Journal article

Exploring Factors Influencing Childhood Obesity Prevention Among Migrant Communities in Victoria, Australia: A Qualitative Study

Andre MN Renzaho, Julie Green, Ben J Smith, Michael Polonsky

JOURNAL OF IMMIGRANT AND MINORITY HEALTH | SPRINGER | Published : 2018

Abstract

Despite the availability of numerous obesity prevention initiatives in developed countries including Australia, rising childhood obesity levels have been found among migrant communities which contribute to widening obesity-related disparities in these countries. We sought to understand the factors influencing the participation of migrant communities in childhood obesity prevention initiatives. We conducted a qualitative study using semi-structured interviews among 48 migrant parents from African, Middle Eastern, Indian and Vietnamese origins living in disadvantaged areas of Victoria, Australia to explore their views on childhood obesity and its prevention. Thematic analysis showed low obesit..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council Linkage grant


Awarded by Australian Research Council Future Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage grant LP130100485. The authors are independent from the funding body and were responsible for the design and conduct of this study. The author AR is supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship FT110100345.