[A basic set of indicators for mapping migrant status. Recommendations for epidemiological practice].

@article{Schenk2006ABS,
  title={[A basic set of indicators for mapping migrant status. Recommendations for epidemiological practice].},
  author={Liane Schenk and Adolf Bau and Theda Borde and Joseph Butler and Thomas Lampert and Hannelore K. Neuhauser and O. Razum and Caren Weilandt},
  journal={Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz},
  year={2006},
  volume={49 9},
  pages={
          853-60
        }
}
Data on the health status of migrants are still scarce. One of the reasons for this is that migration status has not been well recorded in official statistics and epidemiological studies. In order to obtain an adequate and standardised operationalisation of migrant status, we first need an exact definition of the terms "migrant" and "migration background". We discuss approaches to the definition of terms and the surveying of ethnic minorities and migrants, and then develop a basic set of… CONTINUE READING

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