Fruit, vegetable and fat intake in a population-based sample of African Americans

Tiffany L. Gary, Kesha Baptiste-Roberts, Edward W. Gregg, Desmond E. Williams, Gloria L A Beckles, Edgar R Miller, Michael M. Engelgau

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Background: African Americans experience high rates of obesity and other chronic diseases, which may be related, in part, to diet. However, little is known about dietary patterns in this population, particularly from population-based data sources. Methods: A cross-sectional analysis was conducted of 2,172 African-American adults in Project DIRECT (Diabetes Interventions Reaching and Educating Communities Together). A baseline assessment was conducted using a multistaged population-based probability sample from Raleigh and Greensboro, NC. Daily fruit, vegetable and fat intake was evaluated using a modified version of the Block questionnaire, and then stratified results were analyzed by sociodemographia health and behavior characteristics. STATA Survey commands were used to account for the complex survey design. Results: Overall, a very small number of participants met national recommendations for ≥2 servings of fruit (8%) and ≥3 servings of vegetables (16%) per day. Many participants reported eating high-fat foods; the average daily fat intake was 86 g, and the average daily intake from saturated fat was 24 g. People with more education and higher incomes had a higher average daily fruit intake (all p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1599-1605
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the National Medical Association
Volume96
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2004

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African Americans
Vegetables
Fruit
Fats
Population
Sampling Studies
Information Storage and Retrieval
Health Behavior
Chronic Disease
Obesity
Cross-Sectional Studies
Eating
Diet
Education
Food
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • African Americans
  • Diet
  • Population-based data

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  • Medicine(all)

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Gary, T. L., Baptiste-Roberts, K., Gregg, E. W., Williams, D. E., Beckles, G. L. A., Miller, E. R., & Engelgau, M. M. (2004). Fruit, vegetable and fat intake in a population-based sample of African Americans. Journal of the National Medical Association, 96(12), 1599-1605.

Fruit, vegetable and fat intake in a population-based sample of African Americans. / Gary, Tiffany L.; Baptiste-Roberts, Kesha; Gregg, Edward W.; Williams, Desmond E.; Beckles, Gloria L A; Miller, Edgar R; Engelgau, Michael M.

In: Journal of the National Medical Association, Vol. 96, No. 12, 12.2004, p. 1599-1605.

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Gary, TL, Baptiste-Roberts, K, Gregg, EW, Williams, DE, Beckles, GLA, Miller, ER & Engelgau, MM 2004, 'Fruit, vegetable and fat intake in a population-based sample of African Americans', Journal of the National Medical Association, vol. 96, no. 12, pp. 1599-1605.
Gary TL, Baptiste-Roberts K, Gregg EW, Williams DE, Beckles GLA, Miller ER et al. Fruit, vegetable and fat intake in a population-based sample of African Americans. Journal of the National Medical Association. 2004 Dec;96(12):1599-1605.
Gary, Tiffany L. ; Baptiste-Roberts, Kesha ; Gregg, Edward W. ; Williams, Desmond E. ; Beckles, Gloria L A ; Miller, Edgar R ; Engelgau, Michael M. / Fruit, vegetable and fat intake in a population-based sample of African Americans. In: Journal of the National Medical Association. 2004 ; Vol. 96, No. 12. pp. 1599-1605.
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