Assessing Overweight and Obesity Risk Among Korean Americans in California Using World Health Organization Body Mass Index Criteria for Asians

@article{Cho2006AssessingOA,
  title={Assessing Overweight and Obesity Risk Among Korean Americans in California Using World Health Organization Body Mass Index Criteria for Asians},
  author={Juhee Cho and Hee-soon Juon},
  journal={Preventing Chronic Disease},
  year={2006},
  volume={3},
  pages={2522 - 2525}
}
INTRODUCTION Although it is known that at comparable body mass index (BMI) levels Asian Americans have a higher prevalence of high blood pressure, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes than whites, little is known about the social, behavioral, and cultural factors associated with obesity risk in this population. METHODS A cross-sectional analysis of the 2003 California Health Interview Survey was performed to estimate overweight and obesity prevalence among Korean Americans using BMI criteria… CONTINUE READING