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Study: Immigrant Children are More Likely to be Sedentary

A new study by sociologists at Rice University indicates immigrant children from all racial and ethnic backgrounds are more likely to be sedentary than U.S.-born white children. We learn more about the study from Rachel Kimbro, one of its co-authors, and discuss reasons why this might be the case.

A new study by sociologists at Rice University indicates immigrant children from all racial and ethnic backgrounds are more likely to be sedentary than U.S.-born white children.

We learn more about the study from Rachel Kimbro, one of its co-authors, and discuss reasons why this might be the case.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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