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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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