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County Differences in Mortality among Foreign-Born Compared to Native Swedes 1970-1999
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Health and Caring Sciences.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Health and Caring Sciences.
Lunds universitet.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
2012 (English)In: Nursing Research and Practice, ISSN 2090-1429, E-ISSN 2090-1437, Vol. 2012, Article ID 136581- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background. Regional variations in mortality and morbidity have been shown in Europe and USA. Longitudinal studies have found increased mortality, dissimilarities in mortality pattern, and differences in utilization of healthcare between foreign- and native-born Swedes. No study has been found comparing mortality among foreign-born and native-born Swedes in relation to catchment areas/counties. Methods. The aim was to describe and compare mortality among foreign-born persons and native Swedes during 1970–1999 in 24 counties in Sweden. Data from the Statistics Sweden and the National Board of Health and Welfare was used, and the database consisted of 723,948 persons, 361,974 foreign-born living in Sweden in 1970 and aged 16 years and above and 361,974 matched Swedish controls. Results. Latest county of residence independently explained higher mortality among foreign-born persons in all but four counties; OR varied from 1.01 to 1.29. Counties with a more rural structure showed the highest differences between foreign-born persons and native controls. Foreign-born persons had a lower mean age (1.0–4.3 years) at time of death. Conclusion. County of residence influences mortality; higher mortality is indicated among migrants than native Swedes in counties with a more rural structure. Further studies are needed to explore possible explanations. 

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Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2012. Vol. 2012, Article ID 136581- p.
Keyword [en]
Migration, mortality, Sweden, Counties
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-21163DOI: 10.1155/2012/136581OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-21163DiVA: diva2:544119
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This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. 

Available from: 2012-08-13 Created: 2012-08-13 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
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1. Morbidity and mortality among foreign-born Swedes
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Morbidity and mortality among foreign-born Swedes
2006 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
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Lund: Lunds universitet, 2006. 155 p.
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Lund University, Faculty of Medicine Doctoral Dissertation Series 2006:27, ISSN 1652-8220 ; 2006:27
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Medical and Health Sciences
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Health and Caring Sciences; Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Science
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urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-21225 (URN)91-85481-52-1 (ISBN)
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2006-03-21, Lilla Aulan, Medicinskt Forskningscentrum ingång 59 Universitetssjukhuset MAS, Malmö, 09:41 (Swedish)
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Doktorsexamen Medicinsk VetenskapAvailable from: 2012-08-21 Created: 2012-08-17 Last updated: 2012-08-21Bibliographically approved

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