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Investigating differences in dietary patterns among a small cross-sectional study of young and old Pacific peoples in NZ using exploratory factor analysis: a feasibility study

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posted by Research Admin 1 on 4 March 2019


Ridvan Tupai-Firestone
Soo Cheng
Joseph K. Kaholokula
Barry Borman
Lis Ellison-Loschmann

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British Medical Journal Vol 9(3)

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Journal article (peer reviewed)


Pasifika people in New Zealand are at high risk of developing obesity, given rates are more than double that of the general poopulation. This study investigated dietary habits over a week and indicates a limited diet attributed to enculturation, marginalisation and economic deprivation.

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