HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Surveys find outright hunger among Latino immigrants in North Carolina

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Wake Forest University School of Medicine researchers have found high rates of hunger in surveys of immigrant Latino families in eastern and western North Carolina, southwestern Virginia and Forsyth County.

"Although the United States enjoys a relative lack of hunger, there are segments of the N.C. population Latino immigrants with hunger more severe than areas of persistent poverty like Appalachia," said Sara A. Quandt, Ph.D. The overall hunger rate for the U.S. is 4.3 percent. The Wake Forest surveys found that rates of hunger among Latino immigrants ranged from almost twice the national rate (8 percent) to more than eight times the national rate (35.6 percent). The results were reported in the October issue of the Journal of Nutrition.

"About 40 percent of the respondents in each study reported worrying that food would run out and that food bought would not last," said Quandt, the lead author. That combination, less severe than "hunger," is viewed as "food insecurity" and includes such actions as relying on just a few kinds of food and cutting meal size for children and adults.

Quandt and her colleagues found that "food insecurity" ranged from 35.6 percent to 41.8 percent in the four surveys, compared to 13.3 percent in the United States.

Besides Forsyth County, the other surveys included two conducted in eastern North Carolina in Harnett, Johnston, Sampson and Wake counties (one also included Duplin County) and the fourth in Alleghany, Ashe, Avery and Watauga counties of western North Carolina and Carroll, Smyth and Grayson counties in Virginia.

"More than 25 percent of respondents in each study reported that their children were not eating enough because of lack of money to buy food," the researchers reported.

"In many ways, the experience of Latino immigrants of hunger is the same as non-immigrants they are hungry despite working and earning wages," said Quandt, professor of public health sciences. "T
'"/>

Contact: Robert Conn
rconn@wfubmc.edu
336-716-4587
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
20-Sep-2006


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Mapping the neural landscape of hunger
2. Worlds pledge to halve hunger by 2015 looks like empty promise
3. GM rice will not end hunger in China
4. Refusal of medical and surgical interventions common among chronically ill elderly
5. New research finds high prevalence of smoking among physicians in China
6. Womens mortality rates for cardiovascular disease differ widely among hospitals
7. Sleep-related breathing disorder common among aggressive, bullying schoolchildren
8. Late weekend sleep among teens may lead to poor academic performance
9. Dating violence and sexual assault associated with suicide attempts among urban teens
10. Study finds difference in survival rates among white and black women with advanced breast cancer
11. Access to alcohol among middle school children

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/3/2020)... ... September 03, 2020 , ... ... Sunrise Technologies WALI wireless parking lot controller. This advanced LED wireless dimming controller, ... light trespass, and protecting the night sky against light pollution. Leo Smith, the ...
(Date:9/1/2020)... ... 2020 , ... Board certified plastic surgeon Sepideh Saber, M.D., ... be the first to bear her name, Dr. Saber has regularly performed such ... well as rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation, and many more in association with several institutions ...
(Date:9/1/2020)... , ... September 01, 2020 , ... Feeding Matters ... for children with Pediatric Feeding Disorder (PFD), is pleased to announce that the U.S. ... stand-alone diagnostic code (R code) in the next edition of the U.S. International ...
(Date:9/1/2020)... Fla. (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2020 , ... ... Reconstructive Surgeon with specialty fellowship training in aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, ... MD – the only female-owned premier boutique plastic surgery and aesthetic practice in ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... The Lymphoma ... funding innovative lymphoma research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series ... Anniversary of Blood Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) and its international Light it ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/3/2020)... , ... September 03, 2020 , ... ... Boulder’s Vance Lab ( https://www.colorado.edu/lab/vance/masks ), an aerosol and engineering lab, conducted tests ... better protection against the COVID-19 virus than many other masks. Q&J face masks ...
(Date:9/2/2020)... ... September 02, 2020 , ... U.S. Dermatology Partners is ... Dr. Lee will work at Bethesda Dermatopathology Lab. , Jonathan Lee, MD ... University of California, Berkley. He went on to receive his M.D. with Honors from ...
(Date:9/1/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2020 , ... Breast and ... of Disease Control (CDC), About 3% of breast cancers (about 7,500 women per year) ... in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Both genes are detectable in the Women’s ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: