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Cardiovascular disease risk factor profiles of 263,356 older Australians according to region of birth and acculturation, with a focus on migrants born in Asia

Guo, Shuyu; Lucas, Robyn M.; Joshy, Grace; Banks, Emily


Risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension and physical inactivity, are common in Australia, but the prevalence varies according to cultural background. We examined the relationship between region of birth, measures of acculturation, and CVD risk profiles in immigrant, compared to Australian-born, older Australians. Cross-sectional data from 263,356 participants aged 45 and over joining the population-based 45 and Up Study cohort from 2006-2008 were...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-02-19
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS One
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0115627


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