print share
Version HistoryVersion History


Ethnic Differences in Risk Factors for Obesity Among Adults in California, the United States (Journal of Obesity)

Publication Topics

California Health Interview Survey; 2011 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2011); 2012 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2012); Alcohol Use; Tobacco/Smoking; Obesity/Overweight; Physical Activity; Diet and Nutrition; Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Issues; Adult; Elderly; Racial and Ethnic Groups; African-American; Asian; Hispanic/Latino

Publication Type

CHIS Journal Article

Publication Date


Author 1

<a onclick="OpenPopUpPage('{7AAD61FA-4BCB-48C0-B0B7-87AFDC3673EF}&ID=1069&RootFolder=*', RefreshPage); return false;" href="{7AAD61FA-4BCB-48C0-B0B7-87AFDC3673EF}&ID=1069&RootFolder=*">Liang Wang</a>

Author 2

<a onclick="OpenPopUpPage('{7AAD61FA-4BCB-48C0-B0B7-87AFDC3673EF}&ID=151&RootFolder=*', RefreshPage); return false;" href="{7AAD61FA-4BCB-48C0-B0B7-87AFDC3673EF}&ID=151&RootFolder=*">et al</a>

Author 3

Author 4

Author 5

Author 6

Author 7

Author 8

Author 9

Author 10

Author 11

Author 12

Author 13

Author 14


Authors examined differences in risk factors for obesity among Whites, Latinos, Asians, and African Americans among 42,935 adults (24.8% obese) using data from the 2011-2012 California Health Interview Survey. Estimates were weighted to ensure an unbiased representation of the Californian population. Multiple logistic and linear regression analyses were used to examine the differences in risk factors for obesity.

Large ethnic disparities were found in obesity prevalence: Whites (22.0%), Latinos (33.6%), African Americans (36.1%), and Asians (9.8%). Differences in risk factors for obesity were also observed: Whites (gender, age, physical activity, smoking, arthritis, and diabetes medicine intake), Latinos (age, arthritis, and diabetes medicine intake), Asians (age, binge drinking, arthritis, and diabetes medicine intake), and African Americans (gender, physical activity, smoking, binge drinking, and diabetes medicine intake).

Females were more likely to be obese among African Americans, but less likely among Whites.


Article 1

Journal Article: Ethnic Differences in Risk Factors for Obesity Among Adults in California, the United States

Article 2

Article 3

Article 4

Article 5

Article 6

Article 7

Article 8

Article 9

Article 10

Article 11

Article 12

Press Release

Related Link 1

California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)

Related Link 2

Related Link 3

Related Link 4

Related Link 5

Related Link 6

Related Link 7

Related Link 8

Related Link 9

Related Link 10

Related Link 11

Related Link 12

Related Link 13

Related Link 14

Related Link 15

Related Link 16

Version: 3.0
Created at 10/6/2017 12:11 PM by i:0#.f|uclachissqlmembershipprovider|celeste
Last modified at 10/6/2017 12:20 PM by i:0#.f|uclachissqlmembershipprovider|celeste