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The cardiovascular risk factors of the Roma (Gypsies) people in Central-Eastern Europe: a review of the published literature
Author(s): M Dobranici, A Buzea, R Popescu

Estimated number of the Roma people in central-eastern Europe cannot be precisely appreciated, but official data suggest that in the 2004 they were approximately 4.2 million. At this time, there are few available data about the health status of the Roma people, mostly assessing genetic and infectious diseases, which reflect poverty, overcrowding, and lack of education. There is even less data regarding non–communicable and chronic diseases, especially cardiovascular diseases.

The education of Romany health and social assistants in the Czech Republic.
Author(s): Jarosová D, Dusová B, Vrublová Y

AIM: This paper presents the Czech national pilot project - the first educational course of Romany health and social assistants for community work with the Romany population in excluded communities.

The Enculturation Experience of Roma Refugees: A Canadian Perspective
Author(s): Christine A. Walsh, Dave Este, Brigette Krieg

Since 1999, there has been increasing settlement in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, of large numbers of Roma families from Hungary, seeking refugee status. A number of agencies across health, social services, education, immigration, child welfare and justice sectors were concerned about the Roma population’s difficulties within these systems and the ability of these systems to provide effective services to the Roma population.

The frequency of factor V Leiden and prothrombin G20210A mutations in Slovak and Roma (Gypsy) ethnic group of Eastern Slovakia
Author(s): Alexandra Bôžiková, Dana Gabriková, Adriana Sovičová, Regina Behulová, Soňa Mačeková, Iveta Boroňová, Eva Petrejčíková, Miroslav Soták, Jarmila Bernasovská, Ivan Bernasovský

Factor V Leiden and prothrombin G20210A are the two most prevalent causes of inherited thrombophilia. The prevalence of these mutations varies widely in healthy Caucasian population. The aim of our study was to determine the frequency of factor V Leiden and prothrombin G20210A mutations in Slovak and Roma ethnic group from Eastern Slovakia.

The health needs of the Slovak Roma community in Sheffield.
Author(s): Gill G.

Since Slovakia joined the European Union in 2004, Sheffield has seen a steady increase in the arrival of migrant workers and their families to the city. Most of these families are from a Roma background, marginalised within Eastern Europe and the subjects of recognised health inequalities in their country of origin.

Keywords: health needs , Sheffield , Slovak
The health of the Roma people: a review of the published literature
Author(s): S. Hajioff, M. McKee

The Roma people originated in northern India and have been known in Europe for nearly a thousand years. For much of that time they have been the subjects of discrimination and oppression, culminating in the extermination of half a million Roma in the Nazi death camps. While it is widely believed that the health of Roma people is often poorer than the majority population, these inequalities remain largely unresearched.

The prevalence of cigarette smoking and its relation to certain risk predictors of cardiovascular diseases in central-Slovakian Roma children and adol
Author(s): Hujová Z, Alberty R, Paulíková E, Ahlers I, Ahlersová E, Gábor D, Dove M

The objective of the study was to determine some Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) risk factors in relation to cigarette smoking in 174 Roma children and adolescents (88 males and 86 females) and 131 non-Roma probands (males and females) aged 7-18 in central Slovakia. In this biethnic study, 26.4% of the Roma children and adolescents (more than twice contrary to the control group) were smokers.

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