Journal article

[Health situation of and health service provided for adult migrants--a survey conducted during school admittance examinations].

H Zeeb, BT Baune, W Vollmer, D Cremer, A Krämer

Das Gesundheitswesen | Published : 2004

Abstract

BACKGROUND: In spite of the increasing numbers of migrants in Germany, only few epidemiological studies have been carried out to investigate the health status of ethnic minorities in Germany. Results from national and international studies on the health of immigrants are inconsistent showing either increased or decreased morbidity in relation to native inhabitants. A survey was undertaken to study the self-reported health status, help-seeking behaviour, and health care utilization among immigrants and Germans. METHODS: 565 adults (276 immigrants and 289 Germans, 97% parents) in Bielefeld, Germany, were interviewed while they accompanied children who attended the pre-school medical examinatio..

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