Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The prevalence of overweight and obesity among Latino adolescents
by Ferrer, Joanne C., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 37; 1585636
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Reynolds, Grace
Commitee: Huckabay, Loucine M., SInay, Tony, Singh-Carlson, Savitri
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Nursing
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Nursing, Nutrition, Public health, Hispanic American studies
Keywords: Adolescents, Hispanic, Latino, Obesity, Overweight, Project report
Publication Number: 1585636
ISBN: 9781321642889
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