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Are food stamps helping or harming Americans?
by Wang, John Kevin, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 51; 1586525
Abstract (Summary)

This study analyzes the relationship between participating in the Food Stamp Program (FSP) and being diagnosed with diabetes. Data for this study was based on participant's response to the 2011-2012 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS). This study predicted that participation in the FSP would increase the likelihood for participants to develop diabetes type-2. The variables under investigation in this study consisted of participation in the FSP, previously being diagnosed with diabetes, ability to afford and eat balanced meals, socioeconomic status (SES), and consumption rates of soda and fast food. The results of this study showed statistical significance between FSP participation and being diagnosed with diabetes, ability to afford and eat balanced meals and being part of the lower SES, as well as FSP participation and consumption rate of soda and fast food.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Reynolds, Grace
Commitee: Erlyana, Erlyana, Sinay, Tony
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Health Care Administration
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Health sciences, Public health, Health care management
Keywords: Diabetes, Federal poverty line, Food availability, Food stamp program, Socioeconomic status
Publication Number: 1586525
ISBN: 978-1-321-68273-1
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