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dc.contributor.advisorHernández-Correa, Julio C.
dc.contributor.authorGonzález-Negrón, Gabriel E.
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-23T20:02:44Z
dc.date.available2019-04-23T20:02:44Z
dc.date.issued2018-05
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11801/2111
dc.description.abstractAccording to the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System in 2016 young people between 18 to 24 years old were the population with the most percentage underweight people in the United States of America. Underweight status has been associated with poverty, food insecurity and chronic diseases. However, they could be present changes in weight due malnutrition, unemployment and behaviors of high consumption of alcohol and tobacco. This research studied how the effects of poverty, programs against poverty and food insecurity affects the percentage of young people underweight between 18 to 24 years in the United States. All the recollected data was selected from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance, US Census Bureau and Bureau of Economic Analysis. This research used microdata from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance for 2006-2015 period. The results showed that individual factors such as being a woman, student, suffering from mental illness and not having children increase the probability of being underweight. Other factors of the community such as the level of poverty and population proportion with incomes between $35,000 and $49,999 also increase underweight.en_US
dc.description.abstractEn los Estados Unidos de América los jóvenes de 18 a 24 años son el grupo poblacional con los índices más altos de bajo peso comparado con el resto de la población. El bajo peso se refiere a un ser humano con índice de masa corporal por debajo de un nivel saludable. El índice de masa corporal puede ser afectado por la pobreza, inseguridad alimentaria y enfermedades crónicas. El propósito de esta investigación es conocer como los efectos de la pobreza, los programas contra la pobreza y la inseguridad alimentaria afectaron el bajo peso de los jóvenes entre 18 a 24 años de los E.E.U.U. También se estudió el caso de Puerto Rico. Esta investigación utilizó micro datos del “Behavioral Risk Factor Survey” para el período 2006-2015. Los resultados sugieren que factores individuales como el ser mujer, estudiante, padecer de enfermedades mentales y no tener hijos aumentan la probabilidad de estar bajo peso. Otros factores de la comunidad como el nivel de pobreza y la proporción de la población con ingresos entre $35,000 a $49,999 también aumentan bajo peso.en_US
dc.language.isoesen_US
dc.subjectLeanness - Young adults - Puerto Rico - Effect of povertyen_US
dc.subjectPoverty - Food insecurity - Effect on - Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.subjectPoverty and illness - Relationship with leannes and food insecurity - Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.subject.lcshFood security--Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.subject.lcshLeanness in children--Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.titleEl efecto de la pobreza, programas contra la pobreza e inseguridad alimentaria en jóvenes bajo peso de los Estados Unidos y Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2018 Gabriel E. González Negrónen_US
dc.contributor.committeeGonzález Martínez, Gladys M.
dc.contributor.committeeGregory, Alexandra
dc.contributor.committeeJiménez Maldonado, Alwin J.
dc.contributor.representativeNegrón Ríos, Glorisel
thesis.degree.levelM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural Economicsen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Agricultural Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociologyen_US
dc.description.graduationSemesterSpringen_US
dc.description.graduationYear2018en_US


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