Aging and health behaviors in Mexican Americans

Kyriakos Markides, Sandra A. Black

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Abstract

This article discusses selected health behaviors and how they influence health in old age among Mexican Americans based on the literature and a recent large-scale study of elderly subjects. Particular focus is given to smoking, alcohol consumption, obesity and physical activity, and cancer-screening behaviors. Sociocultural factors influencing these health behaviors include socioeconomic status, language barriers, and level of acculturation into the larger society. Implications for health promotion are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-18
Number of pages8
JournalFamily and Community Health
Volume19
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 1996

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Health Behavior
health behavior
influencing behavior
Communication Barriers
language barrier
Acculturation
sociocultural factors
acculturation
old age
Health Promotion
alcohol consumption
Early Detection of Cancer
Social Class
Alcohol Drinking
health promotion
smoking
social status
cancer
Obesity
Smoking

Keywords

  • Alcohol consumption
  • Health behaviors
  • Mexican Americans
  • Obesity
  • Physical activity
  • Smoking

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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Aging and health behaviors in Mexican Americans. / Markides, Kyriakos; Black, Sandra A.

In: Family and Community Health, Vol. 19, No. 2, 07.1996, p. 11-18.

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Markides, Kyriakos ; Black, Sandra A. / Aging and health behaviors in Mexican Americans. In: Family and Community Health. 1996 ; Vol. 19, No. 2. pp. 11-18.
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