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ERIC Number: EJ901771
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1087-3244
Gender, Residence and Ethnicity Affect Freshman BMI and Dietary Habits
Freedman, Marjorie R.
American Journal of Health Behavior, v34 n5 p513-524 Sep-Oct 2010
Objectives: To examine relationships between gender, ethnicity, and residency, with factors influencing weight gain in 756 multiethnic college freshmen. Methods: An online survey obtained participants' height and weight; consumption of fruits, vegetables, dairy, and meals; dieting and exercise patterns. Results: Ten percent of Asians were underweight; most lived off campus. Forty percent of Hispanics were overweight/obese; most lived on campus. After starting college, on-campus students decreased intake of fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and meal frequency; off-campus students decreased dairy and dinner frequency (P less than 0.001). Few met dietary guidelines. Conclusions: Moving to campus may contribute to weight gain in some ethnic groups.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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