Accession Number : ADA337823

Title :   Dietary Intake, Alcohol Consumption, and Menopausal Status: A Comparison of Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White Women

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Sep 96-31 Aug 97,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT HOUSTON

Personal Author(s) : Baumgartner, Kathy

PDF Url : ADA337823

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The first year of work towards the completion of a doctoral degree, focused on breast cancer epidemiology, at the University of Texas School of Public Health (UTSPH), Houston, Texas has been completed. Data are a subset of that collected for the study, 'Breast Cancer Epidemiology in NM Hispanic Women'. The Principal Investigator of this training grant served as Project Director of this study conducted by the Epidemiology and Cancer Control Program at the University of New Mexico. This statewide, population-based case-control study includes approximately 711 cases and 844 matched controls. Incident cases (January 1, 1992 - December 31, 1994) were ascertained through the New Mexico Tumor Registry. Controls were selected and matched on health planning district, ethnicity, and age-group.The data collected included demographics, reproductive and medical history, medication usage, cigarette usage and alcohol consumption, ethnic identification and acculturation, occupational and environmental factors, and diet. The dissertation research will focus on dietary factors, stratified on ethnicity and menopausal status. These will include macronutrients and micronutrietns, as well as history of alcohol consumption and alcohol as a percent of total energy. Coursework taken at UTSPH focused on gaining a deeper knowledge of epidemiologic methods, nutrition, cancer, and genetics.

Descriptors :   *HISPANICS, *ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION, *BREAST CANCER, NEOPLASMS, ETHNIC GROUPS, NEW MEXICO, WOMEN, DIET, NUTRITION, GENETICS, EPIDEMIOLOGY, REPRODUCTION(PHYSIOLOGY).

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE