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Ethnic differences in micronutrient intake in a rural biethnic population.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8573359     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Differences in micronutrient intake have been observed between populations of differing socioeconomic status (SES) and ethnicity. This study reports micronutrient intake among Hispanic and non-Hispanic white (NHW) persons in the rural San Luis Valley of southern Colorado. Current diet was assessed for a geographically based sample of 552 Hispanic and 754 NHW adults 30-74 years of age in two counties of rural southern Colorado (1984-1988). Diet was assessed by 24-hour recall. NHWs reported higher mean calorie intakes than Hispanics of both genders. NHWs had greater intakes of calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, riboflavin, niacin, zinc, vitamin A, and vitamin C than Hispanics, after accounting for ethnic differences in gender, age, and calorie intake. Differences in intake by gender were observed within and between ethnic groups. After adjusting for gender, age, ethnicity, and calories, we observed no statistically significant trends by SES measures. We conclude that diets of Hispanic adults would benefit from the addition of fresh fruits, vegetables, and high-calcium foods.
Authors:
T K Lopez; J A Marshall; S M Shetterly; J Baxter; R F Hamman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of preventive medicine     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0749-3797     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Prev Med     Publication Date:    1995 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-03-14     Completed Date:  1996-03-14     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8704773     Medline TA:  Am J Prev Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  301-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver 80262, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Colorado
Diet*
Female
Hispanic Americans*
Humans
Male
Micronutrients*
Middle Aged
Rural Population*
Socioeconomic Factors
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
CRC-RR00051/RR/NCRR NIH HHS; DK-30747/DK/NIDDK NIH HHS
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Micronutrients

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