Charles Agyemang

Summary

Affiliation: Academic Medical Center
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic inequalities in stroke incidence among migrant groups: analysis of nationwide data
    Charles Agyemang
    From the Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands C A, K S Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands A A v O, M L B, I V Section of Health Services Research, Department of Public Health, Danish Research Centre for Migration, Ethnicity, and Health, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark M N Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Immigrant Medicine, Hvidovre Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark M N and Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Brain Centre Rudolf Magnus, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands L J K, C J M K
    Stroke 45:2397-403. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint Relationship between psychosocial stress and hypertension among Ghanaians in Amsterdam, the Netherlands - the GHAIA study
    Bernard Agyei
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105, AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 14:692. 2014
  3. pmc Physical violence during pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes in Ghana
    Michelle Sharon Pool
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:71. 2014
  4. pmc Rural and urban differences in blood pressure and pregnancy-induced hypertension among pregnant women in Ghana
    Deborah van Middendorp
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands PO Box 22660, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Global Health 9:59. 2013
  5. pmc Establishing and sustaining research partnerships in Africa: a case study of the UK-Africa Academic Partnership on Chronic Disease
    Ama de-Graft Aikins
    Regional Institute for Population Studies, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana
    Global Health 8:29. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Ethnicity and cardiovascular health research: pushing the boundaries by including comparison populations in the countries of origin
    Charles Agyemang
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ethn Health 17:579-96. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder and diabetes among 105,180 asylum seekers in the Netherlands
    Charles Agyemang
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Public Health 22:658-62. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Heterogeneity in sex differences in the metabolic syndrome in Dutch white, Surinamese African and South Asian populations
    C Agyemang
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Diabet Med 29:1159-64. 2012
  9. pmc Tackling Africa's chronic disease burden: from the local to the global
    Ama de-Graft Aikins
    Department of Social and Developmental Psychology, Faculty of Politics, Psychology, Sociology and International Studies, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Global Health 6:5. 2010
  10. pmc Blood pressure and body mass index in an ethnically diverse sample of adolescents in Paramaribo, Suriname
    Charles Agyemang
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 9:19. 2009

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Publications71

  1. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic inequalities in stroke incidence among migrant groups: analysis of nationwide data
    Charles Agyemang
    From the Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands C A, K S Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands A A v O, M L B, I V Section of Health Services Research, Department of Public Health, Danish Research Centre for Migration, Ethnicity, and Health, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark M N Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Immigrant Medicine, Hvidovre Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark M N and Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Brain Centre Rudolf Magnus, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands L J K, C J M K
    Stroke 45:2397-403. 2014
    ..The evidence on migrant groups is, however, limited and inconsistent. We assessed socioeconomic inequalities in relation to stroke incidence among major ethnic groups in the Netherlands...
  2. ncbi request reprint Relationship between psychosocial stress and hypertension among Ghanaians in Amsterdam, the Netherlands - the GHAIA study
    Bernard Agyei
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105, AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 14:692. 2014
    ..We assessed the relationship between psychosocial stress and hypertension among the largest SSA migrant population (Ghanaians) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands...
  3. pmc Physical violence during pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes in Ghana
    Michelle Sharon Pool
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:71. 2014
    ..In Ghana there are limited data on this subject. We sought to assess the relationship between physical violence during pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes (early pregnancy loss, perinatal mortality and neonatal mortality) in Ghana...
  4. pmc Rural and urban differences in blood pressure and pregnancy-induced hypertension among pregnant women in Ghana
    Deborah van Middendorp
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands PO Box 22660, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Global Health 9:59. 2013
    ..However, very little is known about PIH and associated determinants in many SSA countries such as Ghana. We therefore sought to assess rural and urban differences in blood pressure (BP) and PIH among pregnant women in Ghana...
