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Acculturation Factors Related to Obesity of Latino American Men Nationwide.

Title: Acculturation Factors Related to Obesity of Latino American Men Nationwide.
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Name(s): Ai, Amy L, author
Appel, Hoa B, author
Lee, Jungup, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Journal Article
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Date Issued: 2018-09-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Obesity is a public health epidemic, particularly among underrepresented populations. With a large proportion of immigrants, Latino Americans comprise the largest minority population in the United States. This study examined the association of acculturation factors with obesity among Latino American men ( n = 1,127) using the National Latino and Asian American Study. The result identified two acculturation-related factors (being U.S.-born and living in the United States for the longest period/5-10 years) as positive correlates. In contrast, a different study on obesity in Latino American women demonstrated discrimination, but not the above factors, as significant correlates. The men's pattern suggests that the Hispanic/Latino paradox might have greater implications for men with respect to weight issues. Furthermore, Mexican American and Other Latino American men presented a greater likelihood of being obese than Cuban and Puerto Rican men. The findings, if replicated in prospective research, suggest the need for gender- and ethnic-specific intervention for obesity in Latino American men, particularly for the largest subgroup, Mexican Americans.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_27283432 (IID), 10.1177/1557988316653182 (DOI), PMC6142145 (PMCID), 27283432 (RID), 27283432 (EID), 1557988316653182 (PII)
Keywords: Men of color, Obesity, Risk factors, Sex differences
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6142145.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_27283432
Host Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: American journal of men's health.
1557-9891
Issue: iss. 5, vol. 12

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Ai, A. L., Appel, H. B., & Lee, J. (2018). Acculturation Factors Related to Obesity of Latino American Men Nationwide. American Journal Of Men's Health. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_27283432