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Drivers of Overweight/Obesity in 4–11 Year Old Children of Australians and Immigrants; Evidence from Growing Up in Australia

zulfiqar, tehzeeb; Strazdins, Lyndall; DINH, HUONG; Banwell, Cathy; D'Este, Catherine


Despite high overweight/obesity rates in children of Australian immigrants, the risk factors are unknown. We investigated behavioural risk factors and their association with overweight/obesity in 4–11 year-old children by immigrant status. We conducted cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis of 8 years data from the longitudinal study of Australian children. Immigrant children from low-and-middle-income-countries had higher overweight/obesity rates across all ages. These children had higher...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018-11-27
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
DOI: 10.1007/s10903-018-0841-3


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