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dc.contributor.advisor Forster, Myriam en_US
dc.contributor.author Ramirez, Susana
dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-14T19:48:20Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-14T19:48:20Z
dc.date.issued 2021-09-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/221693
dc.description.abstract Objective: The purpose of this study is to examine the association between food insecurity and emotional distress in adolescents. Are there any gender differences between food insecurity and having emotional distress? This study hypothesized that: Adolescents who experience food insecurities have a higher prevalence of experiencing emotional distress. Females who have food insecurity will have higher odds of experiencing emotional distress compared to males adjusting for gender, socioeconomic status, health status, age, and ethnicity. Methods: NHIS is a cross-sectional dataset, that target adolescents ages 5-17. Chi-squares were used to test the association between emotional distress by gender and food insecurity by gender. A multivariate logistic regression was used to hypothesize the relationship between food insecurity and emotional distress adjusting for gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age, and health status. The Hosmer and Lemeshow test (H&L) and likelihood ratio test (LRT) was used for model fit. Results: There were a total of 9,193 participants for the NHIS dataset. Results indicated females have higher odds of experiencing emotional distress compared to males when adjusting for the other covariates. [AOR: 1.644, 95% CI: 1.179-2.293]. There is no significant change with food insecurity on emotional distress when gender intercepts [AOR: .874, 95% CI: .445-1.716]. Conclusion: Further studies should follow-up on adolescents as they become adults. Providing resources, can help adolescents learn more about regulating and controlling emotions as they get older, to prevent any health issues that could arise when these adolescents become adults.
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Susana Ramirez en_US
dc.format.extent 1, 4 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher California State University, Northridge en_US
dc.subject Association between food insecurities and emotional distress among Adolescents
dc.subject.other Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Health Science. en_US
dc.title Association between food insecurities and emotional distress among Adolescents
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.date.updated 2021-09-14T19:48:21Z
dc.contributor.department Health and Human Development en_US
dc.description.degree M.P.H. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Rainisch, Bethany en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Emetu, Roberta en_US


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