Correlates of fat intake among urban, low income African Americans

Amy A. Eyler, Debra Haire-Joshu, Ross C. Brownson, M. Susan Nanney

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Abstract

Objective: To test a dietary intervention for high risk African American adults with small children. Methods: Using telephone data, logistic regression was used to identify association of low-fat eating behaviors, fat calories, and frequency of sweets/ oils/fats with personal and environmental variables. Results: Education and income were associated with low-fat eating behaviors, fat calories, and frequency of fat/oils sweets. Availability, price, and policy were related to low fat eating behaviors. Conclusions: Effectiveness of dietary interventions relies upon environments that support changes by the individual. Focusing on high-risk populations should be a priority in this research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)410-417
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican journal of health behavior
Volume28
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

Keywords

  • African American adults
  • Fat intake
  • Nutrition environment

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