Title

Food Insecurity and Diabetes Risk Among the Northern Cheyenne

Keywords

American Indian, food security, diabetes risk, Northern Cheyenne

Abstract

Using data from a 2001 survey of a representative sample of Northern Cheyenne reservation residents, this paper examines use of a variety of food sources, nutritional health and risk factors, diabetes risk factors, and food insecurity. Results indicate that substantial proportions of the respondents had high levels of nutritional risk, food insecurity, and diabetes risk. Importantly, those using community emergency food sources and informal economic strategies to meet food shortages were more likely to be food insecure. Those with higher nutritional risk and lower nutritional health were also more likely to be food insecure. Finally, being younger, educated and using wages to obtain food increased the risk for diabetes.

Original Publication Citation

Diabetes Risk, Nutrition and Food Security among the Northern Cheyenne, Carol Ward and Erin Feinauer Whiting, Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, Volume 1, Issue 2 (2007): 63-88

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2005-10-01

Publisher

Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Sociology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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