Behavioral and health factors that influence food choice in Hispanic and Anglo young adult women
AuthorNewton, Tara Rose, 1969-
AdvisorTinsley, Ann M.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractA comparative study was conducted to explore the behavioral and health factors that influence the food choices of Hispanic and Anglo young adult women. Data was collected from Hispanic and Anglo females in the state of Arizona using a self administered questionnaire developed for the NC 200 Regional Research Project. Subjects were matched by marital status, living arrangement, education, academic status, employment, income, and living area. Data analysis indicated more similarities than differences. The strongest food choice influences for Anglos were looks and taste. Very few significant influences were noted for the Hispanic population. In terms of cooking skills, Anglos felt less capable of preparing a meal than Hispanics. Only two significant differences were noted in the food consumption patterns between the groups. Although very few ethnic differences were found, these results should still be of interest to food processors, media, health care providers, and nutrition educators when addressing these populations.
Degree ProgramGraduate College