Although Mexican Americans consume diets that may protect them against adverse health, dietary advantages may disappear with increased acculturation.
This study examined whether the nutrient intake of second-generation Mexican-American women and approximates that of White non-Hispanic women.
Data on the absolute and relative intake of eight nutrients were obtained from a 24-hour recall and compared among 475 first-generation and 898 second-generation Mexican-American women, and among 2326 White non-Hispanic women.
Although first-generation Mexican-American women were of lower socioeconomic status than were second-generation of White non-Hispanic women, they had a higher average intake of protein ; vitamins A, C, and folic acid ; and calcium than the other two groups.
Whereas the mean adequacy ratio of the eight nutrients studied was highest in first-generation Mexican women, it was lowest in their second-generation counterparts.
First-generation Mexican women stand a markedly lower risk of eating a poor diet than second-generation Mexican women, whose nutrient intake resembles that of White non-Hispanic women.
Mots-clés Pascal : Consommation alimentaire, Comportement alimentaire, Femme, Homme, Epidémiologie, Ethnie, Etude multigénération, Nutriment, Alimentation, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Hispanique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Food intake, Feeding behavior, Woman, Human, Epidemiology, Ethnic group, Multigeneration study, Nutrient, Feeding, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0202546
Code Inist : 002B29B. Création : 09/06/1995.