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Physician advice on exercise and diet in a U.S. sample of obese Mexican-American adults.
Am J Health Promot. 2011 Jul-Aug; 25(6):402-9.AJ

Abstract

PURPOSE

To document the prevalence of obese Mexican-Americans never advised by health professionals regarding exercise and diet, and to determine risk factors for no advice.

METHODS

Data came from 1787 obese Mexican-American adults (body mass index ≥30; age ≥18 years) in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. The survey included self-reported receipt of health care provider advice on exercise and diet as well as sociodemographic, health-related, and provider-related factors. Multivariable logistic regression models were performed separately for advice regarding exercise and advice regarding diet.

RESULTS

Overall, 45% of respondents reported that they had never received advice from a doctor or health care professional to exercise more, and 52% reported that they have received advice to eat fewer higher-fat/high-cholesterol foods. Men, nonmarried respondents, lower-educated respondents, those who preferred to speak Spanish at home, and those without comorbid chronic conditions were less likely to receive advice.

DISCUSSION

Results suggest that obese Mexican-Americans are insufficiently advised by health care providers regarding exercise and diet. Given the seriousness of obesity-related health risks and the increasing prevalence of overweight status and obesity among Mexican-Americans, it is vital that providers are involved in finding ways to effectively educate and/or treat overweight patients.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157-1084, USA. hnguyen@wfubmc.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21721967

Citation

Nguyen, Ha T., et al. "Physician Advice On Exercise and Diet in a U.S. Sample of Obese Mexican-American Adults." American Journal of Health Promotion : AJHP, vol. 25, no. 6, 2011, pp. 402-9.
Nguyen HT, Markides KS, Winkleby MA. Physician advice on exercise and diet in a U.S. sample of obese Mexican-American adults. Am J Health Promot. 2011;25(6):402-9.
Nguyen, H. T., Markides, K. S., & Winkleby, M. A. (2011). Physician advice on exercise and diet in a U.S. sample of obese Mexican-American adults. American Journal of Health Promotion : AJHP, 25(6), 402-9. https://doi.org/10.4278/ajhp.090918-QUAN-305
Nguyen HT, Markides KS, Winkleby MA. Physician Advice On Exercise and Diet in a U.S. Sample of Obese Mexican-American Adults. Am J Health Promot. 2011 Jul-Aug;25(6):402-9. PubMed PMID: 21721967.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Physician advice on exercise and diet in a U.S. sample of obese Mexican-American adults. AU - Nguyen,Ha T, AU - Markides,Kyriakos S, AU - Winkleby,Marilyn A, PY - 2011/7/5/entrez PY - 2011/7/5/pubmed PY - 2011/9/2/medline SP - 402 EP - 9 JF - American journal of health promotion : AJHP JO - Am J Health Promot VL - 25 IS - 6 N2 - PURPOSE: To document the prevalence of obese Mexican-Americans never advised by health professionals regarding exercise and diet, and to determine risk factors for no advice. METHODS: Data came from 1787 obese Mexican-American adults (body mass index ≥30; age ≥18 years) in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. The survey included self-reported receipt of health care provider advice on exercise and diet as well as sociodemographic, health-related, and provider-related factors. Multivariable logistic regression models were performed separately for advice regarding exercise and advice regarding diet. RESULTS: Overall, 45% of respondents reported that they had never received advice from a doctor or health care professional to exercise more, and 52% reported that they have received advice to eat fewer higher-fat/high-cholesterol foods. Men, nonmarried respondents, lower-educated respondents, those who preferred to speak Spanish at home, and those without comorbid chronic conditions were less likely to receive advice. DISCUSSION: Results suggest that obese Mexican-Americans are insufficiently advised by health care providers regarding exercise and diet. Given the seriousness of obesity-related health risks and the increasing prevalence of overweight status and obesity among Mexican-Americans, it is vital that providers are involved in finding ways to effectively educate and/or treat overweight patients. SN - 2168-6602 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21721967/Physician_advice_on_exercise_and_diet_in_a_U_S__sample_of_obese_Mexican_American_adults_ L2 - https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.4278/ajhp.090918-QUAN-305?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -