Overweight among Mexican Americans and its relationship to life style behavioral risk factors

Balcazar, Hector; Cobas, Jose A.
February 1993
Journal of Community Health;Feb93, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p55
Academic Journal
Tests of the hypothesis positing differences between Mexican Americans and whites regarding attitudes and behavior concerning obesity and other health issues. Related studies; Random sampling and telephone survey; Similarity in one variable; Implication to health programs; Association between behavioral risk factors for cardiovascular disease and Body Mass Index (BMI).


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