print share
Version HistoryVersion History


A Comparison of Weight-Related Behaviors of Hispanic Mothers and Children by Acculturation Level (International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)

Publication Topics

Family, Caregiving and Parental Issues; 2007 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2007); Diet and Nutrition; Health Behaviors; Obesity/Overweight; Adolescents/Children; Women

Publication Type

CHIS Journal Article

Publication Date


Author 1

<a onclick="OpenPopUpPage('http:\u002f\\u002f_layouts\u002flistform.aspx?PageType=4\u0026ListId={7AAD61FA-4BCB-48C0-B0B7-87AFDC3673EF}\u0026ID=1896\u0026RootFolder=*', RefreshPage); return false;" href=";ListId={7AAD61FA-4BCB-48C0-B0B7-87AFDC3673EF}&amp;ID=1896&amp;RootFolder=*">Colleen L. Delaney</a>

Author 2

<a onclick="OpenPopUpPage('http:\u002f\\u002f_layouts\u002flistform.aspx?PageType=4\u0026ListId={7AAD61FA-4BCB-48C0-B0B7-87AFDC3673EF}\u0026ID=151\u0026RootFolder=*', RefreshPage); return false;" href=";ListId={7AAD61FA-4BCB-48C0-B0B7-87AFDC3673EF}&amp;ID=151&amp;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


Summary: Hispanic mothers and children in the United States experience a high prevalence of obesity, which may be affected by maternal acculturation level. Little is known about the association of acculturation on weight-related behaviors. This study describes differences in weight-related behaviors by acculturation level of Hispanic mothers residing in the U.S. and compares them to behaviors of white mothers. Acculturation level was determined using personal acculturation and acculturation environment variables. Cluster analysis of acculturation variables identified three groups of Hispanic mothers: low personal and environmental acculturation, high personal and low environmental acculturation, and high personal and environmental acculturation.

Findings: Results indicate that, compared to white mothers, the least acculturated cluster of Hispanic mothers tended to model physical activity less often and the most acculturated exerted more pressure on children to eat. Mothers in the least acculturated cluster tended to rate children’s health status lower, indicate that children had greater fruit juice and less milk intakes, have more meals in locations associated with less healthy meals, and have the least space and supports for physical activity. Findings highlight relationships between maternal acculturation level and weight-related behaviors and suggest strategies for helping acculturating Hispanic mothers create healthier lifestyles and home environments.

Authors refer to a study using 2007 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) data. 


Article 1

Journal Article: A Comparison of Weight-Related Behaviors of Hispanic Mothers and Children by Acculturation Level

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

Related Journal Article: Dietary Intakes of Preschool-Aged Children in Relation to Caregivers’ Race/Ethnicity, Acculturation, and Demographic Characteristics: Results from the 2007 California Health Interview Survey

Related Link 2

California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)

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: 4.0
Created at 5/18/2021 10:05 AM by i:0#.f|uclachissqlmembershipprovider|celeste
Last modified at 5/18/2021 3:19 PM by i:0#.f|uclachissqlmembershipprovider|celeste