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Socioecological Determinants of Obesity Among Hispanic Parents/Child Caregivers in Aurora, Illinois

  title={Socioecological Determinants of Obesity Among Hispanic Parents/Child Caregivers in Aurora, Illinois},
  author={Collins Sommers and Deanna Marie},
Socioecological Determinants of Obesity Among Hispanic Parents/Child Caregivers in Aurora, Illinois by Deanna Marie Collins Sommers MSN Wayne State University, 1998 BSN Wayne State University, 1994 Dissertation Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of. [] Key Method A 3-paper-based survey, consisting of a demographic survey, the Block FatSugar-Fruit-Vegetable Screener and the Bidimensional Acculturation Scale for Hispanics (BAS), was used to collect data.



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