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Titolo:
Major risk factors for cardiovascular disease in elderly migrants in Sweden
Autore:
Pudaric, S; Sundquist, J; Johansson, SE;
Indirizzi:
Univ Lund, Malmo Univ Hosp, Dept Community Med, SE-20502 Malmo, Sweden Univ Lund Malmo Sweden SE-20502 pt Community Med, SE-20502 Malmo, Sweden Karolinska Inst, Dept Clin Sci, Stockholm, Sweden Karolinska Inst Stockholm Sweden Inst, Dept Clin Sci, Stockholm, Sweden Dept Welf & Social Stat, Stockholm, Sweden Dept Welf & Social Stat Stockholm Sweden Social Stat, Stockholm, Sweden
Titolo Testata:
ETHNICITY & HEALTH
fascicolo: 2, volume: 5, anno: 2000,
pagine: 137 - 150
SICI:
1355-7858(200005)5:2<137:MRFFCD>2.0.ZU;2-S
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
CORONARY HEART-DISEASE; NUTRITION-EXAMINATION-SURVEY; SELF-RATED HEALTH; TIME PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY; BORN DIABETIC-PATIENTS; 3RD NATIONAL-HEALTH; BODY-MASS INDEX; FOLLOW-UP; SOCIOECONOMIC-STATUS; LEISURE-TIME;
Keywords:
elderly migrants; socio-economic status; physical inactivity; smoking; BMJ; hypertension; diabetes hellitus;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
65
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Pudaric, S Univ Lund, Malmo Univ Hosp, Dept Community Med, SE-20502 Malmo,Sweden Univ Lund Malmo Sweden SE-20502 y Med, SE-20502 Malmo, Sweden
Citazione:
S. Pudaric et al., "Major risk factors for cardiovascular disease in elderly migrants in Sweden", ETHN HEALTH, 5(2), 2000, pp. 137-150

Abstract

Objective. The knowledge of elderly migrants' health, particularly those who are retired or in transition to retirement is limited. The purpose of this study was to analyse the association between migration, socio-economic status (SES), and risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Design. A simple random sample of 253 foreign-born persons and 2847 Swedish-born persons aged 55-74 were drawn from the Swedish Population Registry. They were interviewed by Statistics Sweden in 1988-89. Outcome variables were leisure-time physical inactivity, smoker/non-smoker status, body mass index (BMI), hypertension, and diabetes mellitus. Explanatory variables were sex, age, marital status, migration status (country of birth), and SES (income). Logistic and linear regression were used. Results. Elderly foreign-born people ran an increased risk of engaging in no physical activity (men only), being a current smoker, and having an increased BMI after adjustment for background factors. In addition, a low income (first tertile) was an independent risk factor for physical inactivity (men only), as was being a current smoker (men only), BMI, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus. Thus, the burden of being an elderly migrant increases the risk of a disadvantaged lifestyle between 50 and 80% compared with Swedes. Conclusions. This study shows that migrants who are retired or in transition to retirement have a disadvantaged risk profile for cardiovascular disease. It might be possible to improve this situation by intervention, as for example by increasing a person's interest in walking.

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