Migrants getting fat in Australia: acculturation and its effects on the nutrition and physical activity of African migrants to developed countries

Renzaho, Andre 2007, Migrants getting fat in Australia: acculturation and its effects on the nutrition and physical activity of African migrants to developed countries, Nova Science, Hauppauge, N.Y..


Title Migrants getting fat in Australia: acculturation and its effects on the nutrition and physical activity of African migrants to developed countries
Author(s) Renzaho, Andre
Publication date 2007
Total pages 163 p.
Publisher Nova Science
Place of Publication Hauppauge, N.Y.
Keyword(s) acculturation -- Australia
African Australians -- nutrition
obesity -- Australia
Australia -- emigration and immigration
Summary Obesity is a significant health problem in Australia and other developed countries and acculturation is one fo the many risk factors. This new book summarizes acculturation and anthropometric outcomes among sub-Saharan African migrants in Australia. The book further examines the relationship between acculturation and food, energy and nutrient intake and physical activity. Some policy recommendations are proposed.
Notes Table of Contents: About the Author Acknowledgement Preface Chapter 1 - Introduction; pp. 1-10 Chapter 2 - Understanding the Nutritional Risk Profile of Sub-Saharan African Pre and Post Migration; pp. 11-27 Chapter 3 - The Sub-Saharan African Children Acculturation Scale (SACAS): A New Acculturation Instrument; pp. 29-40 Chapter 4 - Acculturation and Anthropometric Outcomes; pp. 41-55 Chapter 5 - Acculturation, Food Habits, and Dietary Intake; pp. 57-91 Chapter 6 - Acculturation, Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviours Among SSA Children; pp. 93-114 Chapter 7 - Summary, Conclusion and Recommendations; pp. 115-119 References Index
ISBN 9781600214967
1600214967
Language eng
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category A1 Books - authored - research
Copyright notice ©2007, Nova Science
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30006817

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Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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