Eating disturbances among American minority groups

A review

Marjorie Crago, Catherine M Shisslak, Linda S. Estes

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Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this paper was to review the research literature related to eating behaviors and disturbances among American minority groups. Method: A computer-based literature search was conducted to locate articles pertaining to this topic. Results: This review indicates that, compared to Caucasian females, eating disturbances are equally common among Hispanic females, more frequent among Native Americans, and less frequent among Black and Asian American females. Risk factors for eating disorders (EDs) are greater among minority females who are younger, heavier, better educated, and more identified with White, middle-class values. Discussion: Further studies of EDs among American minority groups are needed, especially studies that are longitudinal and developmental in nature and that focus more specifically on the effects of racism in the development of EDs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-248
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996

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Minority Groups
eating disorders
Eating
ingestion
Asian Americans
Racism
North American Indians
American Indians
Feeding Behavior
African Americans
Hispanic Americans
eating habits
Longitudinal Studies
risk factors
Research
Feeding and Eating Disorders
methodology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Food Science
  • Psychology(all)
  • Clinical Psychology

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Eating disturbances among American minority groups : A review. / Crago, Marjorie; Shisslak, Catherine M; Estes, Linda S.

In: International Journal of Eating Disorders, Vol. 19, No. 3, 1996, p. 239-248.

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