Nora L Ahlberg

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BACKGROUND The objective of the study was to observe the inequality in health from the perspective of socio-economic factors in relation to ethnic Pakistanis and ethnic Norwegians in Oslo, Norway. METHOD Data was collected by using an open and structured questionnaire, as a part of the Oslo Health Study 2000-2001. Accordingly 13581 ethnic Norwegians (45%(More)
BACKGROUND In the Norwegian context, higher mental distress has been reported for the non-Western immigrants compared to the ethnic Norwegians and Western immigrants. This high level of distress is often related to different socio-economic conditions in this group. No efforts have been made earlier to observe the impact of changed psychosocial conditions on(More)
BACKGROUND There have been no previous studies conducted in Pakistan comparing the concordance of any well established Western anxiety/depression screening instrument with an indigenous scale, in a community based setting. METHODS Participants (n = 1040) in the present study were recruited from the six villages of our interest from the district Gujarat of(More)
Immigrants represent a new and increasing element in Norwegian health care. As the majority of immigrants are young adults, their first contact with the health care system is frequently in connection with pregnancy and birth. From a health perspective migration may be associated with increased risk. Socio-cultural habits may conflict with biomedical(More)
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