Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity Among US Immigrants: Results of the 2003 New Immigrant Survey

@article{Choi2011PrevalenceOO,
  title={Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity Among US Immigrants: Results of the 2003 New Immigrant Survey},
  author={Jin Young Choi},
  journal={Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health},
  year={2011},
  volume={14},
  pages={1112-1118}
}
This study estimates the prevalence patterns of overweight and obesity of new immigrants in the US. The 2003 New Immigrant Survey (NIS) was used to generate representative estimates of the prevalence of overweight and obesity among new immigrants overall and by place of origin subgroup. More than 45% of new immigrants are either overweight or obese. Overall, the higher prevalences of both overweight and obesity were found in Latin/Caribbean immigrants, older age group, those with longer years… CONTINUE READING

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