Food habits of Arab students living in the United States

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Title: Food habits of Arab students living in the United States
Author: Obeidat, Bayan Ahmed
Abstract: Changes in dietary patterns among different immigrant groups have been reported . However , limited research data on dietary habits of Arabs living in the United States are available . The objective of this study was to investigate dietary patterns of Arab students living in the U .S . A questionnaire was designed to collect information about background , degree of acculturation , changes in food habits , frequency of food consumption , and food preferences . Potential subjects were Arab students enrolled at five U .S . universities . Questionnaires were mailed to 70 students . Analysis of variance was used with continuous variables ; chi -square tests were used to analyze categorical variables . Associations among continuous variables were examined using correlation analysis . Forty -five questionnaires were returned . Because of the availability , cost , and convenience , the consumption frequency of Arab foods had decreased while the consumption frequency of some American foods had increased . The consumption frequency and liking of American foods were related to age , age entered U .S . , length of residence in U .S . , and degree of acculturation .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /9122
Date: 2002-08


Obeidat, Bayan Ahmed Food habits of Arab students living in the United States. Master's thesis, Texas Tech University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /9122 .

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