Cancer mortality patterns among Turkish immigrants in four European countries and in Turkey

Jacob Spallek, Melina Arnold, Oliver Razum, Knud Juel, Grégoire Rey, Patrick Deboosere, Johan Pieter Mackenbach, Anton Eduard Kunst

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    Resumé

    The aim of this study on cancer mortality among Turkish immigrants, for the first time, traditional comparisons in migrant health research have been extended simultaneously in two ways. First, comparisons were made to cancer mortality from the immigrants' country of origin and second, cancer mortality among Turkish immigrants across four host countries (Belgium, Denmark, France and the Netherlands) was compared. Population-based cancer mortality data from these countries were included. Age-standardized mortality rates were computed for the local-born and Turkish population of each country. Relative differences in cancer mortality were examined by fitting country-specific Poisson regression models. Globocan data on cancer mortality in Turkey from 2008 were used in order to compare mortality rates of Turkish immigrants with those from their country of origin. Turkish immigrants had lower all-cancer mortality than the local-born populations of their host countries, and mortality levels comparable to all-cancer mortality rates in Turkey. In the Netherlands and France breast cancer mortality was consistently lower in Turkish immigrants women than among local-born women. Lung cancer mortality was slightly lower in Turkish immigrants in the Netherlands and France but varied considerably between migrants in these two host countries. Stomach cancer mortality was significantly higher in Turkish immigrants when compared to local-born French and Dutch. Our findings indicate that exposures both in the country of origin and in the host country can have an effect on the cancer mortality of immigrants. Despite limitations affecting any cross-country comparison of mortality, the innovative multi-comparison approach is a promising way to gain further insights into determinants of trends in cancer mortality of immigrants.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TidsskriftEuropean Journal of Epidemiology
    Vol/bind27
    Udgave nummer12
    Sider (fra-til)915-921
    Antal sider6
    ISSN0393-2990
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 2012

    Fingeraftryk

    Turkey
    Neoplasms
    Netherlands
    France
    Population
    Second Primary Neoplasms
    Denmark

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    Spallek, Jacob ; Arnold, Melina ; Razum, Oliver ; Juel, Knud ; Rey, Grégoire ; Deboosere, Patrick ; Mackenbach, Johan Pieter ; Kunst, Anton Eduard. / Cancer mortality patterns among Turkish immigrants in four European countries and in Turkey. I: European Journal of Epidemiology. 2012 ; Bind 27, Nr. 12. s. 915-921.
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    Cancer mortality patterns among Turkish immigrants in four European countries and in Turkey. / Spallek, Jacob; Arnold, Melina; Razum, Oliver; Juel, Knud; Rey, Grégoire; Deboosere, Patrick; Mackenbach, Johan Pieter; Kunst, Anton Eduard.

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