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The effects of acculturation on obesity rates in ethnic minorities in England: evidence from the Health Survey for England.

Authors
  • Smith, Neil R
  • Kelly, Yvonne J
  • Nazroo, James Y
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Public Health
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2012
Volume
22
Issue
4
Pages
508–513
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckr070
PMID: 21697245
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Obesity converged to the risk in the majority population following acculturation. Future research needs to consider generation and trans-cultural identities as a fundamental variable in determining the causes of ethnic health inequalities.

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