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Women, international migration and self-reported health. A population-based study of women of reproductive age.
Social Science and Medicine
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov'tPublication Status: ppublish
Although our knowledge of the relationship between migration and health in women is increasing, we still have a limited knowledge of the migration and health of women of reproductive age. A cross-sectional analysis of a simple random sample of 10,661 women aged 20-49 in Sweden in 1980-1985 and 9585 such women in 1992-1997 was carried out to assess their health. The risk factors for self-reported, poor health and psychosomatic complaints for female refugees and women from Finland, Southern Europe, Western countries and Sweden were examined. Country of birth was a significant risk factor for poor self-reported health and psychosomatic complaints, with women from Southern Europe, female refugees and Finnish women being at higher risk in this respect than Swedish women. The increased risk remained significant after adjustment for demographic and socio-economic factors. Swedish-born women, female refugees, and Finnish women reported poorer health and had more psychosomatic complaints (not Finns) in the 1990s than in the 1980s.
Adult, Cross-Sectional Studies, Developed Countries, Emigration and Immigration/statistics & numerical data, Employment, Europe/ethnology, Female, Finland/ethnology, Health Status Indicators, Humans, Middle Aged, Refugees/statistics & numerical data, Residence Characteristics, Socioeconomic Factors, Somatoform Disorders/ethnology, Sweden/epidemiology, Women's Health
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