Navigation Links
British Indian children have better mental health
Date:5/11/2010

British Indian children have substantially better mental health than British Whites, new research from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine shows.

Anna Goodman, the report's lead author from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine says: "Most research into ethnic differences focuses on issues where minority ethnic groups are doing worse than average. We believe it is also important to investigate areas where minority groups have an advantage, and use this understanding as a way to improve the health of the whole population".

In this study, researchers used data from the 1999 and 2004 British Child and Adolescent Mental Health Surveys, which took a nationwide sample of 5-16 year olds living in England. The proportion of Indian children with any mental health disorder was 3.7%, the lowest of any major ethnic group and substantially lower than the 10.0% proportion in White children. This Indian mental health advantage was driven by Indian children having fewer behavioural problems (e.g. aggressive or antisocial behaviour) and fewer hyperactivity problems. This pattern was reported by parents, teachers and children alike, suggesting that it reflects a real difference and is not the result of chance or biased reporting.

Part of the Indian mental health advantage was explained by the fact that Indian children were more likely to live in two parent familes and had higher academic abilities. Most of the advantage, however, was not explained by the major known risk factors. In addition, Indian children did not show the strong socio-economic gradient in behavioural and hyperactivity problems which was observed in Whites.

Anna Goodman says: "Child mental health problems have grown more common in Britain in the last 50 years, and are much more common in children from poorer families. Indian children suffer fewer problems and the socio-economic gradient is much less marked. Understanding why this particular group of B
'/>"/>

