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Dietary and lifestyle practices of Hmong in California.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19029751     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
As Hmong adapt to life in Fresno, California, their dietary and lifestyle patterns are examined. Data on tobacco and alcohol use, dietary practices, and socio-demographic variables were collected from a convenience sample, stratified by age and sex. The 248 participants were interviewed. Descriptive analyses reveal that more than 63% of Hmong adults were either overweight or obese. Only 57% could speak English fluently, and 71% were economically impoverished. Hmong do not consume tobacco and alcoholic products excessively. Rice, chicken, beef, and eggs were the most frequently identified food items. Fruits and vegetables were also identified. Low alcohol and tobacco consumption may offer Hmong some protection against certain diseases. However, low socioeconomic status and rapid urbanization may have resulted in a shift from a high-energy expenditure lifestyle and high fiber diets to a sedentary lifestyle with high saturated fat food diets, which may be detrimental to the health of many Hmong.
Richard C Yang; Paul K Mills
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of health care for the poor and underserved     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1049-2089     ISO Abbreviation:  J Health Care Poor Underserved     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-25     Completed Date:  2008-12-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9103800     Medline TA:  J Health Care Poor Underserved     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1258-69     Citation Subset:  IM    
Public Health Institute, Cancer Registry of Central California, 1320 Shaw Avenue, Fresno, CA 93710, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Asia, Southeastern
Asian Americans / statistics & numerical data*
Body Weights and Measures
Diet / ethnology*
Health Behavior / ethnology
Life Style / ethnology*
Poverty / statistics & numerical data*
Socioeconomic Factors
Young Adult

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