diet / equality and diversity / ethnic health / Journal Article / physical activity / public health / tobacco / UK

Health, lifestyle, belief and knowledge differences between two ethnic groups with specific reference to tobacco, diet and physical activity

This article compares physical activity levels, body mass index, habitual diet, tobacco use and prevalence of non-communicable disease between the two ethnic groups and to identify predictors for differences between groups. A cross sectional survey of Asians of Indian descent and white British adults conducted between October-December 2009. Main outcome variables were lifestyle behaviours and BMI. Self-reported disease diagnosis was also collected.

Read the abstract at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2012.05948.x/abstract 

Journal of Advanced Nursing 68(11), 2496-2503.

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