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dc.contributor.advisorGarza, Mary Aen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKing-Marshall, Evelyn Cen_US
dc.contributor.authorAmador, Maria Aileenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-20T05:38:21Z
dc.date.available2019-06-20T05:38:21Z
dc.date.issued2019en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/jsw8-tsyq
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/22015
dc.description.abstractObesity is linked to chronic illnesses such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers (breast, kidney, and liver). Food insecurity refers to lack of access to nutritious and safe food. Latinos are a rapidly growing population in the US with higher levels of food insecurity than the national average, and higher obesity rates than non-Latino white adults. The “food insecurity-obesity” is a paradoxical relationship seen in rising obesity and correspondingly high food insecurity rates. We examined demographic factors, acculturation, stress, dietary habits, and food access among Latina immigrants to understand this paradox. This sub-analysis (n=128) found that education level (p=0.03) and marital status (p=0.08) were significantly and marginally significantly associated with food security level. Additionally, this analysis helped to better describe a population that lacks research. A better understanding of the “food insecurity-obesity” paradox and related factors will inform future culturally-tailored interventions to address obesity among Latina immigrants.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleExamining the Food-Insecurity Obesity Paradox among Latino Immigrantsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentPublic and Community Healthen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPublic healthen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledBehavioral sciencesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledHealth sciencesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledfood securityen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledHispanicen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledimmigranten_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledLatinoen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledobesityen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledparadoxen_US


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