This study analyzes the prevalence of overweight and obesity among Latino adolescents compared to Non-Latino adolescents. First, the study predicted that Latino adolescents have higher BMI compared to Non-Latino adolescents. Second, the study predicted that Latino adolescents living in rural areas have higher BMI compared to Latino adolescents living in urban areas. Lastly, the study predicted that overweight and obesity are more prevalent in Latino adolescents compared to Non-Latino adolescents. The Statistical Package for Social Services (SPSS) was utilized to analyze the 2011-2012 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) data using t test and Chi Square statistics. The results of this study showed a significant relationship between the incidence of overweight and obesity among the Latino adolescent population.
|Commitee:||Huckabay, Loucine M., SInay, Tony, Singh-Carlson, Savitri|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Nursing, Nutrition, Public health, Hispanic American studies|
|Keywords:||Adolescents, Hispanic, Latino, Obesity, Overweight, Project report|
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