Their Mothers
Stanton, Cassandra A.; Fries, Elizabeth A.; Danish, Steven J.
American Journal of Health Behavior, v27 n4 p336-347 2003
Objective: To examine mother-child dietary concordance that may contribute to healthy eating practices critical to cancer prevention in underserved rural families. Methods: A brief food frequency questionnaire was administered to 404 sixth-graders and their mothers in rural Virginia and New York. Results: Significant dietary fat concordance rates were indicated for mother-daughter dyads only. A 3-way interaction revealed that African American girls with mothers who report high fat intake are at highest risk for health-compromising dietary behaviors. Conclusion: Interventions may need to differentially motivate male and female adolescents and incorporate familial and cultural influences to promote healthy eating in rural youth.
Descriptors: Rural Youth, Mothers, Cancer, Eating Habits, Cultural Influences, Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Health Behavior, Prevention, Questionnaires, Grade 6, Dietetics, African Americans, At Risk Persons, Intervention, Family Influence
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6
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Identifiers - Location: New York; Virginia