  5. pmc Establishing and sustaining research partnerships in Africa: a case study of the UK-Africa Academic Partnership on Chronic Disease
    Ama de-Graft Aikins
    Regional Institute for Population Studies, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana
    Global Health 8:29. 2012
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  6. doi request reprint Ethnicity and cardiovascular health research: pushing the boundaries by including comparison populations in the countries of origin
    Charles Agyemang
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ethn Health 17:579-96. 2012
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder and diabetes among 105,180 asylum seekers in the Netherlands
    Charles Agyemang
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Public Health 22:658-62. 2012
    ..The relationship between PTSD and T2DM has not been evaluated among vulnerable migrant populations. The main objective of this study was therefore to assess the relationship between PTSD and T2DM among asylum seekers in the Netherlands...
  8. doi request reprint Heterogeneity in sex differences in the metabolic syndrome in Dutch white, Surinamese African and South Asian populations
    C Agyemang
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Diabet Med 29:1159-64. 2012
    ..To determine whether sex differences in the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome and its components differ among different ethnic groups...
  9. pmc Tackling Africa's chronic disease burden: from the local to the global
    Ama de-Graft Aikins
    Department of Social and Developmental Psychology, Faculty of Politics, Psychology, Sociology and International Studies, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Global Health 6:5. 2010
    ....
  10. pmc Blood pressure and body mass index in an ethnically diverse sample of adolescents in Paramaribo, Suriname
    Charles Agyemang
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 9:19. 2009
    ..Hence, we assessed ethnic differences in BP, and the association of BP with body mass index (BMI) among adolescents aged 12-17 years in Paramaribo, Suriname...
  11. ncbi request reprint Risk of death after first admission for cardiovascular diseases by country of birth in The Netherlands: a nationwide record-linked retrospective cohort study
    C Agyemang
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, Amsterdam 1105 AZ, The Netherlands
    Heart 95:747-53. 2009
    ..To examine differences in short- (28 days) and long-term (5 years) risk of death in patients hospitalised for the first time for various cardiovascular diseases (CVD) by country of birth and/or parental country of birth...
  12. ncbi request reprint Educational inequalities in metabolic syndrome vary by ethnic group: evidence from the SUNSET study
    Charles Agyemang
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Cardiol 141:266-74. 2010
    ..The main objective was to examine whether socio-economic position (SEP) as measured by education was related to the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in different ethnic groups in Amsterdam, The Netherlands...
  13. pmc Ethnic differences in the effect of environmental stressors on blood pressure and hypertension in the Netherlands
    Charles Agyemang
    Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 7:118. 2007
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  14. doi request reprint Diabetes prevalence in populations of South Asian Indian and African origins: a comparison of England and the Netherlands
    Charles Agyemang
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Epidemiology 22:563-7. 2011
    ..Additionally, we assessed the contribution of health behavior, body size, and socioeconomic position to observed differences between countries...
  15. doi request reprint The effect of neighbourhood income and deprivation on pregnancy outcomes in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    C Agyemang
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:755-60. 2009
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  16. ncbi request reprint A cross-national comparative study of blood pressure and hypertension between English and Dutch South-Asian- and African-origin populations: the role of national context
    Charles Agyemang
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Hypertens 23:639-48. 2010
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  17. ncbi request reprint A cross-national comparative study of smoking prevalence and cessation between English and Dutch South Asian and African origin populations: the role of national context
    Charles Agyemang
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:557-66. 2010
    ..We assessed whether the lower smoking prevalence in the U.K. general population compared with the Netherlands is also observed in ethnic minority groups (i.e., Dutch vs. English South Asians and Dutch- vs. English-Africans)...
  18. pmc Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and established risk factors among populations of sub-Saharan African descent in Europe: a literature review
    Charles Agyemang
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Global Health 5:7. 2009
    ..There is a clear need for intervention studies among these populations in Europe...
  19. doi request reprint Divergence with age in blood pressure in African-Caribbean and white populations in England: implications for screening for hypertension
    Charles Agyemang
    Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Hypertens 25:89-96. 2012
    ..We assessed when blood pressure (BP) and hypertension begin to rise in African-Caribbeans compared to the white population; and whether the change relates to body mass index (BMI)...
