The health of Filipinas in the Hunter region

Wendy J. Brown*, Judy Alexander, Bob McDonald, Trudy Mills-Evers

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An interview survey found life-style behaviours (including risk factors and screening), social support and psychological health (GHQ-12) among a sample of 198 Filipina-Australians to be conducive to good health. Knowledge of local health services was good, and most women expressed general satisfaction with all aspects of life in Australia, except in the area of employment prospects. Despite these indications of good health in the group, there remains a need for health service providers to be aware of the difficulties faced by a proportion of Filipina migrants to Australia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)214-216
Number of pages3
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1997
Externally publishedYes


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