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BACKGROUND By describing ethnic differences in age- and cause-specific mortality in The Netherlands we aim to identify factors that determine whether ethnic minority groups have higher or lower mortality than the native population of the host country. METHODS We used data for 1995-2000 from the municipal population registers and cause of death registry.(More)
A survey on prevalence and treatment of mental disorders and epilepsy in Zanzibar was conducted in 1988 among 10,776 randomly selected people. Prevalence rates of 4.9/1000 for epilepsy and 3.2/1000 for psychotic disorders were found. Traditional treatment was common. This article discusses treatment practices and the distribution of target conditions(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper aimed to examine immigrant mortality according to duration of residence in the Netherlands and to compare duration-specific mortality levels to levels of mortality in the native Dutch population. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING For the years 1995-2000, we linked the national cause of death register, that contains information on deaths of(More)
During the 1980s and 1990s life expectancy at birth has risen only slowly in the Netherlands. In 2002, however, the rise in life expectancy suddenly accelerated. We studied the possible causes of this remarkable development. Mortality data by age, gender and cause of death were analyzed using life table methods and age-period-cohort modeling. Trends in(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To analyse socioeconomic inequalities in mortality in Dutch, Turkish, Moroccans, Surinamese, and Antillean/Aruban men and women living in the Netherlands and to assess the contribution of specific causes of death to these inequalities. DESIGN Open cohort design using data from the Municipal Population Registers and cause of death registry.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if since 1997 there has been a change in the gap in life expectancy between those of higher and lower educational level. DESIGN Statistical analysis of register and survey data. METHOD Linkage of data from municipal population registers and the Labour Force Survey of Statistics Netherlands. RESULTS Life expectancy of both men(More)