  20. ncbi request reprint [Hypertension in Dutch and English ethnic minorities. Blood pressure better controlled in English groups than in Dutch groups]
    Charles Agyemang
    Academisch Medisch Centrum Universiteit van Amsterdam, afd Sociale Geneeskunde, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 155:A3318. 2011
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  21. doi request reprint Dutch versus English advantage in the epidemic of central and generalised obesity is not shared by ethnic minority groups: comparative secondary analysis of cross-sectional data
    C Agyemang
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Obes (Lond) 35:1334-46. 2011
    ..Investigating relative differences between countries could enable an investigation of the importance of national context in determining these inequalities...
  22. doi request reprint Overweight and obesity among Ghanaian residents in The Netherlands: how do they weigh against their urban and rural counterparts in Ghana?
    Charles Agyemang
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Public Health Nutr 12:909-16. 2009
    ..To investigate differences in overweight and obesity between first-generation Dutch-Ghanaian migrants in The Netherlands and their rural and urban counterparts in Ghana...
  23. ncbi request reprint Prehypertension in the Ashanti region of Ghana, West Africa: an opportunity for early prevention of clinical hypertension
    Charles Agyemang
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Public Health 122:19-24. 2008
    ..To assess prehypertension among Ghanaian adults in the Ashanti region of Ghana, West Africa...
  24. ncbi request reprint Validity of the single-item question on self-rated health status in first generation Turkish and Moroccans versus native Dutch in the Netherlands
    Charles Agyemang
    Institute of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Public Health 120:543-50. 2006
    ..It is unclear whether ethnic minority groups in the Netherlands attach the same meaning to the single-item question as the native Dutch people do...
  25. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and management of hypertension among Turkish, Moroccan and native Dutch ethnic groups in Amsterdam, the Netherlands: The Amsterdam Health Monitor Survey
    Charles Agyemang
    Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    J Hypertens 24:2169-76. 2006
    ..To assess ethnic differences in the prevalence and management of hypertension among Turkish, Moroccan and native Dutch ethnic groups in Amsterdam, the Netherlands...
  26. ncbi request reprint Does the pulse pressure in people of European, African and South Asian descent differ? A systematic review and meta-analysis of UK data
    C Agyemang
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Hum Hypertens 21:598-609. 2007
    ..However, the lower PP in South Asian populations, particularly in Bangladeshis and Pakistani men, indicates that PP is unlikely to contribute to their higher risk of cardiovascular disease in the UK...
  27. ncbi request reprint Racism in health and health care in Europe: where does the Netherlands stand?
    Charles Agyemang
    Department of Social Medicine Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Postbus 22660, 1100 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Public Health 17:240-1. 2007
  28. pmc The association of neighbourhood psychosocial stressors and self-rated health in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Charles Agyemang
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:1042-9. 2007
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  29. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and determinants of prehypertension among African Surinamese, Hindustani Surinamese, and White Dutch in Amsterdam, the Netherlands: the SUNSET study
    Charles Agyemang
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:775-81. 2007
    ..Little is known about ethnic differences in prehypertension in Europe. We aimed to assess these ethnic differences and to determine the factors associated with prehypertension in Amsterdam, the Netherlands...
  30. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with hypertension awareness, treatment and control among ethnic groups in Amsterdam, the Netherlands: the SUNSET study
    C Agyemang
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Hum Hypertens 20:874-81. 2006
    ..More effort is also needed in hypertension control among Dutch people with low education, obesity and inadequate physical activity, African Surinamese men and those without FHH and old Hindustani people...
  31. ncbi request reprint Gender disparities in hypertension among different ethnic groups in Amsterdam, The Netherlands: the SUNSET study
    Charles Agyemang
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Hypertens 21:1001-6. 2008
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  32. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension among Ghanaian population in Amsterdam, The Netherlands: the GHAIA study
    Charles Agyemang
    University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Prev Cardiol 20:938-46. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to assess prevalence, levels of awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension among the largest sub-Saharan African group (Ghanaians) living in the Netherlands...
  33. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension among Black Surinamese, South Asian Surinamese and White Dutch in Amsterdam, The Netherlands: the SUNSET study
    Charles Agyemang
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
    J Hypertens 23:1971-7. 2005
    ..To assess ethnic differences in prevalence, levels of awareness, treatment and control of hypertension among Dutch ethnic groups and to determine whether these differences are consistent with the UK findings...
