Journal article

Prevalence of dyslipidaemia and micronutrient deficiencies among newly arrived Afghan refugees in rural Australia: a cross-sectional study

Mehdi Sanati Pour, Surabhi Kumble, Sarah Hanieh, Beverley-Ann Biggs

BMC PUBLIC HEALTH | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Afghanistan is the 15th least developed country in the world, with poor sanitation and high rates of infectious diseases and malnutrition. However, little is known about the health of young Afghan refugees resettling in Western countries. METHODS: We used a cross-sectional study design to examine the health profile of newly arrived Afghan refugees presenting to a General Practice between 20th April 2010 and 22nd March 2013 in rural Australia. Data collected included information on nutritional status and prevalence of infectious diseases. Challenges associated with health screening in a General Practice setting in this population were also documented. RESULTS: Data were available ..

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