There are large health differences between groups of immigrants in Oslo. Compared with Norwegians, the differences are also great. The differences are seen for risk factors and actual diseases. This is shown in a new report from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. Five of the largest immigrant groups were compared with each other and the ethnic Norwegian population. The report was commissioned in order to target health care better.
The five immigrant groups in this study come from Pakistan, Turkey, Iran, Vietnam and Sri Lanka. There are large differences within the individual groups - in the same way there are large differences in the Norwegian population. Among others, people with a higher education level generally have better health than those with a lower level of education regardless of birth country.
Here is a selection of the findings:
Use of Health Services
Positive Aspects among Immigrants
Our findings show positive aspects for some risk factors among immigrants.
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Norwegian Institute of Public Health