Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Obesity and stroke among African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos
by Guevara, Douglas, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 47; 1527946
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this research was to examine the link between obesity and stroke rates among African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos. Secondary data set was utilized to test the hypotheses of this study. Previous studies have indicated that the link between obesity and stroke is environment, poor nutrition, and socioeconomic status. Increasing health awareness about obesity and stroke prevention by having health fairs can promote a healthier lifestyle in the community. The study aimed to determine the causes of obesity and stroke among African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos in the underserved population. This research was intended to examine the risk factors that can lead to obesity and stroke among this population. The findings of this research concluded the acceptance of both hypotheses that in the underserved population, obesity and stroke rates are higher in the rural areas; and African American and Hispanic/Latino men have a higher risk of being obese and having higher risk of stroke.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: O'Lawrence, Henry
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: African American Studies, Nutrition, Hispanic American studies, Health care management
Publication Number: 1527946
ISBN: 978-1-303-98470-9
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