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Am J Public Health. 1999 Sep;89(9):1418-21.

Prevalence of self-reported nutrition-related health problems in the Lower Mississippi Delta.

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  • 1Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute, Little Rock, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

The purpose of this study was to assess demographic and geographic differences in prevalence of self-reported nutrition-related health problems in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

METHODS:

The authors analyzed 1991 and 1993 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data for adults 18 years or older.

RESULTS:

Less educated African American women and women of other minority groups who were aged 35 to 64 years reported the highest prevalence of health problems. Geographic differences involved prevalence of hypertension, health status, and insurance status.

CONCLUSIONS:

Specific demographic subgroups and geographic areas with a high risk of health problems are in particular need of targeted interventions.

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10474563
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PMCID:
PMC1508749
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