CCEB. What role can culture play?. Shiriki Kumanyika, Ph.D., M.P.H. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Three Themes. Body Image Ethnic Minority Populations Cultural Change. Body Image. Concern about eating disorders Stigmatization of obese people
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What role can culture play?
Shiriki Kumanyika, Ph.D., M.P.H.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Source: Beech B et al, presented at the American Public Health Association
Percent of population
*BMI at or above the sex and age-specific 95th percentile BMI cutoff points
**age-adjusted Source: Health United States, 1998 and Ogden JAMA Oct 9 2002
If culture is part of the problem, then it must also be part of the solution
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, NIH