Country of birth differences in lifestyle-related chronic disease among middle-aged and older adults of Lebanese ethnicity.

CONCLUSIONS: Country of birth differences in health exist among those of Lebanese ethnicity. Implications for public health: Country of birth is an important factor that could assist in explaining differences in health among ethnic groups of the same origin. PMID: 31339603 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

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