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Type: Journal article
Title: Comparison of health and risk factors of older, working-age Australians, Italians and Italian-born migrants to Australia, with data from an Italian (PASSI), and an Australian (SAMSS) risk factor surveillance system
Author: Taylor, A.
Dal Grande, E.
Fateh-Moghadam, P.
Montgomerie, A.
Battisti, L.
Barrie, H.
Kourbelis, C.
Campostrini, S.
Citation: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 2018; 20(5):1190-1196
Publisher: Springer
Issue Date: 2018
ISSN: 1557-1912
1557-1920
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A. W. Taylor, E. Dal Grande, P. Fateh, Moghadam, A. Montgomerie, L. Battisti, H. Barrie, C. Kourbelis, S. Campostrini
Abstract: Italian-born migrants (post-WWII) are the largest non-English-speaking background migrant group in South Australia. A cross-sectional, inter-country comparison using independent samples (40-69 years of age) from two (one in Australia, one in Italy) similar risk factor and chronic disease surveillance systems. None of the three groups (Italians, Australian-born and Italian-born Australians) had definitively worse health although the Italians had high rates for four of the seven risk factors reported (current high blood pressure, current high cholesterol, current smoking, eating less than five fruit and/or vegetables per day) than Australian-born and Italian-born Australians. Italian-born Australians had higher rates for insufficient physical activity, overweight/obese, poor self-reported health and diabetes. Australian respondents were more likely to report having two or more drinks of alcohol per day. Issues facing an ageing population require appropriate health care needs and an assessment of structural or cultural barriers to health services.
Keywords: Italy; Australia; risk factors; surveillance; migration
Rights: © The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons. org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made
RMID: 0030076249
DOI: 10.1007/s10903-017-0654-9
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