  34. doi request reprint Association of physical activity, smoking, and alcohol intake with CVD-related hospital discharge in people of European, South Asian, or African descent
    Jeroen S L de Munter
    Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Prev Cardiol 20:80-8. 2013
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  35. pmc The relation between socioeconomic status and short-term mortality after acute myocardial infarction persists in the elderly: results from a nationwide study
    Aloysia A M van Oeffelen
    Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Eur J Epidemiol 27:605-13. 2012
    ..The inequalities persist in the elderly (≥75 years of age). Clinicians and policymakers need to be more vigilant on the population with a low SES background, including the elderly...
  36. doi request reprint Multidimensional health locus of control and depressive symptoms in the multi-ethnic population of the Netherlands
    Tobias K van Dijk
    Department of Epidemiology, Documentation, and Health Promotion, Municipal Health Service Amsterdam GGD, P O BOX 2200, 1000 CE, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 48:1931-9. 2013
    ..We examined associations between health locus of control (HLC) and depressive symptoms among native and non-native Dutch people in the Netherlands...
  37. doi request reprint Blood pressure and BMI in adolescents in Aracaju, Brazil
    Jorinde Polderman
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Public Health Nutr 14:1064-70. 2011
    ..To assess the prevalence of high blood pressure (BP) and the association of overweight and obesity with high BP among adolescents in Aracaju, Brazil...
  38. ncbi request reprint [Chronic disease in ethnic minorities: tools for patient-centred care in diabetes, hypertension and COPD]
    Eldine H Oosterberg
    Nederlands Huisartsen Genootschap, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 157:A5669. 2013
    ..Ethnic differences in the efficacy and toxicity of drugs are mainly caused by genetically determined variations in the activity of drug metabolizing enzymes...
  39. ncbi request reprint Rural and urban differences in blood pressure and hypertension in Ghana, West Africa
    Charles Agyemang
    Institute of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Public Health 120:525-33. 2006
    ..Hypertension, once rare in traditional African societies, is rapidly becoming a major public health problem...
  40. ncbi request reprint Does the white-coat effect in people of African and South Asian descent differ from that in White people of European origin? A systematic review and meta-analysis
    Charles Agyemang
    Institute of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Blood Press Monit 10:243-8. 2005
    ..To assess whether the white-coat effect in people of African (Blacks) and South Asian descent differs from that of people of European origin (Whites), and if so, whether this explains demonstrated ethnic variations in blood pressure...
  41. doi request reprint The magnitude of diabetes and its association with obesity in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya: results from a cross-sectional survey
    Samuel O Oti
    African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya Department of Global Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Trop Med Int Health 18:1520-30. 2013
    ..To assess the prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of diabetes and to examine the relationship of obesity with raised blood glucose in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya...
  42. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of microalbuminuria and its association with pulse pressure in a multi-ethnic population in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The SUNSET Study
    Charles Agyemang
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Kidney Blood Press Res 31:38-46. 2008
    ..Studies on ethnic differences in microalbuminuria have shown inconsistent results. It is unclear whether the relationship of PP with microalbuminuria differs between ethnic groups...
  43. doi request reprint The utility of 'country of birth' for the classification of ethnic groups in health research: the Dutch experience
    Karien Stronks
    Department of Social Medicine, Academic Medical Centre University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ethn Health 14:255-69. 2009
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  44. doi request reprint A cross-national comparative study of metabolic syndrome among non-diabetic Dutch and English ethnic groups
    Charles Agyemang
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Public Health 23:447-52. 2013
    ..We assessed whether the Dutch and English differences in T2D prevalence reflect similar differences in MS in Whites, South-Asian Indians and African-Caribbeans living in these two countries...
