Dietary intakes of preschool-aged children in relation to caregivers' race/ethnicity, acculturation, and demographic characteristics: Results from the 2007 California Health Interview Survey

Temitope O. Erinosho, David Berrigan, Frances E. Thompson, Richard P. Moser, Linda C. Nebeling, Amy L. Yaroch

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Abstract

Few studies have examined the influence of acculturation on dietary behaviors of young children while controlling for other demographic variables. The purpose of this study was to assess reported dietary intakes of preschoolaged children (3-5 years) and subsequent associations with caregivers' race/ethnicity, acculturation and demographic characteristics, using data from the 2007 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS). Analysis was restricted to Hispanic and non-Hispanic white caregivers and their preschool-aged children (n = 1,105). Caregivers' acculturation was assessed using place of birth, duration of United States residence, and language spoken at home. Proxy-reports by caregivers to a dietary screener were used to estimate children's intakes of fruit, 100% fruit juice, vegetables, sweets, and sugar-sweetened beverages consumed. In multivariate analyses, Hispanic caregivers reported their children consumed fewer servings of vegetables than did the children of non-Hispanic white caregivers; there were no other statistically significant differences in children's dietary intakes by caregivers' race/ethnicity. Caregivers' acculturation was associated with caregiver-reported consumption of sweets by children (β = 0.09, 95%CI = 0.01-0.18). Demographic characteristics that were associated with reported dietary intakes of children included caregivers' age, education, and geographic region of residence. In contrast to past studies of acculturation and diet in older children and adults, this study suggests that for 3-5 year olds, caregivers' level of acculturation does not play as strong a role in the dietary intakes of the younger children under their care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1844-1853
Number of pages10
JournalMaternal and Child Health Journal
Volume16
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012

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Acculturation
Preschool Children
Health Surveys
Caregivers
Demography
Interviews
Hispanic Americans
Beverages
Child Behavior
Proxy
Vegetables
Fruit
Language
Multivariate Analysis

Keywords

  • Acculturation
  • California health interview survey
  • Demographics
  • Dietary intakes
  • Young children

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Dietary intakes of preschool-aged children in relation to caregivers' race/ethnicity, acculturation, and demographic characteristics : Results from the 2007 California Health Interview Survey. / Erinosho, Temitope O.; Berrigan, David; Thompson, Frances E.; Moser, Richard P.; Nebeling, Linda C.; Yaroch, Amy L.

In: Maternal and Child Health Journal, Vol. 16, No. 9, 01.12.2012, p. 1844-1853.

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Erinosho, Temitope O. ; Berrigan, David ; Thompson, Frances E. ; Moser, Richard P. ; Nebeling, Linda C. ; Yaroch, Amy L. / Dietary intakes of preschool-aged children in relation to caregivers' race/ethnicity, acculturation, and demographic characteristics : Results from the 2007 California Health Interview Survey. In: Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2012 ; Vol. 16, No. 9. pp. 1844-1853.
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