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Place of residence modifies the association between acculturation and dietary tools knowledge among Latina WIC participants: a multi-state study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20549357     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This cross-sectional study assessed: (a) awareness and knowledge of federal dietary tools (MyPyramid, Food Guide Pyramid (FGP), and food labels (FL)), and (b) the influence of acculturation and state of residence on FGP knowledge (FGPK) indicators among low-income Latina WIC participants (N = 479) living in Connecticut, Ohio, Texas, and California. Participants were familiar with FGP but only 37% recognized MyPyramid. FGPK was highest for fruits (71%) and lowest for the 'breads and cereals' group (12%). Less than half (47%) used FL's when grocery shopping. Living in OH, was associated with the lowest FGPK. Multivariate analyses showed that more acculturated individuals living in CT/CA had better FGPK than participants living in TX and their less acculturated counterparts in CT/CA. The forthcoming revised federal dietary tools need to be adequately disseminated among Latinos, with special emphasis on those with lower acculturation levels, living in rapid emerging Latino communities or in the US-Mexico border.
Rafael Pérez-Escamilla; David Sheng Song; Christopher Alan Taylor; Alfredo Mejia; Hugo Melgar-Quiñonez; Hector G Balcazar; Robert L Anders; Sofia Segura-Pérez; Maria O Duarte-Gardea; Jorge M Ibarra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of immigrant and minority health / Center for Minority Public Health     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1557-1920     ISO Abbreviation:  J Immigr Minor Health     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-14     Completed Date:  2011-07-12     Revised Date:  2014-09-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101256527     Medline TA:  J Immigr Minor Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  299-308     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Cross-Sectional Studies
Diet / ethnology*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Hispanic Americans*
Public Assistance / statistics & numerical data
Residence Characteristics / statistics & numerical data*
Socioeconomic Factors
Time Factors
United States
Grant Support

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