Investigators: Dr Hilary Bambrick, Prof Maree Johnson, Prof Louisa Jorm (CI), Dr Duong Tran.

People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds comprise a significant proportion of the Australian population, with Vietnam-born people accounting for 3.6% of those who were born overseas in the 2006 Census. Vietnam-born women have rates of gestational diabetes that are 2-3 times those of Australian-born women, however there is little research conducted with a focus on diabetes and its risk factors in the Vietnamese-speaking community.

The aims of this study were to contribute to a better understanding of cultural and health status of Vietnam-born residents in NSW in terms of how they are acculturating in Australia; the patterns of their behavioural risk factors; distribution of their illnesses, disorders or problems; and the relationship between these outcomes.

Outcomes resulting from this research:

Tran DT, Jorm L, Johnson M, Bambrick H, Lujic S. Effects of Acculturation on Lifestyle and Health Status Among Older Vietnam-Born Australians. Asia Pac J Public Health [Internet] 2013 doi:10.1177/1010539513491419

Tran DT, Jorm LR, Johnson M, Bambrick H, Lujic S. Prevalence and Risk Factors of Type 2 Diabetes in Older Vietnam-Born Australians. J Community Health [Internet] 2013 doi:10.1007/s10900-013-9745-2