Contact: Gemma Howe
gemma.howe@lshtm.ac.uk
020-792-72802
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. British scientific expedition discovers worlds deepest known undersea volcanic vents
2. Advances in cancer detection research by Virginia Tech engineer featured in British magazine
3. Springer signs agreement with British Society of Research on Ageing
4. British journal publishes inorganic chemistry research of NJIT professor
5. Scientists to sequence DNA of British wheat varieties
6. Sicilian word enters British genetic language
7. British scientists go cloud-hopping in the Pacific to improve climate predictions
8. Elsevier congratulates its British Medical Association Award winning medical authors and editors
9. Unmanned aerial vehicles mark robotic first for British Antarctic Survey
10. Science casts doubt on famous British murder case
11. UI study measures levels of PCBs flowing from Indiana canal to air and water
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/24/2014)... that characterize sustainable university and college programs designed ... teachers. Specifically, one or more faculty members who ... with institutional motivation and commitment can ensure that ... Math (STEM) teacher shortages are especially acute in ... institutions seeking to increase the number of STEM ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... June 24, 2014 Some sticky research out of ... against a certain species of toxic grass fungus: moose ... month,s Biology Letters , "Ungulate saliva inhibits a ... applied to red fescue grass (which hosts a fungus ... in slower fungus growth and less toxicity. , "Plants ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University ... Foundation for Parkinson,s Research to translate a basic science ... discovery project will test chemical compounds on a newly ... that acts on an underlying cause of the disease. ... people manage their symptoms, we are eager to stop ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Creating sustainable STEM teacher preparation programs 2Moose drool inhibits growth of toxic fungus: York U research 2Albert Einstein College of Medicine receives grant from the Michael J. Fox Foundation to fund drug discovery project targeting Parkinson's 2Albert Einstein College of Medicine receives grant from the Michael J. Fox Foundation to fund drug discovery project targeting Parkinson's 3
... some have argued, can be reversed with a large-scale ... liquefied sulfur dioxide in the stratosphere or building tens ... to filter out carbon dioxide. ... of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and a member and ...
... biological tit for tat may hold clues to improving ... type 1 diabetes, according to a Medical College of ... attacks insulin-producing cells causing high blood glucose levels that ... an immunologist in the MCG Center for Biotechnology and ...
... Ind. - Purdue University researchers found a mechanism that ... how to keep that switch turned on may be ... Nicholas Carpita, a professor of botany and plant pathology, ... in plant development by shutting off genes involved in ...
Cached Biology News:No quick or easy technological fix for climate change, researchers say 2No quick or easy technological fix for climate change, researchers say 3No quick or easy technological fix for climate change, researchers say 4High blood sugar's impact on immune system holds clues to improving islet cell transplants 2High blood sugar's impact on immune system holds clues to improving islet cell transplants 3Researchers find nature's shut-off switch for cellulose production 2
(Date:7/24/2014)... the University of Delaware, is known worldwide for ... environmental sustainability and electronics. , His early academic ... well-defined, crystalline structure. At the atomic scale, their ... can separate molecules with size differences of merely ... nanometer), making them useful to the chemical and ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... , July 24, 2014 Research ... "Global Genomics and Proteomics Analytical Instruments Market 2014-2018" ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Genomics is the study ... the study of the structure and functions of proteomes ... bioinformatics tools and technology. Genomics involves the mapping of ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... , July 24, 2014  CorMedix Inc. (NYSE ... and commercializing therapeutic products for the prevention and ... receipt of notice on July 18, 2014 from ... has accepted the CorMedix plan to regain compliance ... a result, the NYSE-MKT is continuing the Company,s ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... , July 24, 2014  Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: ... future forecasts of its potential revenue from new rodenticide ... to investors and analysts on July 22, 2014, Neogen,s ... analysts regarding this research. "It was my ... about the potential of a new type of rodenticide, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:University of Delaware researcher describes new approach for creating organic zeolites 2Global Genomics and Proteomics Analytical Instruments Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Agilent, Bio-Rad , F. Hoffmann, La Roche, Illumina, PerkinElmer and Thermo Fisher Scientific 2CorMedix, Inc. Granted Extension of NYSE-MKT Listing 2CorMedix, Inc. Granted Extension of NYSE-MKT Listing 3Neogen comments on SenesTech 2
... MONROVIA, Calif., June 9 STAAR Surgical Company (Nasdaq: ... marketer of minimally invasive ophthalmic products, today announced that ... Preloaded Hydrophobic Acrylic Injector for use in minimally invasive ... Surgical to market this foldable intraocular (IOL) KS-X lens ...
... Mass., June 8 Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... Customer and Investor Open House entitled, "Innovation for Experimentation" to ... The company will webcast the Investor Breakout Session from 2:30 ... of the conference will feature presentations by Kevin Hrusovsky, President ...
... BEIJING, June 8 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech ... of vaccines in China, announced today that it,begins the production of ... from US CDC and was delivered to the company on June ... President and CEO of Sinovac, commented, ,In,the midst of a global ...
Cached Biology Technology:STAAR Surgical Receives CE Mark Approval for KS-X Preloaded Hydrophobic Acrylic Lens Injector System 2STAAR Surgical Receives CE Mark Approval for KS-X Preloaded Hydrophobic Acrylic Lens Injector System 3STAAR Surgical Receives CE Mark Approval for KS-X Preloaded Hydrophobic Acrylic Lens Injector System 4Caliper Life Sciences to Webcast Investor Session of Open House 2Sinovac Begins the Production of Influenza A (H1N1) Vaccine 2Sinovac Begins the Production of Influenza A (H1N1) Vaccine 3
... cost and reduced space requirements of ... standard DNA analysis technology affordable .The ... any of SEQUENOM's applications and assays, ... Gold) , Gene Expression Analysis (QGE) ...
... Bruker Daltonics and Bruker BioSpins Metabolic ... metabolism studies, and analysis of complex ... system, an optional Avance NMR spectrometer ... evaluation and statistical analysis for applications ...
... An accessory to the Spatial Behavior System. ... session, either entirely or automatically selected parts, and ... Fast replay or slow replay.The Spatial Behavior line ... a video camera, frame grabber, and feature extraction ...
... animal for foraging behavior.The Spatial Behavior line is ... video camera, frame grabber, and feature extraction software ... and up to 6 moving animals. Software ... also allows video replay of all or machine-selected ...
Biology Products: