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Neighborhood Food Environment, Diet, and Obesity Among Los Angeles County Adults, 2011

public health  CDC  obesity  diet  overweight  chronic disease  Preventing Chronic Disease  PCD  Preventing Chronic Disease Journal  National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion  NCCDPHP  Spatial Analysis  fast food 

Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal established by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. PCD provides an open exchange of information and knowledge among researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and others who strive to improve the health of the public through chronic disease prevention.

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Preventing Chronic Disease | Generational Differences inFast Food Intake Among South-Asian Americans: Results From aPopulation-Based Survey - CDC

CDC  diet  Preventing Chronic Disease  PCD  fast food  California Health Interview Survey  South Asians  generation  English language proficiency 

The goal of this study was to evaluate the association between generational status and fast food consumption among South-Asian Americans. We conducted a secondary analysis of data from the California Health Interview Survey for 2007, 2009, and 2011. After adjusting for control variables, South-Asian Americans of the third generation or more had a fast food intake rate per week 2.22 times greater than first generation South-Asian Americans. Public health practitioners must focus on ways to improve dietary outcomes among this fast-growing ethnic population in the United States.

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