Region of birth and black diets: The Harlem Household Survey

Michael R. Greenberg, Dona Schneider, Mary Northridge, Michael L. Ganz

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1199-1202
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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