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Contextual factors and immigrants' health status: double jeopardy.
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PMID:  18036866     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Poor health among immigrants may be accounted for not only by socio-economic factors affecting individuals but also by the environment in which they live. We investigated the association of contextual factors with disparities in self-rated health between native and immigrant groups. The findings indicated that, compared with native-born Belgians, immigrant groups from Turkey and Morocco were more likely to have poorer self-rated health. When contextual factors and individual socio-economic status were allowed for, all immigrant groups had a health status that was similar to or even better than that of native-born Belgians. Immigrants face a double jeopardy at both the individual and the contextual level.
Vincent Lorant; Herman Van Oyen; Isabelle Thomas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2007-10-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health & place     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1353-8292     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Place     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-27     Completed Date:  2008-10-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9510067     Medline TA:  Health Place     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  678-92     Citation Subset:  T    
Public Health School, Université Catholique de Louvain, Clos Chapelle aux Champs 30.41, Brussels, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Emigrants and Immigrants*
Health Status Disparities*
Health Surveys
Morocco / ethnology
Residence Characteristics
Social Class
Turkey / ethnology

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