Panel III: Behavioral Risk Factors Related to Chronic Diseases in Ethnic Minorities

Hector F. Myers, Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, Shiriki K. Kumanyika, Barbara W. Lex, Kyriakos Markides

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Abstract

This article reviews the evidence on 5 risk behaviors: cigarette smoking, dietary intake, being overweight, limited exercise, and alcohol consumption among African Americans, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Latinos, and Native Americans. Although there is little basis for believing that these high-risk behaviors are any less significant as contributors to chronic disease risk in any ethnic group, the limited information available, especially for Asian/Pacific Islanders and Native Americans, indicates that there may be significant within-and between-group differences in the prevalence of these behaviors. Therefore, some of the ethnic group differences in morbidity and mortality for chronic diseases are partly attributable to differences in behavioral risk profiles. Limited basic health behavior information on most ethnic minority groups delay the development of effective health promotion interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)613-621
Number of pages9
JournalHealth Psychology
Volume14
Issue number7
StatePublished - Dec 1995

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Oceanic Ancestry Group
Ethnic Groups
Chronic Disease
North American Indians
Risk-Taking
Minority Groups
Health Behavior
Health Promotion
Hispanic Americans
Alcohol Drinking
African Americans
Smoking
Exercise
Morbidity
Mortality

Keywords

  • alcohol
  • chronic diseases
  • diet
  • ethnic minorities
  • exercise
  • obesity
  • risk factors
  • smoking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Psychology(all)

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Myers, H. F., Kagawa-Singer, M., Kumanyika, S. K., Lex, B. W., & Markides, K. (1995). Panel III: Behavioral Risk Factors Related to Chronic Diseases in Ethnic Minorities. Health Psychology, 14(7), 613-621.

Panel III : Behavioral Risk Factors Related to Chronic Diseases in Ethnic Minorities. / Myers, Hector F.; Kagawa-Singer, Marjorie; Kumanyika, Shiriki K.; Lex, Barbara W.; Markides, Kyriakos.

In: Health Psychology, Vol. 14, No. 7, 12.1995, p. 613-621.

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Myers, HF, Kagawa-Singer, M, Kumanyika, SK, Lex, BW & Markides, K 1995, 'Panel III: Behavioral Risk Factors Related to Chronic Diseases in Ethnic Minorities', Health Psychology, vol. 14, no. 7, pp. 613-621.
Myers HF, Kagawa-Singer M, Kumanyika SK, Lex BW, Markides K. Panel III: Behavioral Risk Factors Related to Chronic Diseases in Ethnic Minorities. Health Psychology. 1995 Dec;14(7):613-621.
Myers, Hector F. ; Kagawa-Singer, Marjorie ; Kumanyika, Shiriki K. ; Lex, Barbara W. ; Markides, Kyriakos. / Panel III : Behavioral Risk Factors Related to Chronic Diseases in Ethnic Minorities. In: Health Psychology. 1995 ; Vol. 14, No. 7. pp. 613-621.
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