Identifying Factors That Contribute to High Rates of Obesity in Mexican-Origin Children
de la Torre, Adela, Richard Green, and Lucia Kaiser
Alarming overall high rates of the body mass index (BMI) were found in our BMI measurements of 108 mothers and children in the Mexican-origin population. Baseline data from Mexican-origin mothers and children in Firebaugh and San Joaquin, CA indicate several factors that contribute to the high rate of obesity in this population. One factor that should be further explored is the potential impact of high food insecurity on nutritional decision-making in these families.
BMI, Obesity, Latino
de la Torre, Adela, Richard Green, and Lucia Kaiser. 2012. "Identifying Factors That Contribute to High Rates of Obesity in Mexican-Origin Children." ARE Update 16(2): 5-7. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.