Health status and disease burden of unaccompanied asylum-seeking adolescents in Bielefeld, Germany: cross-sectional pilot study.

@article{Marquardt2016HealthSA,
  title={Health status and disease burden of unaccompanied asylum-seeking adolescents in Bielefeld, Germany: cross-sectional pilot study.},
  author={Louisa Marquardt and Alexander Kr{\"a}mer and Florian Fischer and Luise Pr{\"u}fer-Kr{\"a}mer},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2016},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={210-8}
}
OBJECTIVE This exploratory pilot study aimed to investigate the physical and mental disease burden of unaccompanied asylum-seeking adolescents arriving in Bielefeld, a medium-size city in Germany. METHODS A cross-sectional survey with purposive sampling of 102 unaccompanied asylum-seeking adolescents aged 12-18 years was performed. Information on general health status, selected infectious and non-communicable diseases, iron deficiency anaemia and mental illness was collected during routine… CONTINUE READING
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