Generation and acculturation status are associated with dietary intake and body weight in Mexican American adolescents

submitted by: jhliu
Mexican-American children are disproportionately affected by obesity. Data on how acculturation process influences diet and body weight among adolescents are limited. We used the data from the 1999-2004 NHANES, restricting to 2,286 Mexican American children between 12-19 years old. Acculturation was measured by generation status and language preference. Diet was assessed using 24-h diet recall. Multiple linear, Tobit, logistic, and quantile regression models were used. We found, after...
Authors: Jihong Liu, Y Chu, EA Frongillo, JC Probst

Food Acculturation Drives Dietary Differences among Mexicans, Mexican Americans, and Non-Hispanic Whites

submitted by: carobatis
Abstract Our aim was to examine the effects of food acculturation on Mexican Americans’ (MA) diets, taking the Mexican diet as reference. We used nationally representative samples of children (2–11 y) and female adolescents and adults (12–49 y) from the Mexican National Nutrition Survey 1999 and NHANES 1999–2006 to compare the diets of Mexicans (n = 5678), MA born in Mexico (MAMX) (n = 1488), MA born in the United States (MAUS) (n = 3654), and non-Hispanic white Americans (NH-White)...
Authors: Carolina Batis, Lucia Hernandez-barrera, Simon Barquera, Juan a. Rivera, Barry m. Popkin