Table 2

Description of overweight/obesity and acculturation markers among Portuguese immigrants
Portuguese 1stgeneration (n=196) Portuguese 2ndgeneration (n=22) P –value*
Language proficiency % (n) <0.0001
   Portuguese (n 121) 69.8 (118) 13.6 (3)
   French/German (n 70) 30.2 (51) 86.4 (19)
Length of residency/age (means ± SD) 0.45 ± 0.23 1
Acculturation score (means ± SD) 1.75 ± 0.59 3.86 ± 0.35
Overweight/obesity % (n) 69 (116) 45.5 (10) 0.028

* P-value from X2 tests for categorical variables.

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Alkerwi et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:864   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-864

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