Print Email Facebook Twitter Clustering of health and risk behaviour in immigrant and indigenous Dutch residents aged 19–40 years Title Clustering of health and risk behaviour in immigrant and indigenous Dutch residents aged 19–40 years Author Reijneveld, S.A. van Nieuwenhuijzen, M. Klein Velderman, M. Paulussen, T.W.G.M. Junger, M. Publication year 2012 Abstract Objectives Studies on the co-occurrence, ‘clustering’ of health and other risk behaviours among immigrants from non-industrialised countries lack until now. The aim of this study was to compare this clustering in immigrant and indigenous adults. Methods A representative sample (N = 2,982; response 71%) of the Dutch population aged 19–40, with 247 respondents from non-industrialized countries (Turkey, Morocco, Surinam, Netherlands Antilles), was asked about health behaviours (alcohol, smoking, drugs, unsafe sex, exercise, nutrition, sleep behaviour, traffic behaviour), and about rule-breaking behaviour and aggression. Data were collected using internet questionnaires, which excluded respondents unable to read Dutch. Results Among indigenous adults, health and risk behaviours co-occur in three clusters (alcohol, health-enhaning behaviour, and rule-breaking behaviour), whereas among immigrant groups two clusters were found (alcohol and rulebreaking behaviour/smoking). Differences mostly concerned health-enhancing behaviours such as nutrition, which was not part of any cluster, and physical activity. Conclusions This supports an integrated promotion of healthier lifestyles to immigrants who are able to read Dutch. Regarding potentially risky behaviours like alcohol use and rule-breaking behaviours, this could be similar to that for indigenous people. Subject HumanCH - Child Health LS - Life StyleBSS - Behavioural and Societal SciencesHealthy for LifeHealthHealthy Living To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:58019f0b-00ea-44e6-8472-0cb586bb173c TNO identifier 447364 Source International Journal of Public Health, 57, 351-361 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.