J Korean Diet Assoc.  2009 Nov;15(4):405-418.

Analysis of the Dietary Life of Immigrant Women from Multicultural Families in the Daegu Area

Affiliations
  • 1Division of Food & Nutrition & Cooking, Taegu Science College, Daegu 702-723, Korea.
  • 2Health & Nutrition Education of Technology, Gyeongsan 712-702, Korea. nan8931@cu.ac.kr

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to suggest an educational direction to aid in formulating a dietary life that is suited to Korea's multicultural families. This was achieved by analyzing the dietary life of immigrant women from multicultural families in Daegu. The study was carried out with 94 immigrant women form multicultural families who were served by public health center A (20 women), public health center B (47 women) and public health center C (27 women). Their home countries were China (55.3%), Vietnam (37.2%), Philippines (3.2%), Japan (2.1%), Uzbekistan (1.1%) and Thailand (1.1%). When the scores of their dietary balance were compared on the basis of the time they have been in Korea (Less than 1 year, 1~3 years, more than 3 years), we found that the score of immigrant women who stayed for less than 1 year was higher than those who stayed for more than 3 years (p<0.05) in terms of their intake of meats, fishes, potato, calcium, and carbohydrate. When subjects were asked about Korean food they wanted to learn how to cook, 30 different types of food were selected and 95.5% of the respondents wanted to learn in detail how to cook Korean food. The place most suitable for them to learn cooking was college (30.3%), while the house of their husband (2.2%) was lowest. Therefore, it seems that a college, public health center or welfare center are good places for immigrant women from multicultural families to participate in an education program that is designed to teach them how to cook Korean food.

Keyword

multicultural family; immigrant woman; dietary balance; dietary life; health center

MeSH Terms

Calcium
China
Cooking
Surveys and Questionnaires
Emigrants and Immigrants
Female
Fishes
Humans
Hypogonadism
Japan
Korea
Meat
Mitochondrial Diseases
Ophthalmoplegia
Philippines
Public Health
Solanum tuberosum
Spouses
Thailand
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Calcium
Hypogonadism
Mitochondrial Diseases
Ophthalmoplegia
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