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Acculturation and its effects on the nutrition and physical activity of African migrant children

Renzaho, André M. N. 2004, Acculturation and its effects on the nutrition and physical activity of African migrant children, Ph.D. thesis, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University.

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Title Acculturation and its effects on the nutrition and physical activity of African migrant children
Author Renzaho, André M. N.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Faculty Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name Ph.D.
Date submitted 2004
Keyword(s) Children Of immigrants - Cultural assimilation - Victoria
Children Of immigrants - Nutrition - Victoria
Obesity in children - Victoria
Children Of immigrants - Food - Victoria
Summary Studies the nutritional status, food intake, physical activity and acculturation in African migrant children living in Melbourne. Higher than expected overweight/obesity prevalence, and malnutrition, especially wasting, was observed in the study population. These children had high energy and macronutrient intake; compensated by high physical activity level. There was a strong positive association between acculturation and obesity.
Language eng
Description of original xxii, 239 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 618.9239809945
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30026812

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