First-generation immigrants feel less healthyThursday, 09 August 2018 15:53
Results show that a context of migration usually has a negative impact on health, “although there are major differences among migrants,” explained Professor Sara Willems of UGent. “However, you cannot call it a ‘cultural problem’, far from it. Education and income levels have a very important impact,” she added.
First-generation immigrants, in particular, feel less healthy. They are more liable to suffer from anxiety disorders and they say they lack social support and physical activity. Moreover, this group is more likely not to have a general practitioner, goes less often to the dentist and is more often in an emergency situation.
Kom op tegen Kanker is now looking at ways to translate these results into action.
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