Objectives. This study compared dietary risk factors among Southern- born and other Blacks in Central Harlem. Methods. A survey of residents of Central Harlem was used to compute a 'healthy diet' score for 261 subjects. Results. Southern-born respondents had the highest-risk diets. Although their numbers were small, Caribbean-born respondents, particularly those younger than 45 years, had the lowest-risk diets. Conclusions. The variation in diets in Central Harlem was considerable, with Southern-born Blacks at highest dietary risk for chronic diseases. These results remain to be tested elsewhere, as does the contribution of other chronic disease risk factors.
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- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health