Ethnic German Immigrants from the Former Soviet Union: Mortality from External Causes and Cancers (Challenges in Public Health 53 New edition)

Ethnic German Immigrants from the Former Soviet Union: Mortality from External Causes and Cancers (Challenges in Public Health 53 New edition)

By: Catherine Kyobutungi (author)Paperback

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The aim of this work was to describe the mortality experience of ethnic German immigrants from the former Soviet Union in Germany. This study compares the mortality rates from cancers and unnatural causes, in a representative cohort of these immigrants, with the rates of the native German population. It was postulated that the former would have higher mortality from external causes, lung cancer, stomach cancer, but lower mortality from breast and prostate cancers based on what has been observed from other migrant studies. Surprisingly, the immigrants had lower overall mortality. They had lower mortality from all cancers, higher mortality from lung cancer and lower mortality from cancers of the reproductive system. Male immigrants had higher mortality from all unnatural causes, especially suicide. The immigrants had a mortality advantage that decreased over time, in contrast to the trend among native Germans.

About Author

The Author: Catherine Kyobutungi is an epidemiologist with interest in research on the effects of inter- and intra-national migration on health. She also worked on the epidemiology of chronic diseases in developing countries and the effect of contextual factors on their development. The author works at the African Population and Health Research Centre in Kenya.

Contents

Contents: Comparative analysis of the mortality rates of ethnic German migrants from the former Soviet Union (FSU) - Mortality advantages and gaps for different causes of death compared to native Germans - Factors in the FSU that play a role in mortality - "Aussiedler" may not have benefitted from favourable factors in Germany like better health care.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9783631565636
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 129
  • ID: 9783631565636
  • weight: 210
  • ISBN10: 3631565631
  • edition: New edition

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