OBJECTIVE: To determine if African American (AA) and Caucasian women grouped variables related to race and weight into discrete clusters and if there were discernable response patterns with unique subgroup characteristics. METHODS: Women (N=277, 48% AA) completed a card sorting task, ranking 28 variables. We used multidimensional scaling to determine perceived similarities and differences between variables, and latent class analysis to identify subgroups responding similarly. RESULTS: We identified 5 clusters of variables and 4 response patterns, which were demographically and anthropometrically distinct. CONCLUSIONS: These results can be used for empirical cultural tailoring of behavioral weight loss interventions.
Adult, African Americans, Body Height, Body Mass Index, Body Weight, Cross-Cultural Comparison, Cultural Characteristics, European Continental Ancestry Group, Female, Humans, Psychomotor Performance, Social Perception, Women