Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



First Advisor

Dr. Mohammed Farooqui

Second Advisor

Dr. Xiaohui Wang

Third Advisor

Dr. Robert Edwards


The AHB program is a chronic disease prevention program which provides resources for community health centers along the U.S.-Mexico border. Healthy dietary habits and fruit/ vegetable intake play important roles in maintaining human health. Eight factors were used to evaluate the success of the AHB program. Another twenty factors were considered to predict dietary habits and fruit/vegetable intake status. Chi-square and multinomial logistic regression were used to study their correlation. Results from analysis showed that factors like birth country, employment, diabetes, baseline HbA1c, limited by problems, overall program quality, group, and program duration were correlated to the dietary habits, and factors like birth country, employment, insurance, diabetes, baseline HbA1c, the family history of diabetes, group, and program duration were correlated to the fruit/vegetable intake. This study is informative to public health workers to improve border Hispanic’s health.


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Granting Institution

University of Texas-Pan American

Included in

Biology Commons