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Collecting, Using, and Reporting Race and Ethnicity Information: Implications for Research in Nutrition Education, Practice, and Policy to Promote Health Equity

Published:March 26, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2022.01.006

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      This report will describe approaches for collecting, analyzing, and reporting race and ethnicity information in nutrition education and behavior research, practice, and policy to advance health equity. Race and ethnicity information is used to describe study participants and compare nutrition and health-related outcomes. Depending on the study design, race and ethnicity categories are often defined by the research question or other standardized approaches. Participant self-reported data are more acceptable than researcher adjudicated identification data, which can add bias and/or error. Valid methods to collect, use, and report race and ethnicity information are foundational to publication quality, findings of value, contribution to the knowledge base, and health equity.

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