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Am J Public Health. 2007 Oct;97(10):1787-90. Epub 2007 Aug 29.

Nativity and duration of time in the United States: differences in fruit and vegetable intake among low-income postpartum women.

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Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass, USA. dubowitz@rand.org

Abstract

Limited research has examined the association of diet with immigrant status, adjusting for multiple socio-demographic and contextual influences. Among 662 WIC-eligible postpartum women, those who were foreign-born and had lived in the United States for 4 or fewer years consumed 2.5 more fruit and vegetable servings daily than native-born women; this difference diminished with longer US residence. White women consumed 1 serving less than Latinas, and those speaking both English and Spanish at home consumed 1.4 servings more than English-only speakers after adjusting for other covariates.

PMID:
17761585
PMCID:
PMC1994183
DOI:
10.2105/AJPH.2005.074856
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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