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OBJECTIVE To gain insight into the prevalence of diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease among Turkish and Moroccan immigrants in the Netherlands. DESIGN Secondary analysis of data from a cross-sectional study in 1999/'00. METHOD The prevalence of self-reported diabetes and cardiovascular disease was studied in a sample of 743 Turkish, 641 Moroccan(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine differences in overweight and obesity of second-generation Turkish, Moroccan and Surinamese migrants v. first-generation migrants and the ethnic Dutch. We also studied the influence of sociodemographic factors on this association. DESIGN Data were collected in 2008 in a cross-sectional postal and online health survey. SETTING Four(More)
OBJECTIVES The association between sociodemographic factors and acculturation with overweight/obesity in Turks and Moroccans was studied to identify target groups for prevention. STUDY DESIGN A cross-sectional study was undertaken among a sample of 1384 Turks and Moroccans aged 35-74 years in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. METHODS Data were collected by(More)
BACKGROUND Migration from sub-Saharan Africa to industrialized countries has increased tremendously over the last few decades, yet very little is known about the health status of sub-Saharan African populations living in industrialized communities. The aim of this study was to assess prevalence, levels of awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the travel behaviour of inhabitants of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with respect to age and ethnicity, as well as the impact of travel advice, in particular regarding hepatitis A vaccination of Turkish and Moroccan children. DESIGN Descriptive. METHOD In a sample of 2000 inhabitants of Amsterdam, a survey was carried out during the(More)
BACKGROUND Western societies host increasing number of elderly labour migrants from Turkey and Morocco. The article studied the prevalence of clinically significant depressive symptoms among elderly Turkish and Moroccan migrants compared with native Dutch elderly and if differences in prevalence rates were explained by known risk factors for depression(More)
Although it is recognized that community health promotion succeeds or fails by level of participation, effectiveness and benefits of community programs are underestimated, because participation is seldom monitored and evaluated. In the Dutch "Healthy Lifestyle Westerpark" program in Amsterdam, participation was both the main working principle and the main(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE We examined the reliability and validity of self-reported limitations encountered in the activities of daily living (ADL) as measure of functional performance, for Turkish, Moroccan, and indigenous Dutch elderly in the Netherlands. METHODS We obtained data on self-reported ADL measured by Katz' ADL index and on five related health(More)
BACKGROUND Sub-Saharan African populations are growing in many European countries. Data on the health of these populations are rare. Additionally, many sub-Saharan African migrants are confronted with issues of low socio-economic status, acculturation and language difficulties, which may hamper their access to health care. Despite the identification of some(More)
PURPOSE Ethnic inequalities in health in Western societies are well-documented but poorly understood. We examined associations between health locus of control (HLC) and depressive symptoms among native and non-native Dutch people in the Netherlands. METHODS We used hierarchical multiple linear regression analyses on a representative sample of the(More)