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Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2012 May;71(5):124-8.

Dietary intakes, obesity and health behaviors in Native Hawaiians residing in Southern California.

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Department of Health Science, California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, CA 92834, USA. amceligot@fullerton.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

Accessing dietary intakes, body mass index (BMI) and health behaviors in Native Hawaiians residing in Southern California.

DESIGN:

Cross-sectional, community based participatory research.

PARTICIPANTS:

Native Hawaiian (N = 55); Mean age 59 (± 15).

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:

Diet, body mass index (BMI), and diet/exercise health behaviors. Collected diet via 24-hr dietary recalls, health behaviors through questionnaires and BMI via measurement/self-report.

ANALYSIS:

Frequencies/means and multiple linear regression were used to assess diet, BMI, and health behaviors.

RESULTS:

Nearly 90% of the participants were either overweight or obese. Less than 20% met the vegetable, fruit, fiber, and whole grain recommendations. Most were a little or somewhat sure (relative to almost always sure) about their ability "to stick with an exercise program when attending a cultural gathering", and "when visiting Hawai'i".

CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS:

These results suggest that developing a culturally-based education program to reduce obesity and improve diet is critical for Native Hawaiians residing in Southern California.

PMID:
22737649
PMCID:
PMC3360080
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