Health information for migrants: The role of educational level in prevention of overweight.

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Health information for migrants: The role of educational level in prevention of overweight. / Sundell, Susanne; Westerling, Ragnar; Moghaddassi, Mahnaz; Östergren, Per-Olof.

I: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, Vol. 39, Nr. 2, 2011, s. 172-178.

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T1 - Health information for migrants: The role of educational level in prevention of overweight.

AU - Sundell, Susanne

AU - Westerling, Ragnar

AU - Moghaddassi, Mahnaz

AU - Östergren, Per-Olof

PY - 2011

Y1 - 2011

N2 - Modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease include overweight, which is prevented by healthy diet and physical activity. Recently settled migrants may have varying levels of exposure to health information. Therefore, the objectives of this study were to explore the associations between self-reported information on healthy diet and on physical activity and overweight and the possible modification of this association by educational level among recently settled Iraqi migrants in Sweden.

AB - Modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease include overweight, which is prevented by healthy diet and physical activity. Recently settled migrants may have varying levels of exposure to health information. Therefore, the objectives of this study were to explore the associations between self-reported information on healthy diet and on physical activity and overweight and the possible modification of this association by educational level among recently settled Iraqi migrants in Sweden.

U2 - 10.1177/1403494810395824

DO - 10.1177/1403494810395824

M3 - Article

VL - 39

SP - 172

EP - 178

JO - Scandinavian Journal of Public Health

JF - Scandinavian Journal of Public Health

SN - 1651-1905

IS - 2

ER -