Correlates of fruit and vegetable intake and fat consumption in a Latino farm worker community in central California.
Matias-SL; Stoecklin-Marois-MT; Tancredi-DJ; Schenker-MB
FASEB J 2010 Apr; 24(Meeting Abstracts):744.10
We assessed the quality of fruit, vegetable and fat intake and identified factors associated with poor intake among Latino farm workers. Data were collected as part of the MICASA cohort study (n=843). We collected information on dietary intake during the past year by an interviewer-administered questionnaire. The number of fruit and vegetable servings per day (>=5 vs. <5) and the percentage of calories from fat (>=35% vs. <35%) were dichotomized. We performed multivariable logistic regression controlling for age, education and income; separate models were constructed by gender. Fifty two percent of this population consumed >=5 servings of fruit and vegetables/day, 46% consumed >35% of calories from fat. Among men, being married, those born in Mexico or Central America, or whose family ate together >3 times/week had higher odds of consuming >=5 servings of fruit and vegetables/day. More acculturated men, those who ate fast food >=1/week or who had a child at home had higher odds of consuming more than 35% of their calories from fat. Among women, school attendance in the US was associated with consuming <5 servings of fruits and vegetables and >35% of calories from fat; women who had a child at home had higher odds of consuming >35% of calories from fat. These results suggest that factors related to acculturation are associated with poorer dietary intake in rural Latinos.
Agricultural-workers; Farmers; Diet; Questionnaires; Statistical-analysis; Demographic-characteristics; Men; Women
Agriculture; Cooperative Agreement
Issue of Publication
The FASEB Journal. Experimental Biology 2010, April 24 - 28, 2010, Anaheim, California
University of California - Davis