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Risk of eating disorders in immigrant populations

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Risk of eating disorders in immigrant populations. / Mustelin, L; Hedman, A M; Thornton, Laura M.; Kuja-Halkola, R; Keski-Rahkonen, A; Cantor-Graae, E.; Almqvist, C; Birgegård, Andreas; Lichtenstein, P.; Mortensen, P B; Pedersen, C B; Bulik, Cynthia M.

In: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, Vol. 136, No. 2, 19.05.2017, p. 156-165.

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Mustelin, L, Hedman, AM, Thornton, LM, Kuja-Halkola, R, Keski-Rahkonen, A, Cantor-Graae, E, Almqvist, C, Birgegård, A, Lichtenstein, P, Mortensen, PB, Pedersen, CB & Bulik, CM 2017, 'Risk of eating disorders in immigrant populations', Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, vol. 136, no. 2, pp. 156-165. https://doi.org/10.1111/acps.12750

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Mustelin, L., Hedman, A. M., Thornton, L. M., Kuja-Halkola, R., Keski-Rahkonen, A., Cantor-Graae, E., Almqvist, C., Birgegård, A., Lichtenstein, P., Mortensen, P. B., Pedersen, C. B., & Bulik, C. M. (2017). Risk of eating disorders in immigrant populations. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 136(2), 156-165. https://doi.org/10.1111/acps.12750

CBE

Mustelin L, Hedman AM, Thornton LM, Kuja-Halkola R, Keski-Rahkonen A, Cantor-Graae E, Almqvist C, Birgegård A, Lichtenstein P, Mortensen PB, Pedersen CB, Bulik CM. 2017. Risk of eating disorders in immigrant populations. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. 136(2):156-165. https://doi.org/10.1111/acps.12750

MLA

Mustelin, L et al. "Risk of eating disorders in immigrant populations". Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. 2017, 136(2). 156-165. https://doi.org/10.1111/acps.12750

Vancouver

Mustelin L, Hedman AM, Thornton LM, Kuja-Halkola R, Keski-Rahkonen A, Cantor-Graae E et al. Risk of eating disorders in immigrant populations. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. 2017 May 19;136(2):156-165. https://doi.org/10.1111/acps.12750

Author

Mustelin, L ; Hedman, A M ; Thornton, Laura M. ; Kuja-Halkola, R ; Keski-Rahkonen, A ; Cantor-Graae, E. ; Almqvist, C ; Birgegård, Andreas ; Lichtenstein, P. ; Mortensen, P B ; Pedersen, C B ; Bulik, Cynthia M. / Risk of eating disorders in immigrant populations. In: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. 2017 ; Vol. 136, No. 2. pp. 156-165.

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title = "Risk of eating disorders in immigrant populations",
abstract = "OBJECTIVE: The risk of certain psychiatric disorders is elevated among immigrants. To date, no population studies on immigrant health have addressed eating disorders. We examined whether risk of eating disorders in first- and second-generation immigrants differs from native-born Danes and Swedes.METHOD: All individuals born 1984-2002 (Danish cohort) and 1989-1999 (Swedish cohort) and residing in the respective country on their 10th birthday were included. They were followed up for the development of eating disorders based on out-patient and in-patient data.RESULTS: The risks of all eating disorder types were lower among first-generation immigrants compared to the native populations: Incidence-rate ratio (95% confidence interval) was 0.39 (0.29, 0.51) for anorexia nervosa, 0.60 (0.42, 0.83) for bulimia nervosa, and 0.62 (0.47, 0.79) for other eating disorders in Denmark and 0.27 (0.21, 0.34) for anorexia nervosa, 0.30 (0.18, 0.51) for bulimia nervosa, and 0.39 (0.32, 0.47) for other eating disorders in Sweden. Likewise, second-generation immigrants by both parents were at lower risk, whereas those with only one foreign-born parent were not.CONCLUSION: The decreased risk of eating disorders among immigrants is opposite to what has been observed for other psychiatric disorders, particularly schizophrenia. Possible explanations include buffering sociocultural factors and underdetection in health care.",
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RIS

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T1 - Risk of eating disorders in immigrant populations

AU - Mustelin, L

AU - Hedman, A M

AU - Thornton, Laura M.

AU - Kuja-Halkola, R

AU - Keski-Rahkonen, A

AU - Cantor-Graae, E.

AU - Almqvist, C

AU - Birgegård, Andreas

AU - Lichtenstein, P.

AU - Mortensen, P B

AU - Pedersen, C B

AU - Bulik, Cynthia M

N1 - © 2017 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

PY - 2017/5/19

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N2 - OBJECTIVE: The risk of certain psychiatric disorders is elevated among immigrants. To date, no population studies on immigrant health have addressed eating disorders. We examined whether risk of eating disorders in first- and second-generation immigrants differs from native-born Danes and Swedes.METHOD: All individuals born 1984-2002 (Danish cohort) and 1989-1999 (Swedish cohort) and residing in the respective country on their 10th birthday were included. They were followed up for the development of eating disorders based on out-patient and in-patient data.RESULTS: The risks of all eating disorder types were lower among first-generation immigrants compared to the native populations: Incidence-rate ratio (95% confidence interval) was 0.39 (0.29, 0.51) for anorexia nervosa, 0.60 (0.42, 0.83) for bulimia nervosa, and 0.62 (0.47, 0.79) for other eating disorders in Denmark and 0.27 (0.21, 0.34) for anorexia nervosa, 0.30 (0.18, 0.51) for bulimia nervosa, and 0.39 (0.32, 0.47) for other eating disorders in Sweden. Likewise, second-generation immigrants by both parents were at lower risk, whereas those with only one foreign-born parent were not.CONCLUSION: The decreased risk of eating disorders among immigrants is opposite to what has been observed for other psychiatric disorders, particularly schizophrenia. Possible explanations include buffering sociocultural factors and underdetection in health care.

AB - OBJECTIVE: The risk of certain psychiatric disorders is elevated among immigrants. To date, no population studies on immigrant health have addressed eating disorders. We examined whether risk of eating disorders in first- and second-generation immigrants differs from native-born Danes and Swedes.METHOD: All individuals born 1984-2002 (Danish cohort) and 1989-1999 (Swedish cohort) and residing in the respective country on their 10th birthday were included. They were followed up for the development of eating disorders based on out-patient and in-patient data.RESULTS: The risks of all eating disorder types were lower among first-generation immigrants compared to the native populations: Incidence-rate ratio (95% confidence interval) was 0.39 (0.29, 0.51) for anorexia nervosa, 0.60 (0.42, 0.83) for bulimia nervosa, and 0.62 (0.47, 0.79) for other eating disorders in Denmark and 0.27 (0.21, 0.34) for anorexia nervosa, 0.30 (0.18, 0.51) for bulimia nervosa, and 0.39 (0.32, 0.47) for other eating disorders in Sweden. Likewise, second-generation immigrants by both parents were at lower risk, whereas those with only one foreign-born parent were not.CONCLUSION: The decreased risk of eating disorders among immigrants is opposite to what has been observed for other psychiatric disorders, particularly schizophrenia. Possible explanations include buffering sociocultural factors and underdetection in health care.

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JO - Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica

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SN - 0001-690X

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