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Poorer self-perceived health among migrants and ethnic minorities versus the majority population in Europe: a systematic review

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Poorer self-perceived health among migrants and ethnic minorities versus the majority population in Europe: a systematic review. / Nielsen, Signe Smith; Krasnik, Allan.

I: International Journal of Public Health (Print Edition), 2010, s. 357-71.

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Nielsen, SS & Krasnik, A 2010, 'Poorer self-perceived health among migrants and ethnic minorities versus the majority population in Europe: a systematic review', International Journal of Public Health (Print Edition), s. 357-71.

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Nielsen, S. S., & Krasnik, A. (2010). Poorer self-perceived health among migrants and ethnic minorities versus the majority population in Europe: a systematic review. International Journal of Public Health (Print Edition), 357-71.

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Nielsen SS, Krasnik A. Poorer self-perceived health among migrants and ethnic minorities versus the majority population in Europe: a systematic review. International Journal of Public Health (Print Edition). 2010;357-71.

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Nielsen, Signe Smith ; Krasnik, Allan. / Poorer self-perceived health among migrants and ethnic minorities versus the majority population in Europe: a systematic review. I: International Journal of Public Health (Print Edition). 2010 ; s. 357-71.

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abstract = "ObjectivesKnowledge about self-perceived health can help us understand the health status and needs among migrants and ethnic minorities in the European Union (EU) which is essential to improve equity and integration. The objective was to examine and compare self-perceived health among migrant and ethnic minority groups in the EU-countries. Methods Publications were ascertained by a systematic search of PUBMED and EMBASE. Eligibility of studies was based on the abstracts and the full texts. Additional articles were identified via the references. The final number of studies included was 17.  ResultsPublications were identified in 5 out of the 27 EU-countries. In all aspects of self-perceived health, most migrants and ethnic minority groups appeared to be disadvantaged as compared to the majority population even after controlling for age, gender, and socioeconomic factors. Only limited cross-country comparisons could be carried out, still, they revealed a parallel pattern of self-perceived health among similar migrants/ethnic minority groups.  ConclusionsPolicies to improve social and health status, contextual factors, and access to healthcare among migrants and ethnic minorities are essential to reduce ethnic inequalities in health.  ",
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T1 - Poorer self-perceived health among migrants and ethnic minorities versus the majority population in Europe: a systematic review

AU - Nielsen, Signe Smith

AU - Krasnik, Allan

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PY - 2010

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N2 - ObjectivesKnowledge about self-perceived health can help us understand the health status and needs among migrants and ethnic minorities in the European Union (EU) which is essential to improve equity and integration. The objective was to examine and compare self-perceived health among migrant and ethnic minority groups in the EU-countries. Methods Publications were ascertained by a systematic search of PUBMED and EMBASE. Eligibility of studies was based on the abstracts and the full texts. Additional articles were identified via the references. The final number of studies included was 17.  ResultsPublications were identified in 5 out of the 27 EU-countries. In all aspects of self-perceived health, most migrants and ethnic minority groups appeared to be disadvantaged as compared to the majority population even after controlling for age, gender, and socioeconomic factors. Only limited cross-country comparisons could be carried out, still, they revealed a parallel pattern of self-perceived health among similar migrants/ethnic minority groups.  ConclusionsPolicies to improve social and health status, contextual factors, and access to healthcare among migrants and ethnic minorities are essential to reduce ethnic inequalities in health.  

AB - ObjectivesKnowledge about self-perceived health can help us understand the health status and needs among migrants and ethnic minorities in the European Union (EU) which is essential to improve equity and integration. The objective was to examine and compare self-perceived health among migrant and ethnic minority groups in the EU-countries. Methods Publications were ascertained by a systematic search of PUBMED and EMBASE. Eligibility of studies was based on the abstracts and the full texts. Additional articles were identified via the references. The final number of studies included was 17.  ResultsPublications were identified in 5 out of the 27 EU-countries. In all aspects of self-perceived health, most migrants and ethnic minority groups appeared to be disadvantaged as compared to the majority population even after controlling for age, gender, and socioeconomic factors. Only limited cross-country comparisons could be carried out, still, they revealed a parallel pattern of self-perceived health among similar migrants/ethnic minority groups.  ConclusionsPolicies to improve social and health status, contextual factors, and access to healthcare among migrants and ethnic minorities are essential to reduce ethnic inequalities in health.  

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KW - migrants

KW - Europe

KW - Review

KW - Ethnic minority

KW - inequalities

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JO - International Journal of Public Health (Print Edition)

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