Social determinants and risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in South Asian migrant populations in Europe

Davies, A. A., Blake, C. and Dhavan, P. (2011) Social determinants and risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in South Asian migrant populations in Europe. Asia Europe Journal, 8(4), pp. 461-473. (doi: 10.1007/s10308-011-0291-1)

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Abstract

In Europe, policies, strategies and interventions to address the growing burden of non-communicable diseases have generally neglected to take into consideration the impact of migration on health outcomes of increasingly multicultural and diverse societies. Research has shown that migrants of South Asian origin living in Europe are more at risk of acquiring non-communicable diseases than their counterparts in their country of origin or than the host European population. Using the example of migrants of South Asian origin, this paper highlights the migration-related social determinants of health and risk factors for non-communicable diseases. This paper calls for a more integrated, multi-sectoral approach to promote migrant-friendly health and social services to address non-communicable diseases in South Asia and Europe.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Blake, Ms Carolyn
Authors: Davies, A. A., Blake, C., and Dhavan, P.
Subjects:J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
Journal Name:Asia Europe Journal
Journal Abbr.:Asia Eur J
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1610-2932
ISSN (Online):1612-1031
Published Online:11 March 2011

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