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

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posted on 2004-01-01, 00:00 authored by André M. N. Renzaho
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.

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xxii, 239 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.

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eng

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Thesis (Ph.D.)--Deakin University, Victoria, 2004.

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Ph.D.

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Faculty of Health

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School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

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