Journal article

Migration-related influences on obesity among sub-Saharan African migrant adolescents in Melbourne, Australia

Madelaine Griffith, David Mellor, Julie Green, Andre MN Renzaho

Nutrition & Dietetics | WILEY | Published : 2014

Abstract

AIM: The aim of the present study was to examine migration‐ and socioeconomic‐related influences on obesity among African migrant adolescents in Melbourne, Australia. METHODS: Anthropometric data were collected from 99 parents and 100 adolescent offspring who also completed questionnaires eliciting demographic, socioeconomic and migration data. Multiple linear regressions were used to assess the relationship between migration‐ and socioeconomic‐related factors and adolescent body mass index (BMI). RESULTS: Only gender and parental BMI were associated with adolescent BMI after adjusting for adolescent age, adolescent gender, religion, parental BMI, parental education level and annual income. ..

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