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Perceived Influences on Diet Among Urban, Low-income African Americans.
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PMID:  22584097     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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OBJECTIVES: To understand perceived influences on consumption of fruits, vegetables, and fast foods for urban, low-income African Americans.
METHODS: Semi-structured interviews with 33 African American adults from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, using continuous, iterative, thematic analysis.
RESULTS: Influences on dietary behaviors that emerged included economic considerations; food characteristics; health concerns and health effects; participants' personal influences; social and cultural influences; neighborhood, home, and work environments; and broader contextual influences. There were important differences by age group and gender.
CONCLUSION: Strategies to improve dietary patterns in urban, low-income, African-American communities might make use of overall and age- and gender-specific perspectives from within the community we report.
Authors:
Sean C Lucan; Frances K Barg; Alison Karasz; Christina S Palmer; Judith A Long
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of health behavior     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1945-7359     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Health Behav     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602338     Medline TA:  Am J Health Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  700-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Family and Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA. slucan@yahoo.com.
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