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Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Behavior Among Asian Americans: A Thematic Analysis (Journal of Primary Care and Community Health)

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California Health Interview Survey; 2011 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2011); 2012 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2012); Diet and Nutrition; Chronic Condition Prevalence; Asian

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CHIS Journal Article

Publication Date

2021-02-03T08:00:00Z

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Abstract

Summary: Consuming five or more cups of fruits and vegetables (F & V) per day or 400 g/day for adults is advocated by most health authorities and has short-term and long-term health benefits. There have been numerous studies examining dietary behaviors among different U.S. populations; however, the literature on F & V consumption behavior among Asian Americans (AAs) is sparse. AAs constitute a diverse group and as their population continues to grow in the U.S.; there is a greater need to examine the health practices of AAs and their constituent subgroups. The study aimed to conduct a thematic analysis based on a scoping review of the peer-reviewed published literature over the past 15 years targeting F & V consumption among AAs.

Findings: The thematic analysis was organized around the prevalence, consequences, determinants, and interventions. AAs consuming recommended servings of F & V ranged from 0.5% to 20%. Correlations between the consumption of F & V and Body Mass Index (BMI) and other chronic diseases were reported as negative and significant associations were noted between F & V intake and self-reported health. There was only one intervention that was conducted with this behavior in only one small subgroup of this target population. There is an urgent need to study F & V consumption behavior among different AA subgroups as well as to design culturally appropriate theory-based efficacious F & V promotion interventions for them.

Authors refer to a study using 2011–2012 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS).
 

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Related Journal Article: Availability and Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables Among Non-Hispanic Whites, Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians in the USA: Findings from the 2011-2012 California Health Interview Adult Survey

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