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dc.contributor.authorFilemon, Johane Morose
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:27:42Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:27:42Z
dc.date.issued2010-05
dc.identifier.otherfilemon_johane_m_201005_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/filemon_johane_m_201005_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/26316
dc.description.abstractThis study aimed to evaluate the association between acculturation, health and nutritional status of Haitian-American mothers. Participants included 81 women ranging from 27.0-78.0 years. The majority of participants living in the US < 5 years (66.0%) had hypertensive blood pressure compared to only 28.6% of those who have lived in the US for >15.0 years. Of the participants identifying themselves as Haitian-American, 54.5% had diabetic blood glucose levels compared to 35.0% of those identifying themselves as Haitian. Similarly, 64.0% of those who identified themselves as Haitian-American were in the obese category as opposed to 51.7% who identified themselves as Haitian. Almost all participants reporting to never eat fast food had a body fat percent of either excess fat (51.4%) or risky fat (42.9%). Findings show that depending on the health outcome being considered among Haitian-American women living in the US, acculturation may have either a negative or positive influence.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectAcculturation
dc.subjectHaitian-American
dc.subjectBlood Pressure
dc.subjectBlood Glucose
dc.subjectBlood Hemoglobin
dc.subjectBody Mass Index
dc.subjectBody Fat Percent
dc.titleAssociation between acculturation and health indicators of Haitian-American women
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentFoods and Nutrition
dc.description.majorFoods and Nutrition
dc.description.advisorAlex Anderson
dc.description.committeeAlex Anderson
dc.description.committeeJohn Vena
dc.description.committeeMary Ann Johnson
dc.description.committeeJames L. Hanula


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