Sex Differences and Predictors of Changes in Body Weight and Noncommunicable Diseases in a Random, Newly-Arrived Group of Refugees Followed for Two Years

@article{Jen2017SexDA,
  title={Sex Differences and Predictors of Changes in Body Weight and Noncommunicable Diseases in a Random, Newly-Arrived Group of Refugees Followed for Two Years},
  author={K-L. Catherine Jen and Hikmet J. Jamil and Kequan Zhou and Karen Breejen and Bengt B. Arnetz},
  journal={Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health},
  year={2017},
  volume={20},
  pages={283-294}
}
We have reported that none of the psychological/mental variables examined predicted the increase in BMI and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Iraqi refugees after 1 year resettlement in Michigan. We continuously followed the same cohort of refugees for 2 years (Y2 FU) to further determine the gender difference in predicting of increased BMI and NCDs. Only 20% of the BMI variability could be accounted for by the factors examined. Number of dependent children and depression were positively and… CONTINUE READING
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