[Epidemiologic studies among foreign immigrants in Germany--rational and obstacles].

  title={[Epidemiologic studies among foreign immigrants in Germany--rational and obstacles].},
  author={O. Razum and H. Zeeb},
  journal={Gesundheitswesen (Bundesverband der Arzte des Offentlichen Gesundheitsdienstes (Germany))},
  volume={60 5},
  • O. Razum, H. Zeeb
  • Published 1998 in
    Gesundheitswesen (Bundesverband der Arzte des…
About 7.2 million foreign nationals are living in Germany. Only few epidemiological studies have assessed their health status, unlike in other countries with large migrant populations. Hence, it is not known whether foreigners in Germany experience special health risks and whether there is a need for specific public health interventions. The size of the group (9% of the total population) and their increasing length of stay further emphasise the need for epidemiological research on migrants. In… CONTINUE READING

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