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The Overlooked Burden of Food Insecurity among Asian Americans: Results from the California Health Interview Survey (International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)

September 7, 2018

CHIS Journal Article

Authors: Monideepa B. Becerra, Salome Kapella Mshigeni, Benjamin J. Becerra

The study evaluates the prevalence and burden of food insecurity among disaggregated Asian American populations using 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, and 2011/2012 estimates from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) to assess the prevalence of food insecurity among Asian American subgroups with primary exposure variable of interest being acculturation. The results showed that the highest prevalence of food insecurity was found among Vietnamese (16.42 percent) and the lowest prevalence was among Japanese (2.28 percent). A significant relationship was noted between prevalence of food insecurity and low acculturation for Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese subgroups.

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