Literature review

Overweight and obesity among adolescent refugees and migrants arriving in Australia: a review of the literature

Publisher
Refugee children Refugees Overweight children Obesity Immigration Public health Australia
Description

Overweight and obesity is a major public health issue in Australia affecting both adults and children with significant consequences for health and well-being. Refugee and migrant groups are also at risk of experiencing overweight and obesity. Evidence from refugee health screening programs indicates that rates of overweight and obesity among refugee and migrant adolescents who have recently arrived in Australia are increasing.

The literature review presented in this report aimed to investigate the evidence available for overweight and obesity among refugee and migrant adolescent populations who have recently arrived in their resettlement country. The research evidence available for overweight and obesity among adolescent refugees and migrants was found to be minimal. However, the studies included in the review provide some insight into the complex factors that may contribute to overweight and obesity among adolescent refugees and migrants, and point towards the potential significance of this health issue.

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open
Publication place:
Sydney