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Are immigrants at risk of heart disease in Australia? A systematic review

Dassanayake, Jayantha and Dharmage, Shyamali C and Gurrin, Lyle and Sundararajan, Vijaya and Payne, Warren (2009) Are immigrants at risk of heart disease in Australia? A systematic review. Australian Health Review, 33 (3). pp. 479-491. ISSN 0156-5788

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Abstract

We systematically reviewed the peer-reviewed literature to establish the prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) among immigrants in Australia and whether being an immigrant is a CVD risk factor. Of 23 studies identified, 12 were included. Higher prevalence of CVD was found among Middle Eastern, South Asian and some European immigrants. Higher prevalence of CVD risk factors was found among Middle Eastern and Southern European immigrants. Higher alcohol consumption was found among immigrants from New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Ireland. Smoking and physical inactivity were highly prevalent among most immigrants

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID19431
Subjects: SEO Classification > 9299 Other Health
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Other
FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2011 08:21
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2012 06:12
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/6800
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