Food Insecurity and Diabetes Risk Among the Northern Cheyenne
American Indian, food security, diabetes risk, Northern Cheyenne
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
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Ward, Carol and Whiting, Erin Feinauer, "Food Insecurity and Diabetes Risk Among the Northern Cheyenne" (2005). All Faculty Publications. 2822.
Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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