  45. pmc Blood pressure patterns in rural, semi-urban and urban children in the Ashanti region of Ghana, West Africa
    Charles Agyemang
    Institute of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 5:114. 2005
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  46. doi request reprint Relationship between asthma and high blood pressure among adolescents in Aracaju, Brazil
    Rik Roelofs
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Asthma 47:639-43. 2010
    ..Hence, the authors examined asthma and its association with prehypertension and hypertension among adolescents in Aracaju, Brazil...
  47. ncbi request reprint Is the blood pressure of people from African origin adults in the UK higher or lower than that in European origin white people? A review of cross-sectional data
    Charles Agyemang
    Institute of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Hum Hypertens 17:523-34. 2003
    ..Variations in study methods, size and body composition, and in the mix of Afro-Caribbean and West African groups explain much of the inconsistent results in the UK studies...
  48. pmc An exploration of the enablers and barriers in access to the Dutch healthcare system among Ghanaians in Amsterdam
    Linda Boateng
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:75. 2012
    ..This study aimed to investigate the enabling factors as well as barriers in access to the Dutch healthcare system among the largest sub-Saharan African migrant group (Ghanaians) living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands...
  49. pmc The association of leisure-time physical activity and active commuting with measures of socioeconomic position in a multiethnic population living in the Netherlands: results from the cross-sectional SUNSET study
    Jeroen S L de Munter
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 12:815. 2012
    ....
  50. doi request reprint Cross national study of leisure-time physical activity in Dutch and English populations with ethnic group comparisons
    Jeroen S L de Munter
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Public Health 23:440-6. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to test whether similar differences in LTPA between the native populations of England and the Netherlands are also observed among the Indian and African descent groups living in these countries...
  51. doi request reprint How Ghanaian, African-Surinamese and Dutch patients perceive and manage antihypertensive drug treatment: a qualitative study
    Erik J A J Beune
    Department of General Practice, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Hypertens 26:648-56. 2008
    ..To explore and compare how Ghanaian, African-Surinamese (Surinamese), and White-Dutch patients perceive and manage antihypertensive drug treatment in Amsterdam, the Netherlands...
  52. pmc Ethnic differences in the association between waist-to-height ratio and albumin-creatinine ratio: the observational SUNSET study
    Irene G M van Valkengoed
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Nephrol 13:26. 2012
    ..Our aim was to determine whether the association between central obesity, defined by the waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), and ACR differed between subjects of Hindustani-Surinamese, African-Surinamese and Dutch origin...
  53. doi request reprint Review of community-based interventions for prevention of cardiovascular diseases in low- and middle-income countries
    Steven van de Vijver
    Department of Global Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ethn Health 17:651-76. 2012
    ..Prevention of CVD is proven to be cost effective and should be the main intervention. Insight into prevention programmes in LMIC is important in addressing the rising levels of these diseases...
  54. ncbi request reprint Does nocturnal blood pressure fall in people of African and South Asian descent differ from that in European white populations? A systematic review and meta-analysis
    Charles Agyemang
    Institute of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Hypertens 23:913-20. 2005
    ..To assess whether nocturnal blood pressure fall in people of African (Black) and South Asian descent differs from that of the European origin white populations (White)...
  55. pmc Introducing a model of cardiovascular prevention in Nairobi's slums by integrating a public health and private-sector approach: the SCALE-UP study
    Steven van de Vijver
    Health Challenges and Systems, African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya Department of Global Health, Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Glob Health Action 6:22510. 2013
    ..Currently, most national health systems in SSA are not adequately prepared for this epidemic. This is especially so in slum settlements where access to formal healthcare and resources is limited...
  56. pmc Depressive symptoms and smoking among young Turkish and Moroccan ethnic minority groups in The Netherlands: a cross-sectional study
    Ceren Z Acartürk
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 6:5. 2011
    ..This paper aims to assess the relationship between depressive symptoms and smoking among young Turkish and Moroccan migrants in the Netherlands...
  57. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with hypertension awareness, treatment, and control in Ghana, West Africa
    C Agyemang
    Erasmus Medical Centre, Institute of Health Policy and Management, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Hum Hypertens 20:67-71. 2006
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  58. pmc Prevalence and complications of diabetes mellitus in Northern Africa, a systematic review
    Manouk Bos
    Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, PO Box 22660, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 13:387. 2013
    ..We systematically reviewed the literature on diabetes prevalence and its complications in the UN sub region of Northern Africa including Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Sudan, South Sudan and Western Sahara...
