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Favorite foods of older adults living in the Black Belt Region of the United States. Influences of ethnicity, gender, and education.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23262296     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The purpose of this study was to examine food preferences of older adults living in the Black Belt Region of the Southeastern United States and the extent to which food preferences vary according to ethnicity, gender, and educational level. 270 older adults who were receiving home health services were interviewed in their home and were queried regarding their favorite foods. Descriptive statistics were used to characterize the sample. Chi-square analysis or one-way analyses of variance was used, where appropriate, in bivariate analyses, and logistic regression models were used in multivariate analyses. A total of 1,857 favorite foods were reported (mean per person=6.88). The top ten favorite foods reported included: (1) chicken (of any kind), (2) collard greens, (3) cornbread, (4) green or string beans, (5) fish (fried catfish is implied), (6) turnip greens, (7) potatoes, (8) apples, (9) tomatoes, fried chicken, and eggs tied, and (10) steak and ice cream tied. African Americans and those with lower levels of education were more likely to report traditional Southern foods among their favorite foods and had a more limited repertoire of favorite foods. Findings have implications for understanding health disparities that may be associated with diet and development of culturally-appropriate nutrition interventions.
Authors:
Yongbin Yang; David R Buys; Suzanne E Judd; Barbara A Gower; Julie L Locher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2012-12-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Appetite     Volume:  63     ISSN:  1095-8304     ISO Abbreviation:  Appetite     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-18     Completed Date:  2013-08-12     Revised Date:  2014-04-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006808     Medline TA:  Appetite     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  18-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
African Americans / statistics & numerical data
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Asian Americans / statistics & numerical data
Diet / ethnology*
Educational Status
European Continental Ancestry Group / statistics & numerical data
Female
Food Habits / ethnology*
Food Preferences / ethnology*
Fruit
Humans
Logistic Models
Male
Middle Aged
Multivariate Analysis
Questionnaires
Sex Factors
Southeastern United States / ethnology
Vegetables
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
AG027560/AG/NIA NIH HHS; K01 AG000994/AG/NIA NIH HHS; K01AG00994/AG/NIA NIH HHS; K07 AG043588/AG/NIA NIH HHS; R21 AG027560/AG/NIA NIH HHS; UL1TR000165/TR/NCATS NIH HHS
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