Self-reported health among immigrants in Luxembourg: insights from a nationally representative sample

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serval:BIB_C22BF68E5961
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
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Title
Self-reported health among immigrants in Luxembourg: insights from a nationally representative sample
Journal
Journal of Public Health
Author(s)
Saint-Fort Launick, Rodriquez Erik J., Pérez-Stable Eliseo J., Billieux Joël
ISSN
2198-1833
1613-2238
Publication state
In Press
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Language
english
Abstract
Aim
Although immigrants account for nearly half of Luxembourg’s population, few studies have investigated differences in self-reported health by nationality in Luxembourg. Our study aimed to explore the association between nationality and self-reported health in Luxembourg.
Subject and methods
Cross-sectional data from the 2015–2016 Panel Socio-Economique Liewen zu Lëtzebuerg (PSELL3) were used. Nationalities included Luxembourger, Portuguese, French, Italian, Belgian and German. Multivariable logistic regression analyses examined the association between nationality and three self-reported health measures: general health status, limitation in activity due to a health problem, and living with a chronic illness or condition.
Results
Of 8084 participants, 65% were Luxembourgers, 20% were Portuguese, and the remaining 15% were French, Italian, Belgian, or German. Italian nationals were more likely to report fair, poor, or very poor health [aOR = 1.54; 95% CI = 1.07, 2.22] and Portuguese nationals demonstrated both higher odds of fair, poor, or very poor health [aOR = 1.57; 95% CI = 1.28, 1.92] and limitation in activity [aOR = 1.32; 95% CI = 1.07, 1.64] compared to Luxembourgers. However, Portuguese nationals were also less likely to report living with a chronic illness [aOR = 0.79; 95% CI = 0.63, 0.98]. In education-stratified models, primary-educated Portuguese nationals were more likely to report fair, poor, or very poor health [aOR = 1.78, 95% CI = 1.36, 1.92] and limitation in activity [aOR = 1.36, 95% CI = 1.04, 1.79], but not less likely to report living with a chronic illness.
Conclusions
Nationality and education level should be considered in future studies concerning self-reported health in Luxembourg. Further research is needed to examine disparities in self-reported health among Portuguese and Italian nationals.
Keywords
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Immigrants, Health, Luxembourg
Open Access
Yes
Create date
21/09/2021 8:55
Last modification date
22/09/2021 6:38
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