Relevance of the "Immigrant Health Paradox" for the Health of Arab Americans in California.

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    • Abstract:
      Objectives. To assess the validity of the immigrant health paradox among Arab Americans in California. Methods. We used data from the 2003 to 2017 California Health Interview Survey (n = 1425). We used survey-weighted χ2 and logistic regression analyses to compare Arabs by immigrant generation on socioeconomic indicators, health behaviors, and health outcomes. Results. Second-generation Arab Americans had higher odds of binge drinking (adjusted odds ratio [AOR] = 3.26; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.53, 6.94) in the past year than did first-generation Arab Americans. Third-generation Arab Americans had greater odds of receiving the influenza vaccine in the past year (AOR = 3.29; 95% CI = 1.09, 9.98) than did second-generation Arab Americans. Third-generation Arab Americans had increased odds of being overweight or obese when compared with first- (AOR = 2.59; 95% CI = 1.02, 6.58) and second-generation Arab Americans (AOR = 3.22; 95% CI = 1.25, 8.29), respectively. Conclusions. Alcohol use increased across immigrant generations, and we observed no differences in health outcomes, other than obesity. The immigrant health paradox does not appear to apply to Arab Americans in California; mechanisms that generate health in this population should be studied further. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Full Text Word Count:
      5658
    • ISSN:
      0090-0036
    • Accession Number:
      10.2105/AJPH.2019.305308
    • Accession Number:
      139529078
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    • ABNT:
      ABUELEZAM, N. N.; EL-SAYED, A. M.; GALEA, S. Relevance of the “Immigrant Health Paradox” for the Health of Arab Americans in California. American Journal of Public Health, [s. l.], v. 109, n. 12, p. 1733–1738, 2019. DOI 10.2105/AJPH.2019.305308. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=pbh&AN=139529078. Acesso em: 3 dez. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Abuelezam NN, El-Sayed AM, Galea S. Relevance of the “Immigrant Health Paradox” for the Health of Arab Americans in California. American Journal of Public Health. 2019;109(12):1733-1738. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2019.305308
    • APA:
      Abuelezam, N. N., El-Sayed, A. M., & Galea, S. (2019). Relevance of the “Immigrant Health Paradox” for the Health of Arab Americans in California. American Journal of Public Health, 109(12), 1733–1738. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2019.305308
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Abuelezam, Nadia N., Abdulrahman M. El-Sayed, and Sandro Galea. 2019. “Relevance of the ‘Immigrant Health Paradox’ for the Health of Arab Americans in California.” American Journal of Public Health 109 (12): 1733–38. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2019.305308.
    • Harvard:
      Abuelezam, N. N., El-Sayed, A. M. and Galea, S. (2019) ‘Relevance of the “Immigrant Health Paradox” for the Health of Arab Americans in California’, American Journal of Public Health, 109(12), pp. 1733–1738. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2019.305308.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Abuelezam, NN, El-Sayed, AM & Galea, S 2019, ‘Relevance of the “Immigrant Health Paradox” for the Health of Arab Americans in California’, American Journal of Public Health, vol. 109, no. 12, pp. 1733–1738, viewed 3 December 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Abuelezam, Nadia N., et al. “Relevance of the ‘Immigrant Health Paradox’ for the Health of Arab Americans in California.” American Journal of Public Health, vol. 109, no. 12, Dec. 2019, pp. 1733–1738. EBSCOhost, doi:10.2105/AJPH.2019.305308.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Abuelezam, Nadia N., Abdulrahman M. El-Sayed, and Sandro Galea. “Relevance of the ‘Immigrant Health Paradox’ for the Health of Arab Americans in California.” American Journal of Public Health 109, no. 12 (December 2019): 1733–38. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2019.305308.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Abuelezam NN, El-Sayed AM, Galea S. Relevance of the “Immigrant Health Paradox” for the Health of Arab Americans in California. American Journal of Public Health [Internet]. 2019 Dec [cited 2020 Dec 3];109(12):1733–8. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=pbh&AN=139529078