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The decline in American children's fitness levels.

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Res Q Exerc Sport. 1992 Jun;63(2):107-11
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jun-1992

Eating as a cultural expression of caring among Afro-Caribbean and African American women: understanding the cultural dimensions of obesity.

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J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2009 May;20(2 Suppl):53-68
Publication Type
Article
Date
May-2009
Author
Joy Bramble
Llewellyn Joseph Cornelius
Gaynell Simpson
Author Affiliation
Times Community Service, Baltimore, USA.
Source
J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2009 May;20(2 Suppl):53-68
Date
May-2009
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
African Americans - statistics & numerical data
African Continental Ancestry Group
Caribbean Region - ethnology
Community Health Services
Culture
Diet
Empathy
Feeding Behavior
Female
Focus Groups
Food Habits
Humans
Interpersonal Relations
Middle Aged
Motor Activity
Nutritional Status
Obesity - epidemiology
Qualitative Research
Questionnaires
United States - epidemiology
Weight Gain
Abstract
Previous studies focused on obesity and weight management have ignored the cultural uniqueness of Afro-Caribbean individuals. The purpose of this study was to examine the cultural context for notions of good health and health practices, and perception of obesity and weight management, among African American and Caribbean American women.
Four focus groups of Afro-Caribbean and African American women (age 40 and older) were conducted between May and July of 2007 to explore cultural factors related to physical activity, healthy eating and weight management.
Cultural variation was observed among Afro-Caribbean and African American woman in terms of indigenous traditions of food and food preparation, and perceptions of obesity.
In the development of community-based interventions to counter trends towards obesity among people of African descent, it may be important not to assume that 'one size fits all' cultures.
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Ethnic differences in postpartum weight retention: a Norwegian cohort study.

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BJOG. 2016 04;123(5):699-708
Publication Type
Article
Date
04-2016
Author
C W Waage
R S Falk
C. Sommer
K. Mørkrid
K R Richardsen
A. Baerug
N. Shakeel
K I Birkeland
A K Jenum
Source
BJOG. 2016 04;123(5):699-708
Date
04-2016
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
African Continental Ancestry Group
Asian Continental Ancestry Group
Body mass index
Cohort Studies
Diet
Ethnic Groups
European Continental Ancestry Group
Female
Humans
Life Style
Multivariate Analysis
Norway - epidemiology
Obesity - epidemiology - ethnology
Overweight - epidemiology - ethnology
Population Surveillance
Postpartum Period - physiology
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications - epidemiology - ethnology
Risk factors
Socioeconomic Factors
Weight Gain - ethnology
Abstract
To explore ethnic differences in weight retention 14 weeks postpartum.
Population-based cohort study.
The STORK Groruddalen Study.
A multi-ethnic cohort of healthy pregnant women attending primary antenatal care at three public Child Health Clinics, in Oslo, Norway (n = 642).
An explanatory linear regression was performed to model the relationship between ethnicity and postpartum weight retention. Forward selection of 12 explanatory factors was used to adjust for potential confounding factors, based on univariate analysis and adjusted R(2) .
Postpartum weight retention.
Unadjusted mean postpartum weight retention was 2.3 (4.9) kg for women from Western Europe and varied from 3.7 (3.5) to 6.3 (4.7) kg among the five ethnic minority groups. The proportion of women in the highest quintile (postpartum weight retention >8.5-24.4 kg) significantly differed by ethnicity (P 
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