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Nutrient analysis of varying socioeconomic status home food environments in New Jersey.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20079787     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Home food inventories of Oaxacan Mexican-American and African-American families of low-socioeconomic status living in an urban area in New Jersey with at least one child under the age of 12 were conducted using Universal Product Code scanning. The African-American and Oaxacan household food supplies were compared with a sample of White households, also with at least one child under the age of 12, not of low-socioeconomic status. Nutrient Adequacy Ratios for total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrate, sugar, dietary fiber, protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron were used to quantify the adequacy of household food supplies per 2000 cal. The food supplies of the White households had significantly more calcium, vitamin A, and sugar and less total fat than the other two samples. The home food supplies of African-American households contained significantly less vitamin C than White and Oaxacan households. Compared to both other samples, Oaxacan household food supplies were lower in protein, sodium, and iron. Per 2000 cal, African-American households had the lowest supply of nutrients recommended to be maximized (i.e., vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron, protein, and dietary fiber) and highest supply of nutrients to be minimized (i.e., total fat, cholesterol, sodium, and sugar). Overall household food quality scores were lowest for the African-American sample with no differences between Oaxacan and White household food supply quality scores.
Scott D Schefske; Anne C Bellows; Carol Byrd-Bredbenner; Cara L Cuite; Holly Rapport; Teresa Vivar; William K Hallman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.     Date:  2010-01-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Appetite     Volume:  54     ISSN:  1095-8304     ISO Abbreviation:  Appetite     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-01     Completed Date:  2010-05-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006808     Medline TA:  Appetite     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  384-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Food Policy Institute, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, ASBIII-3 Rutgers Plaza, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans / psychology,  statistics & numerical data
Child Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Diet* / ethnology,  standards,  statistics & numerical data
Diet Surveys*
Dietary Carbohydrates / administration & dosage,  analysis
Dietary Fats / administration & dosage,  analysis
Dietary Proteins / administration & dosage,  analysis
European Continental Ancestry Group
Food Analysis
Food Habits
Food Supply / statistics & numerical data*
Mexican Americans / psychology,  statistics & numerical data
Middle Aged
Minerals / administration & dosage,  analysis
New Jersey
Nutrition Assessment
Nutritional Requirements
Nutritive Value
Social Class*
Socioeconomic Factors
Urban Population / statistics & numerical data
Vitamins / administration & dosage,  analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Carbohydrates; 0/Dietary Fats; 0/Dietary Proteins; 0/Minerals; 0/Vitamins

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