Henriëtte Dijkshoorn

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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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND Studies on the association between health and neighborhood ethnic composition yielded inconsistent results, possibly due to methodological limitations. We assessed these associations at different spatial scales and for different measures of ethnic composition. METHODS We obtained health survey data of 4673 respondents of Dutch, Surinamese,(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)
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. We used hierarchical multiple linear regression analyses on a representative sample of the multi-ethnic population of(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 We examined ethnic differences between levels of body mass index (BMI) based on self-reported and measured body height and weight and the validity of self-reports used to estimate the prevalence of obesity (BMI≥30 kg/m2) in Turkish, Moroccan, and Dutch people in the Netherlands. Furthermore, we investigated whether BMI levels and the prevalence(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)
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)