This research examines health inequities in relation to food and exercise choices of Traveller women in Ireland. In 2017, Cork Healthy Cities collaborated with University College Cork and the Southern Traveller Health Network to produce this report.
Irish Travellers are an ethnic minority who experience serious health inequities. Despite health education efforts, Traveller women still experience high levels of obesity and overweight. This study sample found that “34% of Travellers were overweight and 49% were obese”. The study shows that chronic stress, racial discrimination, cultural norms and family influences were the underlying causes of Traveller women’s food choices and consumption.
Find the full report (in English) here.
Based on these findings two educational videos (in English) were published.
- Part 1: The Social Determinants of Health for Traveller Women
- Part 2: The Social Determinants of Health for Traveller Women
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