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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
Abstract:

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.

Some cardiovascular risk factors in Gypsy children and adolescents from Central Slovakia.
Author(s): Hujová Z, Desatnikova J, Gabor D
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Atherosclerosis could develope in the presence of CVD risk factors in early age. OBJECTIVE: To determine some risk factors of Cardiovascular Disease in Gypsy children and adolescents from Central Slovakia

To what extent does socioeconomic status explain differences in health between Roma and non-Roma adolescents in Slovakia?
Author(s): Kolarcik P, Orosova O, Reijneveld SA, van Dijk JP, A Madarasova-Geckova
Abstract:

The Roma make up one of the largest ethnic groups in Europe. The few studies that are available report health among the Roma as considerably worse than that of the majority population, and virtually nothing is known about the health status of Roma adolescents. The purpose of this study was to compare the self-reported health outcomes of Roma adolescents living in Roma settlements with adolescents from the majority population and to assess the impact of socioeconomic status on the results obtained.

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
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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). 

Substance use in Roma and non-Roma adolescents.
Author(s): Gerevich J, Bácskai E, Czobor P, Szabó J
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Little data have been published on specific health indicators for Roma, especially on substance use and related problems, and to our knowledge no data are available for Roma adolescents. The objective was to assess substance use of Roma as compared with non-Roma adolescents. 

Does the influence of peers and parents on adolescents' drunkenness differ between Roma and non-Roma adolescents in Slovakia?
Author(s): Bobakova D, Kolarcik P, Geckova AM, Klein D, Reijneveld SA, van Dijk JP.
Abstract:

BACKGROUND:

Roma adolescents have been shown to use less alcohol than non-Roma adolescents. This could be due to the protective influences of peers and parents.

OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of this study was to explore differences in the levels of peer and parental influence and their effects on drunkenness between Roma and non-Roma adolescents.