Original paper

Migration als Risikofaktor für Übergewicht und Adipositas bei Kindern und Jugendlichen

Kirchengast, Sylvia;Schober, Edith


The prevalence of overweight and obesity was tested based on the BMI data of 15 year old 996 boys and 846 girls living in Vienna and a possible association between obesity and migration status was analysed. Turkish and Yugoslavian adolescents showed significantly higher prevalence rates of overweight and obesity than their Austrian counterparts. This was especially true of Turkish girls. Sociocultural and gender specific factors were discussed as reasons for these observations.


Obesitychildhood adolescencesocioeconomic factorsmigrationÜbergewicht