Gender, Residence and Ethnicity Affect Freshman BMI and Dietary HabitsAmerican Journal of Health Behavior (2010)
Objectives : To examine relationships between gender, ethnicity, and residency, with factors influencing weight gain in 756 multiethnic college freshmen.
Methods : An online survey obtained participants' height and weight; consumption of fruits, vegetables, dairy, and meals; dieting and exercise patterns.
Results : Ten percent of Asians were underweight; most lived off campus. Forty percent of Hispanics were overweight/obese; most lived on campus. After starting college, on-campus students decreased intake of fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and meal frequency; off-campus students decreased dairy and dinner frequency (P < 0.001). Few met dietary guidelines.
Conclusions : Moving to campus may contribute to weight gain in some ethnic groups.
- freshman weight gain,
Publication DateSeptember, 2010
Citation InformationMarjorie R. Freedman. "Gender, Residence and Ethnicity Affect Freshman BMI and Dietary Habits" American Journal of Health Behavior Vol. 34 Iss. 5 (2010) p. 513 - 524 ISSN: 1087-3244
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/marjorie_freedman/19/