Dietary intakes of essential nutrients among Mexican-Americans and Anglo-Americans: The San Antonio heart study

J. A. Knapp, S. M. Haffner, E. A. Young, H. P. Hazuda, L. Gardner, M. P. Stern

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Dietary intakes of essential nutrients were measured as part of a population-based investigation of diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors in Mexican-Americans and Anglo-Americans in San Antonio, Texas. Twenty-four hour dietary recalls were conducted on 2134 individuals residing in three socioeconomically distinct neighborhoods: low-income, middle-income, and upper-income. Mean intakes of calcium, vitamin A and vitamin C were significantly lower among Mexican-Americans than among Anglos. Intake of vitamin C was most affected by socioeconomic status. Females of both ethnic groups consumed less than their RDA for calcium and iron. Intakes of B vitamins, phosphorus, and potassium were adequate, with few ethnic or socioeconomic differences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-316
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985


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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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