Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 20, issue 2A, P53-68 2009 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.0.0158 View full text
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Joy Bramble, Llewellyn Joseph Cornelius, Gaynell Simpson

Abstract: Background Obesity is a growing problem in the United States that is disproportionately increasing among persons of African Americans, yet little is know about the cultural factors that relate to dietary patterns, obesity and exercise among African Americans and other groups of African descent. The purpose of this paper is to examine the cultural context under which physical activity, healthy eating and weight management is viewed among African American and Caribbean American women. Methods Four focus grou…

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