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African American and white differences in nutritional status among low-income women attending public health clinics.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8908889     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Information concerning nutritional status and factors influencing dietary intakes among underserved populations is scarce. To obtain this information, data on nutritional status in a group of 726 white and African American women of low education and low income who were inner-city dwellers were analyzed. Dietary habits in all subjects were characterized by high intakes of fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and salt and low intakes of fiber and folate. A comparison of dietary intake patterns of low-income white and African American women showed a trend toward poorer dietary habits among the white women. It is suggested that differences between African Americans and whites in most nutrient intakes were due to factors such as low levels of education and income rather than racial background alone. Results imply that disease prevention and health promotion programs should include efforts to increase awareness and practice of healthy diet habits among all low-income women.
T Liu; S J Soong; X Wang; N P Wilson; C B Craig
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of health care for the poor and underserved     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1049-2089     ISO Abbreviation:  J Health Care Poor Underserved     Publication Date:  1996 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-12-20     Completed Date:  1996-12-20     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9103800     Medline TA:  J Health Care Poor Underserved     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  323-37     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans / statistics & numerical data*
European Continental Ancestry Group / statistics & numerical data*
Logistic Models
Nutritional Status*
Odds Ratio
Public Health Administration
Women's Health*
Grant Support

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