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
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. ..View full abstract
The study was funded by the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation and by the Australian Research Council.