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Living conditions and self-rated health among undocumented migrants in Sweden

Conference contribution
Authors Lena Andersson
Henry Ascher
Anders Hjern
Published in European Journal of Public Health. Vol 28, Supplement 1
ISSN 1101-1262
Publisher European public health association.
Publication year 2018
Published at Institute of Medicine, School of Public Health and Community Medicine
Department of Social Work
Language en
Keywords Presented at the 1st World Congress om Migration, Ethnicity, Race and Health, Edinburg, UK 17-19 May 2018
Subject categories Social Work, International Migration and Ethnic Relations, Public health science

Abstract

ackground: Migrants in an undocumented situation (UM) in Europe constitute a heterogeneous group and are vulnerable, marginalized since they lack access to important welfare systems. The present study investigates living conditions and subjective health of UM living in Sweden. Methods: A cross-sectional study with adult UM was performed in the three largest cities in Sweden 2014-2016. Sampling was done via informal networks. A socioeconomic questionnaire was constructed and psychiatric symptoms were screened for using Becks Depression Inventory II, Becks Anxiety Inventory and The PTSD checklist (PCL) for civilians. Trained fields workers performed the interviews. Descriptive statistics, chi2-tests and logistic regression models were used.

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