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A literature review of the health of Gypsy/Traveller families in Scotland: the challenges for health promotion
Author(s): Smart H, Titterton M, Clark C
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In this paper, findings from a detailed literature review (which was commissioned in March 2002 by Queen Margaret University College, UK) on Gypsy/Travellers’ health are presented as well as suggestions on where “gaps” exist in related empirical research.

Age trends in prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in Roma minority population of Croatia.
Author(s): Zeljko HM, Skarić-Jurić T, Narančić NS, Barešić A, Tomas Z, Petranović MZ, Miličić J, Salihović MP, Janićijević B.
Abstract:

The Roma (Gypsy) are the largest European minority population characterized by poverty, social exclusion as well as by numerous life-style and cultural specificities, which all could have an adverse impact on their cardiovascular health. This study assesses the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) risk factors in community-based sample of 430 adult Roma, living in rural area of Croatia, by providing the actual and age-adjusted estimates using the European standard population. 

Anthropometry, nutrition status and thymic size of Gypsy newborns from southwestern Slovakia.
Author(s): Varga I, Toth F, Uhrinova A, Nescakova E, Pospisilova V, Polak S
Abstract:

Gypsy population represents a specific minority in Slovakia that differs from the majority population by its origin and genetic markers, as well as by generally lower social and economic status and lower hygienic standards of living. The aim of the present work is the analysis of anthropometric dimensions and indexes, as well as of thymus size, in the group of Gypsy and non-Gypsy newborns from the Southern Slovakia.

Association of the FTO rs9939609 polymorphism with obesity in Roma/Gypsy population.
Author(s): Mačeková S, Bernasovský I, Gabriková D, Bôžiková A, Bernasovská J, Boroňová I, Behulová R, Svíčková P, Petrejčíková E, Soták M
Abstract:

The rs9939609 SNP located in the first intron of the fat mass and obesity associated gene (FTO) has been found to be associated with common obesity mainly in populations of European descent. The Roma/Gypsy population as an ethnic minority of Asian Indian origin is well known for its adverse health status with a high prevalence of obesity.

Cardiovascular risk predictors in central Slovakian Roma children and adolescents: regional differences.
Author(s): Hujová Z, Alberty R, Ahlers I, Ahlersová E, Paulíková E, Desatniková J, Gábor D, Hrubá F
Abstract:

The objective of the study was to determine some Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) risk factors in 174 Roma children and adolescents (88 males and 86 females) aged 7-18 in 3 Central Slovakian cities (44 from Zilina, 39 from Bansk, Bystrica and 91 from Rimavská Sobota). 

Comparison of the health of Roma and non-Roma children living in the district of Teplice
Author(s): Miroslav Dostal, Jan Topinka, Radim J. Sram
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Objectives To compare the morbidity of 66 Roma and 466 non-Roma children born and living in a diffused type of habitation in the district of Teplice.

Confronting a Hidden Disease: TB in Roma Communities
Author(s): Marta Schaaf
Abstract:

International agencies such as the World Bank,1 the United Nations Development Program (UNDP),2 and the Council of Europe3 report that TB is more prevalent in Roma communities and that the Roma are more vulnerable to TB. However, no comprehensive document exists outlining the available data regarding the prevalence of TB in Roma communities, the factors that shape Roma vulnerability to TB, and the barriers to TB control in Roma communities. 

Does socioeconomic status fully mediate the effect of ethnicity on the health of Roma people in Hungary?
Author(s): Vokó Z, Csépe P, Németh R, Kósa K, Kósa Z, Széles G, Ádány R
Abstract:

Several models have been proposed to explain the association between ethnicity and health. It was investigated whether the association between Roma ethnicity and health is fully mediated by socioeconomic status in Hungary.

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