African Immigrant 's Beliefs And Lifestyle Behaviors That May Impact Health

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Immigrants plays a major role in the growth of the population of the United States, (US) and it is estimated that about 82% 0f the population increase between 2005 and 2050 will be attributed to immigrants and their offspring (Passel & Cohn, 2008, as cited in Turk & Fapohunda, 2015). The African immigrant population is rapidly increasing with every passing day, in fact, it has doubled in size between 2000 and 2010; yet a large extent of the health and wellness of the African immigrant population remain unexplored (Venters & Gany, 201, as cited in Turk & Fapohunda, 2015). This monographic trends indicate a crucial need to learn about African immigrant’s beliefs and lifestyle behaviors that may impact health. According to the researchers, there is need to find out how health providers can help to promote healthy eating and physical activity.
Researchers indicated that Limited evidence shows that African immigrants tend to be healthier than US-born white and African Americans. Immigrants may face barriers in maintaining healthy native diets or acquiring healthy physical activity habits in their new countries. The researcher indicates the percentage of African immigrants who are engaged in physical activities.
Purpose and Research Questions
In this research journal, the purpose of the study was well established and the author clearly state the goals, aim and objectives. The purposes of this study were firstly, to explore the beliefs, perceptions and practices of Nigerian…
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