  59. doi request reprint Limited midwifery care for undocumented women in the Netherlands
    Ank De Jonge
    Midwifery Science, AVAG and the EMGO, Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol 32:182-8. 2011
    ..We intended to assess whether midwives adjust their care if women are undocumented and have no health insurance...
  60. doi request reprint Inhibitors and enablers of physical activity in multiethnic hypertensive patients: qualitative study
    E J A J Beune
    Department of General Practice, Academic Medical Centre, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Hum Hypertens 24:280-90. 2010
    ..Physicians may build their advice on the identified enablers and tackle the inhibitors...
  61. pmc Total physical activity might not be a good measure in the relationship with HDL cholesterol and triglycerides in a multi-ethnic population: a cross-sectional study
    Jeroen S L de Munter
    Academic Medical Center, Department of Public Health, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Lipids Health Dis 10:223. 2011
    ..It is unclear whether this is due to differences in the PA composition. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship of the total PA, along with its intensity and duration, with HDL and triglycerides in a multi-ethnic population...
  62. doi request reprint The relationship between perceived discrimination and depressive symptoms among young Turkish-Dutch and Moroccan-Dutch
    Tobias K van Dijk
    Department of Epidemiology, Documentation, and Health Promotion, Municipal Health Service Amsterdam GGD, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Public Health 21:477-83. 2011
    ..This study examines the associations between perceived discrimination and depressive symptoms among Turkish-Dutch and Moroccan-Dutch adolescents and young adults living in the Netherlands...
  63. ncbi request reprint Do variations in blood pressures of South Asian, African and Chinese descent children reflect those of the adult populations in the UK? A review of cross-sectional data
    C Agyemang
    Institute of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus Medical Center, The Netherlands
    J Hum Hypertens 18:229-37. 2004
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  64. ncbi request reprint Duration of residence and disease occurrence among refugees and family reunited immigrants: test of the 'healthy migrant effect' hypothesis
    Marie Norredam
    Danish Research Centre for Migration, Ethnicity and Health, Section of Health Services Research, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark Section of Immigrant Medicine, Department of Infectious Disease, University Hospital Copenhagen, Hvidovre, Denmark
    Trop Med Int Health 19:958-67. 2014
    ..We examined the potential role of the HME by assessing the association between residence duration and disease occurrence...
  65. pmc Large ethnic variations in recommended physical activity according to activity domains in amsterdam, the netherlands
    Jeroen Sl de Munter
    Academic Medical Center, Dept, of Public Health, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:85. 2010
    ..abstract:..
  66. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in urban poor communities in Accra, Ghana
    Raphael B Awuah
    aRegional Institute for Population Studies, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana bDepartment of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands cCenter for Healthful Behavior Change, Division of Health and Behavior, New York University School of Medicine and NYU Global Institute of Public Health, New York, New York, USA
    J Hypertens 32:1203-10. 2014
    ..The aim of this study was therefore to assess the prevalence, awareness, management and control of hypertension among a young adult population in their reproductive ages living in urban poor communities in Accra...
  67. doi request reprint Environmental attributes related to walking and bicycling at the individual and contextual level
    G C W Wendel-Vos
    Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, 3720 BA, The Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:689-94. 2008
    ..The aim of the present paper was to give insight into the practical consequences of using either single-level or multilevel regression analyses on data from research on environmental determinants of physical activity...
  68. ncbi request reprint Trends in diabetes
    Charles Agyemang
    Lancet 369:1256-7. 2007
  69. doi request reprint The Manchester children's growth and vascular health study
    Charles Agyemang
    J Hypertens 26:2249. 2008
  70. pmc Negro, Black, Black African, African Caribbean, African American or what? Labelling African origin populations in the health arena in the 21st century
    Charles Agyemang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus Medical Center, Burg Oudlaan 50, L gebouw, 3000 DR Rotterdam, Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:1014-8. 2005
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