Table 1

Study characteristics by gender and generational status

Turkish and Moroccan men N = 334

Turkish and Moroccan women N = 339

1st generation

N= 126

% (n)

2nd generation

N= 208

% (n)

p-value men

1st generation

N= 160

% (n)

2nd generation

N= 179

% (n)

p-value women


Overweight or obese

BMI (kg/m2) ≥25

27.8 (35)

32.7 (68)

.210

45.0 (72)

21.8 (39)

.000

Socio-demographic factors

Age

.000

.000

15-19

39.7 (50)

60.1 (125)

21.9 (35)

60.3 (108)

20-24

22.2 (28)

25.5 (53)

16.9 (27)

23.5 (42)

25-30

38.1 (48)

14.4 (30)

61.3 (98)

16.2 (29)

Ethnicity

.225

.031

Turkish

71.4 (90)

66.8 (139)

63.1 (101)

52.5 (94)

Moroccan

28.6 (36)

33.2 (69)

36.9 (59)

47.5 (85)

Age at migration of 1st generation*

> 6th year

63.9 (78)

-

67.1 (106)

-

< 6th year

36.1 (44)

-

32.9 (52)

-

Years of residence- 1st generation*

< 12 years

46.8 (58)

-

42.5 (68)

-

> 12 years

53.2 (66)

-

57.5 (92)

-

Marital status (married or cohabiting))

35.7 (45)

15.9 (33)

.000

60.0 (96)

22.3 (40)

.000

Having children living at home (yes)

26.2 (3)

12.5 (26)

.001

56.3 (90)

19.6 (35)

.000

Socio-economic factors*

Educational level

.281

.000

Low

11.7 (14)

6.9 (14)

28.4 (44)

3.4 (6)

Moderate

58.3 (70)

64.9 (131)

50.3 (78)

67.6 (119)

High

30.0 (36)

28.2 (57)

21.3 (33)

29.0 (51)

Position on labour market (individual)

.002

.000

Unemployed

10.4 (12)

6.0 (12)

12.7 (20)

7.3 (13)

Homemaker

-

-

35.7 (56)

7.9 (14)

Employed

44.3 (51)

28.4 (57)

24.2 (38)

18.6 (33)

Students

45.2 (52)

65.7 (132)

27.4 (43)

66.1 (117)

Occupational status (family)

.052

.433

Unemployed

26.2 (28)

37.2 (64)

28.1 (39)

35.6 (57)

Manual occupation

47.7 (51)

37..8 (65)

38.8 (54)

37.5 (60)

Non-manual occupation

22.4 (24)

16.3 (28)

29.5 (41)

25.0 (40)

Students

3.7 (4)

8.7 (15)

3.6 (5)

1.9 (3)

Migration related factors*

Region of origin

.138

.116

Big city

41.3 (50)

34.6 (71)

35.8 (57)

57.1 (100)

Small city/village

58.7 (71)

65.4 (134)

64.2 (102)

42.9 (75)

Reason for migration

.619

.000

Came with parents

8.1 (10)

10.7 (22)

11.3 (18)

13.6 (24)

Family reunion/marriage

13.7 (17)

11.2 (23)

37.5 (60)

15.8 (28)

For economic reasons

78.2 (97)

78.0 (160)

51.3 (82)

70.6 (125)

Acculturation*

Cultural orientation

.042

.016

1st tertile: least oriented towards Dutch culture

37.6 (47)

22.7 (46)

56.8 (88)

14.1 (25)

2nd tertile

31.2 (39)

38.4 (78)

24.5 (38)

38.4 (68)

3rd tertile: most oriented towards Dutch culture

31.2 (39)

38.9 (79)

18.1 (29)

47.5 (84)

Social contacts

.014

.000

1st tertile:least contacts with ethnic Dutch

48.0 (60)

34.3 (70)

49.4 (79)

36.5 (65)

2nd tertile

30.4 (38)

35.8 (73)

31.9 (51)

32.6 (58)

3rd tertile: most contacts with ethnic Dutch

21.6 (27)

29.9 (61)

18.8 (30)

30.9 (55)

Religion very important*

68.0 (83)

56.1 (110)

.022

72.9 (113)

70.5 (124)

.356


* Numbers do not exactly add to total number of participants due to missing cases on these variables.

Hosper et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:105   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-105

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