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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 0-9
Health needs of the Roma population in the Czech and Slovak Republics
Author(s): Koupilová I, Epstein H, Holčı́k J, Hajioff S, McKee M
The Enculturation Experience of Roma Refugees: A Canadian Perspective
Author(s): Christine A. Walsh, Dave Este, Brigette Krieg
Abstract:

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.

Prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases in high risk social networks of young Roma (Gypsy) men in Bulgaria: randomised controlled trial
Author(s): Boyan Vassilev, Elena Kabakchieva ,Elena Petrova, Jeffrey A Kelly, Radostina Antonova, Roman A Khoursine, Sylvia Vassileva, Timothy L McAuliffe, Wayne J DiFranceisco, Yuri A Amirkhanian
Keywords: HIV , prevention , Risk assessment , roma , STD
Roma ethnicity and clinical outcomes in kidney transplant recipients.
Author(s): Molnar MZ, Langer RM, Remport A, Czira ME, Rajczy K, Kalantar-Zadeh K, Kovesdy CP, Novak M, Mucsi I
Abstract:

Racial and ethnic disparities among North American patients with chronic kidney disease have received significant attention. In contrast, little is known about health-related outcomes of patients with end-stage renal disease among the Roma minority, also known as gypsies, compared to Caucasian individuals. We prospectively assessed the association between Roma ethnicity and long-term clinical outcomes in kidney transplant recipients

The situation of Roma in 11 EU Member States - Survey results at a glance
Author(s): FRA, UNDP, World Bank, European Commission
Abstract:

Roma - Europe's largest minority of 10-12 million people - continue to experience discrimination and social exclusion; and they are not sufficiently aware of their rights guaranteed by EU law, such as the Racial Equality Directive. This report presents the first results of the FRA Roma pilot survey and the UNDP/World Bank/European Commission regional Roma survey carried out in 2011.

Keywords: FRA , Roma , survey
Risk factors of preterm birth and low birth weight babies among Roma and non-Roma mothers: a population-based study
Author(s): Balázs P, Rákóczi I, Grenzer A, Foley L K
Abstract:

Background: In 2009, 8.4% of live births in Hungary were low birth weight (LBW) and 8.7% were preterm (PTB). Roma are disproportionately represented in Northern Hungary where LBW and PTB are highest in the country (10.3% equally). This study evaluates the risk factors for LBW and/or PTB among the Roma and non-Roma populations in two Northern Hungarian counties. Methods: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 5469 non-Roma and 2287 Roma mothers who gave birth in 2009. Women were visited by the Maternal and Child Health Service nurses and completed in-person structured surveys on demographic, socio-economic, cultural and lifestyle factors. These data were combined with biometric data from hospital records. Bivariate statistics and a logistic regression analyses were used to determine risk factors for LBW and PTB. Results: Roma had a higher incidence of PTB and LBW babies compared with non-Roma women (PTB 9.9% vs. 7.1%, LBW 12.2% vs. 6.5% P = 0.001). However, ethnicity was not related to PTB and LBW in multivariable analyses, when controlling for socio-demographic and lifestyle characteristics. Factors associated with LBW and PTB include being underweight, advanced maternal age, and smoking. Conclusion: Strategies that ensure healthy lifestyles must be well integrated in family-based interventions and in the schools, with special consideration for Roma women who have a higher prevalence of deleterious lifestyles and poor birth outcomes. Ensuring a healthy body weight and no smoking has important implications for the mother and foetus.

REVIEW OF THE SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE ON THE HEALTH OF THE ROMA AND SINTI IN ITALY
Author(s): Lorenzo Monasta, DSc; Anna Erenbourg, MD; Stefano Restaino, MD; Vittoria Lutje, PhD; Luca Ronfani, PhD
Abstract:

The aim of our review was to analyze published evidence on the health conditions of Roma and Sinti people living in Italy.