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Metabolic, mental health, behavioural and socioeconomic characteristics of migrants with Chagas disease in a non-endemic country

Published inTM & IH. Tropical medicine and international health, vol. 17, no. 5, p. 595-603
Publication date2012
Abstract

Chronic Chagas disease causes cardiopathy in 20-40% of the 8-10 million people affected. The prevalence of atherogenic factors increases rapidly in Latin America. Somatic, mental, behavioural and social characteristics of the 80,000 Latino migrants with Chagas disease in Europe are not known. We postulate that they may accumulate these factors for poor health--notably cardiovascular-outcomes.

Keywords
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Bolivia/ethnology
  • Cardiovascular Diseases/epidemiology/psychology
  • Chagas Disease/epidemiology/physiopathology/psychology
  • Cohort Studies
  • Comorbidity
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Emigrants and Immigrants/psychology/statistics & numerical data
  • Europe/epidemiology
  • Female
  • Health Behavior
  • Humans
  • Latin America/ethnology
  • Male
  • Mental Disorders/epidemiology/psychology
  • Metabolic Diseases/epidemiology/psychology
  • Middle Aged
  • Prevalence
  • Risk Factors
  • Sedentary Lifestyle
  • Smoking/epidemiology/psychology
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Young Adult
Citation (ISO format)
JACKSON, Yves-Laurent Julien et al. Metabolic, mental health, behavioural and socioeconomic characteristics of migrants with Chagas disease in a non-endemic country. In: TM & IH. Tropical medicine and international health, 2012, vol. 17, n° 5, p. 595–603. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3156.2012.02965.x
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