Journal article

Association between the regional variation in premature mortality and immigration in Ontario, Canada

Laura C Rosella, Kathy Kornas, Tristan Watson, Emmalin Buajitti, Catherine Bornbaum, David Henry, Adalsteinn Brown

Canadian Journal of Public Health | SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Health region differences in immigration patterns and premature mortality rates exist in Ontario, Canada. This study used linked population-based databases to describe the regional proportion of immigrants in the context of provincial health region variation in premature mortality. METHODS: We analyzed all adult premature deaths in Ontario from 1992 to 2012 using linked population files, Canadian census, and death registry databases. Geographic boundaries were analyzed according to 14 health service regions, known as Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs). We assessed the role of immigrant status and regional proportion of immigrants in the context of these health region varia..

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